Skip to content

Installation of Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Course Code: IPVS
  • Level: 3
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: EMTA Awards Ltd (EAL)
  • Duration: One week
  • Course type: Part-time, Short course
  • Time of day: Daytime
  • When you'll study: Monday to Friday, 9.00am - 5.00pm

What's it all about?

The performance unit will enable you to demonstrate occupational competence. The unit focuses upon the occupational competence required to plan and prepare for, install (including testing and commissioning) and handover of grid connected solar photovoltaic systems with an electrical output of up to five kilowatt peak (kWp) connected to both single and three–phase installations.

Course information

This qualification will allow you to acquire underpinning knowledge and related skills for the installation of small scale solar photovoltaic systems. 

Summary of Learning Outcomes 
1. Plan and prepare for the installation of a solar photovoltaic system 
2. Install solar photovoltaic system components 
3. Inspect and test a new solar photovoltaic system installation 
4. Commission a new solar photovoltaic system installation 
5. Handover a new solar photovoltaic system installation

This qualification has a knowledge and performance unit which between them cover the competencies for the installation of small scale solar PV systems. It is specifically for electricians who wish to upgrade their skills.

You will be assessed by a mixture of an on-screen exam, and
practical assessment. 

On successful completion you may wish to progress to another electrical course at the College, such as Inspection and TestingBattery Storage or Electric Vehicle Charging.

Please note fees are quoted for one year only.

Download course PDF

Related courses

Domestic Natural Gas Safety (Re-assessment) – D/ACS/R

  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Certificate
  • Awarding body: European Registration Scheme (ERS)
  • Duration: Three days
  • Course type: Short course

Electrical Installation (T-Level Foundation)

  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: T Level
  • Awarding body: City & Guilds (C&G)
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Course type: FREE (Eligibility Applies), Full-time

Understanding Domestic Retrofit

  • Level: 2
  • Qualification: Award
  • Awarding body: National Open College Network (NOCN)
  • Duration: Three weeks
  • Course type: Part-time
View all courses

Book an open day and come visit us!

Come and visit us on one of our college open days, where you can find out more about our courses, check out our facilities and speak to current students and staff.