Course Description

Overhead Lines Operative

This program is the ideal starting point for anyone who is interested in developing a career in the electrical transmission and distribution sector, specifically in the installation and maintenance of overhead power lines.

          What Will I Study?

  • Career Planning & Job Seeking Skills (000002)
  • Communication within the Power Sector (006676)
  • Electricity Basics – Electrical Power Engineering (006690)
  • Equipment, Plant & Transport (006677)
  • Overhead Lines – Induction (006688)
  • Wood Pole Structures (006678)
  • Steel Tower Structures (006679)
  • Work Based Training & Assessment (006692)
  • Working Safely, Effectively & Efficiently in The Power Sector (006674)

Why Should I Apply?

  • The only training programme of its kind in Ireland
  • 12 weeks of work-based training
  • Range of industry certified awards and tickets included
  • Industry-led tuition
  • 100% job placement

You will also receive the following training and certification as part of this course:

  • Safepass
  • Manual Handling
  • CSCS Location of Underground Ticket and Slinger/Signaller Ticket
  • First Aid Responder (FAR)
  • Mast/Tower Climber – Rescuer Certificate
  • HIAB (Lorry Mounted Crane) Certificate
  • MEWP (Mobile Elevated Work Platform) Certificate
  • IOSH Managing Safety in Construction Certificate (4 days)
  • Roadworks CSCS Certificate (1 day)
  • Pole top Rescue Certificate
  • ATV Quad – Certificate of Competence.
CollegeKerry College of Further Education & Training
Course LocationTralee, Kerry
Course CategoryConstruction & the Built Environment
Course TypeClassroom Based
Course QualificationProfessional Qualification
Awarding BodyCity & Guilds
Awarding Body DetailsCity & Guilds L2 Diploma in Electrical Power Engineering Overhead Lines (2339-23)
Course Start Date19th August 2024
Course End Date25th April 2025
Course Duration36 Weeks
Course FeeNo Fees
Entry Requirements-MINIMUM- -Applicants must be 16+ years of age on entry to the course. -Junior Certificate standard or its equivalent. -Mature applicant route available for applicants aged 23+. Competent written and spoken English (CEFR B1 or Higher). -Non-EU/EEA applicants must have permission to work in Ireland. -ADDITIONAL- -Full Category B driving licence is essential. -Applicants must be able to work in a highly regulated, safety conscious environment. -Good communication & interpersonal skills. -Be able to work in a team environment is desirable. -Have aptitude for working at heights is desirable. -Previous experience in construction, agriculture or general operative is an advantage, but not essential.
Carear PathPlease note: This qualification is aligned to Level 4 on the NFQ Qualified operatives work all over the world on a variety of small scale to major projects but mostly for private contractors in Ireland and the UK who carry out work on behalf of ESB Networks and Eirgrid.
Course Code408446
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