H005DE - Biomass Appliance Installer - Direct Entry

What's included?

Duration: Up to 5 days
Cost: £1145 + VAT

Introduction to the course


This course is aimed at qualified Plumbing and Heating Engineers who wish to install service and maintain biomass appliances. This qualification meets the requirements for MIS3004 Micro-generation Certification Scheme.

Entry Requirements


  • Must hold a certificate in Water Regulations or Water By-laws.
  • 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.

Experienced worker route: (Additional cost £125.00 plus VAT)
A portfolio of evidence and a meeting with the assessor prior to attending the course must be undertaken.

    • Must hold a certificate in Water Regulations or Water By-laws.
    • Previous related work experience within the plumbing and heating industry.
    • Already a competent person within a scheme possessing a history of installation experience.
    • Successful completion of an OFTEC training course 101,102 or 105e.
    • A valid current gas safe registration with minimum categories of work: CCN1 and CEN1.
    • City & Guilds 6128, 6129 and 6132 technical certificates.

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.
  • Biomass appliance selection, Installation, Commissioning & Decommissioning.
  • Biomass appliance Service and 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

This qualification can be used as a unit of credit towards a Level 3 Qualification in Renewable Energies.

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

Requirement for Micro-generation Certification Scheme to enable Renewable Heat Incentive payments to be made to customers.