Professional Certificate of Competency in Arc Flash Protection (Online Learning)

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Course Description


This professional development course is designed for engineers and technicians who work in the electrical field. It will help you understand the importance of the proper design of electrical equipment in avoiding arc flash incidents and ensuring safety in the event of an arc flash.

Electrical safety is a critical issue for those working on electrical facilities in utility networks and large industrial installations. Several serious accidents, including fatalities, occur every. Arc flashes in electrical equipment are now considered one of the major causes of electrical accidents — even surpassing the well-known hazards of electric shock.

Learners are able to:
• Detail the basis of this approach, and also the significant advances that have been made in the area of Personal Protective Equipment made of Fire-Resistant fabrics and rated for different levels of thermal exposure.
• Ensure that the effect of arc flash incidents is contained within the enclosure of switchgear (often called arc flash resistant switchgear).

  • Entry Requirements
  • The qualification can be offered to Learners from age 18. The Learners need to ensure that they have sufficient capability at the right level to undertake the learning and assessment.

    English language requirements
    The Qualifications have been designed to be accessible without artificial barriers that restrict access and progression:
    • IELTS minimum 5.0- 6.5 overall with no fail.
    • Minimum 3A Levels or equivalent qualification.
    • Pass 5 GCSE subjects

    We consider applicants:
    • Who have demonstrated some ability and possess Qualifications at Level 5, for example, HND.
    • Who have spent some time in an organisational role and wish to develop their careers further.
    • With professional experience looking to change careers through work-based learning.

  • Units & Assessment
  • Module Structure
    • Electrical Hazards
    • Arc Flash and its Effects
    • Fundamentals of Power Systems
    • Calculation of Fault Currents
    • Protection in Power Systems
    • Arc Flash Studies – Codes and Standards
    • Arc Flash Study Detailed Procedure

  • Career Development
  • This course gives you the opportunity to start developing your career with dedicated career development support in addition to your online tuition. 

  • Progression
    • On completion of your studies, you may be given a full-time graduate opportunity by your employer
    • You may wish to further your studies by taking on an academic Masters programme or a level 7 professional qualification
    DURATION: 3 months
    COURSE FEE: £973
    COURSE TYPE: Online with Dedicated support
    AWARDING BODY: EIT’s Professional Certificate of Competency


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