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Solar Photovoltaic Systems NOS Mapped


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BPEC course information on the Solar Photovoltaic Systems NOS Mapped

AET are now delivering BPEC’s developed Solar PV course with the aim of providing electricians with the skills and knowledge required to install small scale photovoltaic (PV) systems. The course has been designed to meet the requirements of the National Occupational Standards and is recognised as a demonstration of competence for the (MCS) Microgeneration Certification Scheme.

Pre-requisites required

Students must hold a formal craft qualification e.g. N/SVQ 3 in Electrical Installation level 2 or 3 (Buildings and Structures) or equivalent earlier certification that includes Inspection & Testing or a recognised Part P competence certification that includes Inspection & Testing.
Students must also hold a valid BS 7671: 2018 wiring regs certificate in the Requirements for Electrical Installations (18th Edition) qualification.
Students can enrol on the course if they meet the requirements of the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS) and have a minimum 2 years’ experience with demonstrable evidence as well as being a member of a Competent Person Scheme (CPS). NICEIC, NAPIT or equivalent.
Such a course is a requirement of the Minimum Technical Competency document for PV installers and is recognised by the MCS operators as evidence of suitable training.

Example of Qualifications with Inspection and Testing unit credits:

  • 2330 level 3
  • 2365 level 3
  • 2357-91
  • 2357-13
  • 2360 level 2
  • (EAL Equivalents)

Please see below link to the BPEC website with further information,
Solar Photovoltaic Systems NOS Mapped – BPEC

This 3 day course will enable candidates to select the most appropriate solar Photovoltaic system for a property to meet the client’s needs and to commission and handover the system. It will also provide an understanding of all the legal issues surrounding the installation of these systems and guidance on completion and submission of all the appropriate notifications.

The 3 day training will cover the following points:

  • Photovoltaic panels in context of renewable technologies
  • How a Photovoltaic system works – principles and components
  • Design of a PV system
  • Installation of a PV system
  • Commissioning and Client Hand Over
  • Maintenance and Fault Finding
  • Control and power requirements System commissioning and handover to client

Course venue Address: Harris House, Cawley Hatch, Harlow Essex CM 195AN
Course duration: 3 days
Course info: Training manual will be provided by AET
Course Price: £699 inc VAT
This solar PV course consists of a combination of practical and theory examinations.
This certification meets the requirements for MCS operators.
Please note: This course and assessment is not regulated by OFQUAL

Certificates are normally valid for 5 years.