SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC SYSTEMS
This course has developed with the aim of providing electricians with the skills and knowledge required to install small scale photovoltaic (PV) systems to single phase supplies. 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 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 competence
certification that includes Inspection & Testing and a BS 7671: 2008 Requirements for Electrical Installations (17th Edition) qualification.
Trainees can also enrol for the course if they meet the requirements of the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS).
Also by providing 2 years experience with demonstrable evidence as well as being a member of a Competent Person Scheme (CPS)
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.