Electronic Principles Course

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Electronic Principles

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Having basic electronic knowledge is essential for anyone working in the Security System industry. Tavcom’s online Electronic Principles course with a Level 3 BTEC Advanced Award has been specifically designed for students with little or no knowledge of electronics, and will provide a good fundamental understanding of the basic concepts and electronic principles laws and components used within this industry.

Supported by your own online tutor, the course comprises 12 sections covering (without the need for any complicated mathematics or highly technical language) the information required by someone installing, servicing and maintaining security system equipment. Within each module there are a number of Self Assessment Questions to show you how you are progressing and provide a way of testing yourself and ensuring that you have understood the course. At the end of the course you will have to complete a timed online assessment paper.

On successful completion of the course you will receive an internationally accredited and recognised qualification.

Course Cost: £145 inc VAT

Recommended Duration: 30 hours
Includes: BTEC Level 3 Certificate

 

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Study times and entry requirements
The course requires approximately 30 hours of study. One of the many benefits of online study is the ability to manage your learning programme yourself and to chose when and where you study. However, we have set a completion deadline of 6 months from the commencement of the course. There are no prerequisites and no qualifications needed to enrol.

Electronic Principles

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Course Content

Introduction to Electronic Principles
A general overview of the course with helpful tips and advice.

Volts, Current & Resistance
Looking at the relationship between voltage, current & resistance – what they are and how they interrelate with each other and also basic circuits.

Ohms Law
The maths (don’t worry, it’s not hard) behind voltage, current & resistance.

Electronic Symbols and Components
Laid out in a clear format and concisely we explain all of the circuit symbols you will need to know and how to read them in circuit diagrams. Also covered in this section are capacitors, inductors, impedance, diodes, transistors, reed switches, transformers, earth loops and resistors and resistor colour coding.

Series and Parallel
Within the design of electrical circuits there is the need to connect components either in ‘Series or Parallel’ –  all will become clear. In this chapter you will find out about series, parallel and complex circuits plus we explore resistors further and the calculations behind them.

Ohms Law Power
Ohms law being put into action, this section will show you how to calculate the power requirements of anything from flood lights to a intruder alarm panels.

Balance
Exploring the essential link between CCTV equipment and a structured cabling system. We look at coaxial cable, category 5 cable (CAT5) and both  balanced & unbalance transmission.

Alternating and Direct Current
Clearly explaining the difference between the two distinctly different electrical currents, and also both the smooth DC and Regulated DC.

Power Supplies and Batteries
In this chapter we look at the power supply units that run our systems and the battery backups in case of power cuts or deliberate attack on a system (e.g. a burglar trying to deactivate an alarm) We show you how to calculate the correct battery capacity.

Circuit Protection
Safety devices and why we need them, plugs and calculating the correct fuse values, circuit breakers and fused spurs are all covered in this section.

Digital Binary Code
Bits and Bytes, 1’s and 0’s  – a brief introduction into Binary and how to convert it to decimal and what those words kilobyte, Megabyte and Gigabyte mean and how they relates to data storage capacity.

Test Equipment and Measurement
We show you how to use a multi meter correctly, step by step we demonstrate to you how to use this invaluable piece of equipment to measure voltage, current, resistance, voltage and amps. Oscilloscopes and scope meters are also explained.

Health and Safety
The Health and Safety at Work Act covers everyone, the employer, employees, self employed, suppliers, installers and manufacturers. Within the security industry there is need to use a vast range of equipment and tools, accidents can be avoided by being aware of hazards and following the rules.


Course Pricing

To purchase and start the Electronic Principles course, click ‘Buy Now’ or if your organisation has a requirement to pay by invoice or purchase order please contact us.

Telephone: +44 (0) 1489 895099
Email: sales@tavcom.com

Course Cost: £145 inc VAT

Recommended Duration: 30 hours
Includes: BTEC Level 3 Certificate

 

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