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Solar Photovoltaic Systems – Small Scale

Solar Photovoltaic Systems – Small Scale

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LCL Awards Level 3 Award In the Installation and Maintenance of Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems

This is a regulated qualification for those wishing to install and maintain Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems. Learners undertaking this qualification will typically be updating their current competence or undertaking continuous professional development.

ID: 54026/54027

Is this course right for me?

This regulated qualification is for those wishing to achieve a nationally recognised qualification and has been designed in conjunction with the latest IET Code of Practice and is recognised by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

Updated to BS7671:2018 Amendment 2 (2022) and current industry requirements.


Any questions?

If you have any questions about this course, please do not hesitate to contact our Energy centre on 01437 753 436, via email energycentre@pembrokeshire.ac.uk or via the callback request form below.

Personal Learning Account (PLA) funding may be available for this course (subject to eligibility). View information about PLA funding or contact central@pembrokeshire.ac.uk

This five week course normally runs on a Friday, 09:00 – 17:00 with planned start dates of 17 November and 02 February.

  • Successful completion of relevant programme (including skills) and decision from progression board meeting

Learners will know:

  • health and safety risks and safe systems of work associated with solar photovoltaic system installation work
  • requirements of the relevant regulations/ standards relating to practical installation, testing and commissioning activities for solar photovoltaic system installation work
  • fundamental differences between AC and DC circuits within solar photovoltaic systems
  • purpose of solar photovoltaic system components
  • types, silicon characteristics and typical conversion efficiencies of solar photovoltaic modules
  • fundamental design principles used to determine solar photovoltaic system module array size and position requirements.
  • preparatory work required for solar photovoltaic system installation work
  • layouts and the requirements for installing solar photovoltaic module arrays
  • solar photovoltaic system DC and AC circuit installation layouts within the scope of the relevant Engineering Recommendation for grid tied systems
  • solar photovoltaic system protection techniques and components
  • requirements to test and commission solar photovoltaic systems
  • requirements to handover solar photovoltaic systems
  • requirements for the routine inspection, service and maintenance of solar photovoltaic system installations
  • how to diagnose faults in solar photovoltaic system installations
  • how to rectify faults in solar photovoltaic systems

Learners will be able to:

  • plan and prepare for the installation of a solar photovoltaic system
  • how to install solar photovoltaic system components
  • how to inspect and test a new solar photovoltaic system installation
  • commission a new solar photovoltaic system installation
  • handover a new solar photovoltaic system installation
  • undertake the routine service and maintenance of a solar photovoltaic system installation
  • undertake fault diagnosis work on solar photovoltaic system installations
  • undertake fault rectification work on solar photovoltaic system installations
You may need to study an additional skills course depending on:
  • the course you are taking at College
  • what grades you gained in your GCSE Maths and/or English Language
Click below to find out what skills course you may be taking at College

Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually. Visit our Welsh Language in the College page to find out what else is available to you.

  • Practical examination
  • Online examination

Following completion of this course you might want to try another one of our Energy Centre courses.

  • Copies of prior learning and/or qualifications

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

  • No additional costs

Any costs above are approximate and may change.

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Sports Academy: While on this course you may be able to join our Sports Academy, if you have a talent for sport, find out what we offer on our Sports Academy page.

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Last updated: 15/02/2024
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The College takes all reasonable steps to provide the educational services and courses as described above. Details are correct at the time of editing but may be subject to change without prior notice. Courses will not run if student numbers are insufficient. The College has the right to refuse individuals entry to courses in certain circumstances. Prospective students may be advised of more suitable alternatives, if appropriate. The entry requirements stated are those that are normally required to undertake the programme of study.
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