Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems (Unvented)

Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems (Unvented) Course

We have developed our Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems (Unvented) Course for online delivery using webinar software.  This means that plumbing and heating engineers can now undertake our Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems (Unvented) Course remotely via a desktop or laptop computer on the following dates.

Online courses run in the morning from 8.30 to 10.30:

  • 4th to 8th March
  • 3rd to 7th June
  • 2nd to 6th September
  • 30th September to 4th October

To maximise the effectiveness of how we deliver each course, we run our online courses over five days in two-hour segments. This has the added advantage for installers of not having to take a whole day off from trading as appointments can be scheduled around the two-hour time slots.

This course can be booked via a digital booking form and the training materials are delivered electronically, and can either be printed off at home or viewed on a second computer screen or via a tablet. The end assessment is carried out using Adobe Acrobat Reader, which can be downloaded free of charge from the Adobe website.

Download our online course booking form here, or if you want to discuss the course requirements in more detail, please contact Louise Elliott on 0121 711 5030 /

Please refer to the below text for further detail on course content.


This course will enable experienced plumbers to become qualified in Domestic Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems (Unvented) including installation, maintenance and commissioning. The course is for plumbing and heating engineers who want to install Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems (Unvented), and will demonstrate their competence so they can either join a Competent Persons’ Scheme allowing the self-certification of installations, or to notify the local Building Control department prior to commencing work.

The course aims to help plumbers and heating engineers who want to install Vented and Unvented Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems (Unvented) to comply with the appropriate Building Regulations and Standards. The manual for England and Wales covers Approved Document G3, Part L1 and Part P of the Building Regulations, while the one for Scotland references Part J of the Building Standards.

Course content

Course requirements

Engineers must hold a recognised trade qualification e.g. NVQ Level 2 or 3 in Plumbing and Heating, or Domestic Heating, which will include Water Regulations, OR be working towards one OR have evidence of a number of Years’ experience in the plumbing or heating industry and hold a Water Regulations certificate. Failure to provide evidence of this may result in a conditional certificate being issued.

Course Details


As above


APHC Members £193 per person
Non-Members £248 per person


APHC Ltd offices at Unit 12 The Pavilions, Cranmore Drive, Shirley, Solihull B90 4SB