2377-22 (New Entrants): Course Description
The main objective is to give you the foundation knowledge and electrical ‘vision’ to fundamentally understand how and why an electrical system works and allow you to develop with confidence and competence.
Fundamentals of electricity:
- Electron theory including atomic elements and free electrons
- Charge and attraction
- Coulomb’s Law
- Conductors, Insulators and Semiconductors
- Electrical symbols and mathematical prefixes.
Simple electrical circuit theory:
- Ohm’s Law
- Using digital multimeters to measure resistance, voltage and current
- Practical workshop including the building a simple electrical circuits calculating the expected value of current and measuring the actual resistance, voltage and current
- DC series circuits, this follows the theory then practical route
- DC parallel circuits, again this follows the theory then practical route reinforcing the use of previously learnt techniques.
- DC series – parallel circuits, following the same pattern as the previous day
- Power, solving power problems using power formulae
- Electromagnetism and electromagnets.
- Introduction to AC, sine waves, single and 3 phase supplies
- AC generation
- Voltage and current, peak, instantaneous and RMS values
- Relationship between line and phase voltage in a 3 phase system
- Transformer theory, calculation and practical.
- Capacitance theory, calculation and practical
- Inductance theory, calculation and practical
- Impedance theory, and calculation of circuit impedance.
Portable Appliance Testing
A workshop aimed at anyone involved in the inspection and testing of portable electrical equipment, covering everything necessary to successfully achieve the City and Guilds Level 3 examination, with certification awarded to successful candidates. The course includes both a theory element and a practical element.
The examination is a 1 hour 40 minutes multiple choice, open book PC based examination with instant results.
The course includes comprehensive course notes based on the latest edition of the Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Portable Electrical Equipment.
- Principles of Electricity
- Classification of Appliances
- Electrical Dangers
- Legal Requirements
- IEE Code of Practice
- Recording Results
- How to use a PAT Tester
Our Tutors are qualified, highly experienced, enthusiastic, knowledgeable and extremely friendly, you can take full advantage of all the tips of the trade, personal experiences and practical advice they offer. This short theory course is intensive, but no compromise is made on the course content. The atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable which creates a good learning environment.