This 23 Day solar PV training course package is structured to allow you, as a new entrant into the electrical industry to become a Solar Panel installer and enter an exciting growing market.
This 23 Day solar PV training course package is structured to allow you, as a new entrant into the electrical industry to become a Solar Panel installer and enter an exciting market.
After successfully completing this course you will have the skills to install solar PV (Photovoltaic) panels and also the skills to install domestic electrics meaning you will have 2 potential ways to generate income and revenue. Essentially you will be able to pick and choose between PV or electrical installation jobs. From the 1st October 2015 this course will include the brand new NICEIC / ELECSA OKA Assessment at no added cost.
Is this course right for me?
This course is suitable for anyone (over the age of 18) who wants to become a Domestic Electrical Installer and a Solar Panel Installer who has little or no electrical installation experience.
This course is structured build your knowledge and skills up from basic to advanced enabling you to undertake the BPEC solar PV course at the end. Once you have passed the first 4 qualifications you will have gained the necessary knowledge and qualifications to complete your BPEC Solar PV qualification.
About our Green Course Package
The electrical course package comprises of the Bronze 18 Day Domestic Electrical Installer Course giving you the electrical training, skills and qualifications to become a Domestic Electrical Installer, you then progress onto the BPEC Solar PV training course, giving you the Solar PV skills and qualifications to become a Solar panel installer and either work for yourself or one of the many new solar PV installer companies that have sprung up recently that take advantage of the feed in tariff opportunities. This is truly an exciting industry so become one of the first group of people to be ahead of the curve!
What makes our Solar Course different from the competition?
Reality! We are the first and only company in England to provide solar PV training on a real roof, at height within our centre ! Our specially designed and constructed single story house is surrounded by a typical scaffolding lift, with Ginn wheels and access stairs. We train you to lift the panels from the ground using proper lifting gear, onto the scaffolding and then onto a properly tiled roof. we don't simulate a roof on the floor like our competitors, we do it at height on a building ! We even have simulated loft space so you can get to grips with fitting a heavy inverter in a small awkward space.
This course package includes 2 courses over 23 Days:
Bronze Domestic Installer Course
Throughout the first 18 Days of the course you will learn the following Core Competencies:
Throughout the course you will learn a range of practical skills to enable you to work as a domestic installer. You will be assigned your own consumer unit and from there build lighting circuits, socket outlet circuits, cooker & shower circuits and much more. You will also learn the essentials of earthing and bonding as well as how to correctly use the tools of the trade.
During the course you will be assigned your own workspace and build the key circuits listed above. You will then be required to build this from scratch as part of your final assessments on Friday.
In week 2 you will further your knowledge of installation covering aspects such as cable sizing and selecting the right tools to do the job at hand. The focus of the second week is on Part P building regulations and you will take your City & Guilds 2393 Part P exam on the Friday afternoon. You will learn the key aspects of what you need to do to comply with the Part P building regulations when carrying out typical installations. For instance if you need to break through a floor or wall what impact does this have?
Inspection and Testing is an essential skill for every electrical installer and it is focussed on teaching you the processes, procedures, and practicalities of ensuring the installations you complete are functioning correctly and safe for use. Throughout the course you will learn the hands on skills and the theory behind it to ensure that you are competent to inspect and test your own installations.
You will start to learn about the regulations in week 1 of the course whilst doing practical installations, however in later weeks we will go into much greater detail. When it comes to learning about building and wiring regulations you will often find there are lots of overlaps and similar topics so our blended learning technique is ideal for you to absorb the right information at the right time without lots of repetition. After completing the course you will have the knowledge, skills and qualifications to enable you to competently install your domestic electrical work, compliant with Part P of the Building Regulations as well as the latest 17th edition wiring regulations. Every practicing electrician must have their wiring regs certificate (17th Edition).
Our BPEC accredited Solar PV training and assessment packaged is designed to provide the necessary skills for basic design, installation, commission and servicing of Solar PV systems and deliver a certificate of competence meaning accredited companies will know you have the necessary skills and knowledge to get the job done..
Please call us on 0800 856 444 8 for more information.
This course runs 5 weeks in a row. However we recognise that many people cannot commit to 5 weeks training in one continuous period, so if this is the case we can help you by splitting the course up over a longer period of time. Simply call 01293 529777 for advice on this.
Exams and Assessments
We have average first time pass rates of over 90% on this course. The exams and assessments break down as follows:
City & Guilds 4141-01 - Electrical Installation Work within a Domestic Dwelling
1 Practical Assessment
City & Guilds 2393 – Part P Building Regulations
1 Multiple Choice open book online exam (Usually in week 2)
City & Guilds 2382-12 – 17th Edition Wiring Regulations
1 Multiple Choice open book online exam
City & Guilds 2392-10 – Inspection & Testing Course
1 Practical Assessment
1 Multiple Choice open book online exam
BPEC Solar PV
The assessments for the BPEC PV course take place at the end of week 5 and consist 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 hour
Your acceptance on a Domestic Installers Scheme is the decision of the registration body and dependent on your skills, experience and knowledge level. The scheme provider is likely to want to see that you have experience of real installations before or after your training. Tradeskills4U is a training company and responsible for training only. We are not responsible for the assessment process or eligibility of students to gain registration with any external organisation.
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
“Enjoyed the course, learnt a lot” Graham Deakin Bpec PV 13/12/13
“ The course has been brilliant” Daniel Potts Solar PV 04/10/13
“Mark was a very professional tutor, he knows everything with regards to solar pv and electrical installations. Top man” Simon Collins Solar PV 04/10/13
We stock some books in the centre, however we can not guarantee stock availability unless you call us in advance to purchase the books. They can then be put aside for you to collect on the first day of your course. To buy books please call 01293 529777 or 0800 856 4448 or visit the links below and purchase directly from Amazon:
What experience do I need?
This course is for new entrants.
Does this allow me to carry out a domestic installation from start to finish?
Yes it will on completion you will be able to become registered and carry out domestic installation and complete inspection and testing on new installs.
Can I register with the MCS after this course?
Yes you will be able too.
Is the solar training realistic, I have seen many other companies using very low cost 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 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.