What do I learn?
This course covers the installation, commissioning, handover, inspection and maintenance of solar thermal hot water systems to the new QCF framework qualification.
You are assessed in the classroom and in the workshop. The assessment consists of an online multiple-choice exam, paper-based exam and practical assessments.
A training manual which accompanies the course will be sent out to you 3-4 weeks prior to attendance and you will be expected to self study in preparation for the assessments.
What do I gain?
This course and certificate are recognised by all the current Microgeneration Certification Schemes as meeting the requirement for appropriate training in the solar thermal technology.
Successful completion of the training and assessment provides training evidence for suitably qualified individuals to include with their application for registration on a Microgeneration Certification Scheme that allows self-certification, and notification to building control departments of work completed.
What do I need?
You need a G3 certificate in domestic unvented hot water systems, energy efficiency, water regulations and NVQ Level 2 in plumbing and heating, or 3 years industry experience. The Level 3 Award in Understanding the Fundamental Principles of Environmental Technologies is also a prerequisite for this course.
What do I gain?
This course leads to a Level 3 award within the Qualifications and Credit Framework. The training has been mapped to National Occupational Standards, which means you receive the most beneficial and industry-relevant training possible. Upon completion, you can then progress to a Level 3 award in other environmental technologies.