VOCATIONAL UPPER SECONDARY SCHOOL DEGREE (Ptychio Epaggelmatikis Eidikotitas) - Specialty "Electrical Facilities"


The holder of a Vocational Upper Secondary School degree of this specialty:

1. Explains the main concepts, sizes and basic laws of electricity to the extent necessary to calculate, interpret and evaluate the various electrical quantities (voltage, current, resistance, power, AC frequency, etc.), in the field of his professional work.
2. Describes the working principle of electrical consumers used in ordinary electrical applications such as electric motors, transformers, rectifiers, inverters, devices converting power to heat, protection and control instrumentation.
3. Distinguishes the electrotechnical materials, the electrical devices and machinery used in low voltage electrical installations of buildings and industrial sites, in automation installations and weak currents or constitute the usual electric consumers for serving houses, shops, offices and places of production (pipelines, cables, distribution channels and pipes, electrical panels, switches, hardware, automation and security systems, lighting fixtures, grounding and lightning protection devices, electric motors, transformers, electrical part of household appliances and air conditioners, fire detection and alarm devices, wiring for telephone service, computers, TV, intercom, etc.).
4. Identifies the key light technical figures and calculates the lights of a simple electric lighting installation for indoors based on specifications given.
5. Interprets the regulations and quality standards that apply for the various categories of electrical installations.
6. Distinguishes the scope of the rules regarding safety, health and environmental protection related to his professional activities.
1. Applies in performing the work the applicable rules of safety, health and environmental protection.
2. Uses the basic electrical tools and instruments.
3. Performs measurements of electrical quantities and checks on electrical installations and evaluates their results.
4. Issues simple designs of electrical installations for buildings, central heating boilers, industrial sites, etc. based on specific standards and requirements (calculation of line profiles, selection of switchgear and protection equipment, electrical panel design, design of strong and weak current lines, allocation of lights, sockets, connectors, and electrical drains on ground plan, calculation of materials, parts and work required).
5. Manufactures complex electrical installations (lighting, motion, automation, structured cabling, other low voltage), following instructions, specifications and drawings given.
6. Installs and checks the grounding and lightning protection circuit of the electrical installation.
7. Performs checks, maintains and replaces damaged materials and components in an electrical installation according to the applicable regulations and the relevant quality standards.
8. Installs, maintains and controls automation systems with relays and PLC for simple automation applications.
9. Installs, maintains, monitors and carries out simple repairs on-site (as long as are feasible) of various electric machines.
10. Checks and repairs usual electrical faults in the water heater, electric galley and other simple household appliances.
11. Prepares written reports to his supervisors and to the official authorities about the planning, progress and results of operations.
1. Applies prior knowledge and skills in different work environments by taking initiatives and adapting his behaviour to the circumstances.
2. Works independently by taking responsibility for completing his work.
3. Understands his personal learning deficiencies and needs and selects ways and educational resources to meet those needs.
4. Looks for, selects and evaluates information and data in the context of professional and / or learning activities.
5. Is capable of working seamlessly with upper tier technicians and with his colleagues, acting as a member of the joint team.
6. Is capable of resolving, either alone, or by seeking appropriate help from others (as appropriate), the problems that may occur during the execution of his work.

Relation To Employment

Holders of qualifications of this Type are entitled to obtain a professional license, along with the relevant rights, as provided by the pertinent legislation on the specific specialty.


Access to programmes leading to such qualifications is available for graduates of compulsory education or graduates of the 1st class of General Upper Secondary School (they may enrol in the 2nd class of EPAL).
Holders of qualifications of this type are entitled to obtain, following examinations, an EPAL Certificate. With the acquisition of EPAL Certificate they also gain access to the Apprenticeship Class (Level 5).

Ways To Aquire

Qualifications of this type are acquired via formal education.