Level 3

Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems

Duration

15 weeks

Location

Rush Green Campus

Starting

Jan 2023

Audience

Adult 19+

This course will enable you to select the most appropriate solar system for a building, based on a client’s needs. You’ll also learn how to install and maintain any of the common systems in the UK, safely and efficiently.

This is a short course, making it ideal for adults who are upskilling for work. Progression onto a wide range of other short courses after completion is also available.

The core learning areas on this course will cover:

  • 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

This course will be assessed through a mix of practical assessments to demonstrate understanding, as well as through the completion of assignments and a multiple-choice examination.

You should have a minimum of the following:

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification
  • A minimum of 3 years’ demonstrable relevant experience

AND if not included in the above qualification:

  • Water Regulations/Water Byelaws
  • Unvented Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems
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