This course will equip trainees with basic engineering skills required within the electrical trade and to competently work on all common forms of cable containment.



4 weeks (180 hours), 6 days a week

Monday – Friday: (8:00am – 5:00pm)
Saturdays: (8:00am – 1:00pm)



Maximum of 12 trainees per class



1. Each trainee will be issued with a comprehensive folder of course notes, covering the scope of the course. The use of overhead projectors and power point presentations are employed throughout.

2. Trainees are encouraged to ask questions and to take an active part in class discussions.

3. 60 hours are dedicated to theoretical studies and approximately 120 hours in well-equipped dedicated workshops.

4. Each trainee will be issued with hand tools and power tool required to do all practical tasks.

5. The instructor demonstrates how to do the task to small groups, the number depending on how difficult the task is. One to one tuition is often provided.




• Understand health and safety
• Basic math: addition, subtraction, division and multiplication
• Identification of hand tools
• Terminology used with in the trade
• Correctly read a metric tape measure
• Drills, drill bits and fasteners
• Types and sizes of steel and PVC conduits
• Types and sizes of cable tray and trunking
• Multi core cables, NYMJ and SWA
• Understand the relevant wiring regulations associated with cable contaiment


• Observe site safety
• Interpret and follow drawings
• Correctly use measuring tapes, spirit levels and marking out equipment
• Use drills, fasteners and taps
• Cut bend and thread steel conduit
• Cut bend and off set PVC conduit
• Cut and fabricate cable tray and steel trunking
• Clip, tie, bend and gland NYMJ and SWA cable
• Earth extraneous structures



On successful completion of this course each trainee will:

1. Have a good understanding of health and safety and be aware of the dangers of working on site.

2. Will be familiar and will have worked with all the hand tools and power tools associated with basic engineering tasks and cable containment.

3. Be confidently able to read a metric measuring tape and use spirit levels to find the vertical and horizontal planes.

4. Will competently be able to cut, thread, bend and off set steel and PVC conduits.

5. Fabricate all the common types of cable containment.

6. Will be able to estimate quantities of materials required to do a task.



• Assessments are done by an independent assessor on completion of the module.

• Both theory and practical competency is examined. Trainees must pass both examinations before certificate is issued.



Successful trainees are issued with a competency certificate accredited by CPD Certification Service, UK.