H005DE – HETAS Biomass Installer – Direct Entry Biomass Training

This course enables heating engineers to upskill and deliver professional advice to consumers for the installation of biomass heating systems.
Delivering a mix of theory and practical study modules for the installation of log, chip and pellet biomass appliances up to 45kW (but may also be appropriate for appliances up to 100kW) including training on;

  • Fuel types and storage options
  • Feasibility study
  • Biomass appliance components
  • Biomass heating system design
  • Calculating the heat load and system performance
  • Pre-installation activities
  • Set to work
  • Appliance commissioning
  • Handover to customer
  • Appliance service & maintenance
  • Appliance decommissioning

The course can also be used as part of the criteria for approval with HETAS as a Microgeneration Certification Installer for biomass.

This course is for existing installers and HETAS registrants who wish to expand their skills and branch out into the installation of Biomass and batch-fed appliances.  Successful completion of the biomass course allows HETAS registrants to extend their registration categories to include installation of biomass appliances including mechanically fed appliances.

Prerequisites

Guidance on meeting the pre-requisite entry requirements for access to HETAS H005DE Biomass Course.

OPTION 1

Formal Qualification Entry Route

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and 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 and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence.

Including: 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 (VRQs), 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.

Please contact you nearest HETAS Approved Training Centre directly for further information.  All contact details for the training centres can be found here.

Cost

Please contact your nearest HETAS Approved Training Centre directly for up-to-date costs. All contact details for the training centres can be found here.

Upcoming Courses

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Important

Your training centre will provide you with a list of documentation that you need to have with you when you arrive  for your course. Not bringing the appropriate paperwork with you can jeopardise your attendance on the course and delay your future registration with HETAS.