HETAS Training for 2020/2021 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.

Date Course Description Days Ex VAT Inc. VAT
NOVEMBER
02 November 2020 H003DS Dry Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 3 £665.00 £798.00
05 November 2020 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00
16 November 2020 H003R Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £460.00 £552.00
18 November 2020 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00
19 November 2020 H004 Wet Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 1 £230.00 £276.00
Date Course Descriptions Days Ex VAT Inc. VAT
JANUARY
11 January 2021 H003R Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £460.00 £552.00
13 January 2021 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00
FEBRUARY
01 February 2021 H003DS Dry Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 3 £665.00 £798.00
04 February 2021 H004 Wet Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 1 £230.00 £276.00
05 February 2021 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00
22 February 2021 H003R Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £460.00 £552.00
24 February 2021 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00
25 February 2021 H009 Service and Maintenance Course 2 £460.00 £552.00
MARCH
15 March 2021 H003DS Dry Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 3 £665.00 £798.00
18 March 2021 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00
APRIL
06 April 2021 H003R Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £460.00 £552.00
08 April 2021 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00
26 April 2021 H003DS Dry Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 3 £665.00 £798.00
29 April 2021 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00
MAY
17 May 2021 H003DS Dry Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 3 £665.00 £798.00
20 May 2021 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00
JUNE
07 June 2021 H003R Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £460.00 £552.00
09 June 2021 H003R Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £460.00 £552.00
11 June 2021 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00
28 June 2021 H003 Dry Appliance Installer Access Course 5 £995.00 £1,194.00
JULY
19 July 2021 H003DS Dry Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 3 £665.00 £798.00
22 July 2021 H004 Wet Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 1 £230.00 £276.00
23 July 2021 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00
AUGUST
09 August 2021 H003R Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £460.00 £552.00
11 August 2021 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00
31 August 2021 H003DS Dry Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 3 £665.00 £798.00
SEPTEMBER
03 September 2021 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00
20 September 2021 H003R Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £460.00 £552.00
22 September 2021 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00
OCTOBER
11 October 2021 H003DS Dry Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 3 £665.00 £798.00
14 October 2021 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00
NOVEMBER
01 November 2021 H003R Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £460.00 £552.00
03 November 2021 H004 Wet Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 1 £230.00 £276.00
04 November 2021 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00
25 November 2021 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00
22 November 2021 H003DS Dry Appliance Installer Course (Practical Assessed) 3 £665.00 £798.00
DECEMBER
13 December 2021 H003R Dry Appliance Installer Course Refresher 2 £460.00 £552.00
15 December 2021 H006 Chimney Systems Installations Course (Certified) 1 £205.00 £246.00