There are no entry requirements for this course.
City & Guilds (SCQF Level 6)
This will suit candidates who have some basic electrical knowledge either involved in, or looking to become involved in, the inspection and testing of electrical equipment (eg portable appliances), and/or involved in managing the process of it.
Successful completion will result in the Level 3 Award in the in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment (PAT Testing)
The course will cover:
• The statutory requirements
• Basic Electrical Theory
• Equipment classification symbols
• Frequencies for testing
• Formal visual inspection
• Earth continuity (earthbonding)
• Insulation resistance and earth leakage
• Operation/load checking
• Interpretation of test results
Everything you need to know before applying for this course.
There are no entry requirements for this course.
Candidates must complete a one hour multiple choice, online, open book exam.
Your course may be free if you are not a full time student with NESCol and you are : in receipt of benefits; or care-experienced; or your household taxable income falls below defined levels.
Whether you wish to progress in your studies or enter the world of work, North East Scotland College has excellent progression opportunities, with links to eight universities across Scotland and great relationships with industry employers.
“It’s a great industry to work in – there’s loads of pathways and opportunities. Engineering is about problem solving and teamwork and seeing how things work.”
“My time at NESCol, and the success I achieved, wouldn’t have been possible without the dedication and support of the teaching staff. I will always be grateful for the opportunity to fulfil my aspirations of further education, combined with the unique experience and the incredible peers I met along the way.”
“I am more of a hands on sort of guy so the apprenticeship route worked for me.”
“The best thing for your career is to have the qualifications to reflect the knowledge you have.”
“From juggling working full time, being at College and still having quality time with my daughter, it was challenging at times. Despite how hectic it was it made the experience even more worthwhile for me and the whole process was highly rewarding. “
“My family were really supportive as it was quite challenging going back to College after a 12 year gap and I was also working shifts. It required a lot of dedication and commitment, but I got there!”
“Teaching was always something I was interested in but it was important to me to get industry experience first. I was delighted when the lecturing opportunity came up at NESCol and I am now really enjoying my time back at College but on the other side of the fence!”
“College has improved my confidence –the lecturers guide you allowing you to work independently so that you feel a sense of achievement when something works! The atmosphere is very positive, no matter what country you come from and what language you speak.”
“My experience in the power generation and LNG industries show how transferrable a qualification an HNC in Engineering can be.”
“I’m really enjoying my new role and I’m glad I have my qualifications behind me. They have set me up for an engineering career which will allow me to work and live in different places.”
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