Advanced Introductory Training Course

For the starting artisan, we offer our Advanced Beginners Level courses for Electrical and Plumbing. These highly recommended courses will ensure a thorough understanding of all fundamentals needed to work in the trade. These courses are theoretical and practical based.

Plumbing Level 1-4 Training Course

Duration: 35 days, Monday – Thursday 9h00-15h00, Friday 9h00-12h00           Admission Requirements: Minimum Grade 9 school certificate

Areas addressed in the course:

  • Teaching of all plumbing tools
  • Plumbing materials and the
  • Symbols and abbreviations
  • Maintaining your water heater
  • Faucets (Maintenance, installations and Repairing)
  • Sink Drains
  • Water Pressure, Low / uneven
  • Toilets (Maintenance, Installations and repairing)
  • Tubs & Showers (Maintenance, Installations and Repairing)
  • Advanced Clog Clearing
  • Replacing of spouts
  • Pop-Up Stoppers
  • Preventing Frozen Pipes and Frost free faucets
  • Water Heater, Electrical & Gas
  • Cut, thread and assemble GMS pipe-work
  • Cut, bend and Assemble copper pipe-work
  • Repairs and alterations to existing GMS pipe-work
  • Repairs and alterations to existing copper pipes
  • Install a Shower
  • Install a water closet
  • Install a basin / Sink
  • SABS Standards and Plumbing Definitions
  • Repair to and maintenance of taps and valves
  • Cold water systems
  • Hot water systems
  • Geysers inspected and maintained.
  • Repair taps and valves
  • Water leaks are detected.
  • Hidden pipe work traced.
  • Inspect, maintain and repair soil and waste water systems.
  • Inspecting and maintaining drainpipes.
  • Install a below-ground drainage system.
  • Repairing drain pipes and fittings.
  • Recognition of below-ground drainage system
  • Set out and determine levels
  • Blueprint Reading and Drafting

Electrical Level 1-7 Training Course

Duration: 40 days, Monday – Thursday 9h00-15h00, Friday 9h00-12h00           Admission Requirements: Minimum Grade 9 school certificate

Modules Covered:

Level 0 – Orientation

  • “Introduction
  • The Story of Electricity 1 (video)
  • The Story of Electricity 2 (video)
  • The Story of Electricity 3 (video)

Level 1 – Basic Skills

  • Regulations
  • Safety
  • Safety Precautions in the Industry
  • Introduction to Electricity
  • Principles of Electricity
  • Features of Electricity
  • Electrical Distribution
  • Electrical Circuits

Level 2 – Basic Electrical

  • Basic Hand Tools
  • Tools and their uses
  • Tools typical in the Electrical Trade
  • Electrical hand drilling machine
  • Electrical jigsaw
  • Electrical baby grinder
  • Electrical cut off machine

Level 3 – Wiring (Construction)

  • An introduction to SANS 10142 – 1
  • Electrical Symbols
  • Electrical Calculations
  • Electrical Measuring Equipment
  • Protection Device

Level 4 – Transformers

  1. Component Identification and Selection
  2. Cables and their application
  3. PVC Conduit

Level 5 – DC motors

  1. Principles of operation
  2. Single phase Transformer
  3. Three phase Transformer
  4. Use of Transformer

Level 6 – AC motors

  1. Direct Current Motors
    1. Principle of operation
    2. Common motor starters
  2. Alternating Current Motors
    1. Component Identification
    2. Installation and testing
    3. Single phase motors
    4. Three phase motors
    5. Slipring motors
    6. Motor starters

Level 7 – Testing & Fault Finding

  1. Appliances
  2. Inspection
  3. Testing
  4. Fault-finding