This is a nationally recognised qualification in the installation and maintenance of small scale solar photovoltaic systems.
The qualification is developed from the National Occupational Standards and is recognised by the Micro-generation Certification Scheme (MCS) registration bodies as an acceptable qualification to join one of their respective schemes.
To provide the knowledge, understanding and skills necessary to install, commission and maintain photovoltaic solar electrical panels and systems. This is a level 3 course worth 4 credits.
Qualified or experienced electrical operatives wishing to install photovoltaic systems and who hold a minimum of a 18th Edition qualification.
However, it is recommended that anyone looking to undertake this course also holds a Periodic Inspection and Testing qualification.
PLEASE NOTE: A course is available for anyone not involved in installing solar photovoltaic systems but who require a background knowledge. Please click here for details of the course
Anyone who has no electrical experience or qualifications, or for those wishing to update their existing knowledge, are highly recommended to undertake the Basic Electrics and the 18th Edition electrical courses prior to this one.
Trainees should hold a formal craft qualification e.g. N/SVQ 3 in Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures) or equivalent earlier certification that includes Inspection & Testing or a recognised Part P (or equivalent) competence certification that includes Inspection & Testing and a BS 7671: 2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations (18th Edition) qualification.
Anyone who has no electrical experience or qualifications, or for those wishing to update their existing knowledge, will need to undertake the Basic Electrics, Part P or Domestic Installer, and 18th Edition electrical courses prior to this one.
Practical workshop and theory
Assessments consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.
Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive a LCL Awards Photovoltaic Solar certificate.
Candidates will be provided with a LCL Awards Photovoltaic manual
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