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EDA Insight: Introduction to the Principles of Electricity

EDA Product Knowledge Modules help businesses like yours create cross-selling and up-selling opportunities by building confidence.

Introduction to the Principles of Electricity is one of 12 training courses in the programme and it is perfect for any new starters to your team. The EDA modules can be studied in any order but, more often than not, this one is the starting point for further module studies because the knowledge underpins everything else.

“Great modules from start to finish. Great layout and easy to understand. Also great as a refresher” said one learner. Overall, the modules have a 97% feedback rating of Good or Very Good.

Professional know-how to drive sales

Improving your team’s technical know-how through the EDA’s training could unlock additional revenue for your business. In this module you’ll cover:

  • Introducing electricity
  • Direct current and alternating current
  • Electrical safety
  • Ratings and markings of electrical equipment
  • Introduction to low-voltage electrical installations
  • Electricity and the environment
  • Qualifications and accreditations for electrical installation work

Years of knowledge to give your team a commercial edge

City & Guilds accredited, this training programme harnesses decades of combined expertise from product experts at EDA manufacturers and allied trade associations to create an accessible and practical training opportunity for you and your team.

EDA Product Knowledge modules are also approved for Continuing Professional Development by The CPD Certification Service.

Test your knowledge

Have a go at the quiz sampled from Introduction to the Principles of Electricity training course, one of the suite of 12 in the EDA Product Knowledge Programme.

Check your answers below and if think you need to boost your team’s know-how so you can boost your sales talk to the EDA today.

Q1: What unit is electric current measured in?

Q2: What is renewable generation?

Q3: What do we call a device which measures the current in circuit-breakers, and trips if there is an imbalance in the currents?

Q4: What three ways is legislation helping to control hazardous waste from electrical products?

Q5: What equipment might you find at the origin of an electrical installation?

Q6: What is the correct term for the piece of equipment that contains the main switch and the protective devices in a domestic electrical installation?

How did you do? (Scroll down for answers)

Full marks: fantastic, you really know your cable products.

3 – 5 out of 6: not bad. Could the EDA training help you to fill in any gaps in your knowledge?

Less than 3: the EDA Product Knowledge Programme could be just what you need to boost sales.


















Q1: Amps

Q2: Renewable generation refers to ways of getting energy from sources that should not run out


Q4: Limiting the use of hazardous materials and banning the use of the most dangerous materials; Getting manufacturers to consider recycling during product design, and pay for recycling at the end of a product’s life; Improving reuse of materials.

Q5: The supplier’s cut-out fuse and the electricity meter

Q6: Consumer unit

Professional training made easy

For more on this, and the other 11 Modules in the Programme, and to place your order, click here 

If you’re a manager looking for a flexible and convenient way to train your team to drive sales, get in touch on 020 3141 7350 or email training@eda.org.uk

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