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Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems

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Qualification Title: Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems
LCL Qualification Code: IMSTHWS
RQF Qualification Code:

600/7439/5

Level and Credit Value: Level: 3 Credit Value: 4
Guided Learning Hours: 28 GLH 35 TQT
Qualification Units:
  • Know the requirements to install, commission and handover solar thermal hot water systems
  • Inspect, service and maintain 'active' solar thermal hot water systems
  • Install, commission and handover 'active' solar thermal hot water systems
  • Know the requirements to inspect, service and maintain 'active' solar thermal hot water systems

 

Qualification Certificate Expiry:
Background:

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

Learners 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;

or,

N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Domestic Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence

or,

N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Heating and Ventilating (Industrial and Commercial Installation) or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence

or,

N/SVQ Level 2/3 in Oil-Fired Technical Services or equivalent earlier certification that provides evidence of competence;

or,

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
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