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OFTEC Non Accredited Solid Fuel courses which cover dry and wet installations:

• OFT15-108(D) – Installation, commissioning and servicing of solid fuel burning appliances (dry space heating)
• OFT15-108(W) – Installation, commissioning and servicing of solid fuel burning appliances with space heating and hot water heating.

Pre-requisites

OFT15-108D

  • Demonstrable, appropriate previous work experience in the construction industry, relating to combustion appliances/fuel storage systems (England/Wales, Republic of Ireland, Guernsey, Isle of Man – Part J Northern Ireland – Part L Scotland – Section 3 Jersey – Part 3)
  • or – OFTEC technician with scope of work categories 101,102 or 105E.
  • or – Registered Gas Safe operative
  • or – Registered RGII operative
  • or – Registered member of GOMCS, APICS, NACS, NIACS, CSAI or NACE
  • or – Registered member of HETAS
  • or – evidence of formal qualifications: City & Guilds 6129/6035 and 6089, or QCF 6189;
  • or – N/SVQ Level 2/3 in plumbing or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence
  • or – HETAS H003 Dry Appliance Installer course
  • or – BPEC Solid Biomass course
  • or – APHC Installation of Solid Fuel Appliances and Heating Systems Fed By Solid Fuel in Domestic Appliances course

OFT15-108W

  • Compulsory: OFTEC OFT15-108D and
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in plumbing or equivalent certification that provides evidence of competence in plumbing/heating to this level
  • or – evidence of OFTEC 101, 102 or 105E;
  • or – evidence of formal qualifications: City & Guilds 6035 and 6089, or QCF 6189;
  • or – HETAS H004 Wet Appliance Installer course
  • or – BPEC Solid Biomass course
  • or – APHC Installation of Solid Fuel Appliances and Heating Systems Fed By Solid Fuel in Domestic Appliances course
Further Information

The above courses will allow you to apply to OFTEC to be a registered solid fuel installer.

Solid fuel stoves, open fires, and room heaters are very popular with homeowners and could provide business opportunities for companies/operatives.

To ensure customer safety and optimum performance, new and replacement solid fuel combustion appliances must be installed in accordance with regional building regulations and manufacturers installation instructions.

Expiry Information

Certificates issued are valid for a period of 5 years.
Please note the certificate issued is non- accredited.

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