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 to register on to their Domestic Installer scheme however, 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.
As an alternative to joining a Domestic Installer scheme, you can also contact your local authority Building Control who will take your competency and qualifications into account when certifying your installation
What You’ll Learn
This package will give you training, qualifications, skills and knowledge to enable you to register on to a domestic installer scheme in order to be able to self-certify your work. This package is a programme of 3 courses over 4 weeks, which will teach you the following:
Course 1 - C&G A00D-08 - 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 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 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
Having installed a range of electrical circuits and grasped the practical application process, you will also learn how electrical installations are affected by the Building Regulations. This includes electrical installations in bathrooms, showers and garden areas.
The following units are covered:
- 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 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 2382-18 (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) 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 – City & Guilds 2392 – Level 2 Fundamental Inspection and Testing: 5 Days
This qualification is an introduction to the inspection, testing and certification of new electrical installations. This course is a necessary 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). 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 an essential skill and qualification for anyone undertaking electrical installations. This course is a mix of theory and practical training in preparation for an assessment which includes an online examination and a practical testing task. 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
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.
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@example.com
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.
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 is again a mix of practical and theory and the qualification requires you to undertake an online exam and also a practical assessment.
We will also provide you with access to Smartscreen where additional learning material will be available for the C&G 2382 and C&G 2392. 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 4 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.
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.
Once you have completed this package of learning, you will have the skills, knowledge and qualifications to undertake single-phase electrical installations in domestic premises. In fact, the majority of people who train on this course eventually go on to set up as self-employed domestic electricians.
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
Duration & Cost
This course is 20 days of training and assessment. The cost is £1895 including VAT. A £500 deposit will secure a start date and the balance can be paid in 4 instalments of £348.75