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Course Overview

If you are a plumber or heating engineer, our BPEC Unvented G3 Certificate course will equip you with the knowledge and skills needed to install and maintain unvented hot water storage systems. By the time you complete this course, you will be familiar with the G3 Building Regulations and how to follow them when working with hot water storage systems (HWSS).

This course covers a number of important areas, including:
  • Operating principles
  • HWSS design and installation
  • HWSS maintenance
See Units covered, below, for a more comprehensive list of what you can expect to learn on this course. below, for a more comprehensive list of what you can expect to learn on this course. Alternatively, if you are looking for a different type of training programme, please visit our main Plumbing Courses page.
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Who is this course suitable for?

This course is designed for experienced plumbers and heating engineers who wish to bolster their skills by learning how to install hot water storage systems in accordance with the Building Regulations. The qualification that you’ll gain upon completion of this course is also a requirement for working with solar thermal hot water installations.

If you do not have the experience necessary to pass this course, you may wish to consider one of our entry-level plumbing courses. These programmes will help you to learn the basics of plumbing before helping you to progress onto a more advanced course like this one.

What will I achieve?

Once you have completed your HWSS course and passed the final assessments, you will receive the BPEC Unvented G3 Certificate and an ID card that identifies you as being qualified to install and maintain unvented hot water storage systems in accordance with the relevant regulations.

Units covered

Our hot water storage systems course covers the following areas of study:
  • Unvented hot water systems and their operating principles
  • Design and installation of unvented hot water storage systems
  • Maintenance of unvented hot water storage systems
  • Meeting the requirements of the Building Regulations
  • Sealed central heating systems

Progress routes

If you’d like to continue your training after having received your HWSS qualification, why not enrol onto another of Access Training’s leading trade courses? We can help you get trained and qualified in a variety of different fields, including:

Benefits of training with us

  • Experienced tutors who have worked in their respective trades for many years
  • State-of-the-art training facilities
  • Flexible training courses that allow you to work around other commitments
  • A range of accredited trade courses to choose from
If you’d like to join our unvented hot water storage systems course, please click here to get in touch with the Access Training team.
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