WMSoc Training Courses - An Appreciation of Hot & Cold Water Systems - W203



1 CPD point awarded



This course is designed to give an appreciation of the variations found in hot and cold water systems used for ‘domestic’ purposes.   Expected participants are persons with limited experience of the various types of system and those needing to gain an understanding of the variety of system design.  These will include those aiming to become risk assessors of hot and cold systems, persons responsible for controlling them, and Service Providers personnel wishing to build competence and understanding. 


To ensure delegates:

  • Gain an appreciation of some of the many variations that occur in hot & cold water systems
  • Can recognise the common types of system components
  • Understand the function of the system components
  • Can understand the importance of components being correctly fitted  
  • Gain a sound foundation for further study



  • Types of hot and cold systems
  • Where systems are found
  • Legal standards and Guidance documents for design and control
  • Thermostatic mixing valves and taps



This module will help in attaining Water Management Society Qualifications and provides a useful pre-requisite for a number of courses.



W201 – Legionella control and the law (online course)

W202 – Legionellosis Causes and Impacts of Infection (online course)

W204 – Legionella Control of Hot & Cold Water Systems (online course)


This online course will give a foundation for the following classroom courses:

W257 – Cleaning & Disinfection of Hot & Cold Water Systems

W259 – Temperature Monitoring, Sampling & Inspection of Hot & Cold Water Systems for Technicians

W264 - Legionella Risk Assessment of Hot & Cold Water Systems Foundation

W265 – Practical Legionella Risk Assessment Hot & Cold Water Systems Advanced