Alternative Pathways for Licensed Electrical Workers – Licensed Electrician Preparatory Course

Course Details

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.

Withdrawal and Deferment

Withdrawal and deferment notice must be made in writing to the Professional & Adult Continuing Education (PACE) Academy, Singapore Polytechnic via email accordingly:

Online Courses -
All other Courses -
For withdrawal cases, the portion of course fee to be refunded is based on the date of notice as follows:

  • 2 weeks before the commencement of the course - Full refund
  • Less than 2 weeks before commencement of the course - 70% refund
  • On or after date of commencement - No refund
There will be no refund or transfer of course once the account has been created.

The Singapore Polytechnic reserves the right to cancel or postpone any of the courses. Applicants will be duly notified and where applicable, the full fees will be refunded.

The Singapore Polytechnic also reserves the right to amend the fees charged or the period and duration of the courses.

The data provided to Singapore Polytechnic will be kept strictly confidential and will be used for the purpose of course administration. The data may be passed on to the relevant organisations that require the information related to the course.

Important Dates

Course Date:
21 Jan to 6 Jun 2019

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