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Contents

Contents Introduction

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Energy Performance Domestic Energy Assessment (DEA) RSAP: Stroma’s RdSAP Software Non Domestic Energy Assessment ( NDEA) On Construction Energy Assessment (OCEA) Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) Public Building Assessment (DEC) Air-Conditioning Energy Assessment (ACEA)

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Competent Person Schemes Heating and Hot Water Systems

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Installation of Microgeneration and Renewable Technologies

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Electrical Training

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Renewable Technologies

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Contact Us

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Introduction

Training courses are held at a variety of locations throughout the UK and ROI. In addition, we can arrange private courses at a chosen venue for groups of four or more. In Conjunction with our preferred Certification and Accreditation Company you can access a range of corresponding certification schemes is designed to provide our candidates with membership unrivalled in terms of both its cost and its benefits, which include: •

Helpline manned by qualified assessors

Support via our Certification Company’s we b s i t e member’s area

Regular technical updates and ongoing CPD

We offer a straightforward, hassle-free route to training and certification. Committed to providing the highest quality service and overall benefits, our chosen Certification and Accreditation Company c o n t i n u o u s l y monitors its policies and procedures to ABBE, City & Guilds and BPEC credentials. We are a provider of training services; however by using our preferred Certification Company Scheme you will have access to a Government approved certification body delivering training, assessment, and ongoing Continuing Professional Development (CPD) for our registered assessors, inspectors and installers. Installer Competent Persons Schemes Within the building regulations, Competent Persons Schemes have been created practitioners

to allow technically competen

to Self Certify works rather undergo 3rd party inspection via Building Control authorities. Being a member of a competent person’s scheme has benefits to the installer, such that they are capable of self certification which means any works notifiable under the Building Regulations do not require Building Control inspections and resultant fees, cutting down on time and cost.

Our chosen Certification Company is approved by the Department of Communities and Local Government (CLG) to train and certify assessors, inspectors and advisors needed as a result of legislative updates and industry developments

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Domestic Energy Assessment ( DEA)

We can provide the training and a c c e s s t o t h e certification required to become a Domestic Energy Assessor (DEA) for existing dwellings.

Housing is responsible for approximately 27%* of the UK’s carbon dioxide emissions. Energy Performance Certificates (EPC`s) have been introduced as part of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (2003) to help improve the energy efficiency of buildings, cut carbon emissions and tackle climate change. An Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) is required for any existing property which is sold or let in the UK

An EPC provides a building with an energy performance rating on a scale of ‘A’ to 'G', with 'A' being the most energy efficient and ‘G’ being the least. EPCs include a detailed Recommendation Report which outlines measures which could be taken to reduce home energy use and carbon dioxide emissions. EPCs can only be produced by qualified, certified Domestic Energy Assessors (DEAs). Newly constructed dwellings require a SAP energy assessment.

We have available to all candidates fully developed user-friendly RDSAP software which is available free of charge.

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Domestic Energy Assessor Training

Diploma in Domestic Energy Assessment Level 3 (Dip DEA) Domestic energy assessors (DEAs) collect data about a property including dimensions, construction and services, in order to generate an EPC using approved RdSAP software. We offer the City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Domestic Energy Assessment (DipDEA). This three day course covers all elements of a DEA’s role and includes practical experience of property surveying and producing EPCs using user-friendly RdSAP software, RSAP. To qualify as an assessor, candidates must attend the training course and sit a multiple choice City & Guilds online examination, which can be taken either at the end of the course or at the candidate’s convenience. Additionally, candidates must submit a portfolio including evidence of business skills and five EPCs.

Benefits of the scheme • • • • • •

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Free to join No membership/renewal fees or the requirement to purchase lodgement credits in advance Dedicated telephone and email technical support, staffed by qualified, experienced energy assessors Members’ resource area with access to: - technical bulletins & CPD information - free software downloads - RdSAP methodology manual - current news Flexible insurance cover, if required: - choice of Professional Indemnity cover of either £250,000 or £1,000,000 - cover includes inventory and floor plan insurance Choice of software solutions:

CERTIFICATION Once qualified, domestic energy assessors are invited to join the certification scheme. Experienced staff are available to support and deal with any queries

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RdSAP Software Solutions

Our Certification Company has developed its own user-friendly RdSAP software, available in three different versions: desktop, web-based and PDA. All software is offered free of charge to certified member assessors no waiting for web pages to load; the software is as fast as your PC. You can save either locally or online, allowing you to continue working, should you lose your internet connection.

