EAL Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Systems
This qualification (EAL Level 4) is for learners who wish to obtain an understanding of the concepts, processes and practices involved with the design, construction management and the initial verification of electrical installations.
The emphasis is on the safe ergonomic design on an installation which complies with relevant statutes, regulations, industry standards and sound engineering practices.
This qualification is most suited to experienced personnel working in the electrical industry who have responsibility for the quality of design, specification, installation, inspection and testing processes. It is a requirement and beneficial to have a good understanding of inspection and testing.
This qualification comprises of a single knowledge unit which has 30 guided learning hours (GLH) which covers: relevant statutory and non-statutory requirements, electrical installation design, BS 7671, design and verification procedures, associated protective systems; and aspects of environmental technologies. It covers design calculations and the application of BS 7671 and related guidance in the safe and effective design of an installation. The qualification has a total qualification time (TQT) of 100 hours.
This qualification is accredited at Level 4 • Industry recognised • Supported by the JIB.
This qualification is gained when the unit and related assessments have been achieved. The centre will then be able to apply for the learner’s Certificate. There will be a 12 month limit for Learners to qualify, starting at the first date of the 30 GLH delivery.
The assessment of this qualification involves the following two aspects:
1) An EAL set centre marked assignment.
2) A centre marked controlled and graded knowledge assessment (written paper). Both assessments must be achieved for the qualification to be awarded. The overall qualification will be pass or fail only however the grades where achieved will be useful for the learner to recognise their own ability and provide evidence to any current or future employer.
The course content covers the following areas:
- Carry out design using different types of wiring systems
Understand and implement design according to supply characteristics
Understand and design with regard to earthing and bonding systems
Give consideration to special installations
Understand and take into account discrimination and diversity
Carry out calculations to allow cable selection for current carrying capacity, volt drop, impedance, disconnection times and other design requirements
Understand the requirements for inspection and testing with regard to initial verification of the installation and the required design
Understand and be able to complete documentation and certification requirements to BS7671
Complete a set project requiring a minimum of 20 hours work in the design of an electrical installation
Have the required knowledge and ability to design, install, inspect and test electrical installations in accordance with BS7671
There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification; however centres should ensure that the learners have the potential to achieve these qualifications.
It is recommended that learners have completed a recognised electrical apprenticeship, or as a minimum hold qualifications covering inspection and testing, and a current qualification to the wiring regulations.
Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to complete the learning outcomes and assessments. Learners must be at least 16 years old.
IET Electrical Installation Design Guide: Calculations for Electricians and Designers
IET Guidance Note: Guidance Note 1
Pen and Paper
Additionally you will find the following items useful:
NICEIC Site Guide
IET On-Site Guide BS7671:2008 Wiring Regulations, incorporating Amendment 3:2015
IET Guidance Notes
Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations
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EAL – LEVEL 4 AWARD IN THE DESIGN AND VERIFICATION OF ELECTRICAL SYSTEMS
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