Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems

Level 3 Award - Installation of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems

This covers the installation of solar hot water heating systems, including:

  • Install, commission and handover new solar thermal hot water systems
  • Install, commission and handover existing solar thermal hot water systems

Level 3 Award - Installation and Maintenance of Solar Hot Water Systems

This course covers the installation and maintenance of solar hot water heating systems, including: 

  • Install, commission and handover new solar thermal hot water systems
  • Install, commission and handover existing solar thermal hot water systems Inspect, service and maintain new solar thermal hot water systems Inspect, service and maintain existing solar thermal hot water systems
The installation award is an integral requirement of the installation and maintenance qualification. If the installation award has already been completed as a stand-alone qualification, it will be credited and the course time reduced accordingly.

For both qualifications,
the renewables awareness course - Level 3 Award in Understanding the Fundamental Principles and Requirements of Environmental Technology Systems - is an integral requirement of the award but will be credited if you have already completed it as a stand-alone award, or have achieved it within another technology.

Entry requirements

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in either Plumbing, Heating and Ventilating, Oil-Fired Technical Services, Gas Installation and Maintenance, approved equivalent, JIB-PMES/CSCS card or Engineering Services SKILLcard

In addition, if not included in the above, current certification in relation to:

  • Water Regulations/Water Byelaws (WRAS or equivalent) Unvented Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems
  • Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating (C&G 6084 or equivalent)
  • Level 3 Award in Understanding the Fundamental Principles and Requirements of Environmental Technology Systems

If you're unable to meet these entry requirements, your local hub will be able to help with additional assessment and training if required.

Assessment for each course is via a practical assessment and an online test.

Your local hub will be able to give you more details on where you can undertake this training.