NVQ ELECTRICAL TRAINING COURSE SYLLABUS


Throughout step one of your NVQ Electrical Training Course, you will spend eight weeks in one of the Options Skills training centres.
During this time, you will learn both the practical skills and the essential theory needed to become a qualified electrician.

The NVQ Electrical Training Course Syllabus is a breakdown of what each day of the eight week course will involve.
For more information, visit the NVQ Electrical Training Course page.

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Am/Pm Week 1 – Training and Assessment
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop
Monday
Introduction to the Electrical Course. Understand Health & Safety and Environmental Considerations and how they apply to the Electrical Industry. Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.
Introduction to different cable types and how to strip and terminates cables. Termination of twin & earth cable into different types of junction boxes.  
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop
Tuesday 
Health & Safety continued, PPE used in the electrical industry. First aid and emergency procedures. Introduction to Science & Principles and electrical theory. Generation and transmission of Electricity.
Installation of different types of electrical circuits including 1-way radial lighting circuits and ring final circuits for socket outlets.  
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop
Wednesday
Health & Safety continued, RIDDOR, Manual Handling and Asbestos. Continuation of Science & Principles and electrical theory including ohms law and power triangles.
Installation of different types of electrical circuits including 2-way & intermediate radial lighting circuits and ring final circuits for socket outlets. Radial power circuits and spurs.  
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop
Thursday
Health & Safety continued, Electric shock and Safe Isolation. Reporting accidents and Fire Evacuations. Risk Assessments. Understanding of Consumer unit types and installation.
Installation of consumer units including circuit breakers, busbars and cables.  
Am Classroom   Assessment    
Pm Assessment  
Friday
Understand the requirements for identifying and dealing with hazards in the work environment.
EAL Health & Safety on-line examination - 25 Question MC Exam closed book.
EAL Health & Safety practical assessments; Ladders, Scaffold, Safe Isolation, Equipment defects
Am/Pm Week 2 - Training and Assessment
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop    
Monday
Understand the requirements for liaising with others when organising and overseeing work activities. Communication with others for: motivation, co-operation and teamwork. Instruction and monitoring. Procedures for re-scheduling work to co-ordinate with changing conditions in the workplace and to coincide with other trades.
Installation of Domestic Electrical Installation in Workshop Bays.
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop    
Tuesday
Understand the requirements for organising the provision and storage of resources that are required for work activities. Interpret the installation specification and work programme to identify resource requirements. Interpret the material schedule to confirm that materials available are: the right type, in the correct quantity, fit for purpose, suitable for work to be completed cost efficiently.
Installation of Domestic Electrical Installation in Workshop Bays.
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop    
Wednesday
Understand how to prepare for the installation of wiring systems. Relevant sources of information such as: Statutory documents, Codes of Practice and British Standards, site drawings, installation specifications, wiring diagrams; fitting and fixing dimensions/drawings; technical data and manufacturer’s instructions.
Installation of Domestic Electrical Installation in Workshop Bays.
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop    
Thursday
Understand the applications of wiring systems. Explain the constructional features, applications, advantages and limitations of electrical cables. Explain the characteristics of containment, support and wiring systems used in electrical installations. Determine the size of conduit and trunking as appropriate to the size and number of cables.
Understand Inspection & Testing of Single Phase Electrical Installation. Apply Inspection & Testing of Single Phase Electrical Installation.
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop
Friday
Understand the practices and procedures for carrying out electrical work. State the procedures for selecting and safely using equipment for measuring and marking out for wiring systems, equipment and enclosures. State the criteria for selecting and safely using tools and equipment for fixing and installing wiring systems, associated equipment and enclosures.
Understand Inspection & Testing of Single Phase Electrical Installation. Apply Inspection & Testing of Single Phase Electrical Installation.
Am/Pm Week 3 - Training and Assessment
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop    
Monday
Understand protection against overcurrent. Identify types of and reasons for overcurrent - short circuits, earth faults and overloads. Explain the operating principles, applications and limitations of protective devices. Circuit Breakers, Fuses and RCD/RCBO’s. Identify fault current capacities of devices. Outline the need for discrimination between protective devices.
Introduction to conduit systems including cutting, threading and forming of various sets and bends.  
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop  
Tuesday
Understand electrical systems and circuits. Describe the characteristics of standard electrical circuits. Outline the key characteristics of electrical systems and circuits and the applications of these circuits and systems.
Continuation of conduit systems including cutting, threading and forming of various sets and bends.  
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop
Wednesday
Understand mathematical principles which are appropriate to electrical installation, maintenance and design work. Fractions and percentages Algebra Statistics Transposition Triangles and trigonometry Indices.
Introduction to Trunking Systems, including marking out, cutting and manufacturing of bends and sets.
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop    
