Course Details

  • If you’re a qualified plumbing and/or heating engineer wanting to upskill, this course combines theory and practice in covering topics such as service and maintenance, solar collectors, preparing solar water heating systems and much more.
    The Solar Hot Water Thermal Systems is now fully mapped against the National Occupational Standards, therefore this course is a requirement of the minimum technical competency (MTC) document for solar installers. The course is recognised by all bodies offering routes to Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) as evidence of suitable training.
    This course and assessment is not regulated by OFQUAL.

  • Candidates should have a minimum NVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or Conventional Heating Engineering, Domestic Vented and Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems, Water Regulations and Part L Energy Efficiency certificates, or demonstrable evidence of at least 3 years relevant work experience.

  • Assessments consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.

  • There are lots of other short courses that the College offer within Construction & Engineering.
    Each qualification you achieve will take you closer to your ideal job in the construction and engineering industry, giving you all the skills you need to have a successful career.

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  • The cost of the course is £545. If you have any further queries, please contact us on 03333 222 444 or

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  • Do you have a burning question about this course, or would you like to know more about the qualification you’ll receive and how it will help your career?
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