Sanitary Above Ground Drainage Course

Sanitary Above Ground Drainage Course

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

Online Course Dates:
Week Commencing – 14th September to 18th September 2020 (Morning Course – 0830 to 1030)
Week Commencing – 2nd November to 6th November 2020 (Morning Course – 0830 to 1030)

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.

The course is designed to ensure that plumbing and heating engineers are fully aware of the legislation surrounding the design and installation requirements of both above ground sanitary and rainwater systems and also the purpose and use of the various components within each system including macerators and waste disposal systems.


Designed to give installers the skills and knowledge required to correctly install Above Ground Drainage and Rainwater Systems, this course consists of a training/reference manual to be read before a 1-day training session and completion of a written assessment.

This course has been produced to enable plumbing and heating engineers to confirm their competence in:

  1. The design and installation of above ground sanitary pipework systems in domestic properties
  2. The design and installation of rainwater systems serving domestic properties

Course content

  • Legislation and key installation requirements of above ground sanitation systems
  • Types of above ground sanitary pipework system & key system design features
  • Using self sealing valves as an alternative to traps
  • Specialist appliances (macerator WCs & sink waste disposal units)
  • Commissioning above ground sanitary pipework systems
  • Rainwater system design and installation

Course requirements

Trainees attending this course should have an S/NVQ Level 2/3 qualification in plumbing or a demonstrable number of years of relevant experience. However, this course is suitable for students working towards a S/NVQ Level 2/3. Failure to provide evidence of this may result in a conditional certificate being issued.

Course Details


3 March
12 May
7 July
8 September
3 November


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.