Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems

During the COVID-19 pandemic, we are unable to conduct face to face training courses. We have however developed our one-day Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems Course for online delivery using webinar software.  This means that plumbers can now undertake our Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems Course remotely via a desktop or laptop computer on the following dates.

Online Course Dates:
Week Commencing – 30th November to 4th December 2020 (Morning Course – 0830 to 1030)

2021 dates to be announced.


To maximise the effectiveness of how we deliver each course, we run each online course 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 is a one day course which will enable experienced plumbers to become qualified in Domestic Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems including installation, maintenance and commissioning. The course is for plumbing and heating engineers who want to install Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems, 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 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




APHC Members £150 per person
Non-Members £200 per person
Includes training, refreshments and lunch


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