Solar Photovoltaic Systems NOS Mapped

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  • Pencoed Campus

BPEC has developed this course with the aim of providing electricians with the skills and knowledge required to install small scale photovoltaic (PV) systems to single phase supplies. The course has been structured to meet the requirements of the National Occupational Standards and is recognised as a demonstration of competence for the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

This 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.

The course will enable you 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 course and manual cover:

  • 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 handover
  • Maintenance and fault finding
  • Control and power requirements
  • System commissioning and handover to client
  • Assessments usually consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations
  • This certification meets the requirements for MCS operators
  • Note, this course and assessment is not regulated by OFQUAL
  • Trainees should hold a formal craft qualification such as N/SVQ 3 in Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures) or equivalent earlier certification which includes Inspection & Testing or a recognised Part P competence certification that includes Inspection & Testing and a BS 7671: 2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations (18th Edition) qualification
  • Trainees can also enrol for the course if they meet the requirements of the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS)
  • Trainees can also provide 2 years experience with demonstrable evidence as well as being a member of a Competent Person Scheme (CPS)

Certificates are usually valid for 5 years.

This 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.

The course will enable you 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 course and manual cover:

  • 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 handover
  • Maintenance and fault finding
  • Control and power requirements
  • System commissioning and handover to client
  • Assessments usually consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations
  • This certification meets the requirements for MCS operators
  • Note, this course and assessment is not regulated by OFQUAL
  • Trainees should hold a formal craft qualification such as N/SVQ 3 in Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures) or equivalent earlier certification which includes Inspection & Testing or a recognised Part P competence certification that includes Inspection & Testing and a BS 7671: 2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations (18th Edition) qualification
  • Trainees can also enrol for the course if they meet the requirements of the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS)
  • Trainees can also provide 2 years experience with demonstrable evidence as well as being a member of a Competent Person Scheme (CPS)

Certificates are usually valid for 5 years.

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