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Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Installation & Maintenance 2399-311/312/313/314

Pre-requisties – Renewable awareness

The purpose of the Domestic Solar Photovoltaic Installer Training Course and assessment is to give an entry level qualification for experienced domestic / commercial electricians wishing to extend their work scope into Solar Photovoltaics. The course can be used to meet the training requirements for entry on to one of the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) registration bodies.

The assessment / course will cover the predominant systems (grid connected). The course does not cover all possible variants of this subject and in any case, manufacturer’s support and guidance should always be sought when fitting equipment. The Solar Photovoltaic Training Course covers the following topics :-

1. Background to market and grant funding routes (including MCS)

2. Regulations and standards

3. Health & Safety considerations

4. AC & DC theory

5. Cell types and benefits

6. External and internal site survey requirements

7. Circuit design

8. System design and integration

9. Setting to work and commissioning

10.Servicing and fault finding

The City of Liverpool College is an accredited training provider, within the UK network of the National Skills Academy for Environmental Technologies offering a range of the provision within the footprint supported by National Skills Academy developed materials.

This is a full cost at 601.00 (including exam fees)

Qualifications can lead to an engineer being registered and recognized as a competent installer.

What the course leads to

Qualifications can lead to an engineer being registered and recognized as a competent installer.


Entry Requirements

When the course runs

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

What's on offer at The City of Liverpool College

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