Sanitary Above Ground Drainage Course

Sanitary Above Ground Drainage Course

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.