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 – Theory & Practical Workshop Training
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop
Monday
Introduction to the Electrical Course. Safety for Electricians. Introduction to cable types & equipment standards. Protective Devices. Basic Lighting Circuits. Basic Power Circuits: Radials and Rings. Example of 2-way lighting circuit.
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 
Radial circuits, Ring Final circuits & Spurs. Circuit Protective Devices. Circuit Breakers. Residual Current Devices.
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. Protection for Safety. Electrical Formula - Power, Voltage, Current and Resistance.
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
Introduction to consumer units. The changes made in the 18th edition wiring regulations that have affected CCU design. Different parts that make up a consumer unit.
Installation of consumer units including circuit breakers, busbars and cables.  
Am Classroom    
Pm Classroom  
Friday
Safe Isolation Procedure. Demonstration of different stages of the safe isolation procedure.
Installation of consumer units including circuit breakers, busbars and cables. Practice of safe isolation procedure.
Am/Pm Week 2 - Practical Workshop Training
Am Workshop
Pm Workshop    
Monday
Installation of Domestic Electrical Installation in Workshop Bays. Consumer units. Ring Final Circuits. 2-way and intermediate lighting circuits.
Outside lighting. Smoke detectors. Radial circuits, including cookers, showers and immersion heaters.
Am Workshop
Pm Workshop    
Tuesday
Installation of Domestic Electrical Installation in Workshop Bays. Consumer units. Ring Final Circuits. 2-way and intermediate lighting circuits.
Outside lighting. Smoke detectors. Radial circuits, including cookers, showers and immersion heaters.
Am Workshop
Pm Workshop    
Wednesday
Understand how to prepare for the installation of wiring systems. Installation of Domestic Electrical Installation in Workshop Bays. Consumer units. Ring Final Circuits. 2-way and intermediate lighting circuits.
Outside lighting. Smoke detectors. Radial circuits, including cookers, showers and immersion heaters.
Am Workshop
Pm Workshop    
Thursday
Installation of Domestic Electrical Installation in Workshop Bays. Consumer units. Ring Final Circuits. 2-way and intermediate lighting circuits.
Outside lighting. Smoke detectors. Radial circuits, including cookers, showers and immersion heaters.
Am Workshop
Pm Workshop
Friday
Introduction to inspection & testing in workshop bays: • Inspection • Dead Testing • Live Testing
Continuation of inspection & testing in workshop bays.
Am/Pm Week 3 - 18th Edition Wiring Regulationsnt
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 Online Assessment (60 MC questions – open book). Attempt number 1.
18th Edition Online Assessment Paper (60 MC questions – open book). Attempt number 2.
Am Assessment
Pm Assessment
Friday
18th Edition Online Assessment resits.
18th Edition Online Assessment resits.  
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 – NVQ Level 3 Theory & Practical Training/Assessment
Am Classroom
Pm Classroom
Monday
Introduction to the Electrical Course (NVQ 3 Diploma Units). 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.
Workshop Task 1 – Steel conduit 90° bend/bubble set/cutting and threading.
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop  
Tuesday
Health & Safety continued, PPE used in the electrical industry. First aid and emergency procedures.
Workshop Task 2 – PVC conduit terminating/90°bend/bubble set.
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop  
Wednesday
Health & Safety continued, RIDDOR, Manual Handling and Asbestos.
Workshop Task 3 – Trunking cutting/filing/90°bend/joining.  
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop    
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
Assessment
Pm Assessment
Friday
Understand the requirements for identifying and dealing with hazards in the work environment.
Revision Session: NETK3/01 Understand Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations. EAL Health & Safety online examination - 25 Question MC Exam closed book.
EAL Health & Safety practical assessments; • Ladders • Scaffold • Safe Isolation (completed on DEI) • Equipment defects      
Am/Pm Week 6 – NVQ Level 3 Theory & Practical Training/Assessmentt
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop
Monday
Understand the regulatory requirements and procedures for terminating and connecting conductors and cables in electrical wiring systems and equipment. Identify and interpret appropriate sources of relevant information for the termination and connection of conductors and cables in electrical wiring systems and equipment.
Workshop Task 5 – FP200 Cable termination.  
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop  
Tuesday
Methods and procedures appropriate to the installation environment to ensure the safe and effective termination and connection of conductors and cables in electrical wiring systems and equipment. Cover the termination and connection of: Single and multicore thermosetting/thermoplastic insulated cables including flexible cables, PVC/PVC flat profile cable, MICC, SWA cables (XLPE, PVC), Braided flexible cables, Data cables, Fibre optic cable, Fire performance cable.
Workshop Task 6 – Single Cable Termination.
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop    
Wednesday
The advantages, limitations and applications of the following connection methods: Screw, crimped, soldered, non-screw compression, insulation displacement. The procedures for verifying that terminations and connections are electrically and mechanically sound. The consequences of terminations not being electrically and mechanically sound in terms of; high resistance joints, corrosion and erosion.
Workshop Task 7 – Data Cable Termination.      
Am Classroom
  Pm Workshop    
Thursday
Revision Session: NETK3/05 Understand Terminations and Connections of Conductors. Assessment: NETK3/05 - 20 Question MC Exam closed book.
Workshop Task 8 – MICC Cable Termination.
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop    
Friday
Understand mathematical principles which are appropriate to electrical installation, maintenance and design work. Understand standard units of measurement used in electrical installation, maintenance and design work.
Workshop Task 9 – SY Cable termination.  
Am/Pm Week 7 – NVQ Level 3 Theory & Practical Training/Assessment
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop    
Monday
Understand mathematical principles which are appropriate to electrical installation, maintenance and design work. Understand standard units of measurement used in electrical installation, maintenance and design work.
Workshop Task 10 – SWA/Braided cables.
Am Classroom
Pm Assessment    
Tuesday
Understand basic mechanics and the relationship between force, work, energy and power
EAL Practical Assessment 05D – Mini Trunking & Data Cable.
Am Classroom
Pm Assessment    
Wednesday
Understand the relationship between resistance, resistivity, voltage, current and power.
EAL Practical Assessment 05A – MICC.
Am Assessment
Pm Assessment    
Thursday
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 - NVQ Level 3 Theory & Practical Training/Assessment
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.
Revision Session: NETK3/08 Electrical Scientific Principles and Technologies. Assessment: 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.
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