Mechanical to Electrical – Part 1

Course Code: MCPTS1001

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Course overview

Course Type

Electrical, Technical Skills


MCP Training Certificate


4 Days


£955 + VAT

This 16-day programme is designed for technicians who have no previous electrical background, to enable them to perform high frequency, low risk, first-line electrical maintenance tasks including safe isolation, replacement and testing of a range of common electrical devices (motors, sensors, contactors, overloads, etc.) in a safe and effective manner.

Most importantly, the format of the course is specifically designed so that, when combined with suitable on-site consolidation of training, it will assist the maintenance manager in meeting the legal requirements for employee competence in electrical work. MCP’s mechanical to electrical conversion training is a City and Guilds accredited course.

Is it right for me?

This is ideal for technicians that are working in a maintenance environment. This is the first electrical course any delegate from a mechanical background should enrol on. No prior electrical knowledge is assumed.

What will I learn?

  • Health and Safety
  • Relevant parts of BS7671 IET Wiring Regulations and Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Emergency isolation
  • BSEN:60617 symbols
  • Methods of protection including fuses, circuit breakers and RCD’s
  • Cables/systems: termination of single core and sheathed cables
  • Connection to BS EN60309-2 and BS1363 plugs
  • Circuits: connect one-way, two-way lighting circuits and ring and radial socket outlet circuits
  • Supplies: single and three phase supplies up to 400 V
  • Earthing and bonding
  • Use of instruments to include continuity and insulation testing
  • Theory to support the practical activities listed above

Following completion of this course, we recommend skills learnt are practised in the workplace until a proficient standard is achieved. Candidates can then be signed-off as competent to carry out the prescribed tasks.

What are the benefits?

  • Motivation and development of staff
  • Improved staff retention
  • Formal targeted training with direction and end focussed on business need
  • Encouragement of teamwork through coach and assessor communicating more with opposite trade
  • Re-focussed of training budget
  • SOPs and training packages are written around business need
  • Safe job; Timely job; Right first time job
  • Improved productivity as downtime is reduced due to increased skills base
  • Cross cover of skills in event of absenteeism, sickness etc.
  • Nationally recognised qualifications where appropriate; skills are validated
  • Training records meet and exceed those required by HSE etc.

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18 - 21 September, 2017
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5 - 8 February, 2018
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Mechanical to Electrical Programme is available as both scheduled and onsite. Onsite training is a cost effective alternative to our regular scheduled training courses held at our training centre in Solihull.

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