BPEC Solar Thermal Domestic Hot Water Systems

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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



Dumfries Campus


3 days (full days)



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


Assessment consists of a combination of practical and theory examinations

Course Contact Details

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

Telephone: 01387 734199

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