Construction Short Course: I want to… Understand Electrics

Course Code: UNECE
Learning Aim Code: Z0001790
Full-time / Part-time: Part-time
Duration: One day
Campus: Wellington Road campus

Is this the right course for me?

If you are a mechanical maintenance engineer who needs an appreciation of electrical systems then this one-day course will teach you the basics.

What will I learn?

During this course you will study:

  • Legislation and regulations
  • Safe isolation procedure
  • Chemical hazards
  • Electric motors used in light industry
  • Load considerations and IP environmental suitability
  • Relays, motor-starting DOL / Star / Delta
  • Overload protection - thermal
  • Magnetic / hydraulic, thermistor
  • Start / Lock-off / Stop / Isolation equipment
  • Utlisation of test equipment
  • Amps / Volts / Ohms
  • Distribution systems
  • Fuse boards
  • MCBs / Types of MCBs and applications
  • Cabling systems in common use and types of cable
  • Florescent stroboscope effect
  • Consideration of wiring protection

What skills will I gain?

By studying this course you will:

  • Improve your understanding of electrical systems
  • Learn how to disconnect and reconnect electrical supply
  • Learn how to competently work with electrical services and components

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed at the end of the course to ascertain your understanding of the subjects.

What can I do next?

We offer courses that can build on this one day course to enable you to become fully qualified.

What are the Entry Requirements?

There are no entry requirements for this course.

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