HETAS TRAINING COURSES - Terms & Conditions

HETAS Training Courses
COURSE APPLICATION

HETAS are the leading training provider for solid fuel, wood and biomass offering comprehensive courses specifically designed for installers, chimney sweeps, retailers, specifiers, Local Authorities, Building Control officers and those involved in the wood fuel supply chain. HETAS training courses can be used towards registration on the range of schemes available with HETAS, including Competent Persons registration (CPS), Microgeneration Certification (MCS), Approved Retailer and Approved Chimney Sweeps.

HETAS training courses now have to be taken at one of the HETAS approved training centres of which the Sure Fire Training Centre was the first. The courses will be for a maximum of 12 delegates to ensure each delegate has the opportunity to ask questions and gain the most out of each course while enabling a wide range of delegate experience and knowledge to be present on each HETAS training course.

H001 Units 1 to 3 - HETAS Training Course
Introduction to Solid Fuel (2 day duration £450 + vat)

This course is a basic introduction to Solid Fuel Installations & Regulations. This course is targeted at the candidate who has no prior knowledge of heating or plumbing. It also forms part of the Showroom course H002.

H002 Units 4 and 5 - HETAS Training Course
Solid Fuel Regulations & Standards (3 day duration £700 + vat)

This theory and awareness course is designed to introduce candidates to the processes of solid fuel installations and is targeted at showroom staff, surveyors, building control officers and architects who need the regulations updated; including a theory assessment and certificate which can lead to HETAS approved retail listing. Please note evidence of experience will be required before progressing on to the H003 & H003DS or H005DE.

NEW ENTRANT ROUTES - Where a delegate wishes to have a change of career and has no heating or construction background they must gain experience to meet the pre-requisites for any of the installer courses. There are alternative methods of gaining the level of experience required, Sure Fire has a range of skills courses (see practical course options) that when completed will give a pathway to the H003 or H003DS, please call for full details, alternatively work experience can be gained from working with a HETAS installer, a minimum of three installations accompanied with a portfolio and a signed statement from the installer as verification or proof of installations under Building Control.

Installer courses for those already in the construction or heating industry who wish to either move into the solid fuel sector or wish to formalise their existing status.

H003 Units 1 to 5, 7, 9 - HETAS Training Course
Full Scope (5 day duration £1,000 + vat)

This five day course is available for anyone who meets the pre-requisite requirements this would allow the fitting of dry appliances and also create a pathway if pre-reqisites are met for wet stoves H004 and biomass H005.

If a delegate has taken the Introduction to solid fuel and the Regulations and standards sections of the course H002 and shown they have experience they can go on to do this course which will then qualify for registration with HETAS to install dry open fires and stoves, flex liners and to service and maintain these appliances. They would only require to take Units 7 & 9 which is a (2 day course £450 + vat)


H003DS Defined scope Dry installers course - HETAS Training Course Units Condensed 1 to 4, 5, 7, 9, (3 day duration £700 + vat)

The delegate that takes this course will not have to take the Introduction (H001) and Regulations and Standards (H002) courses. If the delegate has no intension to work in a showroom or to go on to the Biomass installers course then as long as they have enough experience to meet the pre-requisites then they can take this shortened course. This is only three days rather than five and the normal three day programme of the Introduction (H001) and Regulations and Standards (H002) are reduced and compressed into a one day programme and then the last two days are the same as the standard dry installers course. If a delegate has taken this and then wants to do the Biomass course they will still have to take all 5 days of the H005DE.

This course is targeted to candidates who have relevant work experience. They should have a knowledge & understanding of buildings and regulations and be working in the construction/heating industry. This will include both theory and practical assessment. Successful completion leads to certification, which is a requirement for HETAS installer registration.
Pre-requisite Entry Requirements
N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating & Ventilation (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating & Ventilation (Industrial & Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence or
N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation & Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
Gas Safe Registration that includes registration relating to ACS Unit CCN1 and HTR1; or
OFTEC 101 0r 102 or 105e certification; or
Demonstrable appropriate work experience

H003R REFRESHER (Day 2 & 3 of H003DS) - HETAS Refresher course
(2 day duration - £450 + vat)

HETAS have created a refresher course that is designed to cover all changes to the Building Regulations, Health and Safety, BS EN Standards legislation and technical standards within the last five years. The course must confirm the installer's competence through practical and theoretical assessments. Please note that the H006 twin wall chimney systems are not included and must be taken separately.

