Upskilling – 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
    Resistors Multi-meters to measure current, voltage and resistance
    Primary cells

    Week 2 – UP2*
    Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
    Magnetism, electro-magnetism Inductance Alternating current
    Peak values and root mean square
    Vector rotation

    Week 3 – UP3*
    Fundamentals of Electrical Engineering
    Capacitors and capacitance
    Basic protection devices
    Sensors Rectifiers
    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
    AVR’s Motors and Motor Controllers

    Week 9 – UP9
    Industrial Logic Controller Technology 
    PLC introduction
    Program structures
    Programming techniques
    Programming exercises
    Programming analysis, test, verification and troubleshooting

    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: £1238.00 + 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

    This course currently operates on demand. Should you wish to book this course please contact us.