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Fundamentals of Electrics

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Course Details

This fundamentals-of-electrics course provides a basic understanding of electrical principles, safe isolation techniques. It equips participants with the knowledge and skills to replace like-for-like electrical components safely and responsibly in a domestic environment. It will provide the basic electrical knowledge and terminology to people wishing to progress to the City and Guilds 2377-22 Certificate for Inspection and Testing of Portable Equipment.

Revision and home study will be an important part of this course.

Benefits to you

On completion of this course participants will understand:

  • The basic electrical parameters (voltage, current, resistance), their units of measurement (volts, amperes, ohms) and inter-relationship (Ohm’s Law).
  • Be able to relate these parameters to the basic electrical circuit and series and parallel circuit configurations.
  • Understand the difference between continuity and insulation resistance, know how to calculate electric power and energy consumption, and understand the information marked on equipment for rating purposes.
  • Understand the characteristics of and differences between direct current (d.c.) and alternating current (a.c.), understand the need for electrical protection, the types of abnormal condition for which protection is required, the types of protective device available for use and method of operation and be able to select a protective device of the correct type and rating.
  • Understand the principles of earthing and the need for and difference between switching and isolation, including the characteristics of such devices and the importance of correct polarity.
  • Have an awareness of the different supply arrangements (LV and HV) to work premises and the arrangement of building electrical installations.

Course Contents

  • Electrical Concepts – How Electricity Works
  • Safe Isolation – How to Isolate an Electrical Supply Before Starting Work
  • Instrumentation – Using Multimeters for Measurement and Fault Finding
  • Electrical Cables
  • Tools and Installation Practices
  • Drawings and Diagrams
  • Electrical Regulations – Working Within the Law
  • Circuit Design and Supply Systems Earthing and Bonding – What to Bond and What Not to Bond
  • Termination Skills – Making Connections to Equipment and Accessories
  • Electrical Safety – How to Carry Out Electrical Safety Checks Before Switching On

Who should attend?

Anyone who might come into contact with electrical equipment and has not received any formal training in that area and wishes to understand basic electrical principles.

What's Included

  • Tuition
  • Course Notes
  • Buffet Lunch
  • Refreshments
  • Course Certificate