NVQ ELECTRICAL TRAINING COURSE SYLLABUS


Throughout step one of your NVQ Electrical Training Course, you will spend six 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 six week course will involve.
For more information, visit the NVQ Electrical Training Course page.

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Week 1 - Theory and Practical Workshop Training
Monday
AM Classroom

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.

PM Workshop

Introduction to different cable types and how to strip and terminates cables.
Termination of twin & earth cable into different types of junction boxes.

Tuesday
AM Classroom

Radial circuits, Ring Final circuits & Spurs.
Circuit Protective Devices.
Circuit Breakers.
Residual Current Devices.

PM Workshop

Installation of different types of electrical circuits including 1-way radial lighting circuits and ring final circuits for socket outlets.

Wednesday
AM Classroom

Protection for Safety.
Electrical Formula - Power, Voltage, Current and Resistance.

PM Workshop

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.

Thursday
AM Classroom

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.

PM Workshop

Installation of consumer units including circuit breakers, busbars, and cables.

Friday
AM Classroom

Safe Isolation Procedure.
Demonstration of different stages of the safe isolation procedure.

PM Workshop

Installation of consumer units including circuit breakers, busbars, and cables.
Practice of safe isolation procedure.

Trainees will also be registered for 18th Edition and receive log in details for 18th Edition Home Study during week 1. Candidates will be able to take 18th Edition assessment when they finish home study and are ready to take the invigilated exam.

The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content is subject to change at the discretion of the Electrical Training Manager & Individual course tutors.

Week 2 - Practical Workshop Training
Monday
AM Workshop

Installation of Domestic Electrical Installation in Workshop Bays.
Consumer units.
Ring Final Circuits.
2-way and intermediate lighting circuits.

PM Workshop

Outside lighting.
Smoke detectors.
Radial circuits, including cookers and immersion heaters.

Tuesday
AM Workshop

Installation of Domestic Electrical Installation in Workshop Bays.
Consumer units.
Ring Final Circuits.
2-way and intermediate lighting circuits.

PM Workshop

Outside lighting.
Smoke detectors.
Radial circuits, including cookers and immersion heaters.

Wednesday
AM Workshop

Installation of Domestic Electrical Installation in Workshop Bays.
Consumer units.
Ring Final Circuits.
2-way and intermediate lighting circuits.

PM Workshop

Outside lighting.
Smoke detectors.
Radial circuits, including cookers and immersion heaters.

Thursday
AM Workshop

Introduction to inspection & testing in workshop bays:
• Inspection
• Dead Testing
• Live Testing

PM Workshop

Continuation of inspection & testing in workshop bays.

Friday
AM Workshop

SWA cable termination and write ups

PM Workshop

Extra testing practice and tuition (if required)

The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content is subject to change at the discretion of the Electrical Training Manager & Individual course tutors.

Week 3 - NVQ Level 3 Theory & Practical Training/Assessment
Monday
AM Classroom

Introduction to the Electrical Course (NVQ 3 Diploma Units).
Theory on knowledge unit 001. (for ECS Card).
Understand Health & Safety and applications to the Electrical Industry.
Health & Safety at Work Act 1974, Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 place in law and duties of employers and employees under the act.

PM Workshop

Statutory regulations also applicable to working on site. First Aid and accident and emergency reporting and procedures.

Tuesday
AM Classroom

Theory on knowledge unit 001. (for ECS Card)
Health & Safety continued; PPE used in the electrical industry.
Electric shock (effects actions)

PM Workshop

Risk assessment method statements.
Revision session on items covered (peer marked)

Wednesday
AM/PM Classroom

EAL Online mock exam 001

Thursday
AM Classroom

EAL Online actual exam 001 (for ECS Card) (35Q) (Pass rate 60%)

PM Workshop

Practical Workshop
Measuring and terminating SWA cable, SY cable and FP cable

Friday
AM Workshop

Practical Workshop
Measuring and bending steel conduit

PM Workshop

Measuring and cutting steel trunking

The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content is subject to change at the discretion of the Electrical Training Manager & Individual course tutors.

Week 4 - NVQ Level 3 Theory & Practical Training/Assessment
Monday
AM Classroom

Begin Theory for knowledge unit 005 – Learning terminations and connections of cables and containment systems

PM Classroom

Continue Theory for knowledge unit 005 – Learning terminations and connections of cables and containment systems

Tuesday
AM Classroom

EAL online mock exam 005 – Break – EAL actual online exam 005 (25Q) Closed book – Pass rate 60%

PM Classroom

Begin Theory for knowledge unit 004a – Planning and design of installations

Wednesday
AM Classroom Continue theory for knowledge unit 004a – Planning and design of installations
PM Classroom Continue theory for knowledge unit 004a – Planning and design of installations
Thursday
AM Classroom

Continue theory for knowledge unit 004a – Planning and design of installations

PM Classroom

Continue theory for knowledge unit 004a – Planning and design of installations

Friday
AM Classroom

EAL online mock exam 004a

PM Classroom

EAL online actual exam 004a – (30Q) open book pass rate 60%

The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content is subject to change at the discretion of the Electrical Training Manager & Individual course tutors.

Week 5 - NVQ Level 3 Theory & Practical Training/Assessment
Monday
AM Workshop

Steel conduit, measure, fabricate 90° bend using different reference points, cut, thread, and install.
Measure, cut, drill for components 50x50mm Steel trunking and install as per model bay

PM Workshop

Fabricate PVC conduit incorporating a bubble set to given dimensions and install.
Fabricate steel cable tray to be spaced off the wall, gland and terminate a SWA cable between two fixed points and secure to tray.

Tuesday
AM/PM Workshop

Install 5x wiring circuits to EAL assessment criteria using different types of wiring including SWA, SY cable, single core, FP cable and Twin and Earth.
Complete sequence of dead tests.

Wednesday
AM Classroom

Practical demonstration of MICC cable termination, test for integrity, test for core continuity.
Termination and testing of Mineral Insulated cable

PM Assessment

Protective bonding assessment install of Gas and Water pipes

Thursday
AM/PM Assessment

Complete 005 practical EAL paperwork.
NVQ portfolio discussion/tutorial. How to build a NVQ portfolio and collate evidence. 

Friday
AM/PM Assessment

Resits (as necessary)

The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content is subject to change at the discretion of the Electrical Training Manager & Individual course tutors.

Week 6 - NVQ Level 3 Theory & Practical Training/Assessment
Monday
AM Classroom

Introduction to Environmental Technology Unit 002

PM Classroom

Continue Theory 002

Tuesday
AM/PM Classroom

Continue Theory 002

Wednesday
AM Classroom

Mock Exam 002

PM Classroom

Actual Exam 002

Thursday
AM Classroom

Actual Exam 002

PM Classroom

Theory Transformers

Friday
AM/PM Assessment

008A practical Assessment.  Resits if necessary.

The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content is subject to change at the discretion of the Electrical Training Manager & Individual course tutors.

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