Gas, Oil, Plumbing, Electrical, Renewable Energy, Solid Fuel. Training and Assessment Centre
Gas, Oil, Plumbing, Electrical,Renewable Energy, Solid Fuel.Training and Assessment Centre 



Assessment Information


The Solar Hot Water Thermal Systems (QCF Mapped) is now fully mapped against the Qualification and Credit Framework (QCF) units, which are developed from the National Occupational Standards. Such a course is a requirement of the minimum technical competency (MTC) document for solar installers and the certificate is recognised by all bodies offering routes to the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) as evidence of suitable training




Trainees should have a minimum NVQ level 2/3 qualification in plumbing or conventional heating engineering or demonstrable evidence of at least 3 years relevant experience.

A Domestic Vented and Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems Certificate, Water Regulations and Part L Energy Efficiency Certificates are required to become MCS registered


Further Information


This is a 3 day course, it will enable candidates to select the most appropriate solar system for a building based on the customers needs and to install and maintain any of the common systems in the UK safely and efficiently.

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

The certificate meets the requirements for MCS operators


Expiry Information   

Certificates are normally valid for 5 years.


Training Materials


The training manual will be issued on the first day of the course. 

And the training course and manual cover the following:

  • 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 
  • Course Duration 3 Days 

  • You will need to bring with you

  • Candidate name and address
  • Candidate National Insurance number
  • 2 passport sized photographs
  • A declaration of the category for the individual making the application



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Pre-requisite requirements for MCS alined courses are   


Unvented Hot Water


  Water Regulations


    And Part L Building Regulations




Health and Safety courses you should think about


Work at Height Regulations 2005


  Control of Substances Hazardous to Health Regulations 2002 (COSHH)


      The Manual Handling Operations Regulations 1992


              All H&S courses are on line

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