GQA NVQ Diploma for the Installation of Photovoltaic Panels Level 2

Key Information

Subject Area

Subject Area
Personal Learning Accounts



Mode of Study
Mode of Study
Workbased Learning



Net Zero and Sustainability

Start Date

Start Date

In a nutshell

This qualification is aimed at those who work as Installers of Photovoltaic Panels, primarily in domestic properties. The standards cover all aspects of the work required with Photovoltaic Panel Installation, although it stops short of the actual commissioning of the installation so there is no requirement for a qualification in Electrical installation to achieve this qualification.

A Personal Learning Account is a new initiative from the Welsh Government. The initiative will offer people the chance to access free, part-time courses that offer flexible and convenient learning around their existing lifestyle.

This course is for...

... anyone aged 19 +, living in Wales, in employment, looking to take the next step to a great career

... those individuals who are involved in the domestic building sector, particularly those who are already involved or are looking to become involved in decarbonisation/energy efficiency projects

... those working in the construction industry and specialising in insulation and maintenance

Course content

The grouping of optional units should allow all employed in the industry equal opportunity to complete the qualification. Although the qualification is at Level 2, there may be individual units at other levels, and should be taken by those who are fully trained to deal with the installation process, so candidates should require minimum supervision in undertaking the job.

Candidates for this qualification will primarily be working on customers’ premises carrying out the installation of Photovoltaic Panels and could have jobs entitled:

• PV Installer

• Installer

• PV Technician

You will be enrolled onto an online system, where you can keep track of your progression, can communicate with your tutor/assessor directly about anything you are not sure about and receive guidance throughout the whole process.

There are no classroom lessons, just practical on-site visit(s) by your tutor/assessor. Any on-site visits are designed to have minimal impact to your working day.

Entry Requirements

You will be assessed based upon your current knowledge, any questions and professional discussions can be done in your own time. To undertake any NVQ you will need to have prior knowledge and experience of the chosen skill/pathway.

Candidates must have basic level of literacy, be in employment and have access to an observable working situation. Basic IT skills may be required but aren't essential.

Additional information

After completing this course, candidates might also be interested in other renewable technologies such as Air and Ground Source Heat Pumps and Solar Thermal.

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All courses may be subject to change and cancelled if deemed not viable to run.

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