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Intro Into Solar Thermal Systems - April 2024

Study Mode
Part Time Evening
Not Applicable
5 weeks
Suitable for
Stratford Campus
Intro Into Solar Thermal Systems – April 2024
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Course content

The introduction to solar thermal installer course delivers the basic knowledge, skills and competency required to design, install, commission, and maintain domestic and commercial solar PV systems.

It does not cover all possible variants of this subject and manufacturer’s support and guidance should always be sought when fitting equipment. The following topics will be introduced, as well as many more:

  • Regulations and standards.
  • Solar thermal collector types.
  • Solar heated storage types (storage cylinders).
  • Solar primary system types.
  • Basic solar heating system design and integration.
  • External and internal site survey, installation methods and materials.
  • Filling and commissioning.
  • Solar thermal system servicing and fault finding.

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Entry requirements

Please be prepared to provide your residency documents such as a passport, EU citizen ID card, UK Birth Certificate or Biometric Card. If you have been in the UK for less than 1 years or have entered the UK with a visa you will need to provide evidence that you are eligible to study in the UK - your visa, your biometric card that covers the duration of your course or any relevant home office documents to support your residency should all be provided. If you’re an EU, EEA or Swiss citizen we will need to see evidence of 'Pre-Settled' or 'Settled status' documents. Also for funding purposes we would need to see evidence of payslips if working (within the last 3 months). If you are receiving benefits (e.g JSA, ESA, Universal Credit (UC), Housing benefits etc. please provide evidence of this).

PPE Equipment Required

Due to the nature of the courses face to face delivery may be required in the workshop this will include working with sharp tools and heavy materials at times, no training shoes will be permitted. Steel toe capped/ safety boots are advised for footwear and legs should be covered at all times while practical working is taking place.


No Formal Qualification