Electricity is used in a wide range of applications, such as manufacturing, healthcare, transport and entertainment. All of these are reliant on electrical technology in one form or another. For example, for someone to be able to visit a holiday destination, go to a music festival or download the latest track by their favorite performer, numerous electrical activities and concepts must be coordinated. Electrical technology provides the link between science and its application. It is underpinned by a range of enabling technologies and concepts such as materials science, energy efficiency, environmental impact, geological characteristics and design.
Who Should Attend?
Any learner who wants to understand the knowledge of how electricity is produced and its different applications in a variety of sectors.
This course provides ways in which electricity is produced, the options we have about how and why we produce it, and the disposal of related by-products. The course considers how the electricity that has been produced is then moved to where the customer (end-user) needs it. It also examines the materials used and whether alternatives exist or could be found.
1. Know the methods used to produce electrical energy
a. Characteristics and principles of operation of a DC electromagnetic generator
b. Characteristics and principles of operation of an AC electromagnetic generator
c. Operation and application of a solar power source
2. Know the inherent electrical and magnetic properties of conductors, insulators and magnetic materials
a. Characteristic features of two different types of electro-chemical cells or batteries
b. Properties and a typical application of a solid and a liquid or gas electrical conductor
c. Properties and a typical application of a solid and a liquid or gas electrical insulator
3. Know the physical arrangements of supply, transmission and distribution equipment
a. Properties and an application of two different magnetic materials commonly used in electrical and electronic engineering
4. Know how electrical energy is used to support applications of electrical technology
a. Arrangements and features of an electrical supply system from generation through to transmission and distribution to end users