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Entry requirements

No formal qualifications are required before starting this course although the candidate must be working within the plumbing industry.

Course content

During the course you will cover topics including:

  • Legislation
  • Water Regulations
  • Materials and substances in contact with water
  • Requirements for water fittings
  • Water system design
  • Installation and commissioning
  • Cross connections
  • Back flow prevention
  • Cold water services
  • Hot water services
  • WCs and urinals
  • Sanitary appliances and water for outside use.

Assessment methods

The assessment comprises of the following: - A written assessment. - And where necessary additional oral questions may be asked by the assessor.

Further study and career options

On completion of the Unvented Water Regulations you can look to undertake further short courses such as Unvented Domestic Hot Water Systems, Domestic Sprinklers and Water Disinfection. Please see additional course leaflets for details of these courses which we also run.

Additional information

The candidate must work through a home study pack before undertaking the training and assessment. This will be supplied on payment of fees for this course. Please note that the Plumbing Department is based in Kempston at 15 Triumph Way Woburn Road Industrial Estate Kempston Beds MK42 7QB Tel: 01234 291150 Fax: 01234 290070

Course information & how to apply/book

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

Unfortunately this course has been cancelled. Please ring 01234 291000 or email enquiries@bedford.ac.uk for alternatives.

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
1 day 19/09/2018 Wed, Thu 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £250 Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre C429S1
1 day 23/01/2019 Wed, Thu 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £250 Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre C429S2
1 day 27/03/2019 Wed, Thu 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £250 Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre C429S3
1 day 31/01/2018 Wed 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £250 Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre C429S4 Course in progress
1 day 17/07/2019 Wed, Thu 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £250 Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre C429S4

Additional Learning Support
If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.  Find out more.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support
At Bedford College, we are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.  Find out more.

Accessibility
We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 for more information.

Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.
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