Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems (Level 3)

Key info

  • Duration: 3 Days

  • Entry requirements: Relevant industry qualifications (See FAQs for more details)

  • Qualification: LCL Awards Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems

  • Cost: £792 incl VAT

Who is this course suitable for?

This course is suitable for anyone who:

  • …is an experienced and qualified heating or gas engineer interested in learning how to install and maintain solar thermal hot water system

  • …may not have earned their existing qualifications with Staffordshire Training Service – all qualified candidates are welcome!

About the Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems (Level 3) course

This qualification is designed to provide experienced gas and heating engineers with the skills and expertise to install and maintain solar thermal hot water systems.

This course will cover topics including:

  • What you need to know to install, commission and handover solar thermal hot water systems

  • How to inspect, service and maintain active solar thermal hot water systems

  • How to install, commission and handover active solar thermal hot water systems

  • What you need to know in order to inspect, service and maintain active solar thermal hot water systems.

How is the Low Temperature Heating and Hot Water Systems Course (Level 3) delivered and assessed?

The course is delivered at our Stafford training centre. You will be assessed through work performance activities and short response written assessment.

There are no credits or honours for this course. You will either pass and gain your qualification, or you will be referred and have the opportunity to retake the exam at a later date.

What are the next steps after earning this qualification?

Once you have earned your qualification, we will offer you support on next steps.

This can include connecting you with partner organisations and clients who are in need of qualified installers or maintenance engineers, or by offering you additional upskill training in other appliances or renewable courses.

Frequently asked questions

How is the training and assessment for this qualification accredited?2024-02-07T14:16:41+00:00

Staffordshire Training Centre is one of approximately 160 approved centres delivering training and carrying out assessments under the LCL Awards.

The LCL Awards is one of the Building Services Engineering (BSE) sectors foremost awarding organisation and certification bodies. They’re a well-trusted and recognised organisation; read more about the LCL Awards here.

What experience do applicants need to secure a place on the course?2024-02-07T14:12:29+00:00

To enrol in this course, you need to hold an N/SVQ Level 2 or 3 certificate in your relevant professional industry. In addition to this, you’re required to hold a valid competency/certification in:

  • Water Regulations/Water Byelaws
  • Unvented Domestic Hot Water Storage Systems
  • Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating.

For more information about the specific requirements for this course, please visit the LCL Awards course page. If you’re unsure whether this course is right for you or not, you can talk to our team of teachers and engineers. We’ll be happy to offer you all the advice and guidance you may need.

What happens if I fail the exam?2024-02-07T14:13:54+00:00

If you were unable to successfully pass the assessment phase of the course, you would be referred and together, we’d work out what approach is best for you.

If a candidate wants to retake their exams, we provide you with the opportunity to re-sit any module exam for free. We’d also work with them to ensure they can further develop their skills and practical experience, giving them the confidence and knowledge to hopefully pass their exams this time round.

If we or the candidate feels they need more significant support or that the course isn’t suitable for them, we would work with the candidate to work out the best outcome for all.

How old do learners need to be?2024-02-07T14:13:12+00:00

To join this course, you will need to be over 18 years of age and no longer in full-time formal education.

We’re lucky enough to have a great mix of people join us in our classrooms, and we often welcome learners who are over 50.

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