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Warm Air Heating System Design (DAH1) BPEC Certificate

This course is ideal if you are a gas engineer/plumber wishing to update your portfolio of gas competencies.

Entry requirements

To undertake the DAH1 you must hold a current in date Domestic Natural Gas CCN1 qualification. You also need to provide evidence of on-the-job training if you are an initial candidate.

Re-assessing candidates need to provide evidence of previous certification. Training and assessing only options are available.

Course content

During the course you will cover topics including:

  • Installation
  • Commissioning
  • Servicing
  • Fault finding

Assessment methods

This course combines two days of training and one day of assessment for initial candidates.

The assessment comprises of the following:

  • A practical assessment
  • A written assessment
  • And where necessary additional oral questions may be asked by the assessor.

Further study and career options

On completion of the DAH1 you can now undertake various training and assessments needed to be competent in other areas of gas work e.g. cookers, meters, warm air and fires.

Additional information

You will need to supply evidence of previous qualifications prior to attending the course. You will need to bring three passport sized photographs and your National Insurance number. Upon payment for the course a training manual will be issued, preferably at least three weeks prior to attending the course. This assessment can be taken up to six months prior to the expiry of your current certificate and still retain the full five years from your expiry date. There is a £35 additional fee for BPEC awarding body certification.

Please note that the Plumbing Department is based in Kempston at 15 Triumph Way Woburn Road Industrial Estate Kempston Beds MK42 7QB Tel: 01234 291150 Fax: 01234 290070

Course Information & How to Apply

This course runs on multiple occasions. Choose the date most appropriate for you.

To book onto this course please contact our Business Development team on 01234 291747 or email

LengthStart DateDay(s)Time(s)FeesLocationCourse Code
2 days 26/04/2021 Mon, Tue 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £250 Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre BKC421S8
2 days 24/05/2021 Mon, Tue 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £250 Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre BKC421S9
2 days 14/06/2021 Mon, Tue 9.00 am - 4.30 pm £250 Gas & Plumbing Technology Centre BKC421S10

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Additional formats
Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on
01234 291000 to order your copy.