Key facts at a glance
QCF Credits: 12
Why take this 2399 Solar PV course?
The City & Guilds 2399 solar PV course will give you a solid grounding in environmental technologies as well as hands on relevant experience of installing solar PV technology. This market is booming and there is a huge demand for Solar PV installers. As an existing domestic electrical installer this qualification could take your career to a whole new level.
The City & Guilds 2399 qualification is recognised by the MCS accreditation board and will be an important step to gaining MCS accreditation in Solar PV installation. Check out our MCS FAQ’s for more information.
This full course covers the 2399-01, 2399-11 and 2399-12 elements of the City & Guilds qualification. Save time and hassle by booking all of these units together.
Entry Requirements / Is it for you?
This course is intended for level 3 qualified electricians including trained Domestic Installers who want to install grid connected domestic photovoltaic systems that are either integrated into, or retro fitted onto, a domestic property. You will need the appropriate level 3 electrical qualifications related to electrical installation, knowledge of the IEE Wiring Regulations 17th Edition, Initial inspection and testing 2392 and Part P competency.
Please contact us for advice as to whether or not you are suitable on 01293 529777. If you do not meet this criteria you may wish to consider our BPEC PV course which may be more suitable for you.
City & Guilds 2399 Solar PV Course Content:
The award is made of three units which can be taken as individual courses.
2399-01 – 2 QCF Credits
The first unit will give you a broad understanding of environmental technologies. It will arm you with the knowledge and theory to give advice on suitable environmental technology systems. It will also give you the basic knowledge across a range of systems allowing you to progress and specialise in each one. You will learn about:
Ground Source Heat Pumps
Air Source Heat Pumps
Combined Heat & Power (CHP)
2399-11 - 6 QCF Credits
The second unit is specific to solar PV installation. It is mainly concerned with the application of practical skills in carrying out installation and testing including:
Photovoltaic systems, real solar panels!
Standards and Regulations/Guidelines and Codes of Practice
Safety, scaffolding and harness equipment
PV system components
Position and fixes
Inverter and electrical protection
PV Modules and arrays
AC System and metering
Understanding the DC system
Installations, fitting panels to a roof, roofing construction and differing tile types.
Commissioning and testing, connecting to the grid.
Customer care, the science and the advice to give to your customer to ensure a properly working and efficient installation.
2399-12 – 4 QCF Credits
The third unit is specific to maintenance and servicing of Solar PV equipment and covers:
The requirements for the routine inspection, service and maintenance of solar photovoltaic system installations
How to diagnose faults in solar photovoltaic system installations
How to rectify faults in solar photovoltaic systems
Course Code: TS4U-2399
Text books required:
None. All course materials will be supplied.
Exams & Qualifications
Course certification is awarded upon successful completion of both the written and practical assessments; this certificate can then be used as evidence of your training and ability to install and commission PV systems and will be required in order to gain MCS Accreditation.
After completing this qualification we recommend: