BPEC Solar Hot Water course (non-installer)

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BPEC Solar Hot Water course (non-installer) ()


3 days
£450 plus VAT
£75 (plus VAT) for Certification / Manual
£525.00 plus VAT

BPEC Solar Hot Water (non-installer) Course Overview:

  • BPEC Solar Thermal Hot Water (non - installer) 3 Day course
  • No previous qualifications required
  • Generic solar systems used
  • Open book assessment
  • Small training groups
  • Aimed at non-installers, salepersons, architects, engineers, local council and Government employees
  • 200 deposit
  • This Solar Thermal Hot Water (non - installer) course is available through our Mobile Training Division, ideally for companies with 8 or more candidates.

BPEC Solar Hot Water (non-installer) Course Overview:


This Bpec Defined Scope Solar Hot Water course is aimed at people joining or within the solar thermal industry.  This is the non-installer version of the Bpec Solar Hot Water installers course.  This course does not qualify the person in the installation of solar hot water systems, but does give a detailed technical background to those working with solar hot water installers.  Typical course candidates include roofers, architects, building engineers, local Government, housing association employees and salepersons working within the renewable sector.

There are no previous qualification requirements for this solar course although candidates may benefit from taking the wider scope Bpec Renewable Energy Awareness course before this Bpec Solar hot water non-installer one.

Installers should take the Bpec Solar Hot Water installers course instead of this defined scope non-installers course.

Solar Hot water course  Solar training session  Solar unvented equipment

The Solar Thermal Hot Water (non - installer) course covers the environmental background to solar thermal hot water systems, types of solar systems, roofing requirements, health and safety, overview of installation, payback times, Government grants and system maintenance.

The Solar Thermal Hot Water (non - installer) course is certificated by Bpec and this non-installer course is recognised for CPD purposes.

For more information on the Bpec Solar Hot Water Non-Installer course please see the theory overview tab.

BPEC Solar Hot Water (non-installer) Course Theory Overview:

Solar training session

The Bpec Solar Hot water non-installer course is taught at our Renewable training centres across the UK, the course modules cover:

  • Introduction to Domestic Solar Hot Water for non-installers
  • Solar Collectors
  • Environmental background to solar thermal
  • Hot Water Storage and Installation bases
  • Preparing to install a Solar hot water system
  • Overview of the fitting of solar collectors
  • Plumbing layout
  • Control and Power Requirements
  • System commissioning
  • Government grants
  • Payback periods for solar thermal

For more information on the Bpec Solar Hot Water non-Installer course please see the practical overview tab.

BPEC Solar Hot Water (non-installer) Course Practical Overview:


The solar hot water course practical sessions take place on purpose built rigs at a safe ground level. 

  Solar Panel plumbing rigs  Solar Hot water course  Solar training session

On this solar thermal non-installers course candidates will familiarise themselves with the various solar thermal equipment.  There is no requirement to fit solar thermal panels or work at heights.  The main purpose of the practical elements of this non-installers course is to understand the equipment used in the installation of solar thermal systems.

Please take a moment to look at the FAQs tab for the Bpec Solar Hot Water Non-Installer course.


BPEC Solar Hot Water (non-installer) Course FAQs:

Key course facts:

Course times: 9am until 4.30pm with 1 hour for lunch
Course duration: 3 days
Payment: 200 deposit on booking
Assessment method: Open book multiple choice paper
Valid for: 5 years

Q - Who is the Bpec Solar Hot Water Non-Installer course aimed at?

A - The course is aimed aimed at people joining or within the solar thermal industry.  This is the non-installer version of the Bpec Solar Hot Water installers course.

Q - What happens if I fail the Bpec Solar Hot Water Non-Installer course?

A - Like most PPL courses if you fail the Bpec Solar Hot Water Non-Installer course examination, you will be offered a re-sit free of charge.

Q - How do I get more information about the Bpec Solar Hot Water Non-Installer course?

A - Call us on 01904 606090 or request a brochure pack

Q- How do I book a place on the Bpec Solar Hot Water Non-Installer course?

A - Book online for your chosen date or call us on 01904 606090 and then option 1.

Q- Where do people come from to take Bpec Solar Hot Water non Installer course ?

A - We train people from all over the UK for the  Bpec Solar Hot Water Non-Installer course; York, Leeds, Newcastle, Barnsley, Hull, Sheffield, Manchester, Scunthorpe, Nottingham, Chesterfield, Stockport, Liverpool, Bolton, Oldham, Warrington, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Halifax, Harrogate, Derby, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Darlington, Rotherham, Doncaster, Nottingham, Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, Humberside, Grimsby, Cleveland, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Lincoln, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Northern England, Midlands, Birmingham, West Midlands; they come from national plumbing and heating companies, self-employed plumbers, builders, gas engineers, solar electrical engineers and renewable energy engineers, London, South East, Bristol, Birmingham, UK.

For more general frequently asked questions please see our main FAQ page.

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