Basic Electrics

An introductory workshop to help learn the first principles of electrics in the home. What about those complicated physic formulas? How will you know an Amp when you see one?

(Clue-you can’t.)

This short workshop covers the most common requests that homeowners, landlords and tenants want to more about in their homes. Explained in simple terminology, and with practice on fiddly -but unplugged in- electrical fittings, learners can leave feeling less wary about this familiar but invisible energy.

Learn how to use inexpensive hand tools to wire a simple lighting circuit safely- where do all those wires go? What do they do? Learn when to use 2 core or 3 core cable and how to fit an inline switch.

See how to test and avoid faulty wiring when performing simple repairs at home. Look under the ‘bonnet’ of your consumer unit (Fuse box) and understand what it’s connected to and how to turn the supply off and on. Understand the basic wiring system in your home.

Practice changing switches to dimmers, look behind socket plates and understand how to change ceiling pendants.

Stay safe in your home by finding out what you can and can’t do yourself without certification. We will also offer tips on ways to reduce your electricity bill.

The weekend courses are led by Dave Lukes, one of our repair fixperts.

Learn Basic Electrics in an evening at The Goodlife Centre Learn Basic Electrics in an evening at The Goodlife Centre

Start day Date Start time End time Course name Course length Price Good to Know Details Register
Sat 01/04/2017 14:00 16:30 BASIC ELECTRICS 1 afternoon £85 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register
Thu 25/05/2017 18:30 21:00 BASIC ELECTRICS 1 evening £70 Great addition to DIY Drills Details Register

Contact the Goodlife Centre today! Call Alison on 0207 760 7613 or email