Solar PV and Energy Storage Combined course - Fast Track

LCL L3 in the Design, Installation and Commissioning of Electrical Energy Storage Systems & LCL L3 in the Installation and Maintenance of Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems

Solar PV and Energy Storage Combined course - Fast Track

Course Overview

The Solar Futures Study finds that solar energy could power about 14% of transport by 2050! So, if you’re an electrician looking to help people harness and store the power of the sun, to create a more sustainable future, this industry recognised qualification is for you. Upon completion, you’ll be qualified in electrical installation in the renewable energy sector. This allows you to join a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) or Green Deal Registration, boosting your credibility. The Energy Storage & Solar PV Course involves both practical and classroom learning over a period of 5 days. It combines the two following courses at a 10% bundle discount (£108 cheaper than buying separately!): - LCL Awards Level 3 Award in the Maintenance and Installation of Small Scale Solar Photovoltaic Systems (IMSSSPV-22) - LCL Awards Level 3 Award in the Design, Installation and Commissioning of Electrical Energy Storage Systems (EESS) courses (LCL-E3010)

Solar PV/Energy Storage Combined - Fast Track

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Course Locations


Universal Skills Centre
41-42 Monckton Road Ind Est.
Denby Dale Road


Unit 22 Horndon Industrial Est, Station Road
West Horndon
CM13 3XD


Course Content

Solar photovoltaic systems:

  • Health and safety and relevant regulations
  • Solar panels in context of renewable technologies
  • Regulations/standards relating to practical installation, inspection, testing and commissioning of solar photovoltaic module arrays
  • AC and DC circuits installation
  • Solar photovoltaic system components
  • Fundamental design principles of solar PV systems
  • Solar panel installation
  • Testing, commissioning and client hand-over
  • Wiring and maintenance
  • Design of solar photovoltaic systems

Energy Storage:

- Key installation requirements electrical energy storage systems (EESS)

- Identification of equipment, arrangements and operating modes

- Preparation of design and installation

- Installation of electrical energy storage systems

- Initial verification and handover

Course Structure

Solar PV

Days 1-3:

- Entry Paperwork

- Introduction to Solar PV

- Principles Components and Design

- Recap, Design and Installation Theory

- Commission Faults and Maintenance

- Recap

- Theory Element of Practical Assessment

- Online Multiple Choice Exam

- Practical Assessments

Energy Storage

Days 4-5:

- Theory

- Online Multiple Choice Exam

- Practical assessments

Entry Requirements

This course is aimed at practicing electricians who hold a Level 3 qualification in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations and up to date with the latest 18th Edition Wiring Regulations. However, recognition of prior learning can be considered for those who do not hold the above certificates. Evidence of experience must be provided, and you may be required to do a skill scan to assess suitability.

You must be aged 18 years old or above to attend this course.

If you are unsure about your suitability, please contact our friendly training department using the contact form below.

Why invest in our energy storage and solar panel courses?

Boost your credibility

Investing in your professional development shows commitment and dedication to producing high quality work. Additionally, this course allows you to join a Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) or Green Deal Registration, further boosting your credibility in the electrical industry.

Job opportunities

Demand for solar technicians is already rising, with hiring platform Indeed reporting a 315 per cent increase in demand for installers from 2020 to 2023. This course allows you to be part of the growing renewables sector, at a time when you're most needed by employers and/or clients!

No need to renew

Unlike the BPEC version of this course, your IMSSSPV-22 or LCL-E3010 qualifications are one-off qualifications. That means no more time needed to book off work once you're done, and no more money required to renew your qualification every few years. That's a great return on investment!

Solar PV and Energy Storage Combined course - Fast Track

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Why train with the Universal Skills Group?

The Universal Skills Group is one the UK's leading training providers for electricians, gas and heating engineers, and smart meter installers.

We pride ourselves on being there for your professional development throughout all points of your career, from apprenticeship level to when you're a fully qualified engineer.

Our energy storage and solar PV courses have been meticulously designed around the needs of electricians and the future of the industry.

We're delighted to offer this combined solar PV and energy storage qualification to help electricians develop much-needed skills in modern and emerging technologies.

Choosing to train with the Universal Skills Group means you have access to the best standard of course delivery and the incredible tutors in the UK - who are all time-served electrical installers themselves!

You'll also get to learn hands-on at our Ofsted Outstanding training centre in Wakefield, located conveniently close to the M1 for easy access from all parts of the UK.

Learn even more about this course below, or get the ball rolling and book today!

Still unsure? Fill out a contact form and one of our team will be in touch to make sure you're choosing the most suitable course for you.

The future is solar powered!

How does it work? 

Solar photovoltaic panels (or simply ‘Solar PV’) consist of cells made of semi-conducting materials - most commonly silicon. The panels capture light from the sun and convert it into DC electricity.

However, household appliances use alternating current (AC), a different type of electricity. So, an inverter is installed along with solar, to convert DC electricity to usable AC. 

Only then can this electricity be used to power anything electrical in the building, from mains power to plugged-in appliances. 

This is one of the main reasons why it makes so much sense to qualify in both solar PV and energy storage - they work best when implemented side by side!

Advantages of solar photovoltaic systems

  • Lower electricity costs thanks to panels' high typical conversion efficiencies, resulting in a reduced reliance on the grid tied systems and therefore reduced bills
  • Better for the planet thanks to harnessing the power of the sun - this 'clean' and renewable energy source reduces the user's carbon footprint and greenhouse gas emissions
  • Solar PV systems usually pay for themselves in a matter of years thanks to the amount of energy they can generate
  • Producing your own energy on site protects you from rising electricity prices and potential power outages.
  • Solar photovoltaic systems are also durable and require minimal maintenance, typically limited to occasional cleaning to ensure optimal performance.

Read the blog on solar photovoltaic systems

Want to learn more about this industry topic? Check out our blog on Solar PV and energy storage here.

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