SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
BPEC has developed this course with the aim of providing electricians with the skills and knowledge required to install small scale photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course has been structured to
meet the requirements of the National Occupational Standards and is recognised as a demonstration of competence for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).
Trainees must 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 competence certification that includes Inspection & Testing. Trainees must also hold a BS 7671: 2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations
(18th Edition) qualification.
Trainees can enrol for the course if they meet the requirements of the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS) and have a minimum 2 years’ experience with
demonstrable evidence as well as being a member of a Competent Person Scheme (CPS).
Assessments normally consist of
a combination of practical and theory examinations.
This certification meets the
requirements for MCS operators.
This course and assessment is
not regulated by OFQUAL
Certificates are normally valid for 5 years.
Such a course is a requirement of the Minimum Technical Competency document for
PV installers and is recognised by the MCS operators as evidence of suitable training.
This 3 day course will enable
candidates to select the most appropriate solar Photovoltaic system for a property to meet the client’s needs and to commission and handover the system. It will also provide an understanding of all
the legal issues surrounding the installation of these systems and guidance on completion and submission of all the appropriate notification
The course and manual cover:
- Photovoltaic panels in context of renewable technologies
- How a Photovoltaic system works – principles and components
- Design of a PV system
- Installation of a PV system
- Commissioning and Client Hand Over
- Maintenance and Fault Finding
- Control and power requirements
- System commissioning and handover to client
- Course duration - 3 days
You will need to bring with you
- Candidate name and address
- Candidate National Insurance number
- 2 passport sized photographs
- A declaration of the category for the individual making the application
- Copy of qualifications