The purpose of this qualification is to train the learner to operate and qualify as an electrical artisan in the Construction Industry where they will install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments for both indoor and outdoor type installations.

Course Overview

The learners will attend institutionalised training at our centres which are situated in Cape Town, Kya Sands and Gqeberha (Port Elizabeth). The course is broken up into three sessions of 8 weeks per year over a period of three years. In year 1 they will focus on Hand skills and tools, the introduction to electricity, wire ways, cables and wiring of Premises.

In year 2 they focus on transformers, basic motors and starters Single and Three Phase.

Then in year 3 they will focus on Fault-finding and Commissioning of circuits.

Recommended Entry Criteria

  • Minimum age of 16 years
  • Grade 9
    Second language
    Science and 2 other subjects OR a four subject National Technical Certificate N1
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  • Health and Safety
  • Mark off basic shapes
  • Fundamentals of Electricity
  • Engineering Hand Tools
  • Power Tools
  • Install Electrical Wire-ways
  • Cables
  • Wire and Commission Electrical Circuits
  • Installation Work (Light Fittings)
  • Load Balancing and KW/H Metering
  • Transformers CT’s & PT’s
  • Motors and Starters – Single Phase
  • Motors and Starters – Three Phase
  • Circuit Designing
  • Electrical Test Instruments
  • Testing of Electrical Installations
  • Fault Finding
  • Optional addtional tasks include the electrictian apprenticeship programme
  • Electronics
  • Advanced Motors & Starters
  • Arc Welding
  • Gas Welding
  • PLC’s