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Unvented Hot Water

Building Services

Course ID: 169243

Course Year: 23/24

Course Details

  • 1 day course.
  • Programme developed by Blueflame.
  • Update your knowledge and skill set.
  • Study in a safe, inclusive and respectful environment.
  • Recieve guidance from our highly experienced teaching team.

What to expect from the course

Successful completion of the Blueflame Unvented Hot Water Systems qualification will enable you to join a 'Competence Persons Scheme' and self-certify installations for compliance with Part G of the Building Regulations.

The course is to enable practising plumbing and heating engineers to show their competency in the design, installation and servicing of vented and unvented hot water systems. Prospective candidates will also gain an understanding of the vented and unvented hot water system design and installation requirements in relation to the Building Regulation G3 and water regulations.

The course is open to candidates who have previously obtained a Level 3 or equivalent, or are working towards a Level 3 in plumbing Gas and heating or have the relevant work experience.

The aim of this course is to train candidates in the installation and safety requirements of unvented hot water systems. The candidate will gain an understanding of Building Regulation Part G and associated legislation.

This course is suitable for operatives, managers and personnel involved within the Design, Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of Unvented Hot Water Storage systems.

The one day course consists of:-

• Tutor led detailed training sessions
• Practical demonstrations with working systems and the Blueflame assessment.

This learning package has been developed by Blueflame to help plumbers to update their knowledge of this important legislation which is used to control the installation and use of unvented systems. Have an understanding of the unvented hot water systems. Bring participants up to a standard where they can attend a one day training and assessment course.
This is a full cost course at £230.00 (including exam fees). This course is available on request, please contact Janet Hilton on 0151 252 4734 to arrange. Payment can be made in advance by selecting the next available date.


Domestic Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems

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Career pathways

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.

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Contact us to discuss your application or find out more:

 : 0151 252 3000

Entry Requirements

Level 2 in plumbing and heating , working towards a level 3 qualification in plumbing, gas or heating and ventilation or have relevant experience.

If you are unsure of the entry requirements, or if you don't meet the criteria, please contact our Careers Advice and Guidance team who will be happy to help you find the best option for you. Email or call 0151 252 3607.


This course is only available to learners aged 19 and over. Fees are payable by all students unless sponsored by an employer.

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