Essential Electrics – starting 02/09/2019

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Date(s) - 02/09/2019 - 23/09/2019
6:00 pm - 8:30 pm

The Building Block


The Essential Electrics course is for engineers who need to work on electrical systems, but may not have any formal qualifications to enable them to do so. Essential Electrics is the ideal accredited course for engineers who need to comply with the Electricity at Work Act of 1989.

During the Electrical Course you will Learn skills over a 4 session course (over 4 weeks). For details of the accreditation visit the LCL Awards website

This course starts on Monday 2nd September 2019 and runs every Monday until Monday 23rd September 2019. It starts at 6.00pm and finishes at 8.30pm.

The Essential Electrics course covers the safe isolation of equipment, using test equipment and testing repairs prior to energising.
At the end of the course, candidates will need to demonstrate that they can undertake simple wiring tasks such as safe isolations, basic wiring and testing repairs.
An overview and practical exercises are provided on the following subjects:-


– Magnetism
– Electrical Terms
– Conductors and Insulators
– Relationships (Ohms Law)
– Series and Parallel Circuits
– Electrical Power
– Inductors
– Direct and Alternating Current
– Rectifiers
– Single Phase Motors/ Three Phase Motors

– Measurement of Voltage, Current and Resistance
– Analogue and Digital displays
– Meter Calibration
– Battery Condition and Continuity of Test Leads
– Earth Continuity Testing
– Insulation Resistance Testing

– Thermostats / Pressure Controls
– Relays and Contactors

– Electric Shock / Body Resistance
– Removing Persons from Live Conductors
– First Aid
– Electrical Isolation / Test Lamps and Proving Units

– Electricity at Work Regulations1989
– Electricity Supply Regulations 1988
– The Low Voltage Electrical Equipment (Safety) Regulations 1989
– Health and Safety at Work Act 1974

– The Distribution System
– AC Supply
– Electricity into the Building
– Control and Protection Equipment / Identification Notices
– BS 4343 Plugs and Sockets

– Stripping Insulated Cables
– Types of Terminals
– Identification of Conductors
– Termination Tooling

– EarthingArrangements
– Earthed Equipotential Bonding
– Types of Circuit Protective Conductors
– Supplementary Bonding Conductors
– Temporary Continuity Bonding

– Electrical Safety Checks / PAT Testing
– RCD Protection
– CPC Continuity / Insulation Resistance
– Polarity (Dead Test) / Polarity (Live Test)
– Earth Loop Impedance Testing

Our courses are run for small groups of 6 per class

Payment can be made via PayPal (You do not need a PayPal Account, simply add your card details after clicking the PayPal button below)

The cost for the Essential Electrics Course is £190To secure a place a £30 deposit is required upon booking, which can be paid below.

The remaining balance of £160 is due 28 days before the course commences (we will send an invoice).

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