What is the qualification about?
The objective of this qualification is for learners to demonstrate they are competent in the installation, commissioning and maintenance of wood pellet burning appliances in accordance with legislation, regulations and industry standards to;
- Understand the Requirements to Install, Commission and Maintain Wood Pellet Burning Appliances.
- Install, Commission and Maintain Wood Pellet Burning Appliances.
Who is it for & why is it important to me?
Anyone with years of experience in plumbing or conventional heating engineering, a formal qualification such as NVQ Level 2/ 3 in plumbing or heating engineering or a number of years relevant experience.
This is an ideal course if you’re keen to learn about woody biomass heating systems, and will give you the skills and knowledge to select the most appropriate woody biomass system for a building based on the client’s needs and to install and maintain the most common types of systems in the UK safely and efficiently.
The learner pre-requisites for the qualification are based on the Summit Skills published Assessment Strategy for the qualification; that is hold N/SVQ Level 2/3 in either Plumbing, Heating and Ventilating, Oil-Fired Technical Services, Gas Installation and Maintenance, approved equivalent, JIB-PMES/CSCS card or Engineering Services SKILL card or have the equivalent working experience.
Hold a gas, oil or solid fuel qualification that will enable registration with a Competent Persons Scheme (CPS) to notify heat producing central heating appliances installed in compliance with Building Regulation Approved Document J.
A current industry recognised qualification in Water Regulations and Energy Efficiency if not included in the qualifications above.
How long is the course and what is included?
This is a 3 day course, beginning at 8.30am until 5.00pm
Free lunch and refreshments throughout the day are included during the training course
What does the course cover?
The Learner will:
- be able to confirm that the installation of wood pellet burning appliances comply with the manufacturer’s instructions and normative standards.
- be able to confirm the suitability of chimneys, and flue systems.
- be able to commission wood pellet burning appliances.
- be able to service and maintain wood pellet burning appliances.
- be able to diagnose and rectify faults in wood pellet burning appliances
- know the legislation normative and informative standards that apply to wood pellet burning appliances.
- know the formats of wood used in wood burning appliances.
- know the factors affecting the selection of wood burning appliances
- know the operating principles of wood pellet burning appliances and their components.
- know the siting, construction and safety requirements of wood pellet hoppers and storage areas
- know the combustion process and the principles of safe combustion of wood pellet burning appliances.
- know the ventilation requirements for wood pellet burning appliances
- know the operation and standards of chimneys and flue systems used with wood burning appliances
- know the requirements of hearths fitted below wood pellet burning appliances
- know how to test the flue/chimney system connected to wood pellet burning appliances
- know the installation requirements of wood pellet appliances
- know the range of equipment used to commission wood pellet burning appliances
- know the commissioning requirements of wood pellet burning appliances
- know the requirements for the routine service and maintenance of wood pellet burning appliances
How will I learn and be assessed?
Observed performance and written assessment
What do I need to bring to the course?
Everything is provided on day 1 of the course
Who is the certification body for this course?
LOGIC Certification (RQF)
What can this qualification lead on to?
- Solar Thermal Installer
- Domestic Energy Assessor