This course is designed to equip candidates with the skills and knowledge to be able to safely install, commission and hand-over small scale solar photovoltaic systems in line with statutory requirements and relevant codes of practice.

Who is this course aimed at?

This course is aimed at practicing electricians who wish to move into this sector.

Candidates must have a good knowledge of the latest edition of BS7671, of inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations, and are required to sign a statement of competence.

How long will the course take?


Five days in total, (9am to 4pm). 4 in the classroom, with the 5th day for practicals and assessments.

What topics will it cover?

The principles of operation of photovoltaic technologies

Recognising components of a PV system and applying design criteria

Safe systems of work

Component selection

Implications of orientation

Output estimation

Building consent

Planning and regulatory requirements


Commissioning and the requirements of the hand-over process

Is there an exam?

There is a multiple-choice online exam taken on day four and a practical assessment undertaken by arrangement.

What books will I need?

IET 18th Edition Wiring Regulations

IET On-Site Guide

When will I know if I've passed?

Provisionally on completion of each assessment subject to quality assurance.

How much will it cost?

£974+VAT per person

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