If you do not have a comprehensive electrical background and you are looking to undertake Electrical work within Domestic premises and gain 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 and register on to a Domestic Installer scheme
The aim of this training package is to ensure you have a full understanding of how to safely install domestic electrics and meet the requirements of competent persons (https://www.competentperson.co.uk/) scheme providers.
Please note, if you do not have a history of undertaking electrical installations, you should work on gaining some experience before registering. For those who have previous electrical experience – the qualifications achieved on this package will usually allow you to join a scheme straight away.
Please be aware that it is the scheme provider who will assess your competence and ability to register on your chosen scheme by undertaking on-site assessments and an Online Knowledge Assessment.
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 2 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 4 courses as follows:
Course 1 (Weeks 1 and 2) - C&G A00D-08 - 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 governing electrical installation in dwellings
- Understanding circuit breaker and cable selection
- Installation of earthing and bonding, Ring circuits, Radial Circuits and various lighting circuits.
- Understanding basic inspection and testing:
- Safe isolation
- Adding additional outlets to a circuit
- Completion of a minor works certificate
- Completion of installation certificates
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 (Week 3) – Extended C&G 2382-18 (18th Edition): 5 Days
The aim of this extended 5 day electrical training course is to gain familiarity with the layout, content and application of the BS 7671 (2018) 18th 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 18th Edition course.
The aim of this extended 5 day electrical training course is to gain familiarity with the layout, content and application of the BS 7671 (2018) Requirements for Electrical Installations. Also known as the IET Wiring Regulations, these are the definitive standards for the electrical industry in respect of the safe use and operation of electrical equipment and systems. The 18th Edition course covers:
- 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
On the afternoon of the 5th day you will be required to sit a 2 hour online multiple choice, open book exam consisting of 60 questions.
Course 3 (Week 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.
The course covers:
- Preparation for initial inspection and testing
- Inspection of the installation
- Training in the use of multi function testing meters
- Safe isolation procedures and equipment
- Testing, to include
- Continuity of Protective Conductors
- Continuity of Ring final circuit conductors
- Insulation Resistance
- Earth Electrode resistance
- Earth fault loop impedance
- RCD testing
- Completing the documentation
Course 4 (Week 5) – C&G 2391-50: 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:
- 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
This is a complex course and we highly recommend that you take a break after the C&G 2392 before undertaking this course. It is advisable that you consider gaining some experience before embarking on this aspect of the package.
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 5 which is open book.
Course 3 & 4 are again a mix of practical and theory and the qualifications require you to undertake online exams and also practical assessments.
We will also provide you with access to Smartscreen where additional learning material will be available for the C&G 2382, C&G 2392 and C&G 2391-52. You can use this to study ahead of attending the courses or whilst you are on the courses or both.
Please be aware that this package of learning can be completed in 5 consecutive weeks or you can break the time up – Weeks 1 and 2 will always have to be completed back to back but weeks 3 and 4 can be completed later if preferred. As above, we recommend gaining some work experience before undertaking week 5.
Courses Open To You After
From this course you can, if you choose, progress to C&G 2391-52 (Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection & Testing, Level 3). 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.
Upon Completion – scheme registration.
Various competent persons scheme providers will have different entry requirements and ways of assessing your competence, so it is advised that you consider contacting your preferred provider ahead of booking a course to confirm their requirements. Some scheme providers will require evidence of practical experience before progressing your application. Some may also test your competence with an online knowledge assessment to ensure you have the required understanding to progress your application. We do recommend that complete new entrants work with an experienced electrician to build up experience. 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.
NICEIC / ELECSA: If your intention is to register with the NICEIC or ELECSA then you may be required to take an Online Knowledge Assessment (OKA) before you can move forward with your application. This Online Knowledge Assessment will make sure you have the skills and knowledge required to pass the full assessment process undertaken by NICEIC/ELECSA. This exam is a way of making sure only those who have the right skills and knowledge move forward with the application process ensuring any gaps in your knowledge are addressed before you proceed. The test itself is an online multiple-choice assessment. It will test your knowledge predominantly on inspection and testing, 18th edition, Part P regulations and installation. There is no set time limit, but we estimate around 1.5 hours is sufficient time and this can be completed at Able Skills or at home. This is an open book exam and permitted reference material is:
- BS7671 – 18th edition book
- IET Guidance Notes 1-8
- IET On-site Guide
- IET Electricians guide to the building regulations
- NICEIC/ELECSA Domestic Site Guide
- NIECIC/ELECSA Inspection & Testing Guide
When you do train with us, we can save you some money when you choose to register with the NICEIC or ELECSA who have agreed all Able Skills students qualify for a £50 discount on their first years membership. Simply contact the NICEIC or ELECSA and contact Alexandra Wade on 01246 580092 or email [email protected]
Once you have passed, you will receive a certificate which can be used to prove to the NICEIC that you are fine to move ahead with their assessment process. Their process will generally cover:
- Ensuring you have all the relevant paperwork, insurance, calibration certificates etc
- Assessment of 1 minor job (can be done in own home)
- Assessment of 1 major notifiable job (on customer premises)
The inspector will quiz you on the regulations, watch you inspect and test and make sure your installation meets the building and wiring regulation.
Books: For all of the above courses, we recommend that you have copies of:
- IET On-Site Guide
- IET Electricians Guide to the Building Regulations
- Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671: 2018 (2382-18)
- Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing
All of our courses take place at our dedicated training centre in Dartford, Kent. The centre is easily accessible by road, being just 10 minutes from junction 1a on the M25. We are only a short walk from Dartford train station which is served by frequent trains taking 35 minutes from central London. For anyone travelling from further away, we have our own accommodation available at only £20 per night.
We are open 7 days every week for visitors so if you would like to find out more about this Electrical package or about Able Skills, please feel free to pop in.
Duration & Cost
This course is 25 days of training and assessment over a 5 week period. The cost is £2395 including VAT. A £500 deposit will secure a start date and the balance can be paid in 5 instalments of £379.