FAST:

FLEXIBLE: navigate around the survey the

FREE:

way you prefer, moving from section to section whenever you want. no charges for download and use.

Desktop Software Our recommended RdSAP software solution is a fast and reliable platform through which to enter EPC data. RSAP allows desktop retrieval of your EPC, asset rating graphs and survey report, with no need to visit Landmark. Asset rating graphs can be generated independently of the EPC, in a side-by-side format, ready to be sent to the client. Completed and ‘in process’ surveys can easily be sorted through, with the ability to re-order jobs by postcode or street name. A customer reference box allows for easy organisation of your jobs. RSAP has the facility to copy a lodged or ‘in progress’ survey with just a click, and assessors can lodge the entire day’s EPCs simply, via the software’s batch lodgement feature, significantly reducing the time spent during the lodgement process. RSAP offers free Microsoft Excel spreadsheet output, exporting all RdSAP entries and calculation numbers into one line of Microsoft Excel, ready to import into many asset management software solutions. This was written for, and is used by councils and housing associations. EPC data outputs include: PDF, text only, survey report including photographs and Microsoft Excel/CSV. Further key features include a locally-stored SEDBUK database, allowing you to search by either GC number or boiler type, and an ‘add address’ feature, allowing all address requests to be processed within the software without preventing continued data input. A convenient form pre-populated with your assessor details adds to the simplicity.

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Non Domestic Energy Assessor Training

Our Certification Company was the first to lodge a Commercial Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) in the UK on the 26th March 2008.

Our Certification Company is the leading certification body for non-domestic energy assessment (NDEA), and we provided training, certification and the calculation software required to produce commercial EPCs. Energy Performance Certificates (EPCs) are now mandatory upon construction, sale or rental of any nondomestic building, whether new or existing. An assessment must be carried out by a certified assessor and an EPC generated, which gives the building a rating of ‘A’ to ‘G’ (where ‘A’ is the most energy efficient). The EPC is also accompanied by an Advisory Report (AR) which outlines ways in which energy can be saved and provides recommendations that include the short, medium and long term paybacks of various green technologies. The implementation of these recommendations would reduce the building’s CO2 emissions as well as fuel costs. Approved Document Part L2A-2006 of the Building Regulations stipulates a full building energy calculation for all newly constructed buildings. The Simplified Building Energy Model (SBEM) software used to perform this calculation is then used to create the EPC which is required prior to the building being occupied.

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Non Domestic Energy Assessor Training

Diploma in Non-Domestic Energy Assessment Level 3 (DipNDEA) We offer the Level 3 Diploma through a choice of two awarding bodies, ABBE or City & Guilds. For either qualification, candidates attend a four day training course where they are taught the practical skills of building surveying and data entry into the approved Government software. A Level 3 Non-Domestic Energy Assessor (NDEA) can model simple heating, cooling and ventilation systems within existing buildings. After completing the training, candidates sit a multiple choice examination and produce a portfolio of three EPCs and supporting documentation to demonstrate their ability to carry out non-domestic energy assessments.

Diploma in Non-Domestic Energy Assessment Level 4 (DipNDEA) For candidates who wish to assess and produce EPCs for buildings containing more complex heating, cooling and ventilation installations in both existing and newly constructed buildings, we offer the Diploma in NDEA Level 4. The syllabus is offered as a two day (top-up) course which builds on the knowledge acquired for the Level 3 Diploma. Similar to the Level 3 Diploma, the candidates will become qualified once they have passed the multiple choice exam and produced the portfolio of three EPCs. In addition to the Level 4 training course, candidates have the option to attend a one day follow-on course for DECs

Non-Domestic Energy Assessment Level 5 (DipNDEA) Level 5 assessors are qualified to undertake assessments on both existing and newly constructed nondomestic buildings using dynamic simulation modelling (DSM). Certification to this level can only be gainedthrough the APEL rout

CERTIFICATION Once qualified, assessors are invited to join our preferred certification scheme. Their NDEA technical team is available to offer support to all assessors. Certified assessors will gain access to the members’ area online, receive regular technical bulletins and regular invitations to CPD events and workshops.

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On Construction Energy Assessment

GreenTech Consulting provides the training and certification required to become an On Construction Energy Assessor for domestic properties.

The Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) for Energy Rating of Dwellings is the Government’s methodology for calculating the energy performance of dwellings within the UK and is compliant with the requirements of the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD). In accordance with the Building Regulations, SAP energy assessments are produced to demonstrate compliance. In addition, all new homes now require an Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) upon sale or let. Only qualified, On-Construction Energy Assessors (OCEA) can produce both SAP calculations and EPCs. OCEAs produce calculations that are based on a range of factors which contribute to the energy efficiency of a building, using approved software (e.g. FSAP). These factors include: building materials, main and secondary heating systems, heating controls, ventilation and renewable technologies. An OCEA will fully understand these factors within the calculation which will enable them to consult and assist with the design of the development.

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On Construction Energy Assessment

Diploma in On Construction Energy Assessment (Dip OCEA)

This three day training course provides full instruction on how to produce SAP assessments and EPCs. Candidates are guided through the assessment process, from receiving clients’ instructions and gathering and inputting the data, to generating the SAP report and lodging the EPC. Day one explores the role of an On Construction Energy Assessor, along with the related theory and legislation. Days two and three provide two full days of practical, guided workshops which cover: •

Analysing plans, specifications and constructions

Taking measurements from architectural plans

Building U-Values

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Basic model building using free Google SketchUp™ software to identify building element areas Inputting data into approved software Exploring different options and design strategies to improve the energy performance of dwellings Producing accurate SAP energy assessment reports and EPCs

On completion of the training, candidates are required to submit a structured portfolio of evidence (to include five ‘pre-set’ SAP assessments) and to pass a thirty minute, multiple choice examination set by the awarding body (ABBE) in order to become qualified

APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) Experienced practitioners can apply to become certified through the APEL route. Please contact us team for further information

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Code for sustainable homes

Our Certification Company is approved by the Department for Communities and Local Government (CLG) to provide the training and certification required to become a Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) assessor.

Our Certification Company is accredited by the United Kingdom Accreditation Service (UKAS) to train and certify competent persons for the Code for Sustainable Homes scheme under BS EN ISO 7024:2003

The Code for Sustainable Homes (CSH) is driving improvement in building practice by providing a comprehensive measure of housing sustainability. The aim of the Code is to limit the environmental impact of new build dwellings, by ensuring real improvements in key areas such as carbon dioxide emissions, waste, water usage and environmental impact. The role of a CSH assessor is to accurately evaluate new build dwellings against a range of criteria in order to generate a Code rating and report Stroma Certified CSH assessors will be able to use the free Code Report Writer software. This software will produce a well presented report which demonstrates compliance within the Code Level achieved, whilst displaying the credits in each category .

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Public Building Assessment

Diploma in Display Energy Certificates Level 3 (DipDEC) Candidates have the option to either participate in the DipDEC as a standalone qualification or as a top-up to the DipNDEA Level 4 course: The two day training course covers: (NOS) criteria



National Occupational Standards



Mechanical and electrical building services associated with the production of DECs



Use of the Government-approved software tool, including entry of actual building data On completion of the training, candidates sit an exam and submit a portfolio of three DECs with all supporting information for assessment

Display Energy Certificates (DECs) provide buildings with an operational rating in terms of energy usage on a scale of ‘A’ to ‘G’, where ‘A’ is the most efficient and ‘G’ the least. DECs are based on the actual amount of metered energy used by the building over a period of twelve months. A DEC and Advisory Report (AR) are required for public buildings with a useable floor area over 1,000m2 that are occupied in whole, or in part, by public authorities and by institutions providing public services to a large number of persons, and are therefore frequently visited by members of the public. All public authorities must display a DEC in a prominent location, clearly visible to the public, and have in their possession a valid AR. The AR contains recommendations for improving the energy performance of the building.

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Public Building Assessment

Operational Rating Toolkit (OR Toolkit)

OR Toolkit is a powerful software tool for the production of Display Energy Certificates and Advisory Reports. As standalone DEC software, the Systems Link OR Toolkit allows the user multiple benefits over conventional DEC packages: •

Site, building and project database allowing ease of navigation through existing records, and storage of existing building information allowing second year certificates to be produced easily

profiles can be created storing the certified assessor’s information

Visual progress bars showing which sections are completed

Automated lodgement through the Stroma web services to Landmark

Customised portfolio analysis, including carbon footprinting and performance league tables

Phone and email technical support from the Stroma Certification help desk

A comprehensive online help system is provided with the software. The package has been designed to make the whole process of monitoring and targeting as easy as possible.

