Introduction to PLC (programmable logic controller) wiring & fault finding

SCQF Level 5

Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
This course will take place in one of the College campuses. There will be social distancing measures in place please contact us for more information.

PLCs play a vital role in all forms of automation and industrial control. The range of equipment being controlled in this way is extremely diverse, from micro PLCs controlling simple automatic doors, HVAC systems and agricultural grain handling plant to larger modular PLCs controlling complex industrial processes

Learn to wire a Programmable logic control from a given programmed PLC and perform basic hardware fault finding.

Domestic Electricity Battery Storage for the Consumer (Introduction)

SCQF Level 5

Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
This course will take place in one of the College campuses. There will be social distancing measures in place please contact us for more information.

A general insight into the benefits, savings, installation and costs of Domestic battery storage.

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BPEC Solid Biomass

Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
This course will take place in one of the College campuses. There will be social distancing measures in place please contact us for more information.

BPEC Solid Biomass NOS Mapped training course can be used towards registration on the range of schemes available including Competent Persons registration (CPS), HETAS, APHC, NAPIT, NICEIC, and the Microgeneration Scheme (MCS). This course incorporates both core solid fuel and biomass heating systems and is aimed at qualified heating engineers who wish to install domestic solid wood-based biomass heating systems. Certificates are valid for 5 years.

Domestic Electric Central Heating

SCQF Level 4

Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
A mixture of on campus classroom attendance and time-tabled online classes along with online learning materials.

With the future removal of mains gas for central heating this course offers a general insight into the benefits, savings, costs and installation methods used for Electric Central Heating Systems.

Relay Logic Control wiring & fault finding (Introduction)

SCQF Level 6

Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
This course will take place in one of the College campuses. There will be social distancing measures in place please contact us for more information.

“Relay logic is a method of implementing combinational logic in electrical control circuits by using several electrical relays wired in a particular configuration.”  (https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Relay_logic; 16/09/2020)

Learn to wire relay logic control circuits and perform fault finding on control and motor applications.

BPEC Solar Thermal Domestic Hot Water Systems

Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
This course will take place in one of the College campuses. There will be social distancing measures in place please contact us for more information.

BPEC Solar Thermal Systems NOS Mapped, has been mapped against the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF) and is a requirement of the minimum technical competency (MTC) document for solar installers and the certificate is recognised by all bodies offering routes to the Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) as evidence for suitable Training. At the end of this course, candidates will be able to select the most appropriate solar systems for a specific building and become a competent person to install and maintain any of the common systems in the UK.

Smart electric controls for the domestic property

SCQF Level 5

Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
This course will take place in one of the College campuses. There will be social distancing measures in place please contact us for more information.

The Oxford dictionary defines a smart home as a “home equipped with lighting, heating, and electronic devices that can be controlled remotely by smartphone or computer.

This course will provide you with a general theoretical approach to smart controls for the electrics of a domestic property. You will look at what is possible and how it is done.

Learn what smart controls there are, what benefits they are in installing these and how to maximise these benefits.

Renewable Energy Systems PDA

SCQF Level 8

Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
A mixture of on campus classroom attendance and time-tabled online classes along with online learning materials.

This exciting new award in Renewable Energy is designed to incorporate alternative energy systems installed in the College’s new Green Energy Centre. This award is designed for individuals with acceptable qualifications who upon completion wish to enter the engineering, service and renewable industries at technician level or are looking to progress to HNC/D level or university.

BPEC Heat Pump Systems

SCQF Level 6

Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
Provided by Dumfries & Galloway College
This course will take place in one of the College campuses. There will be social distancing measures in place please contact us for more information.

BPEC Heat Pump NOS Mapped, is designed to give installers the skills and knowledge required to correctly install heat pumps. This course has been designed with the intention of meeting the requirements of the National Occupational Standards.