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Biomass boiler

LCL Awards Biomass course


The course provides background information to enable engineers to carry out feasibility studies, professionally advise the client, consider fuel type and storage options as well as design systems and installations to suit the varying site circumstances.

This course is aimed at qualified heating engineers who wish to install domestic solid wood-based biomass heating systems.

An important element of this course is to understand the requirement to meet National Occupation Standards for competency for installation of domestic solid wood-based biomass heating systems. The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) biomass standard covers installations with an output up to 45KWth.

This LCL Awards training course can be used towards registration on the range of schemes available, including Competent Persons Scheme registration (CPS), Microgeneration Certification (MCS).

Course objectives/key benefits

To provide an understanding of the installation, commissioning, servicing, use, potential energy savings and benefits of biomass technology.

Who is the course aimed at?

Installers, maintenance businesses, specifiers, building control officers and inspectors and indeed anyone who needs to know about safe installation practices of biomass appliances.

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone wishing to undertake this course must hold a recognised Solid Fuel qualification, as well as an up-to-date Water Regulations, Unvented Hot Water and Energy Efficiency qualification.

Entry requirements/pre-requisites

Anyone wishing to undertake this course must hold recognised qualifications in the following subject areas;

Course content

The training course covers the following:

Course duration

Three days

Training Method

Theory and practical workshop


Multiple-choice question paper and practical assessments.

Course Outcome/Qualification

Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive a LCL Awards Certification Biomass certificate of competence.

This course is also recognised by many accreditation bodies of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme.

Materials Provided

Candidates will be provided with a training manual


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South West Assessment and Training, 1 Quimperle Road, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3US. TEL: 01579 348544. Email:

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