Course TypeElectrical, Technical Skills
QualificationCity and Guilds Accredited Certificate
The Mechanical to Electrical – Part 3 programme builds confidence in fault finding and fixing within a wide range of electrical systems. Technicians will build on their electrical knowledge gained in previous modules so they can understand how to read drawings, successfully find faults and how to test and connect control devices.
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.
Is it right for me?
Mechanical to Electrical – Part 3 is ideal for technicians who have completed the Mechanical to Electrical Conversion Programme parts 1 and 2.
What will I learn?
- Health and Safety
- Relevant parts of BS7671 IET Wiring Regulations and Electricity at Work Regulations
- Fault finding on a wide range of a.c. motors and starters
- Control of a.c. motor systems
- Factors affecting cable selection
- Connect a simple relay unit to control remote loads
- Use of instruments
- Connect and test a range of control devices including proximity sensors and limit switches
- Location of faults on single and three phase systems
- Visual inspection and testing and interpretation of results
- Reading electrical drawings
- Comprehensive review of Parts 1, 2 and 3 and preparation for the final written paper
- 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?
The benefits of the Mechanical to Electrical – Part 3 programme are:
- Motivation and development of staff
- Improved staff retention
- Formal targeted training with direction and end focussed on the business need
- Encouragement of teamwork through coach and assessor communicating more with opposite trade
- Re-focussed of the 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 the 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.