Professional Certificate of Competency in Power Distribution (Blended Learning)

Course Description

Overview

This professional development course is designed for engineers and technicians who need to gain a practical understanding of power distribution, switchgear, power cables, transformers, power factor correction, earthing, lightning protection, and network studies.

This is a practical course in power distribution, focusing on medium voltage (1kV- 36kV) power considerations, switchgear, power cables, transformers, power factor correction, earthing, lightning protection, and network studies.

Learners are able to:
• Understand practical power distribution fundamentals, determine short circuit ratings quickly and effectively, and assess the influence of fault levers on switchgear ratings.
• Learn how to identify the different applications for various cable insulation types and how to specify correct power cable installation methods.

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COURSE CODE: CCP3234
DURATION: 3 months
START DATE: 1 Nov 2021
COURSE FEE: £3,223
AWARDING BODY: EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency
  • Entry Requirements
  • Must be over 18 years at the time of application and who have previously achieved a level 3 qualification. There are no specific entry requirements for this qualification, but as a learner you will be ideally to be working with an organisation or role where they can demonstrate skills and apply knowledge. Alternatively, you could draw on previous experience within an organisation or use an organisation you are familiar with.

    The Qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression:
      • IELTS minimum 5.0- 6.5 overall with no fail.
      • Pass 5 GCSE subjects or equivelant
    We consider applicants:

    Who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 3, for example ‘A’ Levels or vocational awards.

      • Who have spent some time in an organisational role and wish to develop their careers further.
      • With professional experience looking to change careers through work-based learning.
  • Units & Assessment
  • Module Structure
    • Distribution System Planning
    • In-plant Generation and its Integration with Plant Power Systems
    • Transformers
    • Switchgear
    • Circuit breakers
    • Low voltage distribution

  • Career Development
  • This course comes with practical on-the-job training in a role relating to your studies. You will be required to work with one of our employers for 20hours per week and will receive a part-time salary.

    The objective of this career development programme is to introduce you to a professional career and equip you with the relevant experience needed to secure a career.

  • Progression
    • On completion of your studies, you may be given a full-time graduate opportunity by your employer
    • You may wish to further your studies by taking on an academic Master programme or a level 7 professional qualification

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