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Electrical principles

This course will provide you with an appreciation of electrical engineering principles and the ability to interact effectively with colleagues regarding electrical issues.

1 day

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Members: £550 + VAT
Non-members: £650 + VAT
£100 off when booked with Electrical schematics

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Electrical principles
£550.00 Plus vat
Non Members:
£650.00 Plus vat


This course will provide you with an appreciation of electrical engineering principles and the ability to interact effectively with colleagues regarding electrical issues.

Within the course you will have the opportunity to analyse basic electrical components and their features and benefits. You will also gain an understanding of your responsibilities in the context of Electricity at Work regulations.

Follow-up course

After building on the foundations through Electrical principles, you will be able to progress onto the Electrical schematics course.

Electrical schematics

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Who should attend?

This course is suitable for engineers and non-engineers at all levels.

How will I benefit?

After the course you will be able to: 

• Understand the basic concepts of electrical engineering 
• Appreciate your responsibilities under current health and safety legislation 
• Understand the terminology used in electrical engineering 
• Appreciate the dangers and safety procedures associated with electrical engineering
• Effectively converse on electrical topics with electrical personal 
• Develop your own understanding of electrical systems in your work environment 
Contributes 7 CPD hours

Well worth taking for a good review of fundamentals electrical theories.

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Key topics

• Fundamentals of electricity
• Basic laws of electricity
• Distribution of electricity
• Electrical safety
• Types, function, and use of electrical components
• Motors and motor control
• Protection devices
• BS 7671 Requirements for Electrical Installation (IET Wiring Regulations)
• Legislation - Electricity at Work Regulations

Mapped against UK- SPEC competencies: B and E

  1. Design and development of processes, systems, services and products - For Chartered Engineers: ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to the analysis and solution of mechanical engineering problems’ For Incorporated Engineers ‘Apply appropriate theoretical and practical methods to design, develop, manufacture, construct commission, operate, maintain, decommission and re-cycle mechanical engineering processes, systems, services and products’
  2. Professional commitment - For Incorporated and Chartered Engineers: ‘Demonstrate a personal commitment to professional standards, recognising obligations to society, the profession and the environment’

Meet our trainers

These trainers regularly teach Electrical principles .

  • Martin Luckett

    Martin Luckett

    Martin has 14 years of experience in training and consulting and has extensive knowledge of project managing bespoke leadership development, innovation, change and process improvement programmes across a broad range of industry sectors.

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At a glance

  • Duration:
    1 day
  • Location:
    London, Manchester, Coventry, Virtual classroom
  • CPD Hours:
  • UK-Spec:
    B, E

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Available dates for Electrical principles

1 day course

24 Apr 2024
12 Jun 2024
07 Aug 2024 10% discount available until 7 June
Virtual classroom
16 Oct 2024 10% discount available until 16 August
04 Dec 2024 10% discount available until 4 October

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