Qualification

SCQF Level 8

Duration

18 Weeks

Starts

30 Aug 2019

Mode of Study

  • Distance Learning
  • Training for Business

Fees

£125

Interests

  • Engineering

Why take this course?

This Unit will enhance your knowledge and skills in relation to electrical engineering in buildings.  It is designed to develop knowledge and competence related to the specification of services required for the utilisation of electrical energy in buildings.

The Unit provides candidates with the opportunity to appreciate concepts of heating, lighting, ventilation and air-conditioning systems and to develop the skills necessary to solve design problems on these systems.  On completion, candidates should be able to:

  • Specify the requirements and characteristics of electrical heating systems.
  • Specify the requirements and characteristics of lighting systems.
  • Specify the requirements and characteristics of ventilation and air-conditioning systems.

What you will experience

You will develop your knowledge and understanding of the space heating, lighting and ventilation/air-conditioning systems in buildings, whilst building the skills necessary to solve design problems on these systems.

Outcome 1 considers the factors which relate to the design of space heating systems in buildings and gives you an appreciation of how heat energy in transmitted through various mediums e.g. air, walls windows etc. You will gain an understanding of the heating requirements of a particular application and will be able to use manufacturer’s data to select the most appropriate space heating appliance to satisfy these requirements.

Outcome 2 deals with the factors and terminology of lighting systems and allows you to become familiar with lighting design concepts. You will be able to relate lighting requirements to factors such as the room dimensions and the application for which an area is to be used and will develop your design skills in selecting the most appropriate luminaires and the correct level of illumination for a given application. You will also come to appreciate the effects of glare and colour rendering within your design considerations.

Outcome 3 allows you to develop your understanding of ventilation and air-conditioning systems and to appreciate the need for such systems to provide a comfortable environment.
By the time you have completed this Unit you will have gained a greater understanding of the various building services in buildings and will be able to specify band select the most appropriate appliances for the heating, lighting and ventilation/air-conditioning of such premises.

The assessments for this Unit will be undertaken at the end of each Outcome. You will be expected to undertake an assignment for each of the three Outcomes to show your appreciation of the features of space heating, lighting and ventilation/air-conditioning systems and to design systems which maintain appropriate conditions in a given environment. These assignments will be undertaken by you during the delivery period of the relevant Outcome. You will be provided with manufacturer’s data and specification sheets and relevant codes and psychometric information during the assessment