If you do not have a comprehensive electrical background and you are looking to undertake Electrical work within Domestic premises and have comprehensive Inspection and Testing knowledge, this package of learning is ideal. This course has been designed for new entrants looking to access the domestic electrical industry but we have also added a PAT Testing qualification in as well due to the popularity of the subject.

What You’ll Learn

This particular Domestic electrical installer package of learning concentrates in detail on aspects relating to Inspection and Testing and as such, provides you with the opportunity to achieve 3 Testing qualifications. It is an ideal choice of learning for those of you who do not have a comprehensive understanding of aspects relating to Inspection and Testing. Throughout the course package you will be taught a range of practical skills, backed up with plenty of theory knowledge which combined will enable you to work as a domestic electrical installer and carry out a range of electrical installations competently and safely. This package is a programme of 5 courses as follows:

Course 1 – C&G 4555 – Introduction to Domestic Electrical Installation and Understanding Electrical Installation and Applicable Building Regulations: 10 Days

This is the start of the journey to becoming a Domestic Electrical Installer and through a mix of practical and theory training, will give you the skills and confidence in the following areas of domestic electrical installation:

  • The definition of electric shock
  • Ohms Law & Power Triangles
  • Identification of earthing systems
  • An introduction to legislation surrounding electrical installation in dwellings
  • Understanding breaker and cable selection
  • Installation of earthing and bonding, Ring circuits, Radial Circuits, Cooker circuits, various lighting circuits.
  • Completion of installation certificate
  • Understanding basic inspection and testing:
    • Continuity of protective conductors
    • Continuity of protective conductors radial circuits
    • Continuity of protective conductors ring final circuits
    • Insulation resistance
    • Polarity
  • Safe isolation
  • Adding additional outlets to a circuit
  • Completion of a minor works certificate

This introductory domestic electrical course covers the whole electrical installation process including testing and commissioning your circuit installation to ensure it is safe for you to energise. This course also builds on your knowledge further and works towards strengthening your understanding of an electrical installation and any implications the installation may have with regards to the Building Regulations. Additional to this, you will also cover the practical application of electrical installation in bathrooms, showers and garden areas. This electrical training course also covers the following  units:

  • Unit 1 : Applicable Building Regulations
  • Unit 2 : Electrical safety, legislation, regulations, standards & terminology.
  • Unit 3 : Installation of a garden security light incorporating SWA
  • Unit 4 : Inspecting, testing and commissioning a domestic single phase circuit.
  • Unit 5 : Special locations and installations
  • Unit 6 : Pre-work survey inspection
  • Unit 7 : Basic understanding of 3 phase

On the final day you will be required to complete an online multiple choice exam consisting of 20 questions and lasting 40 minutes. Successful candidates will receive C&G 2393 Level 3 Certificate in the Building Regulations for Electrical Installation in Dwellings

Course 2 – C&G 2382-12 (17th Edition): 3 Days

The aim of this 3 day electrical training course is to gain familiarity with the layout, content and application of the BS 7671 (2008) (2011) 17th Edition Regulations. The IEE Wiring Regulations (BS 7671) are the definitive standards for the electrical industry in respect of the safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems. They form the requirements and operating criteria for the UK and correspond to EC standards and are recognised by British Standards (BS 7671). There are 7 units that make up the 17th Edition course:

  • Part 1: Scope, object and fundamental principles
  • Part 2: Definitions
  • Part 3: Assessment of general characteristics
  • Part 4: Protection for safety
  • Part 5: Selection and erection of equipment
  • Part 6: Inspection and testing
  • Part 7: Special installations or locations
  • Part 8: Appendices

This course does include the latest amendments such as:

  • Electromagnetic Disturbance
  • Surge Protection
  • Medical locations
  • Operating and Maintenance Gangways

On the afternoon of the 3rd day you will be required to sit a 2 hour online multiple choice, open book exam consisting of 60 questions.

Course 3 – C&G 2377-22 – Portable Appliance (PAT) Testing – 2 Days

Every item of electrical equipment in a commercial environment is required to be tested to ensure that it is safe to use and has been marked safe. A competent person must inspect the installation regularly in any public building or a place that people work. C&G 2377-22 – This qualification is aimed at those who are looking to undertake practical inspection and testing of electrical equipment. During this course you will receive training, undertake an on-line exam and also complete a practical assessment.

Course 4 – C&G 2392-10 Level 2 Certificate in Fundamental Inspection, Testing and Initial Verification   

This qualification has been developed in conjunction with the electrical industry to provide less experienced candidates with an introduction of how to inspect and test (conduct the initial verification) of electrical installations. This course was also developed as a stepping stone for individuals looking to move on to level 3 Inspection and Testing qualifications (as this is often a difficult subject for even the most experienced of electricians) so therefore sits excellently within this package of learning. This 2392-10 Inspection and testing qualification, not only helps you to fully understand testing, it also provides you with a qualification and certificate to show you are competent to undertake the work. It is a very essential skill and qualification to have for anyone undertaking electrical installations. This course is a mix of theory (with online exam) and practical training in preparation for an assessment.

Course 5 – EAL Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations: 5 Days

This qualification has been developed to provide candidates with the necessary skills to undertake initial verification and commissioning. This award gives an opportunity for individuals to develop and / or enhance their knowledge and skills in Inspection & testing of single and three phase low voltage installations. This 5 day initial verification course consists of the following:

  • Legislation
  • Safe testing awareness
  • Safe isolation of both single and three phase electrical systems
  • Completion of Installation Certificates
  • Inspection of electrical installation
  • Dead Testing
  • Live Testing
  • Commissioning of electrical system

We have chosen the EAL variant of this qualification over the City & Guilds 2394 as it enables us to complete your assessments and exams within the 5 day training period. This Qualification is of equivalent standing to that of the City & Guilds 2394.

How You’ll Learn

Course 1 is a real mix of practical and theory sessions. The practical aspects give you the opportunity to work in areas building various circuits, the theory sessions ensure that you understand why you are building these circuits and how to ensure safety.

Course 2 is entirely classroom based and has an online exam on day 3 which is open book.

Course 3, 4 & 5 are again a mix of practical and theory and the qualifications require you to undertake online exams and also practical assessments.

Courses Open To You After

From this course you can, if you choose, progress to C&G 2395 (Periodic Inspection & Testing). If you would like to move towards becoming a fully qualified Electrician in order to work in Commercial/Industrial premises, the C&G 2365 at level 2 would be a very good starting point for you.

Additional Info

Once you have completed this package of learning, you will be able to undertake notifiable and non-notifiable work. You can apply to register on to a Part P Competent Persons scheme*

*This course will give you training, qualifications, skills and knowledge to enable you to register with the NICEIC, ELECSA and NAPIT etc on to their Domestic Installer/Competent Person schemes and self-certify your work. The scheme provider is likely to want to see that you have experience of real installations and will arrange an assessment with you to determine this. Please also be aware, when you register with a scheme provider, you may be required to undertake their dedicated trade/knowledge test. Additionally and prior to booking, you may wish to confirm this course still meets the entry requirements for the scheme as legislation changes can affect scheme requirements.

This package of learning will ensure competence so if you would prefer to undertake the work, but enlist the help of your local Building Control (rather than registering on to a scheme), that would also be acceptable. You must be competent to do the work and Building control will need to know you’re competent – they do this by talking to you and asking for your qualifications

Books: We recommend that you have copies of:

  • IET On-Site Guide
  • IET Electricians Guide to the Building Regulations – 2015
  • Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671: 2008 (2382-15)
  • IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment
  • Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing

Duration & Cost