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This 2399-01 foundation course covers a range of renewable energy technologies. It makes a great entry point for anyone starting out in the industry.

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City & Guilds 2399 Renewable Energy Foundation

The City & Guilds 2399-01 is the first step to qualifying in the installation and maintenance of a range of renewable energy technologies. Once you have passed this foundation course you can then progress to specialise in a wide range of areas including solar PV, Heat pumps, CHP and rainwater harvesting.

You can take this course on its own or as part of one of our special packages.


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Full Course Title: Level 3 Award in the Fundamental Principles and Requirements of Environmental Technology Systems  (2399-01)

Why take this 2399-01 Renewable Energy Foundation Course?

This course will give you the foundation knowledge from which you can base you renewable energy career. It will provide you with a breadth of knowledge enabling you to move on to complete qualifications in a range of renewable energy technologies. The knowledge gained will be ideal for advising potential clients on the best installation to meet their requirements.

We teach this course in our dedicated renewable energy training centre where you can then continue to qualify in a number of specialist technologies.

Entry Requirements / Is it for you?

It is likely that you will be a qualified plumber, electrician or a practicing domestic installer. It is possible to take this course if you are not an established professional, however you will need to gain competence as an electrician or a plumber before you can complete some of the latter modules and gain the full qualification.

However if you are simply looking for a strong grounding in this industry and its principle technologies then this course could be ideal.

2399-01 Course Content:

This course unit will give you a broad understanding of environmental technologies. It will arm you with the knowledge and theory to give advice to customers on suitable environmental technology systems. You will learn about:

Solar Thermal

Ground Source Heat Pumps

Air Source Heat Pumps


Solar PV

Mirco Wind

Micro Hydro

Combined Heat & Power (CHP)

Rainwater Harvesting

Greywater Use

Exams & Qualifications

The unit is assessed by an on-line multiple-choice exam (2399-201).

Please note that you must bring photographic ID such as a passport or driving license with you in order to sit the assessments on this course.



“Compliments to terry- knows his stuff” Ian Miller 2399 16/19/13

“Cracking teaching, very knowledgeable” Simon Potter 2399 17/09/13

“Excellent course well delivered would defiantly book course again” Darrell Heald 2399 27/09/13

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