Training

Solar PV Installation and Maintenance Training-Logic L3

Photovoltaic system on the Narec DE training centrePhotovoltaic system on the Narec DE training centre

The purpose of this Solar PV installer training is to give candidates a qualification that builds upon current electrical knowledge in order to extend their scope to include the installation of solar photovoltaics. This course covers grid-connected installations up to 5kWp output, although the majority of information within the course is relevant to larger building based systems as well.

Duration: 4 Days
Accreditation: Logic
Cost: £650+VAT – Inclusive of registration and examination fee as well as a light lunch and refreshments on training days (we also accept SolarCoin as payment, please email training@narecde.co.uk for details)
Entry Requirements: Electricians & Electrical Contractors with relevant experience; 17th Edition
Course Type: Classroom / Practical
Assessment:Written and Practical Assessment

Course Outline

Whilst this course is aimed at practicing electricians, it may also be of benefit to building service engineers, electrical designers, structural engineers, energy solution consultants and architects. The full certificate will only apply to candidates who meet the entry requirements of the awarding body. Delegates must have a working knowledge of domestic electrical installations and be able to design, install, inspect, test, and issue documentation for a single phase circuit. The course will cover the following topics:

  • The fundamental aspects of photovoltaics
  • Safety requirements relating to the installation of electrical installations
  • Basic electrical components and test instruments used
  • Simple AC & DC electrical circuit arrangements
  • Electrical regulations (17th edition) and legal requirements of installations
  • Installing, commissioning and testing a fully working system
  • Backgrounds into market and grant funding routes
  • Regulations and standards
  • Health and safety considerations
  • Cell types and benefits
  • External and internal site survey requirements

Assessment

The final assessment for the course is in the form of a written assessment. There is also a practical assessment associated with this certification.

Candidate Entry Requirements

It is essential that the candidate has experience in the design & installation of domestic single phase circuits and issuing the appropriate documentation (electrical installation certificate, schedule of inspections & schedule of test results). It is also essential that the candidate holds a qualification that demonstrates their knowledge and understanding of BS7671:2008 17th Edition Wiring Regulations and has a sound knowledge and understanding of the Building Regulations. Typically eligible candidates will be those who hold an Electrotechnical NVQ Level 3 or a Full Scope Part P qualification and 17th Edition Wiring Regulations and have at least 2 years experience.

Booking

To book, dates can be found in the  renewable energy training booking section of this website.

If you require a course not in the booking calendar, or carried out at your own premises, please email training@narecde.co.uk or call (01670) 543006.

SolarCoin

We now accept SolarCoin as payment for our PV training course, please email training@narecde.co.uk to know the rates. We also have a full press release on SolarCoin and a blog describing SolarCoin. Essentially, SolarCoins are given free by the SolarCoin Foundation for every MWh of solar energy generated.