Key Facts

  • Starting
    18 Sep 2024
    Start Time
    End Time
    6 Weeks
    Study Mode
    Part Time Evening
    Start Date
    18 Sep 2024
    End Date
    23 Oct 2024


    19+ Fee
    £ 649
L3 Award in the Installation of Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems (EAL)

This level 3 qualification in solar photovoltaic (SPV) has been developed to enable the building services engineering sector to play its role in meeting the carbon reduction targets set by Government.

The course is aimed at competent electricians who wish to become proficient in the installation of small scale SPV systems and wish to use the qualification to progress to formal recognition of their competence in the sector.

  • Entry Requirements

    This qualification is for practicing electricians who must have one of the following:

    • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment)
    • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrotechnical Services (Electrical Maintenance)
    • Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification
    • Level 3 in Electrotechnical Services Experienced Worker
    • Level 3 NVQ in Electrotechnical Services
    • Level 3 Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification.
    • Level 3 Electrotechnical in Dwellings
    • Level 3 Electrotechnical in Dwellings Experienced Worker Qualification
    • EAL Building Services Engineering (Level 3) - Electrotechnical Installation
    • Equivalent historical qualifications. See EAS Table 4B/4C, and the EAS Qualifications Guide
    • or ECS Gold Card for a Domestic Electrician, JIB Electrician, or Approved Electrician Card.
  • Course Content

    The units include:

    • Know the requirements to install, commission and handover small scale solar photovoltaic systems
    • Install, commission and handover small scale solar photovoltaic systems
  • Progression Next Steps

    Possible progression Route: Level 3 Awards in EV Charging and Air Source Heat Pumps

  • Assessment Details

    The assessment of the qualification involves the following aspects:

    • Knowledge Unit: onscreen exam (QET3/002SPV)
    • Knowledge Unit: onscreen open book exam (QET3/002SPVA)
    • Performance Unit: locally assessed, either through practical activities in the workplace or as appropriate; in simulated conditions.

    When undertaking QET3/002SPVA, learners are permitted:

    • Code of Practice for Grid-connected Solar Photovoltaic Systems, 2nd Edition
    • MIS 3002

    Learners must pass all the assessments to achieve the qualification. The learner must complete the relevant knowledge units prior to the performance units.