New environmental courses launching at Peterborough Regional College

Staff at Peterborough Regional College, which is launching new solar panels courses.
Staff at Peterborough Regional College, which is launching new solar panels courses.

PETERBOROUGH Regional College will be leading the way with their new range of environmental courses launching soon at their Park Crescent campus.

The FE College is a member of the National Skills Academy (Eastern Hub) and has recently become a BPEC approved centre enabling them to deliver the Photovoltaic Systems training and assessment course, thus qualifying members of the workforce to be able to install solar panels.

BPEC, the leading provider of training and certification within the Building Services Engineering sector has awarded PRC with their approval to run these new industry programmes, making them the only centre in the region specialising in the Solar PV training.

The demand for solar panels across the UK has increased dramatically during recent times due to local government funding, encouraging residents to switch to renewable energies and a better general awareness of ‘being green’ among residents.

There are currently not enough qualified solar PV installers in the country so staff at PRC are anticipating their new course will be very popular. This course will be starting alongside a range of other BPEC approved courses, such as Rainwater Harvesting and Water Regulations.

Howard Shipp, Curriculum Team Manager for Electrical and Plumbing at PRC said: “We are proud to bring this innovative new curriculum to the Greater Peterborough area. This identifies the commitment Electrical and Plumbing Programme Area has to support the needs of the Local community.”

The course has been structured to meet the requirements of the National Occupational Standards and is recognised as a demonstration of competence for the Micro generation Certification Scheme MCS.

The BPEC Photovoltaic Solar (PV) programme will take on a mix of theory and practical assessments over the 3 days and requires students to have good electrical knowledge and 17th edition qualification.

For more information please contact Christine Clark at Peterborough Regional College on 01733-762251 or