Warm Water Underfloor Heating Systems

Assessment Information

Designed to give installers and designers the skills and knowledge required to correctly install and/or design warm water underfloor heating systems, this course has been developed with the Underfloor Heating Manufacturers’ Association (UHMA) with the intention of it being recognised as a demonstration of competence. It consists of a training/ reference manual to be read before a 2-day practical training session and completion of written assessments.


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. For the design course, a working knowledge of traditional wet central heating system design will be needed.

Further Information

Assessments normally consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.

At the present time this certificate only provides the operative with the competence to carry out the design and installation of UFH pipework.

Expiry Information

Certificates are normally valid for 5 years.

Useful Information

There are two separate courses, one for installers and one for designers, and those wanting to design and install need to take both.

Training Materials

Installation Course

The manual includes:

  • Warm Water Underfloor Heating – Introduction
  • About Underfloor Heating
  • Floor Systems and Finishes
  • UFH System Components
  • Installation Requirements
  • Post Installation

Design Course

Content of includes:

  • Warm Water Underfloor Heating – Introduction
  • About Underfloor Heating
  • Design Considerations
  • Floor Systems and Finishes
  • Underfloor Heating Systems and Components
  • UFH System Components
  • Underfloor Heating Design Worksheet

Both 2-day sessions cover all the topics in the training manuals in more depth and the Design Course includes design work for various scenarios.

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