This is a nationally recognised qualification in the installation and maintenance of small thermal hot water systems. The qualification is developed from the National Occupational Standards and is recognised by the Micro-generation Certification Scheme (MCS) registration bodies as an acceptable qualification to join one of their respective schemes.
Trainees should have a minimum NVQ level 2/3 qualification in plumbing or conventional heating engineering or demonstrable evidence of at least 3 years relevant experience , a Domestic Vented and Unvented Hot Water Storage Systems Certificate, Water Regulations and Part L Energy Efficiency Certificates.
Assessments consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.
This qualification satisfies MCS requirements for related work activites.
Training materials are available from a number of sources.
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Assessment centres wishing to deliver the Level 3 Award In the Installation and Maintenance of Solar Thermal Hot Water Systems should contact AOadmin@bpec.org.uk