Biomass Boilers including Solid Fuel

From: £870.00


Course Description

With the current Renewable Heat Incentives, biomass is making an ever more important contribution to the renewable energy mix.

It’s easy to understand why more and more customers are demanding biomass boilers.

Even beyond the government incentives, biomass just makes good sense.  With natural gas prices predicted to rise over the next several years, more customers will be looking for alternatives, for solutions that help them take control of their water heating costs and their energy generation.

This 5-day Bpec certified biomass training course incorporates both Core solid fuel and Biomass heating systems and is aimed at qualified heating engineers who wish to install wood-based biomass heating systems.

Course Content


  • Introduction to wood heating
  • Biomass heating systems: technical overview
  • Fuel supply and combustion
  • Regulations and standards
  • System cost, funding and policy support
  • Hydraulic systems
  • Fuel storage systems
  • Combustion
  • Conducting a site assessment
  • Installation and maintenance
  • Determining system size
  • Installation
  • Commissioning and customer handover
  • Operation and maintenance
  • Unsafe Situations
  • Decommissioning.

Solid Fuel

  • Introduction to solid fuel and wood heating
  • Solid fuel wood heating
  • Combustion, appliance types and fuel types
  • Legislation, regulations and standards
  • Flues and chimneys classification
  • Flues and chimneys ventilation
  • Appliance installation requirements
  • Appliance maintenance requirements
  • Basic chimney faults
  • Unsafe situations

This course provides experienced plumbing and heating engineers with the practical and theoretical knowledge required to effectively install and maintain biomass based heating systems and to assist in gaining Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) accreditation for this technology.


Entry requirements

N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing; or Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation); or Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation); or Oil-Fired Technical Services; or Gas Installation and Maintenance; or equivalent earlier qualifications; or demonstrable relevant work experience of at least 3 years.

AND if not included in the above qualifications

Water Regulations/Water Byelaws
Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating
Unvented Hot Water
GRE Energy Training, Chesterfield – (Please contact for arrangement of dates.)
The 5-day BPEC Solid Biomass NOS Mapped Training course incorporates both Solid fuel and Biomass Heating systems and is aimed at qualified Heating Engineers who wish to install Wood-based Biomass and Solid Fuel Heating Systems. The BPEC Solid Biomass Mapped Qualification is recognised as a demonstration of competence and can be used towards registration on a range of schemes available, including Competent Persons registration (CPS), OFTEC, APHC, NAPIT, NICEIC, HETAS and the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)BPEC Trainees should have a minimum NVQ Level 2/3 qualification in plumbing or conventional heating engineering, or a demonstrable number of years of relevant experience, plus Water Regulations/Byelaws, Unvented Hot Water G3 and Energy Efficiency certificates.