Up-Skilling – Electrical skills training to become an Electrically Competent Person

Outline Content

Week 1 – UP1*

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Voltage, current and resistance
Electrical power, work and efficiency
Multi-meters to measure current, voltage
and resistance
Primary cells

Week 2 – UP2*

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Magnetism, electro-magnetism
Alternating current
Peak values and root mean square
Vector rotation

Week 3 – UP3*

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Capacitors and capacitance
Basic protection devices
Basic transformers

Week 4 – UP4*

Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering

Rotating machines basics
Conductive materials
Insulating materials
Dangers and effects of electric current
Safe testing and measuring techniques

Week 5 – UP5*

Health and safety / General electrical safety

Labour laws, rules, regulations and legal consequences
Electrical safety
Electrical hazards
5 Safety rules applied to LV installations
First aid at electrical accidents

Week 6 – UP6

Assembly, Connection and Commissioning

Electrical equipment, cables and fuses
Assembly of electrical equipment
Connection of wiring and cables
Earthing/grounding, equipotential bonding
The oscilloscope as a measuring instrument

Week 7 – UP7

Maintenance, Safety and Reporting

Fundamentals of maintenance techniques
Maintenance and repair of electrical equipment
Emergency systems
Lightning protection systems and surge protection

Week 8 – UP8

Generators and Motors

Generator construction
Single phase and 3 phase generators
Motors and Motor Controllers

Week 9 – UP9

Industrial Logic Controller Technology                                 

PLC introduction
Program structures
Programming techniques
Programming exercises
Programming analysis, test, verification and

Week 10 – UP10

Technical Communication and Terminologies

SCADA systems and protocols
SCADA component symbols and schematic dialgrams
Examples of SCADA systems
SCADA technology


10 weeks divided into 10 x 1-week courses (5 mandatory)

Course Overview

Today’s industrial technician is moving from being a specialist and evolving into a multi-skilled environment. This programme is split over a course of five day modules to up-skill mechanical and non-electrical technicians with the aim of making them electrically competent to carry out limited electrical tasks in a safe and professional manner.

Who should attend?

Suitable for candidates trained as mechanical or other non-electrical technicians.

Course Aims

This course is designed to provide the candidates with a theoretical and practical foundation in the skills required to install, maintain and operate LV electrical equipment associated with industry. The modules of the course will include both theoretical and practical elements. They will ensure that the candidates have the opportunity to experience the practical skills required and the theoretical basis to understand what they are doing.


Each one-week module will culminate on the Friday with an assessment, this may include both practical and theoretical modules dependent upon the course subject matter.
Candidates who achieve a suitable mark will receive a certificate of achievement those who do not will receive an attendance certificate.

*Those who reach a minimum of 8 (including 5 mandatory weeks) achievement certificates will subsequently receive a certificate of electrical competence.


Course & Weekly Assessment: £1135.00 + VAT (if applicable) per week per person.

All prices exclude VAT and are subject to revision without notice. Further dates can be added upon request, please contact us.

Course Dates


February 2019 
Monday 25 – Friday 01 March (Week 1)

Dates for further weeks are available on-demand.