QCF - Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems - Nationwide Training Services Scotland
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QCF - Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems Featured

Course Info
Certification Logic Certification
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QCF Code 600/7439/5
Level 3
Credit Value 10
Guided learning hours 30

Background

This regulated QCF qualification is for learners that wish to demonstrate their knowledge in the Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems

Learner outcomes

  • Know the health and safety risks and safe systems of work associated with solar thermal hot water system installation work
  • Know the requirements of relevant regulations/standards relating to practical installation, testing and commissioning activities for solar thermal hot water system installation work
  • Know the types and layouts of solar thermal hot water system
  • Know the purpose of components used within solar thermal hot water system installations
  • Know the types and key operating principles of solar collectors
  • Know the requirements for the routine service and maintenance of 'active' solar thermal hot water systems
  • Know how to diagnose faults in 'active' solar thermal hot water system installations
  • Know how to rectify faults in'active' solar thermal hot water systems
  • Know the information requirements to enable system component selection and sizing
  • Know the fundamental techniques used to select, size and position components for solar thermal hot water systems
  • Know how the performance of solar hot water systems is measured
  • Know the preparatory work required for solar thermal hot water system installation work
  • Know the requirements for connecting solar thermal hot water system collector circuits to combination boiler domestic hot water circuits
  • Know the requirements for installing solar collector arrays
  • Know the requirements for installing for solar thermal hot water system pipework
  • Know the requirements to test and commission solar thermal hot water system installations
  • Know the requirements to handover solar thermal hot water systems.
  • Plan and prepare for the installation of 'active' solar thermal hot water system
  • Install solar thermal hot water system components
  • Test and commission an 'active' solar thermal hot water system
  • Handover an 'active' solar thermal hot water system
  • Undertake the routine service and maintenance of an 'active' solar thermal hot water system
  • Undertake fault diagnosis work on 'active' solar thermal hot water system installations
  • Undertake fault rectification work on 'active' solar thermal hot water system installations

Pre-requisites

  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Plumbing or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence
  • N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Gas Installation and Maintenance or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence

In addition, if not included in the above current certification in relation to

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

Related links and support material

Solar Trade Association, Microgeneration Certification (MCS)

Related Qualifications

WRAS - Water Regulations Certificate, Energy Efficiency for Domestic Heating, Hot Water Systems & Safety (inc. Unvented hot water), Legionella Prevention and Water Treatment (Operators and Managers Course)

Assessment method

Assessment through practical work performance activities and written response assessment.

Accreditations

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NTS Courses Renewables Training Courses QCF - Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems