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Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems – Level 3

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About the course

This course is for those wishing to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in the installation and maintenance of Solar Photovoltaic systems.

This qualification is based upon the National Occupational Standards as published by industry and is recognised by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme registration bodies as an acceptable qualification to join the scheme.

To find out more details or to book one of these courses, email the employability team: or call 01952 642554

(Mon-Thur 8.30am-5pm, Fri 8.30am to 4.30pm)

Places are limited, bookings will be taken on a first come first served basis.

Topics and units

  • Install, commision and handover solar photovoltaic systems
  • Maintain, service and inspect existing system
  • Requirements to install brand new systems

Entry requirements

Qualified electricians wanting to install solar panels and battery storage in compliance with electrical and MCS regulations.

  • Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671 (current edition)
  • Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations


Additional information

With the increase in electricity tariffs and changes in the PV tariffs, customers are looking to invest in installations and at other ways to reap extra returns from their PV Energy Systems.


In the first quarter of 2023 alone, over 50,000 households installed solar panels. Installers now have an excellent opportunity for new installations, or to revisit past ones, and advise clients on maximising the potential returns on their Solar PV System in the summer months and purchasing cheaper off-peak electricity in the winter.


This course is ideal for electricians looking to up skill and provide services to the growing renewable energy sector.  If you are registered with a competent person scheme it will support your application to become MCS registered.



Short course


3 days

Start date

Training programmes start in January, February and March 2024.


Haybridge Road




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Open event
09 October 2024
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13 November 2024
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04 December 2024
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