Course Dates: 7th – 8th March 2024
Closing Date: 2nd February 2024


School Technician staff. Access to this unit will be at the discretion of the centre.


This course forms part of a suite of competency based CLPL for school support staff.


The course will be held at SSERC in Dunfermline. Our SSERC buildings are at 2 Pitreavie Court, Dunfermline, KY11 8UU. SSERC is a short (5-10 minutes) walk from Rosyth railway station and close to the end of the A823(M) spur off Junction 2 of the M90 motorway. Car journey times (approximately): Edinburgh – 30 min; Glasgow – 60 min; Aberdeen – 2.5 hours; Inverness – 3 hours.




Outcome 1

You will be introduced to electrical safety procedures and regulations. The tutorials for this outcome will focus on:

  • legislation
  • safety procedures
  • record keeping
  • identification of common faults.

Outcome 2

In this outcome you will be introduced to basic electrical theory and portable equipment testing. The tutorials for this outcome will focus on:

  • using ohms law in calculations
  • calculating correct fuse values
  • choosing the correct cable for equipment class
  • correctly wiring a plug top for different equipment classes
  • operating a portable appliance tester (PAT).

Why Should You Attend?

This unit is intended as a stand-alone unit for the career long professional learning of those working as technical support staff in education.


Day 1 morning



Risks and the need for good working practices.

Inspection and test schedules

Record Keeping


Day1 afternoon

Demonstrations of formal visual and full inspection tests.

Identifying Class I and II equipment

Damage avoidance to equipment under test.


Day 2 Morning

Assessment preparation and practice tests.

Assessed Practicals


Day 2 afternoon

Revision and Q&A

Written assessment.



Attend on 2 days and undergo both written and practical assessment. It is recommended that a refresher course be undertaken every 5 years.