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  • Gas and Renewables
  • HNC (SCQF Level 7)

SOLAR PHOTOVOLTAIC

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Intro to the course:

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).

Qualification
HNC (SCQF Level 7)

Study mode
Part-Time Day

Start date
22/01/2024

Who is the course for?

Electricians looking for MCS Accreditation.

What will I study?

  • 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
  • PV Installation & Battery Storage Systems

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How will I be assessed?

Assessments normally consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations. Recognised as a demonstration of competence for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

Why should I choose this course?

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 notifications.

Where can this course lead?

Working within the Electrical Solar Photovoltaic Industry.

What are the entry requirements?

Trainees should hold a formal craft qualification e.g. N/SVQ Level 3 in Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures) and BS 7671: 2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations (18th Edition) qualification. Or equivalent earlier certification that includes Inspection & Testing and current BS 7671: 2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations (18th Edition) qualification. Trainees can also enrol for the course if they meet the requirements of the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS). Stand-alone technical certificates/vocationally related qualifications (VRQ) (non-competency based) are NOT acceptable.

What are the interview arrangements?

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Fees, finance and funding:

Fees and finances for part time:

This course costs £600.

Find out more about Individual Training Accounts (ITA): https://www.myworldofwork.co.uk/learn-and-train/sds-individual-training-accounts-ita

Find out more about Part-Time Fee Grants (PFGs): https://www.saas.gov.uk/part-time

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Part time course: Monday to Thursday

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