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BPEC Solar PV Course

This course aims to provide practising 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 Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

Please note: Bootcamp Funding Available This qualification must be renewed every 5 years.
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BPEC Solar Photovoltaic Systems NOS Mapped

ico ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course is intended for qualified electricians. Please read the entry requirements carefully before booking this course.

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5 Days in centre

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£608.00 (£720.00 inc VAT)
Please note: Bootcamp Funding Available This qualification must be renewed every 5 years.
ico QUALIFICATION

BPEC Solar Photovoltaic Systems NOS Mapped

ico ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This course is intended for qualified electricians. Please read the entry requirements carefully before booking this course.

ico DELIVERY METHODS

5 Days in centre

ico PRICE
£608.00 (£720.00 inc VAT)

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BPEC Solar PV Course

Why Study the BPEC Solar PV Course?

This 5 day solar PV installation and maintenance course offers practical and theory in design installation and maintenance of Solar PV systems. Perfect for any electrician looking to diversify into the renewable sector.

Please read the entry requirements for this qualification below, this course is not for new entrants.

This course can be funded with Skills Bootcamps Funding

If you are self-employed or an employer looking to upskill your staff in electrical installation or green skills we have funding opportunities that can vastly reduce the cost of this course and, in some cases, fully fund it.
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Course Overview

What Will I Learn On This Course?

This 5 day course covers design, installation and maintenance of solar PV systems for domestic premises. This qualification is valid for 5 years and must be refreshed.
Course Entry Requirements

Course Entry Requirements

Please read the following entry requirements carefully.

You will need to bring with you evidence of your qualifications when you attend your training centre or you may not be able to continue your training.

If booking the course via telephone

To be eligible for this course you must meet one of the following requirements:

N/SVQ Installing Electrical Systems and Equipment Buildings, Structures and the Environment or Electrotechnical Technology and BS 7671: 2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations (18th Edition) qualification.

Or

Equivalent historical qualifications

Or

Current ECS Gold Card, JIB Electrician or Approved Electrician Card

Stand-alone technical certificates/vocationally related qualifications (VRQ) (non-competency based) are NOT acceptable.

If you believe you meet the above criteria, please contact our Sales Advisors on 0800 856 4448  who can verify your qualifications.

If booking the course online

If you wish to book this course online you must have one of the following qualifications or ECS cards. If you do not have any of the following but believe you meet the requirements for this course, contact our course advisors to check your eligibility.

Current ECS Gold Card for:

  • Installation Electrician
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Domestic Electrician

Or

Any of the following qualifications plus 18th Edition Wiring Regulations qualification:

  • C&G 5393 Electrotechnical in Dwellings
  • C&G 5357 Level 3 Electrotechnical (installation or maintenance
  • C&G 2357 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing  Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (buildings, structures and the environment)
  • C&G 2346 Level 3 Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification
  • C&G 2347 Level 3 Electrotechnical in Dwellings Experienced Worker Qualification

If you do not hold any of the above qualifications or a current ECS Gold Card, please contact us on 0800 856 4448 to confirm you meet the criteria for this course.

What will I learn?

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The aim of this course is to provide practising electricians with the skills and knowledge required to install small scale photovoltaic (PV) systems.

The course has been structured to meet the requirements of Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

 

Course Modules
  • 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

Course Books

What books do you require?

Upon arrival at the Centre, we will provide you with a BPEC Learning Manual. This is included in the cost of the course.

You may wish to purchase the following Code of Practice. This is not mandatory but you could find it helpful to your studies:

  • Code of Practice for Grid-connected Solar Photovoltaic Systems (latest edition)

Important Information

You must bring the following items on the first day of your course
  • Passport size photographs (x2)
  • Basic stationery (Pen, pencil, ruler)
  • A calculator
  • Evidence of qualifications held or current ECS Gold Card (see entry requirements)
BPEC Solar PV Course

Exams and Assessments

This course contains multiple-choice assessments, short-answer written assessments and practical assessments including:

 

  • 2 x Multi-choice Question Paper
  • Short Written Paper
  • Practical Assessment

Please note that you must bring photographic ID such as a passport or driving license with you in order to sit the assessments on this course.

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Pay as You Train

We understand that some of the courses can be difficult to pay all at once, therefore, on our longer courses you can Pay As You Train, which means you pay week by week interest-free.

Pay As You Train is only available on our longer courses. Typically we will agree on a payment plan with you, where you will pay a deposit, and then pay a set amount 21 days before each class start date.

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Does this qualification expire?

This qualification needs to be renewed every five years.

OUR CENTRES OF EXCELLENCE

Gatwick

Mitre Court, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9JY

Our Mitre Court and Explorer 2 Facilities are just 2 minutes south of Gatwick Airport. They are comfortable, light and airy environments in which students can learn a wide range of practical and theory based skills.

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Coventry

Rowan House, Westwood Way, Coventry, West Mids, CV4 8HS

Our brand new centre opened in July 2019 offering a full range of electrical courses for those based in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Northampton and all over the midlands region.

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Warrington

Unit B, The Beacons, Warrington Road, Birchwood, WA3 6WY

Our Northern training facility is situated just off Junction 10 of the M62 at Birchwood Park and is very accessible from towns such as Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool and Chester.

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Leeds

Phoenix House, Hawthorn Park, Coal Road, Leeds, West Yorks, LS14 1PQ

Phoenix House has raised the bar for electrical training centres in the UK. It’s situated east of Leeds, just off of the M1 / A1. This makes it easily accessible from Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, York, Harrogate and all over Yorkshire.

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Central London

City & Guilds, 5-6 Giltspur Street, London, EC1A 9DE

Our centre in Central London is based right next to the old bailey, Smithfield Market and St Barts Hospital. We currently only offer electrical courses for experienced electricians from Central London.

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Doncaster

Balby Court Business Campus Balby Carr Bank Doncaster DN4 8DE

Our Doncaster training centre features bright and airy, multi-purpose training rooms aimed at delivering state-of-the-art electrical training across South Yorkshire.

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BPEC Solar PV Course

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