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Electrical Theory and Maintenance Level 3

Course Code: OSC1023
Course Level: 3

Course Overview

Gain an insight into electrical theory and maintenance, from home!

This Electrical Theory and Maintenance course has been developed for those with an interest in the principles of electrical theory and maintenance.

This course will allow you to:

  • Study electrical theory, the physics of electricity, electrical technology, installation and wiring
  • Follow detailed guidance on health and safety, risk assessment and legal regulations that are important when carrying out electrical maintenance work

All course materials will be delivered to you by post or email, so it couldn't be easier. Our experienced and friendly tutors will help you every step of the way by email.

You can work at your own pace. Completed coursework can be delivered by post or via email, so handing in an assignment is simple.

Boost your career opportunities and equip yourself with the skills you need for your long term success. Home learning is simple and stress-free, so enrol with us today!

Enrol now and receive a £25 gift voucher towards your next course.

Course Content

  • Unit 1: Regulation, Safe Practice and Effective Working
    • Introduction
    • Legal responsibilities and regulations
    • Intrinsic safety
    • Accidents at work
    • Electrical safety and isolation
    • Types of technical information and documentation
    • Overview of roles and responsibilities
    Unit 2: Basic Electrical Principles
    • Atomic structure
    • Electricity
    • Current
    • Units of measurement in more detail
    • Ohms Law
    • Power
    • Resistance
    • Capacitance and capacitors
    • Circuits
    • Cables
    • Safe electrical installations and protection
    Unit 3: Electrical Systems Documentation, Records and Certificates
    • Working safely
    • Risk assessment
    • Technical information: types and uses
    • Removal of waste
  • Unit 4: Basic Transmission and Distribution Systems
    • Power generation
    • Transformers
    • Substations
    • Alternators
    • Balancing loads
    • Resistance
    • Overcurrent
    Unit 5: Basic Electrical Technologies 1
    • Building regulations
    • Power systems
    • Types of plugs and sockets
    • Telecommunications (voice and data systems)
    • Structured cabling
    Unit 6: Basic Electrical Technologies 2: Installation and Wiring
    • Supply systems
    • Lighting and power circuits
    • Junction boxes
    • Domestic contexts
    • Sizing cable
    • Enclosures

Other Information

  • Assessment

    The Electrical Theory and Maintenance course is assessed by a series of written assignments, which are submitted to and marked by your tutor. There is no external examination required.

    Course Duration

    You may start at any time and have a full year to complete your studies. We suggest that the course will take approximately 80 hours to complete. This is more than enough time to give you flexibility and work at your own pace without the pressure of deadlines.

  • Study Method

    You will study this course by distance learning, which will enable you to learn when and where you want. You can study from home or at work; it is completely up to you. All your materials will be posted or sent to you via email, so receiving your course is easy and hassle-free. You will also receive our award-winning tutor support by email, so help is only a click away!

    Course Outcomes

    At the end of this course successful learners will receive a Certificate of Achievement by ABC Awards and a Learner Unit Summary (This lists details of all the units you have completed as part of your course).

    The course itself has been designed by Open Study College to meet specific learners’ or employers’ requirements. The course has been endorsed under the ABC Awards’ Quality Licence Scheme. This means Open Study College have undergone external quality checks to ensure that the organisation and the courses’ it offers meet a high standard. Regular reviews of our courses are carried out as part of the endorsement process.

    The completion of this course alone does not lead to an Ofqual regulated qualification, but may be used as evidence of knowledge and skills towards regulated qualifications in the future. The unit summary can be used as evidence towards your Recognition of Prior Learning if you wish to progress your studies in this sector.

    The course depth and study has been benchmarked at Level 3 against level descriptors published by Ofqual.

    ABC Awards are a national awarding organisation that have years of experience in developing and awarding high quality vocational qualifications across a wide range of industries. They have a comprehensive portfolio of over 650 Ofqual regulated qualifications on the national Qualifications and Credit framework (QCF) for all ages and abilities post-14.

course questions & answers

What skills are needed to enrol onto this course?

You do not need any previous knowledge to enrol onto this course.

What is included in the cost of my course?
  • Dedicated personal tutor support
  • Dedicated student support
  • Assignment marking and feedback
  • FREE NUS Extra card worth £12.00
  • FREE CV writing service
  • *Comprehensive study guide
  • *Exclusive Open Study College Pen
  • *Student study planner
  • *Three colour highlighter
  • *Student notebook
  • *Document wallet
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  • * Not included with the online study option

Do I have to sit an exam?

No. We will issue certification based on your coursework alone.

Are there any additional costs?

No, everything you need is included in the price!

What do i do if i still have questions?

For further information please contact us.

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