Thursday
Understand standard units of measurement used in electrical installation, maintenance and design work. Identify and use internationally recognised base and derived (SI) units of measurement. Identify and determine values of base and derived SI units which apply specifically to electrical quantities.
Continuation of Trunking Systems, including marking out, cutting and manufacturing of bends and sets.
Am Classroom
Pm Assessment
Friday
Revision session for 45 Question MC Exam (closed book). NETK3/03 - Understand How to Plan and Oversee Electrical Work Activities. NETK3/04 - Understand Design and Installation Practices and Procedures.
EAL on-line examination - 45 Question MC Exam (closed book). NETK3/03 - Understand How to Plan and Oversee Electrical Work Activities (LO – 1,3). NETK3/04 - Understand Design and Installation Practices and Procedures (LO -1,2,3,6,7)  
Am/Pm Week 4 – DEI Assessment
Am Classroom
Pm Assessment  
Monday
DEI Presentation – Part 1. 1. Legislation & Standards. 2. Definitions. 3. Design Specification
DEI Written Paper 1 – Open book, 32 MC Questions.
Am Classroom
Pm Assessment  
Tuesday
DEI Presentation – Part 2. 4. Special locations
DEI Written Paper 2 – Open book, 32 MC Questions.
Am Assessment
Pm Assessment    
Wednesday
DEI Practical Assessments. Inspection & Testing, Fault Finding. Identification of electrical components and protective devices.
DEI Assignment Tasks in Logic Workbooks. Earthing Arrangements. Cable calculations and voltage drop.
Am Classroom
Pm Assessment    
Thursday
DEI Presentation – Parts 3 & 4. 5. Mains Position. 6. Earthing & Bonding. 7. Inspection & Testing. 8. Lighting
DEI Written Paper 3 – Open book, 25 MC Questions. DEI Written Paper 4 – Open book, 32 MC Questions.
Am Classroom
Pm Assessment
Friday
DEI Assignment Tasks in Logic Workbooks. SWA demonstration, practical and write up. Loft conversion electrical installation scenario.
DEI paperwork and resits.
Am/Pm Week 5 – 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
Am Classroom
Pm Classroom
Monday
Introduction to BS7671: 2018. Structure and Parts of the Wiring Regulations. Understanding of Parts 1, 2 & 3. End of module questions.
Understanding of Part 4. End of module questions.
Am Classroom
Pm Classroom  
Tuesday
Understanding of Parts 5 & 6. End of module questions.
Understanding of Part 7. End of module questions.
Am Classroom
Pm Classroom  
Wednesday
Understanding of Appendices. End of module questions. Mock Exam 1 with review.
Mock Exam 2 with review.  
Am Assessment
Pm Assessment    
Thursday
18th Edition Assessment Paper (30 MC questions – open book). Attempt number 1.
18th Edition Assessment Paper (30 MC questions – open book). Attempt number 2.
Am Assessment
Pm Assessment
Friday
18th Edition Assessment Paper resits.
18th Edition Assessment Paper resits.      
Am/Pm Week 6 – Training and Assessment
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop
Monday
Understand the regulatory requirements and procedures for terminating and connecting conductors and cables in electrical wiring systems and equipment.
Introduction to MICC cable, how to terminate and install. Installation in workshop bay.  
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop  
Tuesday
Understand the procedures and applications of different methods of terminating, connecting and supporting conductors and cables in electrical wiring systems and equipment.
Introduction to Earthing & Bonding. Installation in workshop bay.
Am Classroom
Pm Assessment    
Wednesday
Understand the procedures and applications of different methods of terminating, connecting and supporting conductors and cables in electrical wiring systems and equipment (continued).
Theory exam – 20 question MC closed book.      
Am Classroom
  Pm Workshop    
Thursday
Understand mathematical principles which are appropriate to electrical installation, maintenance and design work.
Introduction to Mini trunking & Data cable. Installation in workshop bay.
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop    
Friday
Understand standard units of measurement used in electrical installation, maintenance and design work.
SWA cable installation.  
Am/Pm Week 7 - Training and Assessment
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop    
Monday
Understand basic mechanics and the relationship between force, work, energy and power.
Cable Tray fabrication: flat 90° bend. Tray reduction.
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop    
Tuesday
Understand the relationship between resistance, resistivity, voltage, current and power.
Braided cable installation.
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop    
Wednesday
Understand the relationship between resistance, resistivity, voltage, current and power.
FP200 Termination and installation.
Am Assessment
Pm Assessment    
Thursday
Practical Assessment for NETK3/05 – Terminations and connections of conductors.
Including; MICC, Mini trunking & Data cable, Earthing & Protective conductor, Composite Installation
Am Assessment
Pm Assessment
Friday
Practical Assessment for NETK3/05 – Terminations and connections of conductors.
Including; MICC, Mini trunking & Data cable, Earthing & Protective conductor, Composite Installation  
Am/Pm Week 8 - Training and Assessment/Resits
Am Classroom
Pm Classroom    
Monday
Understand the fundamental principles which underpin the relationship between magnetism and electricity.
Understand the fundamental principles which underpin the relationship between magnetism and electricity.  
Am Classroom
Pm Assessment  
Tuesday
Understand the types, applications and limitations of electronic components in electrical systems and equipment.    
40 Question MC Exam Closed book (LO 1-6)
Am Classroom
Pm Classroom    
Wednesday
Introduction to Unit NETK3/04 Design & Installation Practices and Procedures (Project)
Understand the characteristics and applications of supply systems and consumer’s equipment. Understand earthing and protection. Understand the electrical design procedure. Understand the requirements for organising and overseeing work programmes.
Am Classroom
Pm Classroom
Thursday
Introduction to on-site performance units and OneFile: Types of evidence to match criteria, Uploading evidence, On-site assessments
Tutorials and resits.
Am Classroom
Pm Classroom
Friday
Tutorials and resits. Talk on Employers and mentors.
Tutorials and resits.
Electrical training