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Solar Photovoltaics Training Course

PV Course Overview

Solar panels are quickly becoming a feature on all modern homes, and so gaining a qualification to safely install Solar Photovoltaics should be a priority of any existing or budding electrician. The Plumbing Academy are pleased to offer the Solar PV course, which provides an entry level qualification for commercial electricians wishing to extend their work into this popular field. The course covers Solar Photovoltaic installations of up to 5kWp output.

By training with us today on a Solar PV Course you can start to take on more environmentally friendly work, putting you ahead in the industry and presenting a wider source of income.

Solar PV Course Details

You will train at one of our state-of-the-art training centres, located throughout the southern regions of England and Wales. Here you’ll be taught by our professional tutors in both classroom and workshop environments in the following areas;
  • Background to market and grant funding routes (including MCS)
  • Regulations and standards
  • Health & Safety considerations
  • AC & DC theory
  • Cell types and benefits
  • External and internal site survey requirements
  • Circuit design
  • System design and integration
  • Setting to work and commissioning
  • Servicing and fault finding
The solar PV course will be completed when you complete an assessment featuring multiple-choice questions and design scenario tasks. Successful candidates are awarded a Solar PV certificate as proof of their achievement.

Who Should Apply?

As an advanced renewables course, it is assumed that you have prior knowledge of electrical theory and a background as an installer. Typically eligible candidates have at least 2 years as an electrical installer and one of the following qualifications;
  • An Electrotechnical NVQ Level 3
  • A Full scope Part P qualification and 17th Edition Wiring Regulations
If you have any questions or require further information, please contact The Plumbing Academy or arrange to visit our facilities.