Key facts at a glance
Why take this course?
The renewable energy market is growing fast. Top of the skills list in demand at present is the ability to install solar PV equipment. If you want to get ahead in this growing industry then this BPEC Solar PV Course is the one for you.
We are the first and only electrical training company to carry out the working at height training at height on our specially designed buildings incorporating real roofs. As part of this course you will be using ginn wheels, pulleys and working on real scaffolding. This course doesn’t just cover the theory you will also get hands on experience of fitting solar PV equipment.
Due to recent changes in the qualification the BPEC Solar qualification has been upgraded to a Level 3 on the QCF Framework from November 2012. From this date the 5 days contains the additional assessments and upgrades to the qualification.
Should you wish to gain MCS accreditation then you will need to attend the One day NICEIC Health & Safety Qualification.
Is this BPEC Solar PV course for me?
You must have passed your 17th edition wiring regs and will be required to supply a copy of your certificate on the first day of the course.
You will be Part P registered or already have the ability to work to the standard required to join a competent person’s scheme or can provide evidence of Inspection and Testing.
With this Trade Skills 4U course you will receive 1 extra days training compared to the normal 4 day Bpec course. The extra day allows for hands on, practical experience of installing solar PV equipment and testing live rigs in the centre. We will deliver the theory and technical guidance as you work with the relevant equipment in your hands on our specially designed training roof.
This course is designed to give you the necessary skills for basic design, installation, commission and servicing of Solar PV systems. It will also deliver two certificates of competence to individuals who wish to apply to join the MCS Installer Scheme.
Our 5 Day Bpec PV Course covers the following:
We are the first and only electrical training company to carry out the working at height training at height on our specially designed buildings incorporating real roofs. As part of this course you will be using ginn wheels, pulleys and working on real scaffolding. During the classroom based sessions you will cover the following:
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
You will also spend a day on the tiles where you will get rigged up and practice the actual physical act of installing solar panels. This will take place on a realistic roof where you will learn to lift the heavy panels using specialist equipment, attach them to the roof and also remove them again. We also have a number of demo roofs which we will use to show you how roofs are made up and the different ways to break through them. We even have a slate roof for you to check out!
On the last day of the course you will take your assessments. This will involve connecting up real solar panels to live inverters in our centre and ensuring they are all working correctly.
Key pratical skills learnt and assessed will be:
How to plan and prepare for installation
How to install the roof array
How to install cabling, inverter and AC supply
Schedule of inspections
PV array tests
Commission the system including; electrical installtion certs, schedule of test results, DNO notification, Handover system
Fault finding and rectification
Text books required:
A course manual will be supplied on the first day of this solar PV training course. Candidates can keep these manuals following completion of this course.
Exams & Qualifications
The assessments for the training course consists of a multi-choice question paper and a short written answer paper and a practical assessment job sheet.
The time allocated to each are as follows:
2 x Multi-choice question Paper 1: 1 hour 30 minutes
Short Written Paper 2: 1 hour
Practical Assessment: 3 hours
MCS Accreditation info
Please note: If you are a sole trader/contractor it is required that you own a Quality Management System to adhere to the Micro-generation Standard MCS001 in order to obtain MCS accreditation and obtain the Feed In Tariffs. Trade Skills 4U provide a 1 day QMS for MCS course to enable you to compile your own QMS.
If you do not intend to register for MCS accreditation (i.e. you are training to work for and an employer who already has the accreditation), you are able to work as a PV installer under their accreditation.
Please call one of our course advisors on 01293 529777 or book online today.
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