Installation and maintenance of Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Vocational qualification

In Pyle

£ 580 + VAT


  • Type

    Vocational qualification Level 3

  • Location

    Pyle (Wales)

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Whether you opt for City & Guilds or EAL, this qualification permits the candidate to register on the MCS Scheme for PV Installers

This course is for those who wish to learn how to design and install small-scale embedded generator systems. Completing this qualification will allow candidates to be recognised as competent in the field of Solar PV Systems and to play a vital role in the use of renewable energy, a market which continues to grow.

This course covers the design, installation and maintenance of Solar Photovoltaic systems for electricians and is aimed at designers and installers who wish to progress in the renewables industries.

You will learn about the environmental challenges facing the global infrastructure, the component parts of a Solar PV System, designing, installing and commissioning a PV system. You will also learn how to test and commission solar photovoltaic systems, as well as how to diagnose and rectify faults in installations.

This is a comprehensive 3-day training course and you will be assessed via assignments and GOLA On-Line tests. Successful candidates will receive certification to confirm their ability to install, commission and maintain Solar PV systems.



Start date

Pyle (Bridgend)
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Trydanol Court, Heol Mostyn, Village Farm Industrial Estate, Pyle, CF33 6BJ

Start date

On request
Pyle (Bridgend)
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Trydanol Court, Heol Mostyn, Village Farm Industrial Estate, Pyle, CF33 6BJ

Start date

03 Oct 2022Enrolment now open
14 Dec 2022Enrolment now open

About this course

The 18th Edition IEE Regulations is a mandatory requirement. A knowledge of Inspection & Testing is advisable but not essential

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  • Install
  • Systems
  • Design
  • Renewable Energy
  • Installation
  • Knowledge of Electrical Theory
  • Knowledge of Electrical Industry
  • Micro-renewable Energy
  • Water Conservation
  • Health Risks
  • Photovaltaic Systems
  • A.C./D.C. Circuits
  • Routine Inspection
  • System Service and Maintenance
  • Diagnostics

Teachers and trainers (1)

Philip Spratt

Philip Spratt


Course programme

Training and assessment will cover:

• Working principles of micro-renewable energy technologies

• Requirements of building location/building features for the potential to install micro-renewable energy to exist

• Regulatory requirements relating to micro-renewable energy technologies

• Advantages and disadvantages associated with micro-renewable energy technologies

• Health and safety risks and safe systems of work associated with solar photovoltaic system installation work

• Relevant regulations/ standards relating to practical installation, testing and commissioning activities for solar photovoltaic system installation work

• A.C and D.C circuits within solar photovoltaic systems

• Purpose of solar photovoltaic system components

• Types, silicon characteristics and typical conversion efficiencies of solar photovoltaic modules

• Design principles used to determine solar photovoltaic system module array size and position requirements

• Preparatory work required for solar photovoltaic system installation work

• Layouts and the requirements for installing solar photovoltaic module arrays

• Solar photovoltaic system D.C and A.C circuit installation layouts within the scope of the relevant engineering recommendation for grid tied systems

• Solar photovoltaic system protection techniques and components

• Requirements to test and commission solar photovoltaic systems

• Requirements to hand over solar photovoltaic systems

• Requirements for the routine inspection, service and maintenance of solar photovoltaic system installations

• Diagnose and rectify faults in solar photovoltaic system installations

Additional information

Candidates will require a copy of the IET Code of Practice for the Installation of Solar PV Systems.

Installation and maintenance of Solar Photovoltaic Systems

£ 580 + VAT