Solar PV

Solar Photovoltaic (PV) 

Call 0870 013 0389 to book a course or email

Understanding the design, installation and commissioning of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) systems.

What will you learn?

This training and assessment is designed to provide experienced electricians with the necessary skills for the basic design, installation, commissioning and service of Solar PV. The course will cover the majority of small scale Photovoltaic systems currently installed within the British Isles. Course delivery will be 80% theory and 20% practical.

Who should attend?

Individuals who wish to self-certify solar PV installations through the NICEIC MCS Installer Scheme (or other government scheme operators).

The Course Programme

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

Day 4

  • Course review 
  • Assessment


Successful candidates can diversify their business into the emerging renewable energy market. The early adopters of solar PV can win new business and exploit the opportunities that the UK’s most popular microgeneration technology presents.

Prerequisites:  Candidates are required to hold an NVQ Level 3 Electrotechnical (Building Services & Structures) Qualification or equivalent. It is also necessary to have achieved BS7671 2008 including 1st Amendment.

Next Step

Candidates might also be interested in other renewable technologies such as Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps, Solar Thermal, Bio Fuels, Wind Power and Hydro Power.

To join the NICEIC Microgeneration Installer Scheme (MCS), call 0870 013 0458.

Duration: 4 days


Registered: £550 + VAT

Non-registered: £610 + VAT

Assessment NICEIC / EAL / City & Guilds


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