Bio - Solid Biomass (Woody & Solid Fuel) - NOS/QCF Mapped

MCS, OFTEC (Woody & Solid Fuel), HETAS, APHC, NAPIT & NICEIC recognised certificate for the safe installation of Solid Fuel & Woody Biomass heating systems. This course is also NOS & QCF Mapped. Included in this BPEC qualification is an industry recognised alternative to HETAS H001 – 006. This BPEC approved course covers not only solid fuel and woody biomass but solid fuel wet and dry installations as well. 

This course is available at our Cardiff Centre: GATC (Wales) Ltd, Pontypridd, CF37 5UA    Estimates can be obtained via Technical Gas Training Ltd upon request

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Train & Assess £950
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This course covers the key competencies required in order to safely and correctly install Solid Fuel & Woody Biomass heating systems and is aimed at qualified heating engineers. Included in this course are an alternative to  HETAS H001 – 006.


The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) biomass standard covers installations with an output up to 45KW/h.


This BPEC training course can be used towards registration on a range of schemes available including Competent Persons registration (CPS), OFTEC (Woody & Solid Fuel), HETAS, APHC,NAPIT, NICEIC and the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS). It is also NOS & QCF Mapped.


The course and manuals cover:


Solid fuel 

  • Introduction to solid fuel and wood heating
  • Solid fuel wood heating
  • Combustion, appliance types and fuel types
  • Legislation, regulations and standards
  • Flues and chimneys classification
  • Flues and chimneys ventilation
  • Appliance installation requirements
  • Appliance maintenance requirements
  • Basic chimney faults
  • Unsafe situations

Biomass Heating

  • Introduction to wood heating
  • Biomass heating systems: technical overview
  • Fuel supply and combustion
  • Regulations and standards
  • System cost, funding and policy support
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Fuel storage systems
  • Combustion
  • Conducting a site assessment
  • Installation and maintenance
  • Determining system size
  • Installation
  • Commissioning and customer handover
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Unsafe situation
  • Decommissioning


  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification; or
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification. 0r
  • HETAS 003 & HETAS 004


  • Water Regulations/Water Byelaws
  • Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating
  • Unvented Hot Water

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Reference Qualification  
N/SVQ2.3PH NVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or Conventional Heating
Experience Relevant demonstrable experience
WREG Water Regs
EE Energy Efficiency
UHW Unvented Hot Water Systems

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Reference Qualification  
Bio Solid Biomass Systems (Woody & Solid Fuel)
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