Electrical Theory and Maintenance Level 3

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The Electrical Theory and Maintenance course from Open Study College gives you the opportunity to study electrical theory, the physics of electricity, electrical technology, installation and wiring. Gain a thorough introduction to these topics, technology and much more with this Level 3 Electrical Theory and Maintenance.

This course is conveniently designed for home study, so you can study whenever and from wherever you would like. The course will take approximately 80-100 hours to complete and will be assessed through a series of written assignments. There is no time limit to complete the requirements, so you can work at your own pace. You'll also have access to friendly, experienced tutors who will guide you every step of the way.

At the end of this course successful learners will receive a level 3 NCFE Award certificate of achievement. That means that it is independently accredited at a level of learning equivalent to level 3 on The Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) for England, Wales and Northern Ireland. NCFE is recognised as an Awarding Organisation by the qualification regulators for England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.


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Former student
4.5 11/02/2017
What I would highlight: This course really helped me on understanding some maintenance issues. Now I am working on that field, I feel grateful.
What could be improved: Nothing.
Would you recommend this course?: Yes
Did this opinion help you? Yes (0)

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What you'll learn on the course

Risk Assessment
Building regulations
Atomic Structure
Safe Practice
Intrinsic Safety
Ohms Law
Supply Systems

Course programme

Unit 1: Regulation, Safe Practice and Effective Working

  • Introduction
  • Legal responsibilities and regulations
  • Intrinsic safety
  • Accidents at work
  • Electrical safety and isolation
  • Types of technical information and documentation
  • Overview of roles and responsibilities

Unit 2: Basic Electrical Principles

  • Atomic structure
  • Electricity
  • Current
  • Units of measurement in more detail
  • Ohms Law
  • Power
  • Resistance
  • Capacitance and capacitors
  • Circuits
  • Cables
  • Safe electrical installations and protection

Unit 3: Electrical Systems Documentation, Records and Certificates

  • Working safely
  • Risk assessment
  • Technical information: types and uses
  • Removal of waste

Unit 4: Basic Transmission and Distribution Systems

  • Power generation
  • Transformers
  • Substations
  • Alternators
  • Balancing loads
  • Resistance
  • Overcurrent

Unit 5: Basic Electrical Technologies 1

  • Building regulations
  • Power systems
  • Types of plugs and sockets
  • Telecommunications (voice and data systems)
  • Structured cabling

Unit 6: Basic Electrical Technologies 2: Installation and Wiring

  • Supply systems
  • Lighting and power circuits
  • Junction boxes
  • Domestic contexts
  • Sizing cable
  • Enclosures