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Introduction to Industrial & Commercial Design

SELECT are delighted to announce a partnership with Napier University to deliver a Training Course that focuses on Industrial and Commercial Electrical Design.

Stuart McKelvie, Technical Advisor at SELECT, worked closely with Napier while the course was in design stage.

He said:“The course will be excellent for electricians venturing into commercial/industrial fields. It will also will be good to update knowledge for electricians carrying out projects in commercial/industrial fields giving underpinning knowledge from design stage to completion of contract.”

This course is ideal for those who wish to build knowledge and skills in relation to Industrial & Commercial electrical work. Whether you already work in this area or would like to move into this area in future this course is ideal for you.

This programme is delivered over five training days. You will be expected to study and work on course materials between training days. Learning materials have been created to support this self-study. The programme starts in May 2016 and finishes in August 2016.

The five days consists of four training days and the fifth day is a self-study/ assessment day. This course will be run at SELECT head-quarters at The Walled Garden, Edinburgh and at Napier Merchiston Campus in Edinburgh.

This course has been designed to SCQF Level 8. This course is an excellent course in its own right but can also provide a link to higher education and can be a good bridge for those who are considering progressing on to degree level study.

The course will cost £685.00 Per Person for SELECT Members. This course is also eligible for the EETF grant. This grant which is paid retrospectively is currently set at 40% of course fee.

The programme will cover:

In the context of the IET Wiring Regulations, 17th edition, BS 7671:2008 (Amendment 3:2015), this module will include; Supply system components and ratings. Load identification, cables, wiring and installation methods. Overload protection, protection devices - fusing, MCBs, MCCBs, RCDs, Selectivity (discrimination) and fault levels, earthing (TN systems), protection against electric shock and protection against overcurrent. Complete circuit design calculations with emphasis on industrial and commercial applications.

Calculations will be performed using both manual and software methods.

In addition, an awareness of the following will be included; Standby Generators, Specialist/Special Installations, Power factor, Energy Sustainability, Auxiliary Circuits , Emergency Lighting, Fire Safety and LED Lighting.

By the end of this course, you will be able to for Industrial/ commercial applications;

  • Estimate load demand for an installation

  • Select cable sizes in accordance with regulations

  • Perform and compare manual & software calculations

If you would like to book a place on the course or get further information, contact Elaine Ellis at SELECT on 0131 445 5577 or email Elaine at

Individuals attending the course should be qualified electricians and hold a current (within the last 5 years) BS 7671 qualification.

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