Short Course Construction & Engineering

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Short Course
Subject Area
Construction & Engineering
Not Applicable
Age Group

Openshaw Campus
(Short Course - 1 week)

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Our Level 3 Photovoltaics course is suitable for those working in electrical installation and covers the knowledge required to plan and prepare for, install and handover grid connected solar photovoltaic systems.

Through this qualification you'll study:

• Health and safety risks and safe systems of work
• Regulations and standards relating to practical installation, testing and commissioning activities
• Fundamental differences between a.c and d.c circuits
• Purpose of solar photovoltaic system components
• Design principles
• Preparatory work required
• Layouts and the requirements for installing solar photovoltaic module arrays
• Solar photovoltaic system a.c and d.c circuit installation layouts
• Requirements to test and commission solar photovoltaic systems
• Requirements to handover solar photovoltaic systems

Applicants will require a formal craft qualification e.g. N/SVQ 3 in Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures) or equivalent 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 (18th Edition) qualification.

Assessments on this qualification will consist of a combination of practical and theory examinations.

Upon successful completion of this qualification, learners will be able to progress in their career in electrical installation and in building services regulations and practice

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Construction & Engineering

From the foundations of a building to the finishing paintwork on a brand new vehicle, the construction and automotive world has a massive impact on literally everything around us.

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