BPEC Solar Thermal Domestic Hot Water Systems

Introduction

BPEC Solar Thermal Systems NOS Mapped, has been mapped against the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and 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 for suitable Training

At the end of this course, candidates will be able to select the most appropriate solar systems for a specific building and become a competent person to install and maintain any of the common systems in the UK.

Course code

CSHW

Location

Dumfries Campus

Duration

3 days (full days)

Price

£375.00

Entry Requirements

Candidates should have a minimum VQ Level 2/3 qualification in plumbing or conventional heating engineering or provide demonstrable evidence of at least 3 years relevant experience.

Candidates should also hold a Domestic Vented and Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems qualification, as well as a Water Regulations/ Waterbylaws qualification

Course Content

The following will be covered in this course:

  • Introduction to solar heating
  • Service and maintenance
  • 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

Assessments

Assessment consists of a combination of practical and theory examinations

Additional funding information

No One Left Behind Training Allowance
Dumfries and Galloway Local Employability partnership (Funded by the Scottish Government) are proud to be working in partnership with DG College to offer eligible individuals funding to learn new, work-related skills and training.

You can use the money to build the skills you need for a job or get some training to take your career to the next level.

And because it’s not a loan, you don’t have to pay it back.

Check if you are eligible then follow the registration process.

Are you eligible?

You must meet all of the following criteria

  • 16 years of age or older
  • Resident in Dumfries and Galloway
  • Have the right to work and live in the UK.
  • Unemployed and looking to get back into work OR in employment and claiming an income-based benefit (i.e Universal Credit)

AND at least one of the following characteristics:

  • Parents with a child under the age of 19 (still registered in full time education)
  • Armed Forces Veteran
  • Asylum Seeker
  • Care Experienced
  • Caring responsibilities
  • Childcare needs
  • Criminal Convictions
  • Homeless or affected by housing inclusion.
  • Long Term health condition/ illness
  • No Limited work experience.
  • Refugee
  • Substance related conditions
  • Lack of Transport

If you meet the criteria, you could receive the full cost of your course fee.

Apply for your No One Left Behind Grant

To access support with the fees you must register with DG Works. Just follow the link or use the QR code. If you are already registered, please contact your Employment Key Worker for next steps.

Once you have completed the registration form and your eligibility has been checked someone from DG Works (part of Dumfries and Galloway Council) will contact you to ask you to provide the following evidence:

  • Reside in Scotland (e.g. evidence address)
  • Working Age (e.g. birth certificate)
  • Right to Live & Work in the UK (e.g. evidence of benefits)

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If you have any questions please contact 01387 260035 or email DGEmployability@dumgal.gov.uk

Course Contact Details

If you would like more information or to reserve a place on a course, please get in touch.

Telephone: 01387 734199
E-mail:shortcourses@dumgal.ac.uk

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