BPEC Solar PV Course

Solar PV Installation Course

Our 5-day Solar PV course gives you the knowledge and skills to install and maintain small scale grid tied Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems to single phase supplies.

Receive a nationally recognised BPEC qualification that can be used as a demonstration of competence towards Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

£799 

(inc VAT)

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Course Details

Our 5-day Solar PV course gives you the knowledge and skills to install and maintain small scale grid tied Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems to single phase supplies.

Receive a nationally recognised BPEC qualification that can be used as a demonstration of competence towards Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

This course is ideal for electricians and domestic installers looking to up-skill and specialise in Solar PV within the rapidly growing renewable energy sector.

Candidates will gain hands on experience, working directly with our purpose-built Solar PV system, developing the necessary skills to effectively design, install, test, commission, handover, service and fault-find a solar photovoltaic systems.

Upon completion, delegates will receive a BPEC qualification in the installation and maintenance of small scale grid tied Photovoltaic systems, which is valid for up to 5 years. The qualification is recognised by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) and will therefore support an application to join onto the scheme.

Duration

5 Days

Location(s)

Wakefield

Qualification

BPEC QCF Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Small Scale Solar PV Systems

Pre-requisites

Level 3 Electrotechnical NVQ qualification or Domestic Installer with 18th Edition and Inspection & Testing Qualifications. 

Price

£799 inc. VAT
(Price includes training material)

Solar Panel Installer
Solar PV Installation
Duration

5 Days

Location(s)

Wakefield

Qualification

BPEC QCF Level 3 Award in the Installation and Maintenance of Small Scale Solar PV Systems

Pre-requisites

Level 3 Electrotechnical NVQ qualification or Domestic Installer with 18th Edition and Inspection & Testing Qualifications

Price

£799 inc. VAT

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Universal Skills Centre Wakefield, 41-43 Monckton Rd Ind Est, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7AL

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Solar PV Installation Course - 4th July 2022
Solar PV Installation Course - 4th July 2022
BP-SPV-3
04 Jul 22
5 Days
£799.00
Solar PV Installation Course - 1st August 2022
Solar PV Installation Course - 1st August 2022
BP-SPV-3
01 Aug 22
5 Days
£799.00
Solar PV Installation Course - 22nd August 2022
Solar PV Installation Course - 22nd August 2022
BP-SPV-3
22 Aug 22
5 Days
£799.00
Solar PV Installation Course - 12th September 2022
Solar PV Installation Course - 12th September 2022
BP-SPV-3
12 Sep 22
5 Days
£799.00
Solar PV Installation Course - 3rd October 2022
Solar PV Installation Course - 3rd October 2022
BP-SPV-3
03 Oct 22
5 Days
£799.00

Make it 7 days by adding on our Energy Storage Course

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Universal Skills Centre Wakefield, 41-43 Monckton Rd Ind Est, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7AL

Solar PV Installation Course - 4th July 2022
Solar PV Installation Course - 4th July 2022
  • BP-SPV-3
  • 04 Jul 22
  • Wakefield
  • 5 Days
£799.00
Solar PV Installation Course - 1st August 2022
Solar PV Installation Course - 1st August 2022
  • BP-SPV-3
  • 01 Aug 22
  • Wakefield
  • 5 Days
£799.00
Solar PV Installation Course - 22nd August 2022
Solar PV Installation Course - 22nd August 2022
  • BP-SPV-3
  • 22 Aug 22
  • Wakefield
  • 5 Days
£799.00
Solar PV Installation Course - 12th September 2022
Solar PV Installation Course - 12th September 2022
  • BP-SPV-3
  • 12 Sep 22
  • Wakefield
  • 5 Days
£799.00

Make it 7 days by adding on our Energy Storage Course

Course Content

This Solar PV course covers the following:

  • Health and safety risks and safe systems
  • Photovoltaic panels in context of renewable technologies
  • Regulations/ standards relating to practical installation, testing and commissioning of solar photovoltaic systems
  • D.C and A.C circuit installation layouts 
  • Solar PV fundamental components
  • Design of a PV system
  • Installing a PV system
  • Testing, commissioning and client hand-over
  • Wiring and maintenance
  • Fault finding, diagnosis and rectification

Entry Requirements

Attendees must already be:

A practicing electrician with a formal Level 3 qualification.

OR

A qualified domestic installer working to the standard required to join a Competent Person Scheme.

Additionally, all candidates must:

If you are unsure about your suitability for this course, please contact us.

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Course Assessments

There are multiple assessments that candidates must complete in order to pass and receive their qualification.

These include a multiple-choice question paper, a short written answer paper and a practical assessment, that will involve connecting up solar panels to live inverters and ensuring they are all working correctly.

Candidates must bring with them a valid photo ID in order to sit the assessments.

  • Download our Solar PV Course Factsheet

Why do a Solar PV course?

With gas and electricity prices continuing to rise, many UK households are now turning towards renewable energy sources to help lower home energy costs. This, coupled with the decrease of small-scale solar PV installation costs, changes to Building Regulations and the introduction of the 2025 Future Homes Standard will see demand only continue to increase.

This BPEC solar PV course provides the perfect avenue for any domestic installer or electrician looking to understand the fundamentals of solar photovoltaic systems with a view to then join a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) or Green Deal registration or undertake further training in other renewable technologies such as Air Source Heat Pumps.

Why Universal Skills

  • Industry leading electrical training facilities.
  • Expert electrical tutors with years of experience both teaching and working out in industry.
  • Small group sizes
  • Dedicated electrical tutor for your course
  • Gain practical experience of installing solar PV and testing live rigs in our centre. 
  • Commercial programmes for businesses looking to upskill large numbers of staff in Solar PV installation.

Frequently Asked Questions

Who would this course most benefit?

Companies looking to upskill their staff within the renewables sector or individuals already working within an electrical company already part of a competent persons scheme would benefit most from this training.

Why is this course 5 days?

While solar courses are designed to be undertaken in less time, the pace of the training is often fairly rapid and can leave candidates feeling overwhelmed. 

Our course is designed for smaller groups and offers extra time, to ensure that trainees can fully engage with tutors and have a clear understanding of the practical and theoretical aspects of Solar PV installation.

I want to train in to become a Solar PV installer but have no experience, where do I start?

Candidates will need to undertake a Domestic Installer course or have Level 3 Electrotechnical NVQ qualification to participate in this course. Universal Skills runs a Domestic Installer course for new entrants, which will then allow you to upskill to Solar afterwards.

I want to train in to become a Solar PV installer but have no experience, where do I start?

Candidates will need to undertake a Domestic Installer course or have Level 3 Electrotechnical NVQ qualification to participate in this course. Universal Skills runs a Domestic Installer course for new entrants, which will then allow you to upskill to Solar afterwards.

What is a small scale solar PV system?

A small scale solar PV system would be any installation which has a total power output of less than 100kW. Such installations include Domestic, Commercial and Industrial properties. Where the power output exceeds 100kW this would be considered a large-scale solar PV system.

Do I need to purchase any books for this course?

The price of this course includes the main resource/training guide you will need. This will then be given to you on your first day.

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