Solar Thermal

Solar Thermal Hot Water  

Call 0870 013 0389 to book a course or email

Understanding the design, installation and commissioning of Solar Thermal systems.

What will you learn?

This training and assessment is designed to provide experienced heating and plumbing engineers with the necessary skills for the basic design, installation, commissioning and service of solar thermal systems.

Who should attend?

Individuals who wish to self-certify solar thermal installations through the NICEIC MCS Installer Scheme (or other government scheme operators).

The Course Programme

■ Legislation

■ Types of systems

■ Types of solar thermal panels

■ Survey and design

■ System design criteria

■ Health & safety issues

■ Installation criteria and requirements

■ Testing and Commissioning

■ System Handover

■ Service and maintenance

■ Assessment



Successful candidates can diversify their business into the emerging renewable energy market. The early adopters of solar thermal technology can win unique business and exploit the opportunities that the microgeneration industry presents.


Candidates will need:

§  A recognised competence in a conventional fuel i.e. gas, oil, or solid fuel or a relevant plumbing qualification such as an NVQ level 2 or equivalent experience

§  A certificate of competence for the installation of unvented hot water systems

§  A 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

Note: All prerequisites are available via NICEIC Training

Next Step

Candidates might also be interested in other renewable technologies such as Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps, Solar PV, Bio Fuels, Wind Power and Hydro Power.

To join the NICEIC Microgeneration Installer Scheme (MCS), call 0870 013 0458


Duration: 3 days


EAL Exam

Registered: £430 + VAT

Non-registered: £475 + VAT

Assessment NICEIC 

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