HETAS Training for 2022 from Schiedel

HETAS is the governing body for solid fuel domestic heating appliances, fuels and services and is responsible for the registration of competent installers and businesses. Schiedel Chimney Systems delivers a range of comprehensive HETAS courses specifically designed for installers of wood-burning stoves, fireplaces and biomass boilers as well as retailers. The courses are held in our purpose-built training centre in Washington, Tyne & Wear.

Safety and Sound Business Sense

The prime motivation for the HETAS training and registration is safety as the dangers of incorrect installation are obvious. As well as fire, there’s real potential for serious health concerns with the possibility of noxious and potentially fatal gases being released into the home if solid fuel appliances are incorrectly installed.

Carbon Monoxide is the most dangerous. This colourless and odourless gas is formed by the incomplete combustion of solid fuel and other fossil fuels. In day to day use, it’s likely that a certain amount of CO will be formed during the normal burning process, with more produced where burning is inefficient. Ensuring that all the gas is evacuated safely up and out of the chimney and doesn’t leak into the home is essential. Installers and their governing bodies must take these potential dangers seriously; indeed HETAS requires that technical qualifications be renewed every five years to ensure that training is up to date.

Safety aside, qualifying as a certified installer also makes sound business sense. The growth of the renewable energy sector has led to an increase in popularity for biomass, wood and solid fuel installations. The Stove Industry Alliance (SIA) states that although more than one million UK homes already have wood burning stoves and fireplaces, demand is still high. The SIA quotes recent annual UK sales of wood-burning stoves of more than 175,000 units – there’s lots of work to be had!

There’s scope for further professional opportunities too. Once you have HETAS approved solid fuel installation qualifications (H003 or H004) you’ll be able to go on to register with the HETAS Competent Persons Scheme, which will mean you can self-certify that your work complies with the relevant building regulations, and issue the customer with a certificate of compliance. This will give you a real professional edge as all installations must be subject to a Building Notice that must otherwise be applied for by the householder. If the householder has to apply to the Local Authority for one of these notices themselves, they’ll face fees of up to £300, so you’ll be saving them time and a lot of money.

Training for Retailers

For retailers, we offer training that will help get your staff up to speed. Our specialist HETAS Approved Retailer Course aims to ensure that your staff are qualified to advise customers on a range of appliances and confident in discussing issues such as maintenance, safety, government regulations and fuels. We can offer this in your own showroom if the training group numbers four or more.

We are proud to be approved to deliver HETAS training courses helping to ensure that solid fuel heating engineers in the Newcastle area are working safely and within the law.

Find out more about our training, here, or click on any of the courses below to book.

Subject Start Date Course Code Course Title Days Cost (Includes VAT)
JANUARY
H003DS 31/01/2022 H003DS Dry Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 3 £798.00
FEBRUARY
H006 03/02/2022 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £246.00
H003R 21/02/2022 H003 Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £552.00
H006 23/02/2022 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £246.00
H003R 24/02/2022 H003R Part 2 This is the half day session for the HETAS H003 course, of which part was completed online. 1 £276.00
H006 24/02/2022 H006 Part 2 This is the half day session for the HETAS H006 course, of which part was completed online. 1 £120.00
MARCH
H003DS 14/03/2022 H003DS Dry Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 3 £798.00
H006 17/03/2022 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £246.00
H004 18/03/2022 H004 Wet Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 1 £276.00
APRIL
H003R 04/04/2022 H003 Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £552.00
H006 06/04/2022 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £246.00
H003R 07/04/2022 H003 Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £552.00
H003 Access 25/04/2022 H003 Dry Appliance Installer Access Course 5 £1,194.00
MAY
H003DS 16/05/2022 H003DS Dry Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 3 £798.00
H006 19/05/2022 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £246.00
JUNE
H003R 06/06/2022 H003 Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £552.00
H006 08/06/2022 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £246.00
H009 09/06/2022 H003 Service and Maintenance Course 2 £552.00
H003DS 27/06/2022 H003DS Dry Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 3 £798.00
H006 30/06/2022 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £246.00
JULY
H003R 18/07/2022 H003 Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £552.00
H006 20/07/2022 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £246.00
H004 21/07/2022 H004 Wet Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 1 £276.00
Retailer 21/07/2022 Retailer Retailer course 1 £246.00
AUGUST
H003DS 08/08/2022 H003DS Dry Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 3 £798.00
H006 11/08/2022 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £246.00
H003R 30/08/2022 H003 Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £552.00
SEPTEMBER
H006 01/09/2022 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £246.00
H003DS 19/09/2022 H003DS Dry Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 3 £798.00
H006 22/09/2022 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £246.00
OCTOBER
H003R 10/10/2022 H003 Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £552.00
H006 12/10/2022 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £246.00
H004 13/10/2022 H004 Wet Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 1 £276.00
H003DS 31/10/2022 H003DS Dry Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 3 £798.00
NOVEMBER
H006 03/11/2022 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £246.00
H003R 21/11/2022 H003 Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £552.00
H006 23/11/2022 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £246.00
DECEMBER
H003DS 12/12/2022 H003DS Dry Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 3 £798.00
H006 15/12/2022 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £246.00