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Battery Storage Training Course

Learn how to specify and install efficiency boosting battery storage systems with the UK’s leading specialist renewables training provider. 

This 2-day training course is designed for experienced domestic and commercial electrical operatives, an ideal add-on for solar PV installers looking to help their customers generate and store their own power while accessing the most attractive Smart Export tariffs..


 

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Course cost

£495.00 exc. VAT

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Course duration

2 days

Accreditation

LCL Awards

Course information

This  Level 3 Battery Storage training course covers the installation of dedicated EESS in accordance with the IET code of Practice for Electrical Energy Storage Systems. It provides detailed theoretical and practical knowledge enabling candidates to apply the relevant regulations and guidance and safely work on battery storage systems. 

During the course, you will receive practical training, including work on:

  • Purpose-built battery storage rigs; and 
  • Live equipment within a fully functioning plant room.

You will also cover theory relating to health & safety, industry regulations and best-practice.

At the end of the course, candidates will undertake a practical, observed assignment and an online/theory component.

On completion of this course, you will receive an LCL Awards Level 3 Certificate, which is recognised by the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS)

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This qualification is aimed at practising electricians, electrical technicians, and engineers with experience of electrical installations and associated inspection and testing.

Applicants should be working in the electrical industry and should hold as a minimum: 

  • A level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671 

  • A level 3 award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations or a combined award including Periodic Inspection & Testing. 

If the candidate does not hold a Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations , they must hold one of the following

  • A Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems & Equipment 

  • A SVQ in Electrical Installations (SCQF Level 7) 

  • A Level 3 Certificate in Installing, Testing and Ensuring Compliance of electrical Installations in Dwellings. 

  • A Experienced worker qualification 

  • An ECS Gold Card (Installation or Approved Electrician) 

  • Be a member of a competent persons scheme, as a Qualified Supervisor that meets the requirements of the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification (EAS) 

Candidates will require an up-to-date copy of the IET Code of Practice for Electrical Energy Storage Systems, which can be provided at cost price (£70) at the time of booking. 

In addition to the above, candidates will need to bring the following books:

  • BS 7671 18th Edition
  • IET Guidance Note 3
  • IET Onsite Guide

All other course materials will be provided. 

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The course consists of 2 days in-centre training. 

Successful candidates will receive their LCL Awards certificate approximately four to six weeks following completion of the course.

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You will learn how to size and safely install EESS to meet customers’ needs and help them to make savings on their energy bills. 

By the end of the course, you will:

  • Know the key requirements for installation of electrical energy storage systems.
  • Know and identify equipment, arrangements and operating modes of electrical energy storage systems.
  • Understand the preparation of design and installation of electrical energy storage systems.
  • Be able to prepare for the installation of electrical energy storage systems.
  • Be able to install electrical energy storage systems.
  • Understand requirements for initial verification and handover of electrical energy storage systems.
  • Be able to conduct initial verification and handover of electrical energy storage systems.
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Research and development in recent years means that battery technology has greatly improved leading to wider use in residential settings. When combined with domestic microgeneration, such as solar photovoltaics (pv), electrical energy storage systems (EESS) enable customers to store the energy they generate, making use of off-peak rates and smart tariffs to save on electricity bills and reduce reliance on fluctuating grid prices. 

Battery storage systems work by storing excess electricity generated from sources like solar panels or the grid. Battery storage systems allow end users to consume more of the power they generate from renewable sources, and/or store energy when it is cheapest, further enhancing energy bill reductions.

When needed, the stored energy can be discharged to power homes, businesses, or other electrical loads.

The Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) Code of Practice for Electrical Energy Storage Systems provides guidelines and recommendations for the design, installation, and operation of energy storage systems, including battery storage.This code of practice helps ensure the safe and efficient deployment of EESS, covering aspects like safety, maintenance, and compliance with regulations. It is a valuable resource for professionals involved in energy storage projects.

The lifespan of solar storage batteries varies depending on factors like battery chemistry, usage patterns and maintenance. Common battery types used in solar storage, such as lithium-ion, typically last between 10 to 20 years. Regular maintenance and proper charging/discharging practices can extend a battery's lifespan.

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