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BPEC Domestic Hot Water Systems (Unvented)

Part Time

Course Overview

The aim of this course is to train candidates in the installation and safety requirements of domestic hot water and unvented hot water systems. The candidate will have an understanding of Building Regulation Part G and associated legislation. Compliance with Building Regulations Part G (England and Wales). Competence in installing, commissioning and maintenance of unvented hot water systems.

Course Content

Upon completion of the course the candidate will be able to 

  • Recognise the various forms of hot water supplies
  • State the functional requirements of unvented domestic hot water systems
  • Design an unvented system to comply with Part G of the Building Regulations
  • Carry out commissioning of an Unvented System State and rectify common causes of faults in an unvented system

It is illegal to work on unvented hot water systems (over 15L capacity) unless you hold a recognised qualification.

Entry Requirement

Full scope applicants require NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Plumbing, Gas or Heating & Ventilation.  There are no entry requirements for limited scope applicants.


The course assessment is split into three parts; a multiple choice paper, a maintenance paper and a practical fault finding session.

Where does this course lead to

Candidates who successfully complete this course will be eligible for registration on Competent Persons Schemes.

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Course Outline

Course Code: APBC013
Study Mode: Part Time
Location: Basingstoke
Duration: 1 Week
Start Date: Flexible
Day & Time: Fri
Tuition Fees: £250
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