- Course Details
What You’ll Learn
Throughout the course package you will learn a range of practical skills to enable you to work as a domestic electrical installer to carry out a range of electrical installations competently and safely. This package is a programme of 4 courses over 4 weeks, which will teach you the following:
Course 1 - C&G 4555 - Introduction to Domestic Electrical Installation and Understanding Electrical Installation and Applicable Building Regulations: 10 Days
This is the ideal starting point on the journey to becoming a competent person. The course is delivered using a blended learning approach, mixing up theory and practical, keeping you engaged at all times. This electrical course will give you the practical ability 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
- Safe isolation
- Adding additional outlets to a circuit
- Completion of a minor works certificate
Having installed a range of electrical circuits and grasped the practical application process, we have also designed this course to strengthen your understanding of the electrical installation and any implications your installation may have with regard to the Building Regulations. Additional to this you will also cover the practical application of electrical installation in bathrooms, showers and garden areas. In addition, 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
This 10 day introductory electrical course covers the whole electrical installation process including testing and commissioning your circuit installation to ensure it is safe for you to energise. On completion of this course you will be adequately prepared to move onto the second part of your course.
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 – EAL Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations: 5 Days
This qualification has been developed in conjunction with the electrical industry 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
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 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.
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
This course is 20 days of training and assessment. The cost is £1845 including VAT. A £500 deposit will secure a start date and the balance can be paid in 4 instalments of £336.25.
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