Here at Able Skills we no longer offer Domestic Installer courses and have opted to focus on Electrician courses for those looking to become fully-qualified professionals. One main reason for this is that the process that comes after the course was becoming increasingly more difficult and confusing. Training domestic installers need to register with a scheme provider as a 'Competent Person'. Now, there are new changes coming into immediate effect!

What is a competent persons scheme?

Competent person self-certification schemes we created back in 2002. The idea was to allow  individuals and enterprises to self-certify that their work complies with the building regulations. So, In order for Domestic Installers to be able to self-certificate electrical work undertaken in a domestic dwelling, individuals need to register with a scheme provider as a Competent Person.

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So if you were looking to become a Domestic Installer and not a fully-fledged electrician then you would sign up for a scheme with a body such as NICEIC. There are many stages in this process including practical assessments and inspections - yearly for the first 2-years out on the job.

Being able to self-certify is important as Part P (Building Regulations) state that anyone carrying out electrical installation work in a home must make sure that the work is designed and installed to protect people from fire and electric shocks.

What is changing?

The EAS or Electrotechnical Assessment Specification is a document that outlines the minimum requirements for becoming a competent person through a registration body. They have made some changes to the document itself that makes the process even harder.

Under the new requirements, a greater focus will be applied to record-keeping with additional checks being made. Now, you will need to keep and maintain records of all electrical work carried out together with the specifications, drawings, certificates, reports, and other relevant documents relating to that work. These should be held for a minimum of 6-years.

In addition, there's the new requirement for £250k professional indemnity insurance for businesses undertaking EICR’s. There are a lot of changes coming into effect from September for new applicants, take a look here for a full look. Generally, to avoid getting embroiled in incorrect bookings or misunderstandings of the ‘Part P’ registration requirements and processes, we have decided to concentrate only on the courses and qualifications which enable individuals to become fully qualified Electricians.

Why not train to become a fully-qualified electrician?

The route towards becoming Domestic Installer is clearly becoming more and more confusing. Why not become a fully-qualified electrician? Here at Able Skills we are now focusing on being a centre of excellence. This means that our focus is on helping people looking to achieve the highest level of electrical qualification. We try to make the process as simple as possible with our JIB Gold Card Package.

This package includes almost every course that we teach from an electrical point of view and will effectively teach you to become a professional from scratch. This package includes our City & Guilds Level 2 course, City & Guilds Level 3, PAT Testing, 18th Edition, Inspection & Testing as well as an AM2 assessment!

You'll be taught through a mix of both hands-on pracrical trainning and theory seesion from experts in the trade. We'll even give you a free Comprehensive CK Toolkit that's yours to keep as well as the relevant Textbooks. If you are interested give us a call on 0808 100 3245 we are more than happy to answer any questions and secure your place on the course!

Contact Details:

Our office is open 7-days-a-week between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30! Again, you can call us on 0808 100 3245, we are happy to help in any way that we can. You are also welcome to visit our centre here in Dartford, Kent. Whilst here we can discuss Electrician courses and other training on offer and even take you on a guided tour around our facilities so that you can see for yourself the great work that we do here helping people learn and develop new trade skills.

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