Mechanical to Electrical – Part 1

Course Code: MCPTS1001

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Course Type

Electrical, Technical Skills


MCP Training Certificate


4 Days


£1025 +VAT

The Mechanical to Electrical – Part 1 4-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.

This City and Guilds accredited 16-day programme is offered across 4 parts, each part consisting of a 4-day programme. This is specifically structured to aid technicians progression and allows for suitable on-site consolidation of training prior to delivery of the next part. In addition, it assists the maintenance manager in meeting the legal requirements for employee competence in electrical work.

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Is it right for me?

Mechanical to Electrical – Part 1 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 & 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 RCDs
  • 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 the principles of ring and radial socket outlet circuit
  • Supplies: single and three phase supplies up to 400V
  • Earthing and bonding
  • Use of instruments to include continuity and insulation testing
  • Theory to support the practical activities listed

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?

The benefits of Mechanical to Electrical – Part 1 programme are:

  • Motivation and development of staff
  • Improved staff retention
  • Formal targeted training with direction and end focused on business need
  • Encouragement of teamwork through coach and assessor communicating more with opposite trade
  • Re-focused 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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The electrical training has been a success with all concerned feeling confident that they have learnt from the course. It has also offered the business an independent verification of skills as a bonus.

Another major benefit has been that our apprentices have been able to take theoretical learning from their ongoing studies and apply this in a practical format to gain a better understanding.”


Maintenance and Reliability Manager, Siemens Digital

Taught at a good pace in order to be thorough and clear.  Very professional, and helpful – brilliant!

Maintenance Technician

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Mechanical to Electrical Programme is available as both scheduled and onsite. Onsite training is a cost-effective alternative to our regularly scheduled training courses held at our training centre in Solihull.

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