Key facts at a glance
We offer 3 part p courses:
5 Day Part P Course (This Course. For those with electrical installation skills)
18 Day Domestic Installer Full Learning Package, Bronze. (For those new to electrics)
Why take this Part P training course?
To register with a Competent Person Self-Certification Scheme** such as NICEIC, NAPIT or ELECSA, you will be expected to be competent in electrical installation, have your 17th edition wiring regs, know how to inspect and test and be able to install in line with the latest Part P building regs. Having these skills, qualifications and subsequent registration, you can self-certify your installation work. The scheme provider will then provide your customers with a Part P electrical certificate.
Our 5 day VRQ Part P Courses will bring you right up to the required safety & legal standards, enabling you to competently install your domestic electrical work, compliant with Building Regulations Part P. In fact our Part P course is not just about Part P it covers the requirements of all the parts of the building regulations and how an electrical installation can and must meet them.
We must emphasise that this short course alone will not be sufficient to become a Domestic installer it is only one element of the skills and knowledge you need. Unless you already have the relevant training and qualifications, to register on a Part P scheme you will need much more training and qualifications than this short course. After gaining your City & Guilds VRQ Certificate in the Building Regulations for electrical installations in dwellings on the Part P electrical course with Trade Skills 4U, you can continue your training to be a Domestic Electrical Installer or even train to be a Qualified Supervisor.
Is this course right for me?
This course is suitable for those with existing practical installation skills wishing to undertake domestic electrical installation work, either for themselves or any person wanting to be a Domestic Electrical Installer and undertake work for a paying customer.
Part P building regs were brought in by the government in 2005 and together with the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 ensure electrical installations in domestic systems were safe and properly installed. Electricity at Work Regulations 1989 state that that anyone doing this work must be competent.
The Part P VRQ qualification that we operate on our electrical training Part P courses, is proof that you have the necessary Part P regulations knowledge.
You must be able to complete the skills of the 5 Day Domestic Installation Workshop TS4U-MOD1 Course unaided before attending this City & Guilds Level 3 VRQ Part P course or simply put you should be able to install socket and lighting circuits in a house.
New to the electrical industry?
If you are new to the industry, then you should be aware that this course alone will not give you the skills necessary for you to become a Domestic Electrical Installer.
We would strongly suggest that you would need to undertake the 5-Day Domestic Installation Course, City & Guilds 2382 17th Edition and the City & Guilds 2392 Inspection and Testing courses. These courses will offer you plenty of high quality training and qualifications to allow you to operate as a Domestic Electrical Installer.
Over 95% of people new to the industry follow the 4 Week Bronze Course route we offer and go on to be Domestic only Electricians.
Part P Electrical Course Content:
These contents below are knowledge and theory elements of the regulations you will cover in a classroom environment, this is not a practical course. For practical training you will need to complete the whole Bronze package.
Applicable Building Regulations
Electrical Safety legislation, regulations standards and terminology
Pre work survey/inspection
Safe isolation procedures
Identification of unsafe electrical situations
Earthing and bonding requirements
Electrical test procedures
Cable and component selection
Installation and replacement of electrical components
Checking the correct and safe operation of installed electrical components
Recording of electrical test results and completion of certification
Installing and/or rerouting cables
New circuit requirements
Installing Domestic Lighting Circuits
Maintaining Domestic Electrical Installations
Basic Understanding of 3 Phase Supplies
Text books required:
Please note that the Electricians Guide to the Building Regulations was updated to the 3rd edition on the 29th September 2013. We are curently teaching from both the 2nd and 3rd Editions. The ISBN's are as follows:
ISBN - 978-1849195560 - 3rd Edition
ISBN - 978-0863418624 - 2nd Edition
If the book is not available on Amazon it can be purchased from the IET Website.
We also recommend (But not essential):
Get the Part P training you need from Trade Skills 4U - the electrical training specialists.
**N.B. Your acceptance on a Domestic Installers Scheme is the decision of the registration body and dependent on your skills and knowledge level. Tradeskills4U is a training company and responsible for training only. We are not responsible for the assessment process or eligibility of students to gain registration with any external organisation.
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After completing this qualification we recommend: