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

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Renewables

Qualification Title: Level 3 Award In the Installation and Maintenance of Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems
LCL Qualification Code:
RQF Qualification Code:

600/5775/0

Level and credit value: Level: 3 Credits: 10
Guided Learning Hours: 80
Qualification Units
D/602/3086 Know the requirements to install, commission and handover small scale solar photovoltaic systems
K/602/3088 Install, commission and handover small scale solar photovoltaic systems
M/602/3089 Know the requirements to inspect, service and maintain small scale solar photovoltaic systems
M/602/3092 Inspect, service and maintain small scale solar photovoltaic systems
Qualification Certificate Expiry: None
Background:

This regulated qualification is for those wishing to achieve a nationally recognised qualification in the installation and maintenance of small scale grid tied Photovoltaic systems. This qualification is based upon the National Occupational Standards as published by industry and is recognised by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme registration bodies as an acceptable qualification to join the scheme.

Learner outcomes:
  • Know the health and safety risks and safe systems of work associated with solar photovoltaic system installation work
  • Know the requirements of the relevant regulations/ standards relating to practical installation, testing and commissioning activities for solar photovoltaic system installation work
  • Know the fundamental differences between a.c and d.c circuits within solar photovoltaic systems
  • Know the purpose of solar photovoltaic system components
  • Know the types, silicon characteristics and typical conversion efficiencies of solar photovoltaic modules
  • Know the fundamental design principles used to determine solar photovoltaic system module array size and position requirements.
  • Know the preparatory work required for solar photovoltaic system installation work
  • Know the layouts and the requirements for installing solar photovoltaic module arrays
  • Know solar photovoltaic system d.c and a.c circuit installation layouts within the scope of the relevant Engineering Recommendation for grid tied systems
  • Know solar photovoltaic system protection techniques and components
  • Know the requirements to test and commission solar photovoltaic systems
  • Know the requirements to handover solar photovoltaic systems
  • Know how to plan and prepare for the installation of a solar photovoltaic system
  • Know how to install solar photovoltaic system components
  • Know how to inspect and test a new solar photovoltaic system installation
  • Know how to commission a new solar photovoltaic system installation
  • Know how to handover a new solar photovoltaic system installation
  • Know the requirements for the routine inspection, service and maintenance of solar photovoltaic system installations
  • Know how to diagnose faults in solar photovoltaic system installations
  • Know how to rectify faults in solar photovoltaic systems
  • Know how to undertake the routine service and maintenance of a solar photovoltaic system installation
  • Know how to undertake fault diagnosis work on solar photovoltaic system installations
  • Know how to undertake fault rectification work on solar photovoltaic system installations
Pre-requisites:

It is a requirement that any learner wishing to undertake this qualifcation should hold a Level 3 Electrotechnical NVQ qualification or similar

Assessment method: Assessment is carried via practical observed assignment, written assignment and multiple choice examination. The assessments are open book and use the applicable standards and regulations.
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