BPEC Solar Thermal Systems
100 free places available to start today!*
We’ve partnered with the North West Skills Academy to offer 100 FREE places* on our BPEC Solar Thermal Systems course to those that work in the plumbing industry and want to gain the key retrofitting skills that are needed to ensure Manchester becomes ‘carbon neutral’ by 2038.
If you’re interested, read on to find out if you're eligible for a free place and apply today:
Who qualifies for a free place?
To be eligible for a free place – worth £545 - you must be either a resident of Greater Manchester (GM) or work for a company which is based in GM.
If you’re not a resident of GM and don’t work for a company based in GM then you can still apply to study the course but you wouldn’t be eligible for a free place.
What are the course entry requirements?
To study our BPEC Solar Thermal Systems course you must have a minimum NVQ Level 2 or Level 3 in Plumbing. Alternatively, you must have Conventional Heating Engineering, Domestic Vented and Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems and Water Regulations certificates.
Don’t meet the above entry requirements? Read on below.
Don’t meet the course entry requirements?
If you work in the Plumbing industry but don’t meet the above entry requirements then we can help!
We’ve packaged together our Water Regulation Training and Vented and Unvented Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems courses which you can study at a cost of £80 each before going on to study our BPEC Solar Thermal Systems course for FREE.
Interested in this package? Email HRobinson@tmc.ac.uk for more information.
What will I be qualified to do once I’ve completed the course?
Once you’ve completed the qualification you’ll have the required understanding of solar thermal systems to fully comply with industry regulations.
This is a nationally recognised qualification in the installation and maintenance of small thermal hot water systems. The qualification is developed from the National Occupational Standards and is recognised by the Micro-generation Certification Scheme (MCS) registration bodies as an acceptable qualification to join one of their respective schemes.
When can I start?
Courses start each week from Monday 25 April with limited places still available throughout April, May, June and July:
- Monday 25 April
- Monday 9 May
- Monday 6 June
- Monday 20 June
- Monday 4 July
If you study our Water Regulation Training and Vented and Unvented Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems courses prior to moving on to our BPEC Solar Thermal Systems course then you’ll be studying for a total of six days to obtain all three qualifications.
What kind of things will I learn?
During our BPEC Solar Thermal Systems course you’ll receive an introduction to solar heating before covering the following topics:
- 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 client
How do I apply?
Apply to study our BPEC Solar Thermal Systems qualification via our website:
If you’d like to apply to study Water Regulation Training and Vented and Unvented Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems as well as our BPEC Solar Thermal Systems please email Hannah Robinson using the form below.
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