Solar Photovoltaic (PV)

Registered list price: £550.00 + VAT

Non registered list price: £610.00 + VAT

Duration: 4 days
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This 4 day course 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.

Day 1
  • Environmental background
  • Different types of solar PV technology

Day 2
  • Design and specification of solar PV systems
  • Working at heights
  • Installation of solar PV systems

Day 3
  • Commissioning and testing systems
  • Maintenance
  • Government grants and funding bodies
  • Course review
  • Assessment

The course is ideal for individuals looking to improve their knowledge and understanding of solar photovoltaic systems with a view to applying for Competent Persons/MCS/Green Deal registration.

Candidates applying for this course should also hold the following qualifications before applying:

  • NVQ Level 3 Electrotechnical (Building Services & Structures) or equivilant
  • Latest Edition of BS7671
The training and assessment have been designed to provide the necessary skills for the design, installation, testing, commissioning, handover, servicing and faultfinding of solar photovoltaic systems in accordance with the latest NOS/QCF criteria and MCS scheme requirements.


After completing the Solar PV course, candidates might also be interested in other renewable technologies such as Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal.

Successful candidates will also now be able to apply to join the MCS Installer Scheme.