Course type: Classroom & Workshop
Estimated course length: 1 Day
Certificate expiration: 5 year(s)
Cost: £140 + VAT
Skills Training Group’s Hot Water Systems and Safety (HWSS) course replaces the unvented cylinders course and covers all hot water systems.
The course has been updated due to the recently revised G3 Building Regulation, the HWSS course has both the original content of the old unvented hot water systems qualification, plus the new requirements under G3 for both vented and unvented systems.
Training and assessment take place over one day with candidates doing slightly different assessments depending on whether they require initial assessment or re-assessment.
Operatives who hold the pre-existing Unvented Hot Water certificate, which is no longer being issued by LCL Awards, are eligible to do re-assessment.
The HWSS course is recognised by Competent Person Schemes (CPS) approved to offer self-certification under Approved Document G.
The cost of the course includes training, assessment, the certification fee and a course manual.
Candidates should be experienced in the installation of domestic hot and cold water systems. They should hold a qualification or have experience in gas, oil, solid fuel or plumbing.
DO I NEED THIS COURSE?
The initial assessment is designed for operatives who do not have an up to date Unvented Hot Water Systems certificate.
Re-assessment is for candidates whose qualification has expired within the last 12 months.
The course covers both vented and unvented hot water systems training, covering the following topics:
- Installation and safety
- Regulations, standards and guidelines
- Theory of hot water expansion
- Principles of hot water storage
- Design considerations
- Components and function
- Safety controls, discharge and integration
- Maintenance and servicing
Candidates will be given an HWSS Training Manual on the first day of their course.
Assessment is carried out using a variety of methods, including multiple-choice, short written response and scenario questions and observed practical assessment.
WHAT DO I NEED TO BRING WITH ME?
You should bring the following with you to your course:
- One passport-sized photograph (if not already sent)
- Formal ID (Passport or Driving Licence)
- Copies of prior learnings, such as ACS or plumbing certificates
HOW DO I BOOK?
Call our office on 0808 164 2780 and speak to one of our friendly customer service team. They will discuss dates and availability and can take payment by debit or credit card to confirm your place.