HETAS TRAINING COURSES

HETAS Solid Fuel Competent Persons Courses
PROSPECTUS & COURSE APPLICATION
All the HETAS training courses run by Sure Fire Technical Services have experienced lecturers who are HETAS registered consultants or engineers who can give real life examples and provide additional information and feed back to questions.

These courses use training manuals that now include a greater level of information on wood burning and the 2010 issue of approved document F, G, J & L of the Building Regulations.

These 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. There is a HETAS provided examination and a full practical assessment on each HETAS training course and the successful completion of this will be a major component in the delegates’ application for HETAS competent person’s status under the Building Regulations.


NEW ENTRANT ROUTES
- Where a delegate wishes to have a change of career and has had no heating or construction background they must start with at least one of the following courses before being able to go on to the H003 or H004 courses.
H001 - Introduction to Solid Fuel - HETAS Training Course
- 1 day duration
£240 +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.
H002 – Solid Fuel Regulations & Standards - HETAS Training Course -2 day duration
£410 +vat

This theory and awareness course is designed to introduce candidates to the processes of solid fuel installations and is targeted at show room staff, surveyors, building control officers and architects who need the regulations update; including a theory assessment and certificate which can lead to HETAS approved retail listing. Once either of these courses is completed then those who wish to go into installation work can go on to take some or all of the following courses depending on what is relevant.

Installer courses for those in the construction industry
Courses for those in the construction or heating industry who wish to either move into the solid fuel sector or wish to formalise their existing status.
* New Course
H003 REFRESHER - HETAS Refresher course -
2 day duration
HETAS has 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.
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H003 - Installer Dry Appliances (practical assessed)- HETAS Training Course -
3 day duration
£650 + vat
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-requisites;
At least one of the following;
* Evidence of OFTEC 101 or 102
* Evidence of Gas Safe Registration – CCN1 and HTR1
* Evidence of two years of working in the domestic building trade as a
builder, bricklayer and or plumbing & heating engineer, including work
on chimneys and or solid fuel appliances.
* Portfolio of work evidence appropriate to working in the stove
installation industry together with the relevant site health and safety
requirements e.g. CSCS card

H003/4 - Installer Wet Appliances (including H003) - HETAS Training Course -
4 day duration
£880 +vat
This course is targeted to candidates who have relevant plumbing/heating work experience. This 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
One of the prerequisites for H003
Plus one or more of the following;
* Evidence of OFTEC 101
* Evidence of Gas Safe Registration – CCN1 and CEN1
* Evidence of formal qualifications – for example City & Guilds NVQ 2
plumbing (including - G3 Unvented Hot Water)
* Evidence of formal qualifications – for example NVQ 3 plumbing City &
Guilds.

H004 top up and refresher – Installer Wet Appliances (practical assessed) - HETAS Training Course
- an additional 1 day for those who have already got the H003 and a pluming qualification and want to progress to installing solid fuel heating systems. This requires the same pre-requisites as the H003/4 above.
£270 + vat

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 H005 DE 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.

H005 & H005/DE -Wood Biomass Appliances limited scope certificate (practical assessed) - HETAS Training Course - 5 day duration
£990 + vat

Pre-requisite - H005-DE:
*N/SVQ level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certificate that provides evidence of competence; or
*N/SVQ level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certificate that provides evidence of competence; or
*N/SVQ level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Installation and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certificate that provides evidence of competence; or
*N/SVQ level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certificate that provides evidence of competence; or
*N/SVQ level 2/3 in Gas Installation and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certificate 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)

H006 - HETAS System Chimney Course - HETAS Training Course - 1 day duration
£220 + 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-Requisites
Demonstrable, appropriate previous work experience.

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