With alternative energy sources being a high priority on the Government’s agenda, the demand for installation on the above technologies is growing and with it, the demand for highly skilled and qualified individuals who can install and maintain these systems. With the introduction of Feed in Tariffs and the increase in demand of alternative sources of energy, there has never been a better time to participate in the Renewable Technology revolution. On completion of this qualification, the learner will know the fundamental working principles of micro-renewable energy; requirements of building location/features; know the regulatory requirements and know the typical advantages and disadvantages associated with micro-renewable energy and water conservation technologies. Assessment Centres.
On completion of this Virtual College course learners will:
- Recognise the fundamental working principles of micro-renewable energy and water conservation technologies
- Understand the fundamental requirements of building location/building features for the potential to install micro-renewable energy and water conservation systems
- Know the fundamental regulatory requirements relating to micro-renewable energy and water conservation technologies
- Recognise the typical advantages and disadvantages associated with micro-renewable energy and water conservation technologies
Areas covered include:
Heat producing micro-renewable technology: -
- Solar thermal (hot water)
- Ground source heat pump
- Air source heat pump
Electricity producing micro renewable technology: -
- Solar photovoltaic
Co-generation technology: -
- Micro-combined heat and power (heat-led)
Rain conservation technology: -
- Rainwater harvesting
- Grey water re-use
The content of this Virtual College course has been independently certified as conforming to universally accepted Continuous Professional Development (CPD) guidelines
This course has been produced through a partnership between NICEIC and Virtual College. A Virtual College certificate can be printed by the learner upon completion of the course.
Approximately 2 hours. The length of time taken depends entirely on how quickly you can study and absorb the material. You can proceed as quickly or slowly as you like, and there is no limit on how long you can take to do the course.
This qualification is primarily aimed at practicing electricians who have completed their 17th Edition qualification and are looking to complete further qualifications in renewable energy technologies without spending 2 days in the classroom.
There are no formal entry requirements for candidates undertaking this qualification. However, we recommend that learners complete their 17th Edition before attempting this course.