Course Information

Mechanical to Electrical Conversion Training

This course is aimed at those who have a mechanical engineering background and who have a need for basic up-skilling on electrical maintenance work.
mechanical to electrical conversion training


10 days

Scheduled Dates:

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Assessment Method:

Practical Assessment


Available on request

Course Aims

This is an advanced version of our Basic Electric Course and includes all of the necessary skills and training to allow on-the-job learning to commence. This course is also ideal for those who already undertake electrical repairs and maintenance but have no formal training.

Upon completion, delegates will possess the necessary general knowledge to undertake basic fault-finding and component repair, associated with first-level breakdowns and maintenance but is not a replacement for formal core training to become a recognised technician. It is the responsibility of the employer to ensure that site based experience is gained and to determine competence.

Course Content

Week 1

  • Basic electrical principles
  • Electricity and magnetism
  • Transformers
  • Motors
  • Relays and contactors
  • Conductors and insulators
  • Basic and fault protection
  • Motor protection, starting and control
  • Conventional circuit arrangements and standard equipment
  • Drawings, charts and diagrams

Week 2

  • Induction and capacitance
  • Power, energy and efficiency
  • Power distribution and generation
  • Legislation and standards
  • Basic cable calculations
  • Introduction to electronics
  • Safe isolation of electrical supplies
  • Basic testing and fault-finding
  • Lamps and lighting
  • Variable speed drives
  • Overview of BS 7671 (as amended)

Those completing this course might wish to move onto the EAL or City and Guilds Maintenance Engineering courses available at Levels 2 and 3, giving them the skills needed to undertake more advanced work.

This course is intended to complement the customer’s site circumstances and an opportunity exists to modify the presentation to meet specific needs.

Upon completion of the course, successful delegates will receive a certificate.

This is an on-demand course, which can also be delivered on site. Please call our sales team for more details.

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