Become a BPEC Accredited Certified Ventilation Installer
This Ventilation Installer Training course provides installers with the opportunity to learn new skills and increase their scope of work.
Why should you be qualified now?
Domestic ventilation became 'Notifiable Work' on 1st October 2010 as part of the 2010 revision to Approved Document F of the Building Regulations. This means ventilation provision in new homes must be commissioned by a suitably qualified person. The changes to these regulations essentially create a new vocation - Domestic Ventilation Installer, for which there has been no specific qualification until now.
To ensure installers are qualified to complete domestic ventilation installation, commissioning and hand-over, Polypipe Ventilation have written and launched the first industry-recognised accredited training program. The content of the course conforms to the requirements of Summit Skills new syllabus for ventilation and has been independently assessed by Ian Andrews Associates. The course is accredited by independent training company BPEC, an industry recognised training and certification provider which already provides ACS, OFTEC, ECS and other renewable certification. The new Domestic Ventilation course provides significant opportunity for allied trades to take on additional skills and increase their scope of work.
Who is the course applicable to?
What are the training course objectives?
The objectives of the training course are to enable delegates to:
- Install any of the common types of domestic ventilation systems in the UK safely and efficiently
- Inspect and test any of the common types of domestic ventilation systems in the UK
- Commission and provide information for any of the common types of domestic ventilation systems in the UK
What is covered?
The syllabus covers the majority of existing types of Domestic Ventilation Systems that an Installer in the UK is likely to come across. The course emphasises the most common systems and configurations that most trades-people are likely to encounter. Less common systems are also covered, but to a lesser extent.
Due to time constraints, the syllabus does not aim to cover material that should already be known to plumbing, heating and electrical engineers. Repetition of existing knowledge is only likely to occur in areas which are regarded as critical, including legal and safety issues.
What prerequisite knowledge is needed?
The training/assessment course is targeted at candidates with the following background:
- Candidates with a number of years' experience in plumbing, heating or electrical engineering
- Candidates who hold a formal qualification at NVQ Level 3 in plumbing, heating or electrical engineering
- Candidates who are currently undertaking a course in plumbing, heating or electrical engineering, which will lead to a formal qualification such as NVQ Level 3 in plumbing, heating or electrical engineering
Course duration, content and assessment
The training and assessment course will run over two days and will include both theoretical training and practical exercises.
At the end of the course, there is a multiple choice assessment that each individual candidate needs to pass. The assessment is open book.
- Background and Building Regulations
- Course aims and objectives
- MODULE 1: Domestic ventilation in context
- MODULE 2: Airflow requirements and calculations
- MODULE 3: Health and Safety
- MODULE 4: Installation, inspection, testing, commissioning and provision of information
- Commissioning workshop and assessment
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Accommodation is available locally at preferential rates for course attendees.
£395 (exc. VAT) which includes:
- BPEC manual
- Two day course and all necessary training materials
- Cold buffet lunch and refreshments both days
- Qualification and van sticker upon successful completion