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    This 4 day qualification in Solar Photovoltaic (PV) provides an understanding of PV systems with a view to applying for Competent Persons, Micro-Generation Scheme and/or Green Deal registration. The course is designed in accordance with the latest NOS/QCF criteria and MCS scheme requirements to provide the necessary skills for the design, installation, testing, commissioning, handover, servicing and faultfinding of solar photovoltaic systems. 



    The qualification has been designed for electricians who want to develop their knowledge and skills in the subject area and wish to use the qualification to progress to formal recognition of their competence via registration with an appropriate scheme.

    Candidates must have an;
    N/SVQ 3 in Electrical Installation or equivalent certification, and; 
    Level 3 Award to the current edition of BS 7671 Requirements for Electrical Installations (if not included in the above).



    This qualification focuses upon the competencies required to install (including testing and commissioning), and handover grid-connected solar PV systems with an electrical output of up to 5-kilowatt peak (kWp) connected to both single and three-phase installations.



             The new landscape - Distributed generation and the ‘Prosumer’

             An overview of key safety considerations, legislation and industry guidance

             The fundamental differences between AC and DC including voltage ranges, sources and specific risks

             System component selection

             Fundamental system design principles – including the requirements of BS 7671, Section 712

             Inspection, testing and commissioning

             Notification and handover - G98, G99

    This qualification includes;

             Practical assessment (locally assessed, in simulated conditions), and;

             Multiple-choice on-screen exam (closed book and invigilated)

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    Duration 4 Days