Waxman Training Academy » Solar Thermal
Course Price Duration Code
QCF Level 3 LOGIC Solar Thermal Installation Course £545 + VAT 4 Days THQ-04-L

Who is this course for?

The Waxman solar thermal courses are aimed at individuals or companies who currently design and install domestic hot water systems who are looking to add solar thermal water heating to the technologies they currently offer. The new QCF Level 3 award from LOGIC Certification is a nationally recognised qualification in the installation and maintenance of solar thermal hot water systems. This qualification is based on the National Occupational Standards as published by industry and is recognised by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme registration bodies as an acceptable qualification to join the scheme.

What are the prerequisites?

Applicants should hold an NVQ Level 2 or above in either domestic/industrial heating and ventilation, plumbing and heating engineering, gas installation or oil-fired technical services. Trainees should also be experienced in the installation of domestic hot and cold water systems and hold a G3 unvented hot water certificate. A basic understanding of electrical practice, WRAS water regulations and energy efficiency in domestic heating is also desirable.

What credits make up this Level 3 award?

  1. 1.     F/602/3100

Know the requirements to install, commission and handover solar thermal hot water systems

  1. 2.     K/602/3107

Inspect, service and maintain ‘active’ solar thermal hot water systems

  1. 3.     L/602/3102

Install, commission and handover ‘active’ solar thermal hot water systems

  1. 4.     Y/602/3104

Know the requirements to inspect, service and maintain ‘active’ solar thermal hot water systems

What are the aims of this course?

The aim of the course is to provide an in depth introduction to solar thermal technology, helping installers and designers offer the best range of domestic hot water and heating solutions to their client. Candidates will learn about the current UK market, government backed incentives and have the opportunity to interact with a range of products and working rigs.

The QCF Level 3 award and the individual unit credit gained from this course provide a clear insight into your technical ability for potential clients, employers and registration bodies within the industry.

What subject areas will this course cover?

Logic Certification outlines the following subject areas and topics which are covered in the syllabus:

  • Regulations and standards
  • Collector types
  • Drain back systems
  • Solar primary system types
  • Solar heated storage types
  • Basic system design and integration
  • External and internal site survey
  • Installation methods and materials
  • Filling and commissioning
  • Servicing and fault finding

Waxman solar thermal courses cover the legislative considerations, risk assessment and regulations for working at heights but does not cover roof or access work in detail. Candidates will have the opportunity to work on roof rigs during the course but installers who are inexperienced in roof work are advised to undertake a recognised certificate in working at heights and/or consult with qualified roofers.

What assessments are involved?

Assessment is carried out via practical evaluation and written assignment in the form of short response written questions. The assessments are open book, incorporating applicable standards and regulations.

What do I need for this course?

A text book is supplied as part of the course.

Trainees attending the installer course should bring evidence of their relevant qualifications and certificates to show the assessor.

All candidates are required to bring two passport size photographs for the certification process. Safety footwear and overalls are also advisable.