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LCL Awards Photovoltaic Solar course (for non-installers)


This course has been created specifically for candidates who require a fuller understanding of photovoltaic system configuration, but are not looking to install PV systems, for example anyone involved in designing, managing or surveying solar photovoltaic systems for others to install.

The introduction of Feed in Tariffs (FiTs) and government targets to cut carbon emissions has meant that solar photovoltaics is a natural development for the electrical market and should be considered by any electrical installation company or engineer.

As with all of our training at SWAAT, the training is delivered by our team of qualified and experienced tutors.

Course objectives/key benefits

To provide knowledge and an understanding of photovoltaic solar and electrical systems.

Who is the course aimed at?

Those working alongside photovoltaic solar installers.

Typical course candidates include roofers, architects, building engineers, local Government, housing association employees and salepersons working within the renewable sector.

Entry requirements/pre-requisites

Candidates must have some basic electrical knowledge, but do not require the electrical qualifications needed for the other solar photovoltaics courses offered by South West Assessment and Training.

For anyone wishing to install solar photovolatic systems SWAAT also offer a solar photovoltaic installation course.

For anyone new to electrical work, or who would like to update their knowledge and skills, it is highly recommended that they undertake the Basic Electrics course prior to this course.

Course content

Course duration

Two days

Training Method

Classroom based - although candidates will be introduced to the practical elements of photovoltaic installation


Some practical elements and multiple-choice papers.

Course Outcome/Qualification

Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive a LCL Awards certificate of competence in photovoltaic solar awareness.

Materials Provided

Candidates will be provided with a training pack


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South West Assessment and Training, 1 Quimperle Road, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3US. TEL: 01579 348544. Email:

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