THE ECA’S WESTERN CAPE TRAINING CENTRE IS A HIVE OF ACTIVITY
By George Senekal, Training Centre Manager, ECA(SA) Western Cape
The new year had only just started and before we knew it, the fuss was all over and it was ‘business as usual’ at the ECA(SA) Western Cape Training Centre as we went into top gear with scheduled training, evaluations and trade tests.
The Western Cape’s top-class training offering includes evaluation of candidates; Elcconop 2 and 3 programmes; trade tests; and Unit Standards.
Candidates are evaluated against specific qualifications and are given feedback on a specific career path to follow.
The ECA(SA) provides the prescribed practical training courses for Elconop 2 and Elconop 3, as well as the relevant final tests, at the Cape Town training centres
An Elconop 2 candidate has to complete the M0 to M3 modular training program and the final evaluation process determines competence against the specific qualification.
The prescribed practical training course presented over four weeks comprises:
Module M0: Induction.
Module M1: Installing wireways.
Module M2: Installation of cables.
Module M3: Wiring of premises.
An Elconop 3 candidate has to complete the M4 to M6 modular training program. A final evaluation process will determine competence against the specific qualification
The four-week prescribed practical training course comprises:
Module M4: Three-phase transformers.
Module M5: Motors and starters.
Module M6: Testing of installation.
Final Trade Test
Final Trade Test evaluations take place at our centre every month and candidates who meet the minimum requirements may attempt a final Trade Test. A registered assessor assesses all the candidates against specific criteria to show competence.
Electrical Tester for Single Phase / Three-phase Installation Electrician
As a part qualification to the complete curriculum we also offer the Unit Standard Course. Interpretation and completion of the Certificate of Compliance document as well as dealing with topics from the OHS Act.
New electrician qualification
Apart from all the other mentioned activities, we are also busy preparing our training centre for the implementation of the new Electrician Qualification already approved. This new electrical qualification will phase out all qualifications currently registered by the different Setas. This means that, in future, all electricians will fall under one registered qualification. All training centres will have to be accredited by the National Artisan Moderation Body (NAMB) in order to be a Skills Development Provider (SDP.
The next level
As can be seen from all the activities taking place at our training centre, the ECA(SA) Western Cape provides effective training, evaluations and assessments, which are the key elements required to sustain growth – and to promote our training centre to future stakeholders.
We at the ECA(SA) Western Cape training centre are ready to take you to the next level.
More info: George Senekal on (021) 462 2690