H005DE – HETAS Biomass Appliance Installer Course

 

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5 days £1145 + VAT Ripley, Derbyshire Book this course

Introduction to the course:

This course is aimed at qualified Plumbing and Heating Engineers who wish to install service and maintain biomass appliances. This qualification meets the requirements for MIS3004 Micro-generation Certification Scheme.

The course consists of five days training and assessment.

Entry requirements:

  • Must hold a certificate in Water Regulations or Water By-laws.
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence.

Experienced worker route: (Additional cost £125.00 plus VAT)

A portfolio of evidence and a meeting with the assessor prior to attending the course must be undertaken.

  • Must hold a certificate in Water Regulations or Water By-laws.
  • Previous related work experience within the plumbing and heating industry.
  • Already a competent person within a scheme possessing a history of installation experience.
  • Successful completion of an OFTEC training course 101,102 or 105e.
  • A valid current gas safe registration with minimum categories of work: CCN1 and CEN1.
  • City & Guilds 6128, 6129 and 6132 technical certificates.

Course content:

  • Fuel types, Storage & Selection.
  • Principles of Combustion.
  • Causes of Incomplete Combustion & Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
  • Appliance types, Operating Principles & Selection.
  • Legislation, Regulations & Industry guidance.
  • Flue system & Ventilation requirements for solid fuel appliances.
  • Flue & Chimney Inspection, testing and fault diagnosis.
  • Biomass appliance selection, Installation, Commissioning & Decommissioning.
  • Biomass appliance Service and Maintenance.

How the course is assessed:

Multiple choice and desk based activity question papers; open book examination 100% to pass. Two attempts must get 80% or more for second attempt. Practical assessment 100% to pass, two attempts must get 80% or more for second attempt.

What next:

This qualification can be used as a unit of credit towards a Level 3 Qualification in Renewable Energies.

Register your business with HETAS as an Approved Installer; following successful inspection from HETAS Inspector join the competent person scheme with the authority to sign off your own installations with Building Control.

Requirement for Micro-generation Certification Scheme to enable Renewable Heat Incentive payments to be made to customers.

Learning and teaching methods:

A mixture of theory and practical learning with training aids in the training centre.

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