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Solar PV Training - NICEIC

Available in-house

Solar PV Training > NECEIC Course

York YO01 (North Yorkshire)
20 November 2012 // 08:30

22 November 2012 // 17:00

£550.00 GBP + VAT

Course Description:


NICEIC Solar PV Training Course Aims

This comprehensive sola PV course is designed to provide delegates with the necessary technical skills and underpinning knowledge of solar photovoltaic systems.

The course is specifically designed for practicing electricians with electrical installation and testing experience who are seeking to obtain the skills in the surveying, planning, design and the installation techniques for Solar Photovoltaic Systems. 

This course will benefit both electrical contracting companies and/or individuals alike, who are seeking registration with a Micro Generation Certification (MCS) scheme provider.

Course Pre-Requisites

Delegates who wish to attend this course are required to have successfully passed the City and Guilds 17th Edition qualification (i.e. City and Guilds 2382-10 or City and Guilds 2382-20) and perferably a pass in either the City and Guilds 2392-10 or City and Guilds 2391-10.

For all domestic electrical installers who are seeking to attend this course, it is a requirement of course attendance, that the delegate is registered with one of the Part P Scheme Providers (e.g. NICEIC Approved Contractor or Domestic Installer, Elecsa or NAPIT enrolled member etc) or as an alternative, delegates can show that they are seeking immediate competent person's scheme registration.

NICEIC Solar PV Course Content

  • The Site Survey and Initial Verification Checks
  • Solar Irradiance Calculations and Insolator Test
  • FIT Calculations and Revenue Estimates
  • Building Regulations and the Built Environment
  • Solar Photo-voltaic Panels (PV) - how they work
  • The Different Types of PV panels
  • Solar PV Panel Designs
  • Grid-connected Systems and DC Cabling
  • Solar PV Panel Arrays
  • Other considerations including Lightning Protection and Solar PV Panel Maintenance
  • Grid Tie Inverters
  • DC/AC Supplies and the Hazards
  • Appropriate Standards: G83/BS7671:2008
  • Solar PV System Testing including AC/DC Testing
  • Final Commissioning and System handover

Additional Course information

Accredited through NICEIC Certification, the course is an applicable qualification for enrolling onto the NICEIC MCS Installer Scheme. It is a requirement for delegates who attend this course to attend a 1 day health and safety course, with exceptions being if the delegate already has a IOSH, NEBOSH or PASMA qualification. it is recommended that delegates who attend this course purchase a copy of the following book:


  • Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems: A Guide for Installers, Architects and Engineers (2nd Edition)- this can be purchased when booking your course, or through other online sources.

Please note that all delegates who have attended this course will be separately assessed by the NICEIC for the purposes of enrolling onto the MCS Installer scheme once their application has been accepted.

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