Basic Electricity

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Study method
Online, self-paced
3 hours
Access to content
1 year
No formal qualification
4 CPD hours / points
Additional info
  • Exam(s) / assessment(s) is included in price
  • Tutor is available to students
  • Certificate of completion available and is included in the price

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The Basic Electricity Course is an introductory course for aspiring electricians and those who wish to develop a greater understanding of electrical maintenance. It covers electrical law, safety regulations, key electrical terms and electrical generation.

Through this course, you will gain a practical understanding of electrical theory and application. Featuring cases studies and practical exercises, you will learn about the relationship between voltage, current and resistance, by understanding Ohm’s Law. You will also learn how different forms of electricity are generated, covering basic electrical terms.

By the end of the course, you will be familiar with electrical units of measurement, the science of magnetism, and much more, equipped with the foundational skills to fast track career as a qualified electrician. Learn from the experts online and get certified in no time.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, learners will be able to:

  • Demonstrate understanding of electrical units of measurement and electrical symbols
  • Work in compliance with electrical safety laws and regulations in the UK
  • Understand the difference between a direct current (DC) and alternating current (AC)
  • Use electrical terminology effectively in a professional setting
  • Identify the domestic electrical injuries and hazards that can occur in the home
  • Show an understanding of the relationship between voltage, current and resistance
  • List the different forms of electricity and understand how they are generated
  • Show an understanding of the relationship between capacitance and resistance
  • Fast track their career as an electrician with an accredited online qualification

Key Features of Basic Electricity Course:

  • Accredited, quality CPD training
  • Instant e-certificate and hard copy dispatch by next working day
  • Fully online, interactive course with audio voiceover
  • Course material developed by qualified professionals
  • Self-paced learning accessible via laptop, tablet and smartphone
  • 24/7 Learning assistance and tutor support
  • Discounts on bulk purchases


4 CPD hours / points
Accredited by The CPD Certification Service

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Course Curriculum

Module 01: Introduction and Basics

In module one, we will be introduced to the key topics that will be discussed in this course, with a general overview of the skills you will gain throughout.

Module 02: Electrical Units and Ohm’s Law

In module two, we will deepen our knowledge of electrical units and measurements. It also includes an introduction to Ohm’s Law, to understand the relationship between voltage, current and resistance.

Module 03: Direct Current

In module three, we will learn about direct current (DC), with examples. It covers how DC currents work and why they are not suitable for homes.

Module 04: Alternating Current Basics

In module four, we will learn about alternative currents (AC), with examples. It covers how AC currents work, where they are used, and how they are produced.

Module 05: Voltage and Resistance

In module five, we will study the relationship between voltage and resistance, as well as how to calculate resistance. We will also take a closer look at Ohm’s Law.

Module 06: Capacitance and Capacitors

In module six, we will explore the relation between capacitance and capacitors, and the factors affecting capacitance.

Module 07: Magnetism

In module seven, we will learn about the science of magnetism, including the different types of magnetism and the link between magnetism and electricity.

Module 08: Safety Precautions

In module eight, we will gain an in-depth understanding of electrical safety law and regulations in the UK, including how to work safely and professionally with electrical equipment.


All of our courses are fully accredited, providing you with up-to-date skills and knowledge and helping you to become more competent and effective in your chosen field.


Once you’ve successfully completed your course, you will immediately be sent a digital certificate. Also, you can have your printed certificate delivered by post (shipping cost £3.99). Our certifications have no expiry dates, although we do recommend that you renew them every 12 months.

Who is this course for?

This comprehensive training course is ideal for those who wish to gain a deeper understanding of the basics of electricity, as well as anyone looking to kickstart a career in this field, such as:

  • Domestic Electrician
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Electrical Technician

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Study method describes the format in which the course will be delivered. At courses are delivered in a number of ways, including online courses, where the course content can be accessed online remotely, and classroom courses, where courses are delivered in person at a classroom venue.

What are CPD hours/points?

CPD stands for Continuing Professional Development. If you work in certain professions or for certain companies, your employer may require you to complete a number of CPD hours or points, per year. You can find a range of CPD courses on, many of which can be completed online.

What is a ‘regulated qualification’?

A regulated qualification is delivered by a learning institution which is regulated by a government body. In England, the government body which regulates courses is Ofqual. Ofqual regulated qualifications sit on the Regulated Qualifications Framework (RQF), which can help students understand how different qualifications in different fields compare to each other. The framework also helps students to understand what qualifications they need to progress towards a higher learning goal, such as a university degree or equivalent higher education award.

What is an ‘endorsed’ course?

An endorsed course is a skills based course which has been checked over and approved by an independent awarding body. Endorsed courses are not regulated so do not result in a qualification - however, the student can usually purchase a certificate showing the awarding body’s logo if they wish. Certain awarding bodies - such as Quality Licence Scheme and TQUK - have developed endorsement schemes as a way to help students select the best skills based courses for them.


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