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Solar Photovoltaic Courses

Able Skills is open 7 days every week – Please feel free to pop in and see what we do.

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As we are open 7 days - Courses can be completed either through the week (Mon-Fri) or at weekends (Sat-Sun)

A deposit will secure a course start date and any balance can be paid on the start date or spread over the period of your training – Interest Free!

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Able Skills has their own accommodation available at £20 per night for those of you who are travelling longer distances to train with us.

NICEIC Solar PV Courses

Photovoltaic Courses

Able Skills has been delivering C&G 2372 Solar PV for quite some time now but it isn’t suitable for everyone with it’s stringent pre-requisites and 7 day training requirement.

This NICEIC accredited, 3 day Solar PV training and assessment course is designed to provide experienced electricians with the necessary skills for basic design, installation, commission and service of Solar PV systems and deliver a certificate of competence to individuals who will self certify installations through Government scheme operators.

This NICEIC PV course will cover the majority of small scale Solar Photovoltaic systems currently installed within the UK. It will also cover information required to design, install, commission, service and fault find.

Solar PV cells produce electricity directly from sunlight and provide an opportunity to drive the uptake of renewable and low carbon energy. Solar PV forms a key technology set within the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS), which offers government grants for the installation of Microgeneration based products and systems.

The introduction of Feed in Tariffs (FITs), the government backed support measure which has been designed to increase the uptake of Microgeneration and help deliver the UK’s 2020 renewable energy targets.

FITs provide those generating renewable energy with 20 year – or 25 years for Solar PV – guaranteed per unit support payments (p/kWh) for electricity generation.

NICEIC Solar Photovoltaic Pre-Requisites

Only a registered full scope electrician can make the final grid connections and testing before the system goes live.

This course will not cover areas that form part of the main prerequisites so it is essential that candidates who wish to attend this course hold:

o    City and Guilds 2382-10 or City and Guilds 2382-20 (17th edition wiring regulations)
o    Accredited Full/Defined Scope qualification and registered with a conforming body

NICEIC Solar PV  £495 (inc vat)
NICEIC Health & Safety Course  £150.00 (inc vat)

Course Duration: 3 or 4 Days dependant on H&S requirements

A requirement for the certification of this course is that delegates will be required to attend a separate 1 day NICEIC certification Health and Safety awareness course covering CoSHH, Working at Heights and Manual Handling -  this can be omitted if the delegate already holds an Iosh/Nebosh/Pasma certificate.

To ensure that you have met the pre-requisites, Able Skills provide the required 1 day NICEIC accredited Health & Safety training course covering the following

o    CoSHH
o    Working at Heights
o    Manual Handling

In addition, City and Guilds 2392-10 Fundamental Inspection & Testing or City and Guilds 2391-10 Periodic Inspection & Testing would be very beneficial but not essential.

Course content:

•    Health and Safety
•    Environmental background
•    Government grants and funding bodies
•    The Site Survey and Initial Verification Checks
•    Solar Irradiance Calculations and Insulator Test
•    FIT Calculations and Revenue Estimates
•    Building Regulations and the Built Environment
•    Solar Photo-voltaic Panels (PV) - how they work
•    The Different Types of PV panels
•    Solar PV Panel Designs
•    Grid-connected Systems and DC Cabling
•    Solar PV Panel Arrays
•    Other considerations including Lightning Protection and Solar PV Panel Maintenance
•    Grid Tie Inverters
•    DC/AC Supplies and the Hazards
•    Appropriate Standards: G83/BS7671:2008
•    Solar PV System Testing including AC/DC Testing
•    Final Commissioning and System handover

We recommend that delegates who are attending this course purchase a copy of the Planning and Installing Photovoltaic Systems: A Guide for Installers, Architects and Engineers (2nd Edition)

Training for NICEIC Solar PV eligibility

If you have an interest in installing photovoltaic systems but you cannot meet the entry requirements, Able Skills can offer training for Part P (Full scope), C&G 2382 17th Edition, C&G 2392 Fundamental Inspection & Testing and C&G 2391 Inspection & Testing.

Training for C&G Solar PV eligibility

If you would prefer to look towards the commercial / industrial electrical industry, we also provide training and assessment for C&G 2330 at levels 2 and 3 as well as site assessment for C&G 2356 – NVQ level 3.

These qualifications, accompanied by C&G 2382 and C&G 2392 or 2391 will enable you to undertake the City & Guilds Solar Photovoltaic course: C&G 2372.

Cost and Duration of Solar Photovoltaic Courses

Duration: 4 Days

  • Cost: £495.00 Inc VAT
  • £150 Deposit payable
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Additional Information

Able Skills is open 7 days every week and most courses can be completed either through the week (Mon-Fri) or at weekends (Sat-Sun) – Please call for details

A deposit will secure your start date and any balance can be paid on the start date or spread over the period of your training – Interest Free!

For all workshop based training and/or assessment we recommend suitable clothing and for your safety, protective footwear is essential.


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Able Skills has grown and so has the amount of students in attendance and we are being used by everyone right across the UK and abroad.

As a result of the increase in students, Able Skills has purchased 3 properties to accommodate the growing numbers of people travelling from distance.

Able Skills properties are licensed HMO (Houses in Multiple Occupation) and are fully equipped in line with local authority standards.

The properties will provide you with your own fully furnished room with washing facilities and TV. There are several bathrooms/WCs as well as fully fitted kitchens and a dining areas to eat and/or meet your fellow students.

Able Skills employs someone to maintain the properties on a regular basis and also to ensure that the property is being looked after by those staying.

We are very pleased to be able to offer this accommodation at £20 per night and we are keen to ensure that your time away from home is enjoyable and comfortable. The properties are situated close to all of our training centres and some have allocated private parking facilities.

This enables you to leave your vehicle in a safe and secure environment and make that short walk to whichever course you are attending.

We are a very popular choice of training centre and as a result we are very busy and so is our accommodation. We would recommend that you make every attempt to tie in any accommodation requirements at the time of booking your course.

If our accommodation is full, there are other local alternatives available which range from £20 per night upwards.

During your stay at Able Skills accommodation we will guarantee you a secure area to keep all of your belongings and additionally, we guarantee that the only people using this property are Able Skills students.

Should you require any additional information or wish to book training and accommodation, please do not hesitate to contact Gary, Angela or John on 01322 280 202.

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