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Introduction to the Electrical Trade - Revised

Electrical
Free Course

Learn all about the electrical trade, safety, and electrical theory..

  • Duration

    1-2 Hours
  • Assessment

    Yes
  • Certification

    Yes
  • Responsive

    Yes
  • Publisher

    US AID
Description Outcome Certification View course modules

Modern-day life is heavily dependent on electric power, and for our everyday lives to function efficiently, we need a regular and uninterrupted supply of electricity. Our technologically driven world comes to a standstill when there is any disruption to this form of energy. To ensure this we need electrical engineers and other skilled workers in the field to transmit, distribute, and maintain our electrical systems and equipment.

This course will introduce the learner to the electrical trade and the types of skills required by electricians working on residential, commercial, and industrial projects. The course explains the basic concepts in electricity such as electrical charge, current, circuits, voltage, and resistance. The course also discusses the hazards of working with electricity, and outlines the safety procedures and standards that need to be in place in any job site.

This course will be of great interest to all professionals who want to learn about the electrical trade. It will also be of interest to all learners who would like to develop a career in this field.

After successfully completing this course, you will be able to:


  • Discuss the basics of the electrical wiring system in the various sectors.
  • Identify the job requirements in the electrical trade.
  • State the effects of an electric shock.
  • List the safety standards and requirements specified by OSHA.
  • Explain what is meant by the lockout / tagout rule and when it should be used.
  • Identify the safety rules when working with ladders, overhead equipment, tools, hazardous materials.
  • Describe electrical power, charge, and current.
  • Define Ohm's law.
  • State Kirchhoff's laws for current voltage.

All Alison courses are free to enrol, study and complete. To successfully complete this Certificate course and become an Alison Graduate, you need to achieve 80% or higher in each course assessment. Once you have completed this Certificate course, you have the option to acquire official Certification, which is a great way to share your achievement with the world. Your Alison Certification is:

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An incentive for you to continue empowering yourself through lifelong learning

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