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Solar Thermal

Campus Granton Campus

Qualification SCQF Level 6

Study mode Part time

Start date Multiple available

Cost £500
(see funding options)

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Course overview

The Solar Hot Water Thermal Systems are now fully mapped against the National Occupational Standards. Such a course is a requirement of the Minimum Technical Competency (MTC) document for solar installers and the certificate is recognised by all bodies offering routes to the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) as evidence of suitable training.

This 3-day course will enable you 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. The course and assessment are not regulated by OFQUAL. The certificate meets the requirements for MCS operators

What you will learn

  • 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 the client

How the course is assessed

  • You will be expected to complete a combination of practical and theory examinations.

Number of days per week

  • 3 days 

Entry requirements

  • You should have a minimum SVQ level 2/3 qualification in plumbing or conventional heating engineering or demonstrable evidence of at least 3 years relevant experience, an Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems Certificate, Water Byelaws

English Proficiency Requirements

IELT 5.5

Study Options

Campus Study mode Start date Cost
Granton Campus Part time 01/01/01 £500
Granton Campus Part time 30/09/24 £500

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