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Basic Electrics - One Day Course


This one day course combines the essential knowledge and understanding of safe electrical good practice with some "hands on" experience of using the necessary tools and equipment.

The course is ideal for technical staff who may not be qualified electricians but require the basic knowledge in order to disconnect, reconnect and diagnose faults safely on electrical equipment.

PLEASE NOTE: This course can be undertaken 'on-site' at the delegates' premises. Please contact our office on 01579 348544 or for further details.

Course objectives/key benefits

On completion delegates will be able to demonstrate their safety awareness in electrical installations.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone who requires a basic understanding of electrical installations, protective devices and general safe electrical practice. This may include technicians, plumbing and heating engineers, or anyone responsible for day-to-day maintenance of a building.

Entry requirements/pre-requisites

There are no entry/pre-requisite requirements to undertaking this course.

The course is designed for students of either gender and is open to all ages. Students wishing to enrol can speak to a member of the SWAAT training staff to be advised of their suitability.

Course content

Course duration

One day

PLEASE NOTE: A three-day version of this course is also available for anyone wishing to have a more extensive understanding of electrical installations.

Training Method

Theory and practical workshop


Although there is no formal assessment a question paper and tasks related to basic electrical work is given to each candidate to complete at the end of the course.

Course Outcome/Qualification

All candidates who attend this course will receive a SWAAT Certificate in Basic Electrics.

Materials Provided

Candidates will be provided with a training pack.


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South West Assessment and Training, 1 Quimperle Road, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3US. TEL: 01579 348544. Email:

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