The Certificate in Industrial Electrical Safety and Systems (CIESS) training course is recommended for anyone who works with electrical systems and is designed to give non-electrical personnel the ability to diagnose industrial faults and to carry out repairs/replacements safely.
The QQI-accredited Industrial Electrical Safety and Systems is a part-time course, typically, delivered over 5 days (1 day per week) with online blended supports and an exam in week 6.
This Industrial Electrical Training Course aims to turn out technicians with a knowledge of industrial electrical engineering and the skills needed to specify, install, test, and validate electrical and control systems and their operations in a safe manner.
The Industrial Electrical Training Course will build the theoretical and practical aptitude of the learners and introduce them to key relevant technologies and knowledge necessary for employment in the industrial electrical sector.
The learners will gain a broad technical knowledge in the core discipline – electrical engineering and will be provided the theoretical and mathematical basis for these systems demonstrated through practical application.
Completion of the training course will allow them to understand the electrical maintenance systems and safety required in the manufacturing sectors.
Why Choose The Certificate in Industrial Electrical Safety and Systems?
- The QQI Level 6 Certificate in Industrial Electrical Safety and Systems is available on a part-time basis and aims to enable the modern technician to be industry-ready and relevant.
- Learners are introduced to industrial electrical engineering to support their working in industry or enhance employment opportunities.
- The programme aims to turn out technicians with a knowledge of industrial electrical engineering and the skills needed to specify, install, test, and validate electrical and control systems and their operations in a safe manner.
- The practical nature of the coursework lends to preparation for work in industry.
- Part-time learning allows students already working in the area extra time to hone skills.
- Learners are provided access to academic resources and personal supports through ESS’s partnership with Griffith College.
- This programme may also facilitate learners applying for progression to third-level programmes in NFQ Level 6 (plus) engineering programmes within third-level colleges.
“Training and development of our engineering staff has always been at the forefront of our business, working with ESS to identify the most suitable training was extremely straightforward with the course content clearly outlined and explained. ESS are very aware of the needs for the current engineering climate and the challenges that are faced. Delivery and execution was very flexible around dates and location etc. which meant little impact on our day to day operations. The tutor was very professional and accommodating making the candidates feel extremely at ease, some of the candidates had reservations about sitting exams being out of education for so long, but this very quickly disappeared and was understood by the tutor. We are very proud of our team having achieved a QQI accreditation. At all stages during the process from very early discussions to the facilitation communication between QQI and myself was really important and no question was left unanswered”
Group Maintenance Manager Kepak Group
“The instructor explained all the sections of the course very well and really simplified the mathematical equations along with the practical sessions to which have given me a very beneficial understanding of industrial electrical safety and fault finding in my place of work”
Eddie Grant- Celtic Anglian Water
A student on our Industrial Electrical Training Course
“I am a production technologist and I work in the pharmaceutical industry. I found the Industrial Electrical training course to be useful and a step in the Right direction for my career. The course is very informative and hands on.
The setup was second to none and the course was clear cut and well executed. I hope to do more courses in the Future with ESS. The trainer Ger for the industrial electrical training course was pure class and showed nothing but professionalism from start to finish. Very approachable and puts you at ease from the get go. Sets everyone into a very comfortable position.”
A student on our Industrial Electrical Training Course
On successful completion of this programme, learners can:
- Recognise the safety standards associated with working with electrical circuits and understand how to use electrical test equipment correctly.
- Appraise, apply the principles, and perform calculations on AC and DC electric circuits.
- Apply power calculations to electrical systems and understand the effects on transmission and distribution of electrical power in Ireland.
- Describe the operation, configuration and testing of AC induction motors, interpret electrical drawings and build a basic electrical circuit
Basic Electric Circuits:
- Basic atomic structure
- Conductors and insulators
- Conductor resistance
- Ohm’s law
- Connection of voltmeters and ammeters
- Kirchoff’s Voltage and current laws
- Voltage divider rule
- Series and Parallel Circuits
- Calculate the value or resistances in Series and Parallel and use a multimeter to measure the resistances
AC Power and Energy:
- Calculation of AC circuit power
- Power transfer, losses, and efficiency
- Electrical energy
- Sinusoidal AC waveform
- Peak, average and RMS values
- Phase relations and phasor diagrams
- Inductor and capacitor in AC circuit
- Reactance and impedance
- Power factor and power factor correction
- Electric Supply Systems: The various stages involved in the generation, transmission, and distribution of electrical energy
- State how three phase AC is produced and its advantages
Transformer and motor operation:
- The magnetic field
- Flux density
- Faraday’s law of electromagnetic induction
- Calculation of induced voltage
- Outline the magnetic effects of electricity and the rules governing magnetic fields
- Explain the operation of a three-phase transformer and a squirrel cage induction motor
- State how to change the direction of rotation
- Calculate the synchronous speed of a three-phase motor
- Recognise the effects of star and delta connections
- Test a three-phase motor for continuity of phases and for insulation between phases and between each phase and the motor frame
Operation and Testing of Control and Power Circuits:
- Outline how contactors and solenoids work
- Predict voltages at given points on an electrical circuit
- Use standard symbols and numbering systems
- Understand wiring, circuit, and schematic diagrams
- Construct control circuits using commonly used electrical components such as, normally open switches, normally closed switches, auxiliary contacts, contactors, thermal overloads, etc.
- Construct and test a DOL motor control circuit
- Carryout fault-finding on the DOL circuit and other circuitsand its advantages
- Identify electrical safety hazards and present ways to minimize or avoid their consequences
- Types of Electrical Faults
- Electrical Safety Standards e.g. I.S. 10101:2020
- Establish a Safe Work Condition, lockout/tagout
- Employer and Employee responsibilities
- State how to protect against indirect contact by means of double insulation, automatic disconnection by earthing, residual current device (RCB), equipotential bonding
- Understand electrical safety devices and such as fuses, MCBs, RCDs, RCBOs etc
Industrial Electrical Training Course
- The learners will gain a broad technical knowledge in the core discipline – electrical engineering and will be provided the theoretical and mathematical basis for these systems demonstrated through practical application.
- Completion of the programme will allow them to understand the electrical maintenance systems and safety required in the manufacturing sectors.
- Real benefits to employers in improving efficiency, effectiveness and productivity of systems while applying ethical, safe, and sustainable improvements.
Entry requirements (if under 23 years) are a minimum of grade O6 / H7 in the Leaving Certificate, or equivalent, in 5 subjects. The subjects must include mathematics and English, Irish or another language.
Mature learners, i.e., applicants over the age of 23, may also apply based on work experience and / or life experience by demonstrating that they have reached
the standards of knowledge, skills, and competence.
The English language entry requirements for the programme are CEF B2+ or equivalent. Candidates with English language levels below CEF B2+ must first reach this minimum standard before enrolling on the academic programme.
Ideally, learners will have some prior technical or mechanical experience or knowledge and/or exposure to a manufacturing environment.
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