H004 Wet Installer Course - HETAS Training Course
Units 8 & 10 (2 day duration £450 + vat)

To go on this course the delegate must have completed either the full 5 day H003 or the three day H003DS and have a NVQ level two in plumbing and Heating as described in the course handbook. This course is for those delegates who have relevant plumbing/heating experience and wish to install boiler model stoves, heating and hot water systems attached to those stoves and service and maintain those systems and appliances. This course will include both theory and practical assessment. Successful completion leads to certification, which is a requirement for HETAS registration for boiler model appliances.

Pre-requisite Entry Requirements
N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating & Ventilation (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating & Ventilation (Industrial & Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation & Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
Gas Safe Registration that includes registration relating to ACS Unit CCN1; or
OFTEC 101 0r 102 certification; or
Demonstrable appropriate work experience

BIOMASS COURSE

Introduction - With the increasing complexity of biomass heating systems HETAS and the introduction of the Governments Domestic Renewable heat incentive scheme (RHI) the Government has ensured that only Biomass qualifications can be used for the registration of engineers in this field.

HETAS is the first to achieve this qualification status for its course and they have just launched the H005DE course as a result, this is equivalent to an NVQ level three qualification. This means all other Biomass courses have become redundant for those hoping to register as an MCS accredited installer.

The course provides background information to enable the engineer to carry out feasibility studies professionally advise the client, consider fuel type and storage options as well as design systems and installations to suit the varying site circumstances. Successful completion of this theoretical and practical course will allow a HETAS registered engineer to extend their registration categories to include Mechanically Fed appliances as well as being a recognised part of any biomass Micro-generation Certification Scheme. This course would also be important for those who may need to understand the complexities of integrating these heating systems and appliances into new and existing buildings such as Architects, Building control officers and surveyors.

H005DE Units 1 to 5, 7, 9, 11, 12 - HETAS Training Course
Biomass Appliance Installer (practical assessed)
(5 day duration - £1000 + vat)

This is the Biomass course that includes all 5 days and will form a NVQ level 2 qualification. The delegate must have the pre-requisites shown in the course handbook.

The delegate does not have to take any other course to take this course.

If the delegate has already taken the Introduction (H001) and Regulations and Standards (H002) or the full Dry Installers (H003) course then they only need to do the last two days of the H005DE or the H005 2 day course both options are £450 + vat.

If the delegate has only taken the dry installers Defined scope (H003DS) course then they will have to take the full five day H005DE.

Pre-requisite Entry Requirements H005DE and H005 Biomass Appliance Installer

Option 1
H005 Biomass Appliance Installer

N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating & Ventilation (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating & Ventilation (Industrial & Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation & Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
In addition if not included in the above current certification in relation to Water Regulations/Water Byelaws (WRAS or equivalent)

Option 2 Experienced Worker Route

Option 2 is an alternative route for applicants who wish to enrol on the H005DE course without Option 1 course prerequisites. Completion of the HETAS Experienced Worker Route Portfolio may provide a suitable option. Successful completion of the H005DE course can lead to HETAS MCS accreditation. It is important that the portfolio is completed and approved by the training centre prior to attending a biomass course.

HETAS are not able to provide a course certificate if the portfolio has not been completed and approved. Applicants are advised to contact their HETAS training centre for more information if this is a desirable route. In all cases the following could be acceptable and may be used to populate the Experienced Worker Portfolio document.

  • Previous related work experience within the plumbing and heating industry.
  • Already a competent person within a scheme possessing a history of installation experience.
  • Successful completion of an OFTEC training course 101,102 or 105e.
  • A valid current gas safe registration with minimum categories of work: CCN1 and CEN1.
  • City & Guilds 6128, 6129 and 6132 technical certificates.

Please note
Stand-alone Vocationally Related Qualifications including City & Guilds 6128, 6129 and 6132 technical certificates are not acceptable on their own as an alternative to NVQ Level 2 or 3 but may be used to help support completion of the portfolio.

H006 - HETAS System Chimney Course - HETAS Training Course
(1 day duration - £275 + vat)

This course is intended to provide training that is suitable for the correct installation of stainless steel twin wall insulated rigid flue systems into residential properties. The objective of this course is to deliver appropriate training for the design and safe installation of internal system chimneys but may also be appropriate for external systems too. The course discusses system components and how they are installed in relation to the various elements of a domestic structure. Successful completion of the course will enable this category of work to be added to the services provided by those HETAS members.

Pre-Requisite Entry Requirements:
HETAS H003 Dry Appliance Installer Course OR
HETAS H005DE Biomass Appliance Installer Course

All the HETAS training courses run by Sure Fire Training have experienced lecturers who are HETAS registered consultants and can give real life examples and provide additional information and feed back to questions.

Additional practical support courses are also available from Sure Fire Training Services which facilitates the gaining of recognised experience creating a pathway to the HETAS training programme, please see link or ask for further details.