Industrial Electrical
Training Course

Get Your Certificate in Industrial Electrical Safety and Systems

TYPE

Certificate

DURATION

4 days in class plus online blended supports

VALIDATED BY

QQI,
under ESS’s partnership with Griffith College

MODE

Part-time

Location

Available nationwide

NFQ LEVEL

6

Fee

€1300 (Funding may be available from Skillnet Ireland)

Upcoming Dates

Dublin: in class: 3rd, 10th, 17th & 24th May 2022 | Evening e-tutorial: 8th June 2022 | Exam: 17th June 2022
Cork: in class: 22nd & 29th March and 5th & 12th April 2022 | Evening e-tutorial: 26th April 2022 | Exam: 6th May 2022

September 2022

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Upcoming Dates

Dublin: 4th / 11th / 18th & 25th May | Exam: 17th June
Dublin: 2nd / 9th / 16th & 23rd September | Exam: 14th October
Cork: 6th / 13th / 20th & 27th September | Exam: 14th October

DURATION

4 days in class plus online blended supports

VALIDATED BY

QQI,
under ESS’s partnership with Griffith College

NFQ LEVEL

6

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TYPE

Certificate

MODE

Part-time

Location

Available nationwide

Fee

€1300 (Funding may be available from Skillnet Ireland)

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Upcoming Dates

Dublin: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th September | Exam: 14th October 2022
Cork: 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th September and 4th October | Exam: 14th October 2022

Fee

€1300 (Funding may be available from Skillnet Ireland)

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VALIDATED BY

QQI,
under ESS’s partnership with Griffith College

NFQ LEVEL

6

DURATION

4 days in class plus online blended supports

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Upcoming Dates

Dublin: 4th / 11th / 18th & 25th May | Exam: 17th June
Dublin: 2nd / 9th / 16th & 23rd September | Exam: 14th October
Cork: 6th / 13th / 20th & 27th September | Exam: 14th October

Fee

€1300 (Funding may be available from Skillnet Ireland)

VALIDATED BY

QQI,
under ESS’s partnership with Griffith College

NFQ LEVEL

6

DURATION

4 days in class plus online blended supports

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Upcoming Dates

Dublin: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th September | Exam: 14th October 2022
Cork: 11th, 18th, 25th October, and 1st & 8th November | Exam 18th November 2022
Tullamore: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th October, and 4th November | Exam 18th November 2022
plus option of add-on 2-day Faultfinding Course: 12th & 13th December 2022
LOETB Tullamore course up to 70% funding available for eligible candidates

Fee

€1300 (Funding may be available from Skillnet Ireland)

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VALIDATED BY

QQI,
under ESS’s partnership with Griffith College

NFQ LEVEL

6

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Upcoming Dates

Dublin: 2nd, 9th, 16th, 23rd and 30th September | Exam: 14th October 2022
Cork: 11th, 18th, 25th October, and 1st & 8th November | Exam 18th November 2022
Tullamore: 7th, 14th, 21st, 28th October, and 4th November | Exam 18th November 2022 plus option of add-on 2-day Faultfinding Course: 12th & 13th December 2022
LOETB Tullamore course up to 70% funding available for eligible candidates

Fee

€1300 (Funding may be available from Skillnet Ireland)

VALIDATED BY

QQI, under ESS’s partnership with Griffith College

NFQ LEVEL

6

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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.

OVERVIEW

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 QQI-accredited ESS/Griffith College collaborative Certificate in Industrial Electrical Safety and Systems is a part-time course, typically delivered one day a week (4 days in class) with blended online supports over a 6-week period.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.

Testimonials

“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.”

Paul Melia
A student on our Industrial Electrical Training Course

On successful completion of this programme, learners can:

  1. Recognise the safety standards associated with working with electrical circuits and understand how to use electrical test equipment correctly.
  2. Appraise, apply the principles, and perform calculations on AC and DC electric circuits.
  3. Apply power calculations to electrical systems and understand the effects on transmission and distribution of electrical power in Ireland.
  4. 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
  • Power

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

Electrical Safety:

  • 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

Course Highlights

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

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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PROGRESSION

Higher National Certificate in
Manufacturing Engineering,
Griffith College
NFQ Level 6 (plus) engineering
programmes within third-level
colleges in Ireland