The domestic ventilation training and assessment has been designed to provide the necessary skills in testing, commissioning and handover of ventilation systems in accordance with the latest National Occupational Standards (NOS) and Minimum Technical Competency documents (MTC).

Who is this course aimed at?

The course is designed for experienced electricians, plumbers, ventilation installers and heating engineers who wish to improve their knowledge and understanding of the testing, commissioning and certification of Domestic Ventilation Systems as well as giving them the relevant qualification to be able to apply for registration with a Competent Persons Scheme (CPS).

Registration with a CPS, such as NICEIC, will allow the installer to comply with the requirements of the Building Regulations in England & Wales and when self-certifying the work will avoid the potential of a fine of up to £5,000 by the local Building Control Body. The person ordering the work will also receive a Building Regulations Compliance Certificate and the work will also be covered by a Warranty against faulty workmanship for up to 6 years.

How long will the course take?


Two days (9am to 4pm) including exam.

What topics will it cover?

Fundamental working principles of ventilation systems

Continuous Mechanical Extract Systems (and with Heat Recovery)

Minimum legal requirements

The types of ventilation systems

Passive Stack Ventilation

Intermittent extract fans

Why ventilation is important


The varying techniques used for installation of the different systems

The pitfalls associated with poor workmanship and misuse of ventilation systems

Basic design system

Preparation prior to installation

Competent Persons Schemes

Inspection and testing

Commissioning of a mechanical ventilation heat recovery unit

Certification and documentation of a mechanical heat recovery unit


Is there an exam?

Yes - an NICEIC set question paper.

What books will I need?

None - all training materials will be available during the course.

When will I know if I've passed?

On the day.

How much will it cost?

Non-Registered - £365+VAT including assessments and certification.

NICEIC, ELECSA or ECA Registered - £332+VAT (including assessments and certification) - If you would like to book on to this course as a registered member, or would like more information please call us directly.

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Bristol Centre - 01454 614203
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ESFA Service Desk Contact Information: - Telephone: 0370 2670001 Email: SDE.servicedesk@education.gov.uk

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