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Basic Electrical Course

Electrical Adults Part-time


Basic Electrical Course

This course is ideal if you are from a non-electrical background and have limited electrical knowledge, and want to learn more about the principles behind electrical installation and understand its terminology. The course is aimed at plumbers, gas engineers, kitchen fitters, general construction personnel and anyone involved in operating electrical equipment requiring a basic knowledge of how and why electrical systems.

Course information

Entry requirements

No prior knowledge is required, although an appreciation of basic maths will be a benefit.

Couse content

During the course you will study the following topics:

  • Basic parameters and units of measurement
  • Types of electric current
  • Electrical power and energy
  • The basic electric circuits
  • Ohms law and volt drop
  • Electrical protection and calculation of protection device ratings
  • Voltage bands
  • The principles of earthing
  • Switching and isolation of electrical equipment.
Further study and career options

Successful completion of the course leads will to the award of The Bedford College Group Underpinning Knowledge Certificate. This will lead to Part P (Building Regulation) course and portable Appliance Testing course (PAT).

Additional information

Lunch will be provided. You will need: a calculator, pen, pencil, note taking materials.

Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 05/01/2023
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 week
Day(s): Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 5:00pm
Fees: £240.00
Bedford College
Starts: 27/04/2023
Type: Part Time
Length: 1 week
Day(s): Tuesday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Fees: £240.00

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.

Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.


We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.

Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 to order your copy.