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Electrical Awareness for Mechanical Engineers


PROCAT has designed this course based on feedback from clients. It is aimed at industry experienced crafts persons/technicians/engineers who have a basic understanding of electrical installations without being qualified electricians. The course enables you to gain an awareness of how to perform certain electrical tasks safely.

Course Content

The course is split into two parts. Part 1 covers amongst other things:

  • Health & Safety
  • Emergency / safe isolation
  • Awareness of relevant parts of theBS7671 IEE Wiring Regulations and Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Awareness of BSEN:60617 symbols
  • Methods and techniques for assembling electrical circuits and components
  • Wiring and termination of cables
  • Test methods to check completed circuit is safe and meets specification

Part 2 covers amongst other things:

  • Risk assessments, method statements, maintenance request sheets
  • Understanding of maintenance activities and procedures
  • Recognising fault finding techniques and diagnostic aids
  • Measuring, inspecting and operating equipment
  • Practical activities, such as: Making off load checks, testing equipment before disconnecting it, removing and reconnecting component wires and cables, identification markers, adjusting and replacing damaged or defective components
  • Knowledge of testing and inspection techniques and relevant certification


Industry experience as crafts persons, technicians and engineers.


Delegates will be assessed through practical observation and completion of Underpinning Knowledge Questions.

Delivery Mode

The course takes 2 x 4 days, from 9am to 5pm.

Course Fee

£1800 plus VAT

What is Included

The course fee covers the following:

  • Registration, examination and assessment fees
  • Course materials
  • PROCAT pad and pen
  • Certification upon successful completion
  • Lunch & refreshments


EAL Level 2 unit accreditation that can be used towards a full qualification and a PROCAT certificate to confirm the areas covered in the course.


Delegates have the possibility to top-up this course to a full Level 3 NVQ qualification.

This can be either an EAL Level 3 Extended NVQ Diploma in Electrical and Electronic Engineering or Engineering Maintenance which can be completed through further workplace development of the competences with PROCAT assessor observations. Having done the Mechanical Awareness course at PROCAT will entitle you to a 20% discount for the course fee of this qualification.

Alternatively delegates can also opt to do a C&G 2357 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrical Installations.


To discuss your requirements, please call Urte Sonnenberg or another member of the team on 01268 662440 or e-mail

Thank you also to @williameds_sch for having us along at their Year 9 options evening last night! Great to be there……