Total Industrial Electrical Maintenance

Industrial electrical maintenance course – Course Description:

This industrial electrical maintenance course is designed to enable candidates who have a small amount of electrical knowledge to gain recognised qualifications and skills to enable them to enter an industrial environment and work as a industrial electrician. The industrial electrical maintenance course will include a large amount of practical, enabling the candidate to install, fault find, design and wiring up control panels, using a variety of different methods.

Industrial electrical maintenance course Aims

The aim of the industrial electrical maintenance course is to provide solid foundations upon which the participant will be able to build and develop. Emphasis is given to providing the necessary skills, which will allow the participant to carry out routine electrical tasks. It is also made clear that a participant needs to identify and know their own limitations, allowing tasks to be carried out in a safe manner, not giving rise to danger thus preventing electric shock.

We have a large amount of industrial electrical equipment which allows real world experience as such you will be fully competent in the likes of panel wiring for example.

See the full list of what is covered on each day below.

• Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, requirements and implementation • Working safely, including the importance of isolation procedures and lock out systems • Switches and Push Buttons, an explanation of the various types of switches and push buttons, the terminology and electrical symbols which are used in industry today, along with practical testing of functionality • Relays and Contractors, principles of operation, purpose and uses • Circuit design using BS electrical symbols and ladder diagrams, simple retaining circuits • Construction of the above circuit, demonstrating the techniques of cable termination.

• 3 phase induction motors, synchronous and asynchronous • Description of the component parts of a 3 phase induction motor • Demonstration of how a 3 phase rotating magnetic field is produced and how to reverse it • Explanation of synchronous and asynchronous speed and slip • Effect of the number of poles on motor speed • Frame sizes• Practical identification of various motors.

• Principles of 3 phase induction motor control systems • Overload protection principles of operation and use • Design and operation of a DOL (direct on line) starter • Construction of a DOL starter • Inspection and testing procedure for the above starter • Motor testing procedures.

• DOL starter modifications • Importance of updating documentation • Design, construction and verification of reversing starter control and power circuits.

• Star delta starters, principles of operation and uses • Design, construction and verification of star delta starter control and power circuits.

• Solenoids and actuators, principles of operation and maintenance

  • State precautions that may be necessary when removing cores from energised AC solenoids
  • Transformers, sizing, applications and uses
  • Heaters, applications, uses and safety precautions to be observed
  • Temperature controllers, various types, principles of operation and uses

• Thermal sensors, various types, principles of operation and uses.

Proximity devices, limit switches and proximity switches, various types, principles of operation and uses

  • Practical workshop, gaining an understanding of typical connections of various proximity devices and the range

of available supplies catered for, voltage levels and current type

• Development of a typical simple control system using push buttons, proximity devices, relays and indicator lamps.

• Protection against over current

  • Protective devices, various types, suitability and uses
  • Earthing, including principles of protection against indirect shock

• Undervoltage protection.

• Cable and core termination techniques, including crimping and soldering

  • Practical workshop terminating YY, SY, SWA and MICC cable
  • Testing, basic principles of circuit protective conductor testing and insulation resistance testing, instruments used and expected values

• Practical workshop testing cables terminated previously and testing cables with faults on test rig

• Fault finding, safety precautions and principles

  • Practical workshop on fault rigs
  • Root cause analysis
  • PPM and maximising uptime

Level 3 Certification

Level 3 National Certification is included with the first 10 days of the course, it enables the Candidate to identify the principles applied to, the processes involved and the components used in the construction of Electrical Panels for Engineering Applications and, the techniques used in inspection, testing and commissioning of electrical panels and associated equipment. You will gain knowledge and be assessed in the following areas.

  • Understand the relevant statutory and non-statutory legislation associated with design, construction and application of Electro Technical Panels;
  • Understand safe systems of working on Electro Technical Panels;
  • Understand how to interpret drawings, diagrams, specifications and manufacturers data to locate, position, install and connect wiring systems, components, wiring enclosures and equipment;
  • Understand how to select the appropriate tools and equipment to carry out the panel build;
  • Understand how to interpret drawings, diagrams, specifications and manufacturers’ data and to select

appropriate working methods and procedures using tools, equipment and instruments to refurbish, maintain and repair electro technical panels;

  • Understand how to select appropriate working methods and use tools, equipment and instruments for the testing and commissioning of electro technical panels.

During this part of the course, you will learn skills on programming, fault finding, modify and using PLC programs. The course is designed to be as practical as possible, enabling the candidate to gain the maximum amount of exposure to ‘real life’ equipment. During the course we cover the manufacturers listed below, which are the most popular brands currently in use within the UK. (We can accommodate other manufacturers if required)

  • Allen Bradley  SLC (RSLogix 500)
  • ControlLogix (RS Logix5000)
  • MicroLogix (RSLogix 500)
  • S7-200 PLC Training (Step 7 Micro)
  • S7-300 PLC Training (Step 7)
  • Mitsubishi PLC Training (Medoc, GX Developer)

Level 3 Certification

Level 3 National Certification is included within the PLC element of the Course by enhancing the introductory week (PLC01) with a second week of the study and undertaking assessments

To achieve unit certification, candidates must be able to:

  • Demonstrate an Understanding of the Internal Architecture of PLCs, their Applications and Knowledge of the Number Systems they use
  • Demonstrate an Understanding of Typical Input and Output Devices used with PLCs, their Selection and how they are Interfaced to the PLC
  • Investigate and Display an Understanding of the Basic Programming Techniques used with PLCs.
  • Produce a Correctly Developed Program for a PLC to Control a Specified Process and Document the Completed Program to a Satisfactory Standard.
  • Demonstrate an Understanding of How to Monitor PLC Operation, Force Devices and Fault Find PLC Controlled Processes.

Course Overview

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Total Industrial Electrical Maintenance Training Courses


Essential Book supplied *throughout* course!

17th edition course

First exam fee included!


After completion of the 2 weeks of industrial electrical maintenance training course, the candidate will have obtained a Level 3 qualification, within the electrical wiring sector, this qualification is ideally suited for a candidate wishing to enter the Industrial Maintenance Electrical environment.

The Tutors:

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 practical & 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 to learn electrical maintenance skills.


£3,276.00 + VAT (£3,931.20 inc VAT & all fees)


Now comes with our brand new, extra accreditation at no extra cost!
UK’s first City & Guilds total accreditation!

City & Guilds – Fundamental Electrical Principles for Industrial Practices & City & Guilds – Programmable Logic Controllers.

Course Duration:

20 Days
Please note the course dates may not run consecutively.
We will be in touch to confirm subsequent dates on this package course after registration.
Please get in touch if you would like to discuss the exact course dates for each module.


  • Understanding of Basic Electrical Principles


20 Day Course £3276.00 + VAT

What is Obtained/Achieved?

  • EAL Level 3 Award in Industrial and Panel Wiring
  • City & Guilds – Fundamental Electrical Principles for Industrial Practices
  • Level 3 EAL – Programmable Logic Controllers
  • City & Guilds – Programmable Logic Controllers

*PLEASE NOTE: No Discounts, gifts or otherwise are eligible to ELCAS delegates as this can be interpreted by ELCAS as an inducement*

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