Alternative Pathways for Licensed Electrical Workers – Licensed Electrician Preparatory Course

Course Details

Course Date:
21 Jan to 6 Jun 2019

118 hours (theoretical foundation and practical sessions in SP)
38 hours (practical application in SIPG)

For theoretical foundation and practical sessions in SP:
Every Mon & Thurs, 6.30 to 10pm
And on 1 Jun (Sat): 9am to 12.30pm

Singapore Polytechnic

Course Objective

The Licensed Electrician Preparatory Course will equip participants with the necessary theoretical foundation and practical application skills to carry out the work of a Licensed Electrician.

Course Outline

Theoretical Foundation and Practical Sessions (conducted by Singapore Polytechnic)

Module 1: Electrical Principles

1.1 Basic Principles of Electricity
1.2 AC Circuits
1.3 Basics of Three Phase AC Circuits
1.4 Written Assessment

Module 2: Electrical Installation Design

2.1 Statutory Act and Regulations
2.2 Protective Devices and Cables
2.3 Protection Against Electric Shock
2.4 Electrical System Design
2.5 Temporary Electrical Installation
2.6 Written Assessment

Module 3: Testing and Maintenance of Electrical Systems

3.1 Testing of Switchboards
3.2 Maintenance of Switchboards
3.3 Standby Generators
3.4 Photovoltaic System
3.5 Written Assessment

Practical Application will be conducted by Singapore Institute of Power  and Gas (SIPG) in SIPG’s venue:

Module 4: Safety and Connection Process
Module 5: Electrical Installation Less than 45kVA
Module 6: Inspection and Testing

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ), please click here.

Suitable for

Those who wants to carry out the work of a Licensed Electrician.

Assumed Skills and Knowledge

Applicants with no formal education are required to have at least:

• 5 years of relevant practical work experience; and
• WPLN Literacy and Numeracy at Level 5

The course is optional for applicants with:

• NITEC in Electrical Engineering and at least 2 years of relevant practical work experience; and
• No Formal Education and have at least 10 years of relevant practical work experience


Participants who have successfully completed all theoretical and practical modules will be awarded a Certificate of Achievement jointly issued by Singapore Polytechnic, Ngee Ann Polytechnic and SIPG.

Course Fees payable:
Singapore Citizens aged below 40 and Singapore PRsSingapore CitizensOthers
Non-SME sponsored1Sponsored by SME2Aged 40 and above3Aged 35 and above, and earn ≤ $2,000 per month
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
(incl. GST)
1 Under the Enhanced Training Support for Small & Medium Enterprises (SMEs) Scheme. For more information, click here
2 Under the SkillsFuture Mid-career Enhanced Subsidy. For more information, visit the SkillsFuture website here.
3 Under the Workfare Training Support (WTS) scheme. For more information on the scheme, click here.

Please click on “Register Here” to register and make payment with SIPG.
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