UNIT OF COMPENTENCE Unit 3 – Electricity Basics


DESCRIPTION: 

The Module has the following objectives: determine if the trainee is familiar with essentials of (basic-) electricity concepts and principles; has knowledge of safety rules and regulations and uses personal protective equipment; is capable of conducting measurements concerning an electrical circuit; is able to select the right tools and use these. 

 

DURATION OF THE MODULE 3: 40 hours 

SUB UNIT 1- Electrical principles and laws

DURATION: 24 hours

 

DIDACTIC MATERIAL: 

  • PDF-course materials. 
  • Didactic exercise boards 
  • PC 
  • Beamer and loudspeakers. 
  • Multimeter 

 

Objetives: 

  • Be able to explain basic principles and laws of electricity (voltage, current, resistance; Ohm’s law; insulator or conductor; Pouillet’s law). 
  • Knows the difference between series and parallel circuits. 
  • Be able to explain the difference between energy and power. 
  • Knowledge of basic components of a electrical installation and circuit. 
  • Measure electrical components. 

 

Learning Outcomes:

 

SKILLS ATTITUDES
  • Define the basic concepts and laws related to electricity and name the symbol, the unit, the properties and types measure voltage and current. 
  • Explain the function of resistors, knows what the current density is explain how resistance can be measured and in what circumstances. 
  • Explain Ohm's law and Pouillet's law and give examples of applications. 
  • Explain how resistors can be switched and explain what series or parallel circuits or mixed circuits are and how they can be calculated and executed. 
  • list the basic components of a circuit
  • Comply with procedures previously established.
  • Report any irregularities or faults.

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: 

 

SELF ASSESSMENT:

SUB UNIT 2 - Safety

DURATION: 10 hours 

 

DIDACTIC MATERIAL: 

  • PDF-course materials. 
  • PC. 
  • Beamer and loudspeakers. 
  • Personal protective equipment. 

 

Objetives: 

  • Learn about the possible danger of electricity. 
  • Learn to recognize risks and dangers concerning people and environment. 
  • Be able to protect oneself against electrocution. 
  • Learn about the use of personal protective equipment. 

 

Learning Outcomes: 

SKILLS ATTITUDES
  • Comply with the rules on safety, health and the environment. 
  • Use protective equipment according to the specific regulations, adapted to the working conditions. 
  • Follow the general regulations for electrical installations. 
  • Describe the dangers for people and the environment. 
  • Explain what electrostatic charge is describe the dangers of electrostatic charge. 
  • Protect himself against the effects of electrocution.
  • Comply with procedures previously established.
  • Report any irregularities or faults.

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: 

 

SELF ASSESSMENT: 

SUB UNIT 3- Tools and equipment

DURATION: 6 hours 

 

DIDACTIC MATERIAL: 

  • PDF-course materials. 
  • PC. 
  • Beamer and speakers. 
  • Toolbox with manual tools. 
  • Catalog with additional tools and equipment. 
  • Multimeter. 

 

Objetives: 

  • Select and use the necessary machines, equipment and tools. 
  • Use in a proper way machines and tools 

 

Learning Outcomes: 

SKILLS ATTITUDES
  • Use appropriate machines and tools. 
  • Recognize and name different tools and machines. 
  • To use the various tools and machines safely and efficiently. 
  • To clean and maintain machines and tools
 

 

ADDITIONAL MATERIAL: 

 

SELF ASSESSMENT: