QCF LEVEL 3 AWARD IN THE INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE OF SOLAR THERMAL HOT WATER
The solar domestic installation course enables installers to gain the knowledge and skills required to specify, install, commission and maintain solar domestic hot water systems.
During the two day course, candidates will undertake practical training including commissioning systems and fault-finding.
It also studies theory including current legislation, system selection and design.
As with all of our training at SWAAT, the training is delivered by our team of qualified and experienced tutors.
PLEASE NOTE: A course is available for anyone not involved in installing solar hot water systems but who require a background knowledge. Please click here for details of the course.
Course objectives/key benefits
This is a nationally recognised qualification in the installation and maintenance of small thermal hot water systems. The qualification is developed from the National Occupational Standards and is recognised by the Micro-generation Certification Scheme (MCS) registration bodies as an acceptable qualification to join one of their respective schemes.
PLEASE NOTE: This course has been aligned to the QCF framework.
Who is the course aimed at?
Installers and anyone involved or interested in the installation or commissioning and servicing of solar domestic hot water systems
- A number of years’ experience in either conventional heating engineering or plumbing
- An NVQ level 2 or 3 in conventional heating engineering or plumbing
- Solar irradiation
- Design of solar hot water systems
- Components used for solar hot water systems
- Current Building Regulations & legislation affecting solar hot water installations
- Installation of solar hot water systems
- Servicing and commissioning of solar hot water systems
- Carrying out safety checks
- Checking system stability
Three to Four days (depending on assessment)
Practical workshop and theory
Practical assessment and multiple-choice papers.
Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive a certificate of competence in solar hot water installation.
Holders of this qualification can also apply to become accredited installers of government funded grant schemes such as the Microgeneration Certification Scheme, and installer members of the Solar Trade Association
Candidates will be provided with a training pack
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