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Electrical Installation and Security Alarms - Electronic Security and Emergency Systems (Level 2) at Hopwood Hall College

Course description

This course is for those people who like working in practical roles that offer challenge and variety.
All levels include a wide range of activities and you will learn skills that are associated with industrial installations, inspection and testing, fault finding and diagnosis. Students will complete tutorials, practical work and study functional skills for the construction industry.

Course content

• Lighting circuits
• Rings and radials (sockets)
• Cooker circuits
• Shower circuits
• 17th edition consumer unit installations
• Single and three line motors and associated starters
• Generators including micro generation theory
• Data circuit points
• SWA Sub-mains
• Installation of fire alarms, burglar alarms, door entry systems and emergency lights
• Various containment systems – PVC/Steel Trunking PVC/Steel conduit, Cable tray
• Various wiring systems – PVC/PVC, PVC singles, MIMS cable, SWA/SY cable, FP200, Cat 5e and telephone wire
• Intruder alarm systems and communication systems

Entry requirements

4 GCSEs grade D or above to include English and Mathematics Level 2 qualifications in security systems. City and Guilds qualified in the installation of security systems; fire, door access and CCTV.

Financial information

No cost for 16-19 year olds.

Future opportunities

Completing this course allows you to progress onto the Level 3 qualifications in security systems, the City & Guilds qualification in the Installation of Security Systems; fire, door access and CCTV. Degree in Information Systems Security or similar.

For further information on where this course can lead, speaking to a tutor can help identify the right pathways and destinations for your future. They can also refer you to the most relevant people for more targeted support and information should it be needed.

Further information

For more information please visit, pick up a prospectus from the Rochdale or Middleton Campus or call us on 0161 6437560.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Hopwood Hall College directly.

Last updated date: 22 October 2015
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Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: TECL2SSFM1


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