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NSC Training, Certification & Products

Accredited training and certification for solar energy systems

We are currently supporting the development of the IET Code of Practice for Grid Connected Solar PV Systems.

This new technical code of practice represents an evolution of existing standards available for solar. We will provide training for installers and the certification of complete solar systems.


Training with BRE Academy

We run accredited training courses to complement our good practice documents through the BRE Academy in Watford and Cornwall.

Search upcoming training at the BRE Academy or contact the NSC about bespoke training.  You can also take our online introduction to Solar PV on non-domestic buildings.


Certification with BRE Global

The NSC is recognised as a lead contributor in defining criteria for certification and quality standards, with experience of all scales and applications of solar PV.  

BRE Solar Roof Certification Scheme

Launched in July 2016, the BRE Solar Roof Certification is a unique certification scheme for assessing large scale solar PV installations.  Independently demonstrating compliance with the most recent industry recognised requirements for performance, safety, reliability and durability.

Delivered by recognised and trusted brands in the built environment and electrical sectors, the scheme promotes higher technical quality.  A cost effective, streamlined and auditable process, the scheme can be included in a competitive tendering process, supporting technical due diligence and providing a bench mark for assessing the quality of installation workmanship.

UKAS Accreditation

BRE Global is a UKAS accredited certification body No. 0007. BRE Global offer certification services for products under the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

The following areas can be certified by MCS

  • Solar Heating Collectors
  • Solar PV
  • Micro Wind
  • Heat Pumps
  • Biomass
  • Micro Combined Heat and Power
  • Roof-mounting kits

Find out more about UKAS accredited certification from BRE Global.


World-class product testing and certification

As part of the BRE Group, the NSC has immediate access to world-class testing facilities in Hertfordshire.

Contact the NSC to access:

  • Weather tightness testing (MCS012)
  • Wind uplift testing (MCS012)
  • Rain tests (EN 9806 and EN 12975)
  • Fire rating testing
  • European Conformity marking (CE mark testing)



To find out more or sign up to our newsletter email: nsc@bre.co.uk

To discuss how we can work to support you please give us a call: +44 (0)1726 871830


BRE National Solar Centre

Foundation Building
Eden project
St Blazey
PL24 2SG