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Level 3 Award in the Installation & Maintenance of Small Scale Photovoltaic Systems

Course Description

Level 3 Award in the Installation & Maintenance of Small Scale Photovoltaic Systems

This course has been designed to enable participants to install Solar Photovoltaics upto 5kWp.

It is aimed at existing electrical operatives who want to increase their working capacity to include the installation and / or maintenance of small scale photovoltaic systems.

This course provides accredited, industry-recognised training which meets the requirement of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) as well as eligibility to undertake installation work under The Green Deal.

What You Will Study

The course covers the following topics:

  • Market insight and background
  • Regulations and standards
  • Health and Safety considerations
  • Electrical Regulations (17th Ed) and Legal Requirements of installations
  • Basic electrical component and test instruments
  • AC and DC electrical circuit arrangements
  • Cell types and benefits
  • External and internal site survey requirements
  • Installing, commissioning and testing
  • Maintenance

The units are assessed by a combination of online multiple choice tests, practical tests and written assignments.

Participants will benefit from access to state-of-the art equipment for both training and assessment including a fully operational solar pv system and live assessment rigs.

Entry Requirements

This course is for practicing electricians qualified to Level 3 in Electrical Installation or practicing electricians working in the renewable electricity industry.

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