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BASIC ELECTRICAL COURSE PART 1

Electrical

BASIC ELECTRICAL COURSE PART 1

3 HOUR COURSE
Our Basic Electrical Course is for the DIY homeowner and is not an electrician course. THIS CLASS IS ELECTRICAL THEORY. PART TWO IS THE PRACTICAL SECTION. YOU CAN NOT DO PART TWO UNTIL PART ONE HAS BEEN COMPLETED.

Content score (practical/info-theory): 2/5

This class is designed to help you understand the basics of the electrical system in your home. How it works, how it’s wired, what breakers do and how the components in your consumer unit protect both you and the cables in your house.

Simple jobs that with a little skill and confidence, you can do yourself. You only need to know some basic rules and know how to check your work to safely complete the task. There are many jobs around the house from changing sockets and switches, to replacing fuses and checking if something is blown. Detecting if there is actually voltage at a socket using a simple plug-in tester or a multi-meter.

How about changing a ceiling light in your room and replacing that old 100W bulb with a new energy-saving LED fixture? Homeowners are always trying to improve their homes and save money, especially with the energy crises we all face. There are plenty of new high-tech switches, LED lights, etc. that you can buy from the DIY store but they are not always as straightforward to connect as you hope.

There are some electrical jobs that you are allowed to do yourself in the home that is perfectly legal to do but any major work should always be left to the professionals. However, when you understand more about the electrical system in your home it will give you confidence when an electrician comes to do the work that what they are telling you makes sense OR doesn’t make sense. In which case you will be in a position to communicate with them in their language and not accept blindly what you are being told. Remember Kilowatt is power and so is Knowledge!

In this class, you will learn what the electrical equipment in your house does and why it’s important, and how to do some basic tasks. You will also learn about low-voltage equipment, AC, DC, different cable sizes and why that’s important. A full list of topics covered is listed below.

Our Basic Electrical Course here at the Great British Woodshop will give you the knowledge you need in a practical way where you will learn how things work and you can ask all the questions you’ve ever had and never knew the answer.

Learn about:

  • House wiring basics
  • Consumer Units
  • Circuit breakers and RCD’s
  • Cabling types and sizes
  • Earthing and Bonding
  • One-Way, Two-Way and Intermediate Switches
  • Wall sockets
  • Fused spurs
  • Pattress boxes metal and plastic
  • 240v and low voltage lamps and holders
  • Lamp types
  • Electrical connectors
  • Wiring connectors
  • Wiring and colour codes
  • Wiring for a plug, lamp, switches and sockets

COURSE INFO

Starts: 09:30 AM
Ends: 12:30 PM

Location: Cherry Lodge, Oakcroft Rd West Byfleet, Surrey KT14 6JH

3 HOUR COURSE Our Basic Electrical Course is for the DIY homeowner and is not an electrician course. THIS CLASS IS MORE THEORY-BASED.

Ticket Information

Basic Electrical Part 1 - 28th August - 9.30am to 12.30pm
£60.00
Basic Electrical Part 1 - 1st October - 9.30am to 12.30pm
£60.00

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"This was my second time at The Great British Woodshop. I have made a garden planter and a coffee table and I am already planning my next session back! David is very experienced and welcoming, I can’t fault this experience and would definitely recommend!"
Cim
BASIC ELECTRICAL COURSE PART 1
"It was a great day that covered so much and I came away with the confidence to start making well designed and constructed pieces and a better understanding of the tools I have, but hadn't perhaps been using them to their best ability and functions. David's style of teaching is very relaxed, informative and respectful to everyone's abilities and fears. I'd definitely recommend this course to anyone and I'll be looking at doing more courses with David in the future.."
Maggie
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"A really good course, covering everything that you might need or want to know. I really recommend it. Fantastic. I'll be going back for some more as there is a great range of areas covered by the various courses."
Simon
BASIC ELECTRICAL COURSE PART 1