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This full course includes the 2399-13 installation unit and the 2399-14 fault finding and maintenance unit. This is the complete qualification if you want to be a Solar Panel Installer.

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City & Guilds 2399 Solar PV Course


The City & Guilds 2399 Solar PV course has recently been updated. It is ideal for experienced electricians looking to carry out both domestic and commercial solar PV projects. The demand for Solar PV installers continues to grow especially within social housing and commercial projects. This qualification will give you the technical and hands on experience to carry out real life installations. It will also provide you with a qualification that can be used to gain MCS accreditation.

We are the first and only training company in the UK to provide this training at height on our specially designed single storey training roof.


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Why take this 2399 Solar PV course?

The City & Guilds 2399 solar PV course will give you a solid hands on experience of installing solar PV technology. We go beyond the qualification requirements on this course by getting you to install the panels at height on our specially designed training roof. We offer more time on hands on installation than almost any other centre in the UK meaning you will walk out of the centre confident in your ability

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 2399-13 and 2399-14 elements of the City & Guilds qualification. Save time and hassle by booking all of these units together.

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Entry Requirements / Is it for you?

This course is intended for level 3 qualified electricians who want to install grid connected domestic photovoltaic systems that are either integrated into, or retro fitted onto, a domestic property. You will need to be a level 3 qualified electrician, including the IEE Wiring Regulations 17th Edition and knowledge of Initial inspection and testing (i.e. 2392). Candidates must be over 18 years old.

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 2 units which can be taken as individual courses.

2399-13 - Solar PV Installation

The first 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

Performance monitoring

PV Modules and arrays

AC System and metering

Understanding the DC system


Installations, fitting panels to a roof, roofing construction and differing tile types.

Actually working at height and fitting real panels whilst using the PPE Kit.

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.

2399-14 - Solar PV Maintenance

The second 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

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.

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.


“Compliments to terry- knows his stuff” Ian Miller 2399 16/19/13

“Cracking teaching, very knowledgeable” Simon Potter 2399 17/09/13

“ I came to you for your reputation! I’d like a Tradeskills4U mug think of it as free advertising” 2399 27/09/13

“Excellent course well delivered would defiantly book course again” Darrell Heald 2399 27/09/13


Text books required:

None. All course materials will be supplied.


What experience do I need ?

N/SVQ 3 in Electrical Installation (Building Structures) or equivalent earlier certification (e.g. 2356)

If not covered by the above you must also have passed your 17th Edition Wiring Regulations.

What is the difference between the BPEC and City and Guilds solar course ?

The 2399 is aimed at larger scale arrays for electricians working in commercial and domestic sectors.

Is the training realistic, I have seen may other companys using cheap ground rigs?

We have one of the best if not the best training rig in the country, all our training is as realistic as you are going to find


London Gatwick, South East

Our head office centres redefine standards in training provision with 7,500 square metres of bright and spacious teaching areas. It’s a world away from the drafty warehouses that some competitors use! It is perfectly placed to deliver electrical course to students from Sussex, Surrey, Kent, London and all over the South East.

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