Level 3 Award for Solar PV Installer and Operator
Program code: L3SPV
The NOCN Level 3 Award qualification is vocationally based and as such, offers the opportunity for learners to demonstrate an achievement of practical skills, understanding and knowledge, and will provide learners with a comprehensive background into crucial stages of installation, commissioning, and operation and maintenance of solar photovoltaic systems, as well as the practical experience and supporting information to enable them progression to employment.
Learning Outcomes • Understand the fundamental concepts relevant to solar PV systems • Understand the purpose of pre-installation site visits • Understand the installation of different components of a solar PV system • Perform practical installation of small-scale solar PV system • Understand the requirements and procedures of pre-commissioning testing • Understand the commissioning of solar PV system • Understand official handover of solar PV system • Perform the commissioning tests on small-scale solar PV system • Understand the importance and types of operation and maintenance (O&M) • Understand the requirements of reporting and documentation • Perform practical O&M of a small-scale solar PV system
The NOCN Level 3 Award consists of three (3) mandatory components. • Component 1: Installation of Solar PV Systems • Component 2: Commissioning of Solar PV Systems • Component 3: Commissioning of Solar PV Systems
Assessment and Certification
The qualification is assessed through 3 observed practical tasks and a multiple choice knowledge assessment. To achieve this qualification, a learner must provide evidence of learning and achievement as detailed on each of the components. Upon successful completion of the course candidate will receive a Level 3 Award for Solar PV Installer and Operator from UK NOCN
Engineers and Technicians as well as job seekers.
The learners should be with a background in electrical, mechanical, civil and energy professionals or those in their last year of study in above related fields