Solar Thermal Hot Water

Registered list price: £430.00 + VAT

Non registered list price: £475.00 + VAT

Duration: 3 days
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This 3 day course is designed for plumbing and heating engineers to provide the necessary skills for the design, installation,testing, commissioning, handover, servicing and fault finding of solar thermal hot water systems in accordance with the latest NOS/QCF criteria and MCS scheme requirements.

Day 1
  • Fundamental working principles
  • Fundamental requirements of building location/building features
  • Regulatory requirements
  • Health and safety risks and safe systems of work
  • Requirements of relevant regulations/standards relating to practical installation, testing and commissioning activities
  • Types and layouts
  • Purpose and operational characteristics of solar thermal hot water system components
  • Types and key operating principles of solar collectors
  • Information requirements to enable system component selection and sizing
  • Measuring the performance of solarhot water systems

Day 2
  • Preparatory work required for installations
  • Requirements for connecting collector circuits to combination boiler domestic hot water circuits
  • Requirements for installing pipework and solar collector arrays
  • Requirements to test and commission solar thermal hot water system installations
  • System handover requirements
  • Planning and preparation for the installation of ‘active’ solar thermal hot water systems
  • Installing components
  • Testing, commissioning and handover of an ‘active’ solar thermal hot water system
  • Requirements for routine service and maintenance
  • Diagnosing and rectifying faults

Day 3
  • Theory and Practical assessment
The course is ideal for experienced plumbing and heating engineers looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of solar thermal hot water systems with a view to applying for:


Candidates applying for this course must also hold the following qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 2 plumbing or H&V (domestic) or equivalent
  • A certificate of competence for the installation of unvented hot water systems
  • WRAS approved Water Regulations qualification
  • An Energy Efficiency qualification issued by a 17024 UKAS accredited body
  • An independently accredited Health and Safety qualification covering Working at Heights, CoSHH
  • and Manual Handling qualifications

The training and assessment have been designed to provide the necessary skills for the design, installation, testing, commissioning, handover, servicing and faultfinding of solar thermal hot water systems in accordance with the latest NOS/QCF criteria and MCS scheme requirements.
 

Successful candidates will now be able to apply to join the MCS Installer Scheme.