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Course Type

Day Courses

Course Location:

Ballyfermot Training Centre

Course Duration:

2 Weeks

Recruitment Method:

Recruitment will be done by interview

Course Start Date:


Course Times:

Monday to Thursday 8:30am - 3:45pm, Friday 8:30am - 12:45pm

Course Certification:

Domestic Solar Hot Water Systems (6N5647)

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Domestic Solar Hot Water Systems Installation


The aim of the Domestic Solar Hot Water Systems Installation course is to supplement the apprenticeship training for Plumbers and other suitably qualified people, by developing the necessary skills, knowledge and competence to enable the participant to design, install and commission domestic solar hot water heating systems in a safe and competent manner.

Classroom and Instructor based learning.

  • Education: Learners must hold as a minimum the National Craft Certificate as Plumber, Refrigeration Craftsperson, Electrician, or Fitter, or a Diploma/Degree in Architectural Studies or Building Services Engineering or equivalent.
  • Aptitude: Ability to absorb and internalise a large body of course content, develop and apply new skills in a relatively short space of time. Numerical aptitude for completing the necessary sizing calculations and costing the installation. Spatial aptitude to visualise the run of pipe-work and wiring runs from a flat plan. Good motor skills for handling tools and manipulating pipe-work and connections. A head for heights, as most of the solar collectors are roof mounted.
  • Previous Experience: Time served as a Plumber, Refrigeration Craftsperson, Electrician, Fitter or equivalent and at least one year post Apprenticeship experience.

To work in the area of designing, installing, and commissioning domestic solar hot water heating systems in a safe and competent manner.


    Bus: 18, 25, 26, 40, 66a, 67, 76a, and 79 bus routes
    Luas Red Line: 25 minute walk from Kylemore stop or 5 minute bus ride on Number 18.


    Ballyfermot Training Centre
    Chapelizod Hill Road
    Dublin 20
    Tel: 01 605 5900
    Email: barecruitment@btc.cdetb.ie

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