Solid Fuel Training

APHC Installation of Solid Fuel Appliances and Heating Systems Fed By Solid Fuel in Domestic Properties


This course has been written by the Approved Plumbing and Heat Contractors (APHC).

The training course is a method of proving competence in the installation of solid appliances and heating systems fed by solid fuels under the requirements of Building Regulations Competent Persons Schemes.

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone who undertakes and successfully completes this course will need to register themselves with the APHC Competent Persons Scheme - NOT HETAS.

Course objectives/key benefits

To provide the relevant knowledge and understanding to meet the requirements of current Building Regulations for the design and installation of solid fuel appliances and heating systems fed by solid fuel in domestic properties.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone involved or who intends to become involved in the design and installation of solid fuel heating systems.

This does not just apply to installers but also architects, specifiers, merchants, chimney sweeps etc.

This course (or an equivalent) is also a pre-requisite requirement for the Biomass course.

Entry requirements/pre-requisites

The course is aimed primarily at practising heating engineers who already have some knowledge of the fundamental requirements of solid fuel appliances and heating systems.

Course content

Course duration

Two days

Training Method

Classroom based


Multiple-choice question paper

Course Outcome/Qualification

Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive an APHC Solid Fuel certificate of competence.

Once certificated that person will be able to register to join the APHC Competent Persons Scheme.

Materials Provided

Candidates will be provided with an APHC Solid Fuel Installations manual


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