What is the qualification about?
This course is designed to provide a level 3 qualification. This course will give candidates detailed explanations and practical examples of selecting, installing and commissioning solar systems. The detailed theory and practical knowledge learnt during this course will enable you to apply the relevant regulations and guidance that are required within the renewable industry.
Who is it for and why is it important to me?
The solar thermal heating course is intended for experienced domestic heating installers or plumbers who wish to up-skill to include solar heating in their offering.
It will also enable you to meet the training entry requirements for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and upon successful completion it will also give you a competitive edge showing your customers that you are trained to the highest of standards increasing your credibility
Are there any entry requirements?
Operatives should hold a Hot Water Systems or a Unvented Hot Water Systems qualification to enrol for this course.
How long is the course and what is included?
3 days in total. The cost of the course includes training, assessment, the certification fee and a course manual as well as a free lunch and refreshments throughout the day.
What does the course cover?
The course covers the predominant North European fluid filled, indirect solar water heating systems. The course does not cover all possible variants of this subject and manufacturer’s support and guidance should always be sought when fitting equipment. The following topics are covered:
- Regulations and standards
- Solar thermal collector types
- Solar heated storage types (storage cylinders)
- Solar primary system types
- Basic solar heating system design and integration
- External and internal site survey, installation methods and materials
- Filling and commissioning
- Solar thermal system servicing and fault finding
How will I learn and be assessed?
The course entails both classroom and hands-on practical training, finishing with a practical & theoretical assessment at the end of day 3. During the training candidates will have the opportunity to work a fully functioning solar thermal rig.
What do I need to bring to the course?
All course material is provided and will be available for collection upon registration on the first day.
Who is the certification body for this course?
Logic Certification. You should receive your certificate approximately 4 to 6 weeks following successful completion
What can this qualification lead on to?
- Domestic Heat Pump Installer
- Domestic Energy Assessor
- MCS Made Easy