BPEC Unvented Hot Water Systems


This course is aimed at plumbers and heating engineers wanting to legally install, service or commission domestic hot water systems in Scotland.

The training course is very comprehensive and starts off with intensive training in the four modules, followed by the completion of three assessments.

The course references Part J of the Building Standards (Scotland) and consists of four modules:

  1. Unvented systems and their operating principles
  2. Design and installation
  3. Maintenance
  4. Compliance with other Building Regulations

There is one practical assessment involved in the course. Candidates must successfully pass all three assessments in order to gain the Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems – Installer Certificate (BPEC).

Course code



Dumfries Campus


2 days




Location: Dumfries
Training – 15 Aug 2024 09:00
Assessment – 15 Aug 2024 13:00

Entry Requirements

Hold a recognised trade qualification or is working towards one, or, has evidence of a number of years experience of working in the plumbing or heating industry.

Water ByLaws qualification is essential.

Career Prospects

Ability to work on unvented hot water systems and solar thermal hot water systems.

Additional funding information

No One Left Behind Training Allowance
Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability partnership (Funded by the Scottish Government) are proud to be working in partnership with DG College to offer eligible individuals funding to learn new, work-related skills and training.

You can use the money to build the skills you need for a job or get some training to take your career to the next level.

And because it’s not a loan, you don’t have to pay it back.

Check if you are eligible then follow the registration process.

Are you eligible?

You must meet all of the following criteria

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Resident in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Have the right to work and live in the UK.
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work OR in employment and claiming an income-based benefit (i.e Universal Credit)

AND at least one of the following characteristics:

  • Parents with a child under the age of 19 (still registered in full time education)
  • Armed Forces Veteran
  • Asylum Seeker
  • Care Experienced
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Childcare needs
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Homeless or affected by housing inclusion.
  • Long Term health condition/ illness
  • No Limited work experience.
  • Refugee
  • Substance related conditions
  • Lack of Transport

If you meet the criteria, you could receive the full cost of your course fee.

Apply for your No One Left Behind Grant

To access support with the fees you must register with DG Works. Just follow the link or use the QR code. If you are already registered, please contact your Employment Key Worker for next steps.

Once you have completed the registration form and your eligibility has been checked someone from DG Works (part of Dumfries and Galloway Council) will contact you to ask you to provide the following evidence:

  • Reside in Scotland (e.g. evidence address)
  • Working Age (e.g. birth certificate)
  • Right to Live & Work in the UK (e.g. evidence of benefits)


If you have any questions please contact 01387 260035 or email DGEmployability@dumgal.gov.uk

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199

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