SELECT adds Construction and Design to its tally of high quality training courses.
The quality and range of training opportunities on offer in the Scottish electrical sector is about to be enhanced with the introduction of a new course run in association with Edinburgh’s Napier University.
For the first time, experienced professional electricians will be able to take part in the Introduction to Industrial and Commercial Design course, and intensive study programme starting in May this year.
The course, which is being backed by the Electrical Engineering Training Foundation (EETF), will open up new areas dealing with very large and complex electrical installations in substantial buildings such as factories, retail facilities or offices.
It is likely to attract senior electricians from large companies, typically already in a supervisory or higher level role, with a view to creating a formal structure for installation design training.
“The course will be excellent for electricians venturing into commercial/industrial fields. It will also be beneficial in updating knowledge for electricians carrying out larger projects in commercial/industrial fields, providing underpinning knowledge from design stage to completion of contract.”
Elaine Ellis, Training Manager at SELECT, the campaigning trade body for the electrotechnical industry in Scotland, said: “Until now, the only real mechanism for electricians to gain this type of experience was on-the-job training.
“While that practice had considerable merits, the new course will offer an excellent launch pad for electricians venturing into this field and for those wishing to further their skills and knowledge.”
The new course, which will run until August, will comprise a number of formal training days and a significant element of outside study. It will be held at the SELECT HQ at The Walled Garden, near Edinburgh and Napier Merchiston Campus in Edinburgh. It has been designed to SCQF Level 8.
Elaine added: “Like many of the other SELECT courses, Construction and Design can also provide a link to higher education and can be a good bridge for those who are considering progressing to degree level study.”
Stuart McKelvie, Technical Advisor at SELECT, who worked closely with Napier while the course was in design stage, said: “The course will be excellent for electricians venturing into commercial/industrial fields.
“It will also be beneficial in updating knowledge for electricians carrying out larger projects in commercial/industrial fields, providing underpinning knowledge from design stage to completion of contract.”
SELECT’s courses have gained a strong reputation within the construction sector in Scotland, because they are relevant, practical and based on the experience of some of the foremost experts in the field.