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We’re rolling out new courses in smart controls, energy storage systems and drone surveying


Smart controls

Date: Monday 7 February 2022, 9am-4.30pm

Cost: £195 plus VAT for SELECT Members and £225 plus VAT for non-Members




The first of our new courses is designed to give learners an insight into the benefits of using smart controls for heating, lighting and power circuits in buildings.

Focusing specifically on Lightwave and Salus products, the session will lead learners into the Lightwave Pro Installer program, integrating voice assistants such as Alexa, Google Home and Apple Home Kit and using tablets and smartphones to program and activate devices and routines.

Learners will learn how to add additional products on to existing systems and will also be issued with notes and documentation on the various products, which they can work on after the course.

No formal entry requirements are required, but it’s recommended that learners have, or are working towards, an SVQ III MA in Electrical Installation or equivalent.

The course is not recommended for people who are not electricians, although anyone is welcome to come for an overarching knowledge but may struggle with some of the terminology discussed during the day.

We would not advise anyone to install these products who are not electrically skilled persons, as per the definitions in BS 7671 and The Electricity at Work Regulations (Regulation 16).

No home study is required and there is no formal exam. Instead, delegates will receive a college certificate of attendance.



 

Energy storage systems

Date: Tuesday 8 February 2022, 9am-3.30pm

Cost: £160 plus VAT for SELECT Members and £260 plus VAT for non-Members



This one-day course offers an introduction to energy storage systems which can be designed for domestic and commercial installations.

These systems are designed to store energy from micro renewable sources as well as off-peak electrical supplies, with stored energy used at an alternative time or for back-up purposes.

The course will include the basics of solar PV design, an insight into basic energy system design including the uses of such systems and the key criteria looked at during the process, the operation of these systems and the different types of systems and the energy outputs of these.

Candidates will also be able to interact with a working solar PV system, which should help reinforce the content delivered on the course.

A short, open book multiple-choice question paper will be completed at the end of the day’s course content.



 

Drone surveying

Date: Monday 14 February 2022, 9am-12pm

Cost: £210 plus VAT for SELECT Members and £240 plus VAT for non-Members


This half-day course is designed to give learners an insight into the benefits of using drones to survey areas such as buildings, sites and land.

The course will show off the technological advancements in recent drone technology, as well as highlighting the safety benefits of using this equipment, e.g. avoiding the need to work at height.

In addition, the session will cover the Drone Code in detail, highlighting key dos and don’ts of drone flight and looking at the requirements and tools of flight planning, such as pre- and post-flight checks and safety and emergency planning.

The course is structured to maximise participant engagement by using a combination of lectures, video presentations and practical demonstrations to highlight that drone flight has to be treated as seriously as any other form of flight. Learners will also be issued with notes and documentation on the Drone Code and flight planning assessment, which they can work on further after the course.

There are no formal entry requirements, but you should note that the course is very much weather dependent as we cannot fly in the rain. A decision will be made the day prior to the course and if the course is cancelled learners will be notified of this cancellation. If you don’t hear from SELECT, then the course will be going ahead.

No home study is required and there is no formal exam, with delegates attending the course receiving a college certificate of attendance.



 

Further details on these and other SELECT training courses can be found at www.select.org.uk/training, by calling SELECT Training on 0131 445 5577 or by e-mailing training@select.org.uk

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