Hot Water Systems and Safety (including unvented hot water)​

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Course overview

Duration 1 Day

The Hot Water Systems and Safety certificate is recognised by the Competent Person Schemes (CPS)-approved to offer a self-certification scheme under ADG, enabling installers of hot water systems (including Unvented HWS) to self-certify the installation. A certificate in Hot Water Systems and Safety is also required by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) registration bodies, for those looking to be recognised for the installation of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems Course Duration – 1 Day List Price – £183.33 + vat (includes all training material, training, assessment and certification fees).


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Price: £240.30 Dates: 24 Jun 2024 7:30 AM -
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This course is valid for up to 5 years.

Previous certificates must be produced at the time of assessment as evidence.

Assessment Overview

Be trained and assessed in the following areas:

  • Regulations, standards and guidelines
  • Theory of understanding of expansion of hot water (HW)
  • Principles of HW storage
  • Design considerations
  • Components and function
  • Safety controls, discharge and integration
  • Installation of HW systems
  • Maintenance and servicing of HW systems including
  • Unvented HWS
  • Health and safety considerations


For the initial assessment, candidates must meet the entry requirements as laid out by OFTEC for category 1, 2, and 3 entrants. This could include undertaking the OFT50 certificate of training.

For re-assessment, candidates must have held the element previously – if this has expired within 12 months of the assessment date, the initial assessment must be undertaken.

This would have an equivalence to Level 3 qualifications.

Assessment Method

Assessment is carried out using a variety of methods including multiple choice, short written response and scenario questions, and observed practical tasks.

A re-assessment route is available for those candidates returning to renew their qualification.

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Clear and concise teaching and excellent workshop.

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Aston Skinner

Completed the Hot Water Systems & Safety (unvented) - Initial and Re-assessment last Friday and it was very well delivered. Will definitely be using them again as I am generally impressed with the process from start to finish. Thanks again!

Andy Bryant

Great training, friendly staff highly recommend.
I’ll be back for sure.

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Adam Brown

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Kelly Taylor

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