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Air Conditioning Assessment

Reports generated contain building -specific advice for building owners and operators, highlighting any opportunities to reduce energy consumption.

GreenTech Consulting provides the training, APEL guidance and certification required to become an air-conditioning system inspector. Air-conditioning systems can account for a large proportion of a building’s energy usage. Having regular inspections carried out by a qualified assessor can improve efficiency and reduce energy consumption which in turn reduces capital operating costs and carbon emissions. Building owners and managers who operate air-conditioning systems have statutory obligations under the Energy Performance of Buildings Directive (EPBD) to ensure that air conditioning inspections are conducted by qualified and certified air-conditioning inspectors All air-conditioning systems with an effective rated output of more than 12kW must be regularly inspected by an energy assessor. •

For air-conditioning systems with an effective rated output greater than 250kW, the first inspection was required before 4th January 2009

For air-conditioning systems with an effective rated output greater than 12kW, the first inspection is required by 4th January 2011

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Air Conditioning Assessment

Diploma in Air-Conditioning Energy Assessment Level 3 (DipACEA) The Level 3 Diploma is offered as a three day course, during which the candidate learns both the practical survey/inspection skills and the relevant software skills to inspect and produce reports for simple unitary and split air-conditioning units. To ensure that candidates are competent and able to produce the inspection reports, the course contains both Classroom-based theory modules and site-based inspection elements.

Diploma in Air-Conditioning Energy Assessment Level 4 (DipACEA) The ABBE Level 4 Diploma qualifies candidates to undertake assessments on complex air-conditioning systems, including all the associated plant machinery and controls. We can offer the Level 4 Diploma as a two day top-up to the Level 3 syllabus, which incorporates both taught theory modules and hands-on site experience of air-conditioning inspection.

APEL (Accreditation of Prior Experiential Learning) Candidates with existing experience of air-conditioning inspections may qualify for the APEL route to certification. This involves the candidate submitting details of relevant training and experience for assessment against the National Occupational Standard (NOS) framework. Once the assessor’s experience is deemed suitable, provisional certification is granted and the first three assessments completed are submitted to be awarded for competence. On completion of this, the assessor is granted full certification status.

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Competent Persons Scheme

Businesses carrying out works that comply with Building Regulations will find that membership to a Competent Person Scheme (CPS) has many benefits over the conventional route of using Building Control or approved inspectors

Joining our CPS is straightforward – Our staff evaluate that applicants hold relevant industry qualifications/standards, and will ensure a series of site audits are carried out to authorise that the correct level of competency to self certify works is demonstrated.

Key criteria for joining the CPS scheme: •

can demonstrate relevant technical and safety standards

can demonstrate high standards of codes of practice and professionalism

adheres to regular checks and standards set out by the CPS scheme

Save both time and money once authorised with our Competent Person Scheme to self-certify work without further obstacle from Local Authority Building Control.

Initial applications and the vetting process is broken down into 2 sections: 1,

Firstly submitted documentation/evidence is reviewed by Our Certification Company once this process is complete the Stroma assessment team will contact the installer and schedule a site visit.

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The installer will be asked to provide information on business processes and demonstrate a sound working knowledge of the Building Regulations, this process will also incorporate a physical assessment of notifiable works recently conducted by the installer.

If the installer is deemed competent in their field of works they will be invited to join Our Certification Company’s Competent Person Scheme and start taking advantage of the self certification process. To maintain membership installers will be subjected to annual re-assessment, ensuring ongoing standards and adherence to Building Regulations are met.

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Competent Persons Scheme

Our Certification Company is currently licensed by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to run the following heating and hot water Competent Person Schemes:

Heating and hot water systems • Connected to a heat-producing gas appliance • Connected to an oil-fired combustion appliance • Connected to a solid fuel appliance • Connected to an electric heat source • Electric heating system in dwellings • Electric heating system on buildings other than dwellings

Competent Person Scheme benefits: •

Quality Assurance (QA) documentation/development

Training development and technical research based on a continuing professional development (CPD) principle

All scheme members will receive free of charge access to the on-line Continuous Professional Development Channel, which provides 24 hour access to a growing library of relevant CPD

Regularly informed of relevant legislation and industry developments

Invitations to free of charge monthly CPD events held in our dedicated training and assessment centres located nationwide

Access to a free of charge technical support phone line, manned by competent experts

Access to a dedicated members website

Listed as an approved competent person

Save both time and money once authorised with on our Competent Person Scheme to self-certify work without further obstacle from Local Authority Building Control.


