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EDA’s Product Knowledge programme


Could you generate more business from your Distribution, Switchgear and Protection product sales? It is all about having the confidence to cross-sell and up-sell, and it helps to know as much if not more than your customers. Might some people in your team benefit from additional training?

Distribution, Switchgear and Protection is one of 12 training courses in the EDA’s Product Knowledge Programme: a suite of high-quality distance-learning professional training modules created specifically for EDA businesses. You choose only the training that your business needs, it’s completely flexible.

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.

Training in Distribution, Switchgear & Protection includes:

  • Generation, Transmission and Distribution;
  • Distributing Electricity within a Property;
  • Protection and Control Devices;
  • Additional Protection;
  • Supply and Metering;
  • Specialist Applications such as intelligent circuit breakers, surge protection, and modular wiring systems.

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, creating an accessible and practical training opportunity for you and your people.

Test your knowledge

Have a go at the quiz sampled from the Distribution, Switchgear and Protection training Textbook.

Check your answers at the end – but no peeking. If the results show that you need to boost your team’s know-how, talk to the EDA today.

Test your knowledge

Q1: What type of cable should be used for ‘tails’ in a domestic property where the cables are installed in free air with no further containment system?

Q2: In electrical distribution terms what is an ‘interconnector’?

Q3: Six circuits are to be supplied from a consumer unit that incorporates a double pole main switch. What is the minimum number of modules required in the consumer unit?

Q4: Name four factors that need to be considered when helping a customer to select a panel board.

Q5: Name three applications where an SPD would be used.

Q6: Above what level of load on a final distribution board should a meter be fitted?

How did you do?

Full marks: fantastic, you’re entitled to call yourself Professor for the rest of the day.

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: Insulated and sheathed with colour coding – blue for Neutral conductor and brown for phase.

Q2: Electricity connection between the UK and Europe

Q3: Eight

Q4: Compliance with standards; Operational conditions; External influences; Accessibility

Q5: Computer; BMS; PABX Telephone exchanges; fire and intruder alarms; UPS and PLCs

Q6: Final electricity distribution boards greater than 50 kW


Professional training made easy

For more on this, and the other 11 Modules in the Programme, and to place your order, visit: https://www.eda.org.uk/, where you can explore the interactive course directory.

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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