• PGL Assessment and Training

    Training for Trade and Professionals

  • Solar Thermal Hot Water

  • What will you learn? This training and assessment is designed to provide experienced heating and plumbing engineers with the necessary skills for the basic design, installation, commissioning and service of solar thermal systems.

    Who should attend? Individuals who wish to self-certify solar thermal installations through a government scheme operators

    The Course Programme:

    • Legislation
    • Types of systems
    • Types of solar thermal panels
    • Survey and design
    • System design criteria
    • Health & safety issues
    • Installation criteria and requirements
    • Testing and Commissioning
    • System Handover
    • Service and maintenance


    Benefits Successful candidates can diversify their business into the emerging renewable energy market. The early adopters of solar thermal technology can win unique business and exploit the opportunities that the microgeneration industry presents.


    Candidates will need:

    A recognised plumbing qualification such as an NVQ level 2 or equivalent experience

    A WRAS approved Water Regulations qualification

    Unvented Hot Water storage systems qualification

    An Energy Efficiency qualification issued by a 17024 UKAS accredited body

    An independently accredited health and safety qualification covering Working at Heights, CoSHH and Manual Handling qualifications

    How is the qualification assessed? Each knowledge unit features an onscreen exam, with a further internal Centre marked assignment for the unit covering the knowledge to install, commission and handover solar thermal hot water systems. The performance units are assessed in the work environment.

    Duration 3 days training followed by practical assessments either at PGL Training or in the workplace

    Cost £650+VAT