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Electrical Installation

Energy Efficiency in electrical distribution

The purpose of a level 3 EECE certificate is to qualify to work as an Electra-Mechanical engineer in a professional capacity within the construction industry. To qualify, one needs to have passed the initial examination (level I) and have a diploma in a relevant subject, and two years experience in a mechanical related field. After passing the level I exam an candidate can apply for a certificate at level II. After level II the candidate can apply for a Practitioner’s License.

Electrical Installation

The City and Guilds electrical installation qualification requirements cover many different aspects within Electro-Mechanical technology, units like principles of electrical engineering, electrical installations technicalities and health and safety in building maintenance systems.

Residential premises and other special locations

Candidates will undergo several practical assignments and examinations (available via the City & Guilds examination platform e-vote) which are then grouped into sections to enable them to gain points for each section. Each group of examination corresponds to a particular part of building maintenance systems and therefore are relevant to that specific area.

Candidates will need to demonstrate in each section their understanding of the topics, with examples being given for each. Once all the required test have been passed the candidates will receive a certificate (level 2 electrical installation qualification).

 Electricians and Builders

There are three nationally recognized registration bodies for electricians i.e. the British Electrical Installation Company (beyicec) and the Association of Electricians and Builders. These national organizations have achieved recognition through the government’s regulatory body, the National Accreditation Council for Electricians and Builders (NACEB).

Power Factor Correction

These associations must comply with a code of practice that governs their business and must also follow strict guidelines set out by the government. To become a member of these organizations, electrical installation candidates must undergo an exhaustive application process which may take up to one year to complete.

In order to be a licensed electrician, candidates must undergo a four-year apprenticeship at a recognised electrical installation firm. During the apprenticeship, candidates learn various trade skills including electrical installation, electricity safety, electrical conductors and technology basics.

Once the four year apprenticeship is completed candidates are eligible to apply for either a General Electric, British Gas or British Telecom Electrician (GE, BT e.t.c.) license. Candidates wishing to become a General Electric electrician must pass both the practical and written examination provided by the NACEB and must have a minimum of 2 years’ experience working as an electrician.

Power Factor Correction

Candidates applying to join the Association of Electricians and Builders (Aeb) must also undergo a three-year diploma from a recognized college of the Aeb organisation. Upon successful completion of the diploma, the candidate can enroll in a nine month nvq course, which provides all the relevant training required to become an electrician.

Candidates wishing to become a General Electric electrician must attend and pass the nvq examination given by the Aeb. After passing the nvq examination, the individual will receive a license to work as an electrician.

To prevent electrical installation disasters and hazards, it is essential that a sufficient number of qualified personnel are available to man power at all times. This can be best achieved by utilising accredited electrical installation companies to perform work on buildings and homes.

ElectroMagnetic Compatibility (EMC)

There are several electrical installation companies across the United Kingdom that provide all the services required to carry out works. They employ a team of fully trained workers who are well-trained to undertake work in all types of premises. These highly skilled professionals offer their clients a comprehensive range of services that include high quality electrical installation, fault detection and fault repair as well as inspection and maintenance.

The training provided by such electrical installation companies usually covers a three-year level. At the end of the course package, students are expected to have completed their practical examinations and have been awarded either a diploma or certificate.

Selectivity, Cascading and Coordination

Upon completion of the course content, students are awarded a certificate indicating their specialised level of training. Students can then apply for jobs in a variety of sectors based upon their specific qualification and experience. Job opportunities are available in both large scale and small scale electrical installations technologies primarily based upon the principle of electrical installation.

During their studies, candidates studying to become EPC certified must be aware of all of the practical aspects of electrical installation. The study includes everything from electrical wiring and components installation to the more advanced systems like fault diagnosis and system design. It does not make use of any laboratory or lab activities and focuses on the application of the theories learned in class.

To progress onto the next level, students must undertake a practical placement. In order to qualify for this placements, they must demonstrate that they are able to carry out the tasks at hand. At the end of placements students are awarded either a diploma or certificate.

To find out more about electrical installation skills and how to go about training, it is advisable to contact your local board. They will be able to provide you with details of local training courses. You can then contact them and arrange an appointment to speak to an electrician trained in their particular area.

Alternatively, you can speak to an educational provider in your local area or search online for a supplier of electrician training centres.

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