Microgeneration and Renewable Technologies Installation The UK is committed to meeting EU targets of producing 20% of energy from renewable sources by 2020. Achieving our targets could provide £100 billion worth of investment opportunities and up to half a million jobs in the renewable energy sector by 2020.

It is known that 50% of the UK’s energy is being used for heating and hot water, residential energy consumption contributes a 75% proportion to this figure. The UK's renewable energy strategy driven by legislation aims for 12% of the heat/energy supply to come from renewable sources. In conjunction with the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), our competent person schemes for renewable technologies will provide a platform to ensure that all notifications, inspections and installations of renewable technologies are produced to consistently high standards and where feasible correspond to the current government ‘Pay as you Save’ schemes. In this rapidly growing industry, installers that carry the CPS/MCS Mark are likely to be seen as the industry standard in renewable installation. Reasons for this, but not exclusively are: •

Feed-In Tariffs, which will provide guaranteed payments to individuals, business and communities for smallscale electricity generation. For technologies where there is an MCS standard, both the technology and the installer must be MCS certified to be eligible

The Renewable Heat Incentive is planned and will provide cash back to individuals, business and communities for renewable heat generation. The Government has indicated that the Renewable Heat Incentive is being linked to MCS products and installers;

The Energy Saving Scotland home renewables grant schemes (heat technologies only) require MCS certificated products and installers to be used;

The Code for Sustainable Homes, which is a mandatory requirement for all newly built homes to meet sustainability ratings, including ratings for energy and CO2 emissions. MCS certificated technologies can be used to meet the requirements of this Code;

Planning permission for consumers for certain renewable energy technologies have now been made a lot simpler thanks to permitted development rights introduced in England and Scotland;

The Standard Assessment Procedure (SAP) for energy rating of dwellings recognises MCS certificated products when determining whether products are eligible for inclusion in SAP assessments


Microgeneration and Renewable Technologies Installation To take advantage of this growing demand careful consideration to the certification process should be taken into account.

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Stroma Certification is currently licensed by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to run the following heating and hot water Competent Person Schemes:

Installation of microgeneration and renewables technologies • • • • • • • •

Absorption cooling Micro-CHP Ground cooling Ground source heat pumps Solar PV panels Solar thermal panels Wind turbines Biomass combustion appliances

To take advantage of this growing demand careful consideration to the certification process should be taken into account. Our Chosen Certification Scheme is currently licensed by the Department for Communities and Local Government (DCLG) to run the following heating and hot water Competent Person Schemes: Similar to the heating and hot water competent person schemes after initial application installers will be assessed against industry standards to demonstrate competency. Practical skills will be assessed by on site checking. Certification under the Renewable CPS will be maintained by annual surveillance visits. To compliment the renewable technologies CPS, our Certification Scheme is currently undergoing UKAS accreditation under BS EN 45011:1998 - for operating product certification systems, for the delivery of Microgeneration Certification Schemes on the following technologies:

Solar Photovoltaics (PV)

Solar Thermal

Heat Pumps

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Electrical

Our Certification Company delivers training courses for both entry level and experienced electricians. As a result of changes to Part P of the Building Regulations, local Building Control must now be notified of a significant proportion of electrical works carried out on residential property throughout England and Wales, and a certificate of compliance must be issued to the homeowner.

BPEC Part P Electrical Installation Course Electrical operatives have two options for obtaining the certificate: •

Notify the local authority Building Control who will then visit the property upon completion to inspect and test the works before issuing the certificate. This process will incur a significant additional charge.

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Become a fully qualified member of an electrical competent persons scheme – the operative can then self-certify their work and submit compliance documents (i.e. installation, testing and inspection certificates) to the scheme provider, who relays the information to Building Control on the operatives behalf. This eliminates the additional costs incurred by compliance checks.

There are two steps to complying with Building Regulation Part P: 1. Attaining a valid Part P certificate (either defined or full scope) following completion of the necessary training. 2.

Registering with an approved Part P competent persons scheme.

