This is a nationally recognised qualification in the installation and maintenance of small scale solar photovoltaic systems. The qualification is developed from the National Occupational Standards and is recognised by the Micro-generation Certification Scheme (MCS) registration bodies as an acceptable qualification to join one of their respective schemes.
Trainees should hold a formal craft qualification e.g. N/SVQ 3 in Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures) or equivalent earlier certification that includes Inspection & Testing or a recognised Part P competence certification that includes Inspection & Testing and a BS 7671: 2008 Requirements for Electrical Installations (17th Edition) qualification.
Assessments consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.
This qualification satisfies MCS requirements for related work activites.
Training materials are available from a number of sources.
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Level 3 Award in the Fundamental Principles and Requirements of Environmental Technology Systems
Assessment centres wishing to deliver the Level 3 Award In the Installation and Maintenance of Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems should contact AOadmin@bpec.org.uk