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Introduction to Understanding Solar Thermal Technology
Solar Water Heater
This training programme is now availiable 


The purpose of this programme is to introduce the theory, concepts and the science behind Solar Thermal (Hot water) technologies, including the fundamental concepts of solar energy, heating, health & safety, solar thermal circuits, legislation and how solar thermal systems are designed, installed, maintained and commissioned. 


This programme is suitable for learners with a interest in sustainable technologies and those who wish to develop the skills necessary for a career in this industry (including those learners studying engineering, plumbing, construction and multi-skills).


This programme is designed to be delivered as a stand-alone programme (e.g. For adults via AEB funding), or to run along-side other programmes of learning as part of a study programme.

  • A single unit of 20 GLH - available on-line

  • Suitable for all learners 

  • Assessment is by two on-line multiple-choice quiz covering the theory and the practical elements of instillation.

Learners who complete the programme are awarded a digital credential from City & Guilds, which states that they can understands how solar thermal systems operate and how they are installed in the home.

The programme is made up of the following sections:

  • Section 1: Overview and considerations for solar thermal

  • Section 2: Health & safety

  • Section 3: UK & international standards - types of solar collectors

  • Section 4: Options for solar thermal storage

  • Section 5: Designs for solar thermal primary circuits

  • Section 6: Solar thermal primary circuit controls

  • Section 7: Fittings & materials installation

  • Section 8: Filling, commissioning and maintenance

  • Final assessment 


Please get in contact for further details, we have different models to meet your organisations needs!


All of our courses are eligible for funding via the EFSA, AEB or can be co-funded with our FE partners.

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