BPEC Solar Thermal Installer Certificate (QCF Accredited)

Course Content

  • Background to solar thermal and the market
  • Types of solar collector and applications
  • Hot water storage and installation
  • Site surveying & installation preparation
  • Plumbing layout and design
  • Control and power requirements
  • Fault finding, rectification and commissioning
  • Payback periods for solar thermal installations
  • Managing the customer and MCS requirements
  • Practical installation of panels

Target Audience

  • Plumbing and Heating Engineers wishing to broaden their skills and knowledge in the solar thermal market
  • HETAS H004 Wet Appliance registered installers looking to diversify
  • Registered HETAS H005DE Biomass Installer - Direct Entry qualified engineers looking to diversify


  • Compulsory: BPEC Vented & Unvented Hot Water Systems (Part G3) Certificate
  • Compulsory: BPEC Water Regulations Certificate (WIAPS)
  • or, working towards Level 2 plumbing qualification 


Four Days


£465 + VAT 


Practical assessment and multiple choice theory exam


BPEC Solar Thermal Installer Certificate (MCS Recognised)

Please Note: QCF unit accreditation can be achieved by completing the BPEC Environmental Awareness Certificate