L3 Fundamental Principles of Environmental Technology Systems

Narec DE solar thermal training rig in BlythEvacuated Tube Solar Thermal System at Narec DE’s training facility in Blyth

1 day course on the basic principles of Environmental Technology Systems.

This QCF level 3 course is designed to teach delegates how environmental systems such as solar pv, heat pumps, solar thermal, wind and biomass operate to generate renewable heat or electricity. The entry level qualification is aimed at those with no or very little prior knowledge and experience of Environmental Technology Systems. Aside from covering the principles of each technology, the course goes briefly into the funding mechanisms behind each technology, including the Feed-In Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive.

For those looking to expand their knowledge of building based environmental technology, the Renewable Technologies in the Built Environment course may also be of interest.


Accreditation: Logic Certification Limited

Cost: £195+Vat

Entry Requirements: None

Course Type: Classroom

Assessment: Written short response assessment & multiple choice paper

Duration: 1 Day


Course Outline

This accredited QCF qualification in environmental technologies is for learners that wish to understand the fundamental principles and requirements on each of the following systems:

  • solar thermal (hot water)
  • solar photovoltaic
  • ground source heat pump
  • air source heat pump
  • micro-wind
  • biomass
  • micro-hydro
  • micro-combined heat and power (heat-led)
  • rainwater harvesting
  • greywater re-use

The qualification will also provide underpinning knowledge for installers wishing to undertake other qualifications, such as installation or design, for these renewable technologies. In addition to the technical principles behind each system, a brief introduction into funding mechanisms for technologies is given including the Feed-In Tariff and Renewable Heat Incentive.


The final assessment for the energy efficiency course is in the form of a written assessment and multiple choice exam paper.

Candidate Entry Requirements

None, but the target group for this qualification are those learners who are looking to become involved in the renewable energy industry.