Key facts at a glance
Full Course Title: Fundamental Electrical Science Technology for Installation Work
Why take this course?
This science workshop gives you the foundation knowledge to fully understand how and why electrical systems work. This understanding is essential when considering progression onto City and Guilds 2394/5 Periodic Inspection and Testing, Solar PV and other contractor short courses.
This theory workshop explains the science of electro technology; why things work? Why circuit breakers work? What do transformer do? what is electricity? From voltage to Ohm's law; this course includes interesting and essential information for the electrical contractor.
Is this course right for me?
This course package is suitable for anyone who wants to progress beyond basic domestic installer and continue onto the 2394/5 Inspection and Testing Course and electrical contractor courses where deeper understanding is required.
Principles of Electrotechnology Course Content:
Fundamentals of electricity:
Electron theory including atomic elements and free electrons
Charge and attraction
Conductors, Insulators and Semiconductors
Electrical symbols and mathematical prefixes.
Simple electrical circuit theory:
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
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.
Text books required:
City & Guilds Accreditation - C&G 4141-02
This course is now fully accredited by City & Guilds. The official course title for this course is "Fundamental Electrical Science and Technology for Installation Work" with course code 4141-02. Students will sit a short exam on the last day of their course.
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