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CPD-Certified Courses

As technical experts, sharing our knowledge is part of our commitment to improved electrical compliance in the wider marketplace. Our goal is to make cable training engaging as well as useful - professional development doesn't have to be dull!

CPD certified training for Companies - 'lunch and learn'

We offer training to companies at our sites, at client sites or over videocalls, delivered by our technical and industry experts, to combine technical know-how with a practical, commercial approach that give attendees a rounded understanding of the subject. These individual modules, taking on average 1hr-1.5hrs each including time for questions, are ideal as 'lunch and learn' or 'breakfast briefing' sessions and help attendees feel more confident in their interactions with electrical cables.

CPD, the Continuing Professional Development certification service, is a global professional training body. As a CPD-certified cable training provider, Eland Cables has been formally recognised as offering electrical cable education of the highest standard. In addition to a personalised training pack, each attendee is presented with a certificate of attendance and a CPD log which qualifies towards many qualification requirements for continuous professional development.


Our CPD certified courses include:

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Introduction to Cable Construction, Materials and Applications

(certificate A018371)

This module provides a sound understanding of cables for buyers and specifiers.

Covering the wide variety of cable constructions and the practical applications of their component parts, it looks at and provides examples of specific materials and their characteristics, and considers how the installation environment can impact the choice of materials and cable layers required.

Duration: 1hr

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Introduction to Medium Voltage Cables 

(certificate A003735)

This module provides a more detailed look at Medium Voltage Cables (over 1kV to 45kV) and the challenges and considerations for specification, installation, and asset management.

It covers medium voltage cable manufacturing techniques, construction variations owing to electrical and mechanical requirements of the application, and commonly specified British and international MV cable standards. It includes MV specific cable testing requirements and the risks associated with non-compliant or sub-standard cable. 

Duration: 1hr15

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Introduction to Construction Products Regulation (CPR) for cables

(certificate A010638)

This module is valuable both as an introduction and as a refresher course for consultants and electrical engineers installing cables across Europe into this important piece of regulation.

The Construction Products Regulation (CPR) is for cables used in fixed installations in construction projects: we consider the regulatory requirements and applicable tests, and the resulting classifications. It covers the Declaration of Performance (DoP), provides guidance on CPR classes for different cable materials, and outlines formal requirements across Europe to ensure compliance is achieved. 

Duration: 1hr

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Introduction to Sustainability (Electrical Cables)

(certificate A035389)

Suitable for consultants, specifiers, buyers and installers to help aid understanding of the environmental impact of product choices.

This module identifies the embodied carbon (CO2e) within a cable and the electrical cable supply chain, from raw materials and manufacturing processes to considering the impact of transportation and wider site actions. Assessing documentation and providing actionable considerations that have a nature net-positive impact on a project installation. 

Duration: 1hr

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Introduction to Cable Testing

(certificate A000023)

This module is helpful for understanding the testing required for cable compliance and the risks associated with sub-standard cable.

It covers standard cable tests and their requirements, including routine, sample and type tests. It aims to provide an understanding of the various tests to assess cable construction, electrical characteristics, and mechanical properties and third-party certification tests.

This test can be delivered remotely, but is best coupled with access to The Cable Lab to witness testing in action.

Duration: 1hr (remote) 1hr45 (in Lab)

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Introduction to Fire Resistant Cables 

(certificate A000020)

This module is aimed at specifiers, electrical engineers, and installers in the construction arena, where supporting building evacuation and protecting sensitive equipment in the event of fire is required.

It provides an overview of fire resistant cable technology - the difference between fire resistant and fire retardant,  Low Smoke Zero Halogen (LSZH) and Low Smoke and Fume (LSF). It explores the dangers of PVC in fire conditions, and the benefits of LSZH materials. With examples, it can assist with product specification.

This module is usually delivered in conjunction with the Fire Resistant Standards module.

Duration: 1hr (standalone) 45mins (in conjunction with standards module)

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Introduction to Fire Resistant Cable Standards 

(certificate A000021)

This module is aimed at specifiers, electrical engineers, and installers in the construction arena, where supporting building evacuation and protecting sensitive equipment in the event of fire is required.

It looks at fire resistant cable standards in Europe and the UK, comparing the various fire resistance tests required to confirm compliance (related to fire conditions). It covers the difference between manufacturing standards and codes of practice, considers cable selection based on test criteria, and looks at globally recognised third-party approvals including LPCB.

This module is usually delivered in conjunction with the Fire Performance Cables module.

Duration: 1hr (standalone) 45mins (in conjunction with cables module)

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Introduction to Network Rail Cables 

(certificate A005617)

This module is aimed at buyers and electrical engineers working on the railways and Network Rail installations.

Provides a detailed overview of each of the four Network Rail cable groups - Signalling, Power, Telecoms and Overhead Line, covering specific products, their construction and applications. This course is designed to help attendees understand the challenges of site installation and support confident procurement decisions.

Duration: 1hr15

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Tailored Cable Training Programmes

Our tailored cable training programmes are prepared and delivered according to the audience's desired learning outcomes and takes into account the participants' existing cable knowledge and position. Usually, organisations send between 5 to 10 delegates to our training facilities for 1 to 3 days to acquire general knowledge about cable, however we can also run smaller classes for an individual or small group requiring expert knowledge on a specific topic.


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