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Electrical BPEC Part P Full Scope Training Course The Part P training course is designed for people wishing to carry out both defined scope and full scope electrical installation work in domestic premises. It covers levels A, B, C and D of electrical work and allows installers to undertake most electrical additions/alterations associated with domestic premises, including consumer units, completely new wiring installations and outside cabling (SWA). Upon completion, installers can register with a Governmentapproved Part P competent persons scheme, enabling them to self-certify work.The course does not presume any previous electrical training/qualifications on the part of the installer. The defined scope course runs from Monday-Friday and covers levels B, C and D. The full scope section of the qualification is provided as a top-up course on the Saturday of the same week, and covers level A To achieve BPEC Part P Full Scope Certification, candidates must attend and pass both parts of the course. Assessment is made on practical elements throughout the course, covering installation techniques, testing and inspection. Candidates also sit a series of written tests to demonstrate their knowledge of underpinning information and legislation under the requirements of BS 7671. City & Guilds 17th Edition Wiring Regulations Course The 17th edition wiring training course is aimed at practising electricians, electrical engineers, contracts managers, maintenance staff, designers and surveyors, or any professional requiring sound knowledge of the most up-to-date IEE Wiring Regulations. Upon completion, candidates will be issued with a certificate which serves as proof that they are fully conversant with the format, content and application of the 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671: 2008). The course does not assume previous knowledge of the regulations; however, familiarity with electrical theory and terminology, along with a basic understanding of electrical installation circuits, is expected. The training is delivered by fully certified assessors as a three day classroom-based course, and is limited to four candidates. Over the three days, candidates cover the appendices of BS 7671:2008 (scope, object and fundamental principles) as well as the eight units relating to Parts 1-7: •

Definitions

Assessment of general characteristics

Protection for safety

Selection and erection of equipment

Inspection and testing

Special installations or locations

Appendices

Having completed the training, candidates are required to sit a two hour, multiple choice examination online, based on the content and application of BS 7671: 2008 (17th Edition Regulations). This is an open book exam and candidates may refer to the 17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations throughout.

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Renewable Technologies

We Offer a range of courses in the renewable sector, in response to legislative developments and Government targets.

Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Solar photovoltaic (PV) extracts energy from the sun and converts it into electricity for lighting and the use of household appliances. This renewable technology is becoming increasingly popular in response to Government carbon reduction targets.

City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate in Installing and Testing Photovoltaic (PV) Systems The C&G Certificate in Installing and Testing Photovoltaic Systems is intended for qualified, practising electricians required to install grid connected domestic solar photovoltaic systems which are integrated into, or retrofitted onto, domestic properties. Throughout the course, candidates are equipped with the necessary skills and knowledge to fit PV systems to approved regulations and Code of Practice standards.

The training is delivered by accredited assessors as a five day course from Monday to Friday, incorporating both practical tasks and classroom-based theory modules. There are two separate units to complete: Unit 1 covers: •

theory behind PV systems

associated Regulations

safety requirements

installation and testing

system components

approvals

customer care

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Renewable Technologies Unit 2 covers the application of practical skills for PV installation and testing, including: •

undertaking operational testing for an inverter

installing and commissioning a basic grid connected PV system

ensuring a work area is safe

carrying out basic roofing techniques

positioning, fixing and installing at height

positioning, fixing and installing the inverter, meter and customer display panel

labelling in accordance with G83/1 and G59/1

connecting a system to the grid through a domestic distribution board

measuring the open circuit voltage and short circuit current for modules, strings and array (both at end of installation and during the installation process)

conducting fault diagnosis on modules and array

Candidates are assessed through both practical and theory examinations. Both units must be successfully completed for the Certificate to be issued.

BPEC Unvented Hot Water Systems Certificate This certificate is intended for heating engineers, plumbers and other professionals who wish to legally install, service or commission domestic hot water systems in the UK. We deliver the qualification as a one day course, preceded by self-study manuals. After undertaking the preparation and attending the course, candidates must successfully complete an open-book, multiple choice theory examination and practical fault-finding session before the certificate is issued.

BPEC Domestic Solar Hot Water Installer Training The BPEC Domestic Solar Hot Water Installer course is aimed at those with practical experience in the plumbing/conventional heating engineering industry and a recognised qualification such as the BPEC Unvented Hot Water Systems Certificate or a Level 3 NVQ in plumbing or heating engineering. It is also open to those currently working towards one of these qualifications. Upon completion, candidates have both the practical skills and knowledge to provide a full solar hot water installation and consultancy service. The training is delivered as a two day course which combines both practical and classroom-based theory elements; candidates learn about the selection, design, installation and maintenance of domestic solar hot water systems. Practical sessions take place on purpose-built roof rigs and include live demonstrations of solar equipment. Candidates without the formal qualification – which is a mandatory pre-requisite – must attend an additional day.

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