Plumbing Training Courses

Join Elements Training and Assesment today and get the qualifications you need to progress with your career. Elements Training provide Plumbing courses from Hot Water Systems and Safety (HWSS) to Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment to enhance on your current skills and get certified.

Our Plumbing courses are short, intensive courses ranging from one day to 5 days long. The courses are designed to enhance on your skillset in more specialist areas such as Hot Water Systems and Safety and Water Regulations Scheme. Qualifcations range from HWSS certificates, Competent Person Schemes (CPS) and Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment certificates.

Course Overview

The Hot Water Systems and Safety (HWSS) course replaces the unvented hot water course and covers all hot water systems. Updated due to the recently revised G3 Building Regulation, the HWSS course features the original content of the old unvented hot water systems training, plus the new requirements under G3 for both vented and unvented systems.

Training and assessment takes place over one day with candidates doing slightly different assessments depending on whether they require initial assessment or re-assessment. Opertives who hold the pre-existing Unvented Hot Water certificate, which is no longer being issued by Logic Certification, are eligible to do re-assessment.

The HWSS course is recognised by Competent Person Schemes (CPS) approved to offer self-certification under Approved Document G.

The course covers both vented and unvented hot water systems training, covering the following topics:

  • Installation and safety
  • Regulations, standards and guidelines
  • Theory of hot water expansion
  • Principles of hot water storage
  • Design considerations
  • Components and function
  • Safety controls, discharge and integration
  • Maintenance and servicing

Upon successful course completion, candidates will be issued with a HWSS certificate from Logic Certification.

The cost of the course includes training, assessment, the certification fee and a course manual.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must be experienced in the installation of domestic hot and cold vented and unvented water systems and hold one Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) recognised competency in a conventional fuel. For those in the plumbing field, an NVQ Level 2 or equivalent qualification / experience is required.

Course Benefits

The initial assessment is designed for operatives who do not have an up to date Unvented Hot Water Systems certificate. Re-assessment is for candidates whose qualification has expired within the last 12 months.

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Course Overview

Water Regulations Advisory Scheme (WRAS) course is for heating and plumbing installers who need to gain the knowledge of the Water Regulations (1999) before applying to join their local water authorities “Water Industry Approved Plumber Scheme”, one of the plumbing competent person schemes (CPS) or Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) registration bodies.

QCF Level 2 Award in the Principles of Metering for Renewable Heat Installations course is designed to fully equip installers with the principles and best practice of thermal meter technology and easily identify installations where it is mandatory.

The Water Regulations training covers the following topics:

  • IWater regulations; interpretation and definitions
  • Materials and substances
  • Requirements, design and installation
  • Backflow and contamination prevention
  • Hot and cold water services
  • Flushing devices
  • Sanitary appliances, both internal and external

The course is fully recognised by WRAS as meeting their qualification requirements. A WRAS certificate and ID card will be issued by Logic Certification to successful candidates.

The cost of the course includes training, assessment, the certification fee and a course manual.

Entry Requirements

To qualify for the WRAS course, candidates should have two years plumbing experience.

Course Benefits

WRAS certification is essential for any plumber looking to apply to their local water authorities “Water Industry Approve Plumber Scheme”, a plumbing CPS or MCS registration body.

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Course Overview

Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment Operatives course is designed for installers who carryout work on water supply systems within residential properties, enabling them to understand the requirements of the ACoP document L8, HSE guidance, British Standards and Water Regulations.

With the increased publicity surrounding recent outbreaks of Legionnaires, effective water treatment is of paramount importance to those carrying out installation and maintenance of hot and cold water supply systems.

The cost of the course includes training, assessment, the certification fee and a training manuals based upon the HSE Approved Code of Practice and Guidance: Legionnaires disease: The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems (L8).

Legionella training for operatives is primarily aimed at domestic and small commercial water systems and does not include cooling towers. On completion of the course the installer will be able to undertake risk assessments and carry out disinfection using a range of methods including bleach, chlorine and silver hydrogen peroxide.

The course covers:

  • The background to Legionnaires Disease
  • What is the Legionella Bacteria
  • Where and how does it multiply
  • How is it spread and contracted
  • How to comply to the law
  • Duties, obligations and records
  • Assessing risk
  • Controlling and reducing risk
  • Methods of Treatment
  • Prevention and disinfection
  • Record keeping

Operatives will have to complete a practical and written assessment, including a multiple choice paper. Upon successful completion, candidates will be issued with the Logic Certification Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment certificate.

The cost of the course includes training, assessment and the certification fee.

Entry Requirements

Candidates must hold a valid WRAS Water Regulations certificate.

Course Benefits

The Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment course is designed for operatives who carry out work on water supply systems within residential properties.

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Course Overview

Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment Managers course is for those with a responsibility to oversee and plan the safe installation, control and maintenance of water systems within residential properties. Possible candidates include Local Authorities, Housing Associations, Managing Agents and Landlords. The course focuses in particular on the risk assessment process and will enable candidates to understand the requirements of the ACoP document L8, HSE guidance, British Standards and Water Regulations.

With the increased publicity surrounding recent outbreaks of Legionnaires, effective water treatment, including hot & cold water supply systems, is of paramount importance to property managers.

The cost of the course includes training, assessment, the certification fee and a training manual based upon the HSE Approved Code of Practice and Guidance: Legionnaires disease: The control of Legionella bacteria in water systems (L8).

Legionella training for managers is primarily aimed at domestic and small commercial water systems and does not include cooling towers. On completion of the course the candidate will be able to undertake risk assessments.

  • The background to Legionnaires Disease
  • What is the Legionella Bacteria
  • Where and how does it multiply
  • How is it spread and contracted
  • How to comply to the law
  • Duties, obligations and records
  • Assessing risk
  • Controlling and reducing risk
  • Methods of Treatment
  • Prevention and disinfection

Candidates will have to complete a written assessment, including a multiple choice paper. Upon successful completion, candidates will be issued with a Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment competence certificate from Logic Certification.

Entry Requirements

There are no entry requirements for the water treatment course for managers. However candidates should have a good understanding of water systems and current best practices legislation.

Course Benefits

Legionella prevention and water treatment training for managers is designed for those with a responsibility to oversee and plan the safe installation, control and maintenance of water systems within residential properties.

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