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Solar PV Training - City & Guilds 2399

Available in-house

Please read the overview to see which units are included.

Wembley WE01 (Middlesex)
05 December 2012 // 08:30

07 December 2012 // 17:00

£595.00 GBP + VAT

Course Description:


City and Guilds Solar PV Training and Assessment


This solar PV course is intended for qualified, practicing electricians who will be required to install grid connected domestic photovoltaic systems that are either integrated into, or retro onto, a domestic dwelling. 

Candidates are required to hold appropriate qualifications related to electrical installation such as an NVQ level 3, knowledge of the IEE Wiring Regulations (C&G 2382) and inspection and testing (City and Guilds 2391/2395).

This Electrical Solar PV training course and qualification is designed to offer specific skills and knowledge to electricians to ensure they are conversant with Regulations and Code of Practice related to photovoltaic systems.

City and Guilds 2399 Solar PV Course Units

  • The first unit of the course describes the underpinning knowledge that is required to understand the theory behind PV systems, related Regulations, safety requirements and installation and testing.
  • The second unit of the course is concerned with the application of practical skills in carrying out installation and testing.

In order to be issues with a City and Guilds certificate candidates must successfully complete both assessments.

The structure of this electrical course will be split between classroom theory sessions and practical tasks.

Unit 1: 2399-001 Knowledge Of Photovoltaic Systems

Written paper of 20 short answer questions and 1 long answer question

  • Photovoltaic systems
  • Standards, Regulations, Guidelines, Codes of Practice
  • PV safety
  • System components
  • Approvals
  • Installation
  • Commissioning and testing
  • Customer care

Unit 2: Practical Applications 2399-002 Practical assessment

Upon successful completion of the assessment candidates will be able to perform the following tasks, under real or simulated conditions:

  • Install and commission a basic grid connected PV system
  • Ensure work area is safe
  • Carry out basic roofing techniques
  • Position fix and install at height
  • Position fix and install inverter, meter, customer display panel
  • Label in accordance with G83/1 and G59/1
  • Connect system to the grid through a domestic distribution board
  • Carry out measurement of open circuit voltage and short circuit current for modules, strings and array both at end of installation and during installation process
  • Undertake fault diagnosis on modules and array
  • Undertake operational testing for an inverter

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