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Domestic Electrical Part-P Package

Awarding Body City & Guilds

City & Guilds 4555, 2393, 2382, 2377, 2392 and NICEIC/ELECSA OKA


This training package includes the training and qualifications you will need to be a qualified Domestic Electrical Installer and register on to a Domestic Installer Scheme with NICEIC/ELECSA. The price of this course also includes an NICEIC / ELECSA Online Knowledge Assessment (OKA) which is taken upon completion of this training package.

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What You’ll Learn

This course will give you training, qualifications, skills and knowledge to enable you to register with the NICEIC, ELECSA on to their 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 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
    • Polarity
  • 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 2382-18 (18th 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 (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:

  • 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 – City & Guilds 2392 – Level 2 Fundamental Inspection and Testing: 5 Days

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). 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
  • Electrical Inspection  & Testing
  • Training in the use of multi function testing meters
  • Safe isolation procedures and equipment
  • Inspection & testing documentation
  • Continuity of Protective Conductors
  • Continuity of Ring final circuit conductors
  • Insulation Resistance
  • Protection by SELV
  • Polarity
  • Earth Electrode resistance
  • Earth fault loop impedance
  • RCD testing
  • Prospective fault current
  • Verification of volt drop

Upon Completion

NICEIC / ELECSA Online Knowledge Assessment: 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. We offer the assessment as part of this package free of charge.

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.

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 3 which is open book.

Course 3 is predominantly theory with an online, open book exam however there is practical training as well as a practical assessment.

Course 4 is again a mix of practical and theory and the qualification requires you to undertake an online exam and also a practical assessment.

NICEIC / ELECSA Online Knowledge Assessment: 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

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). 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. This package is specifically for individuals who are looking to register with NICEIC/ELECSA.

Once you have completed this course you will have the skills, knowledge and qualifications to enable you to find employment or work on a self employed basis as a domestic electrical installer. In fact the majority of people who train on this course eventually go on to set up as self employed domestic electricians. 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 students qualify for a £50 discount on their first years membership

How does it work?

Simply contact the NICEIC or ELECSA and contact Oliver Cropper on 01246 580094 or email

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 – 2015
  • Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671: 2018 (2382-18)
  • 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 £1895 including VAT. A £500 deposit will secure a start date and the balance can be paid in 4 instalments of £348.75

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