H003DS - Dry Appliance Installer Course

What's included?

Duration: Up to 3 days
Cost: £695 + VAT

Introduction to the course


This course is aimed at heating engineers who wish to install, service and maintain dry solid fuel appliances. The course is a pre-requisite for installers who wish to join the competent person’s scheme maintained by HETAS for the purpose of self certification of their installation.

Entry Requirements

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence; or
  • Demonstrable and appropriate previous work experience, (minimum 3 installations signed off by Local Authority Building Control, HETAS Registered Engineer, or Surefire SF courses).
  • Or evidence of OFTEC 101/ 102.
  • Or evidence of Gas Safe Registration CCN1 and HTR1.
  • Or a registered member of GMCS, APICS or NACS.

Course Content

  • Fuel types, Storage & Selection.
  • Principles of Combustion,
  • Causes of Incomplete Combustion & Carbon Monoxide Poisoning.
  • Appliance types, Operating Principles & Selection.
  • Legislation, Regulations & Industry guidance.
  • Flue system & Ventilation requirements for solid fuel appliances.
  • Flue & Chimney Inspection, testing and fault diagnosis.
  • Dry solid fuel appliance; Sizing, Selection, Installation, Commissioning & Decommissioning.
  • Dry solid fuel appliance service & maintenance.

How is the course assessed

Multiple choice and desk based activity question papers; open book examination 100% to pass. Two attempts must get 80% or more for second attempt. Practical assessment 100% to pass, two attempts must get 80% or more for second attempt.

What Next

Register your business with HETAS as an Approved Installer; following successful inspection from HETAS Inspector join the register of competent engineers with the authority to sign off your own installations with Building Control.