Course Overview

Course Aims

This is a nationally recognised qualification in the installation and maintenance of small thermal hot water systems. It is recognised by the Micro-generation Certification Scheme (MCS) registration bodies as an acceptable qualification to join one of their respective schemes.

Benefits of Attending

It will enable candidates to select the most appropriate solar system for a building based on the client’s needs and to install and maintain any of the common systems in the UK safely and efficiently.

Outline of Programme

  • Introduction to solar heating
  • Service and maintenance
  • Solar collectors
  • Hot water storage and key installation issues
  • Preparing to install a solar water heating system
  • Fitting solar collectors
  • Plumbing layout and design of solar water heating systems
  • Control and power requirements
  • System commissioning and handover to client

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have a minimum SVQ2 qualification in plumbing or conventional heating engineering or demonstrable evidence of at least 3 years relevant experience, a Domestic Vented and Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems Certificate, Water Regulations and Part L Energy Efficiency Certificates.


Combination of practical assessment and theory exams.

Course Duration

3 days. 9am – 5pm

Minimum Numbers to Run

This course requires a minimum of 10 participants to run. If this number isn’t reached then you will be contacted to offer you the next available date

Price  £650 per person

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