Why take the Domestic Electrical & PAT Course Package?

Our Domestic Electrician plus PAT course covers the foundation knowledge required to work on domestic electrics plus 2 days training on PAT testing. This 20 day course usually runs 4 weeks in a row, however you can split the dates up should you wish and there is often a gap between the 18th edition course and the PAT testing course at the end. Ask any electrician and they will tell you that PAT testing is a great added skill and an excellent way to generate extra revenue along side the domestic work. So it makes sense for us to offer two of our most popular courses together in one simple package and with a great saving in price. More reasons to train with us:

  • Covers domestic installation and PAT testing
  • Get the right advice and training
  • Great purpose built facilities
  • Highly Experienced teachers
  • We are proud of our reputation
  • Fully Accredited by C&G
  • Open pricing and course dates
  • Train in 1 go or break course up to suit you
  • Pay as you go interest free or low monthly payments

Course snapshot: This course teaches you how to carry out domestic installation plus PAT testing. You get 2 strings to your bow and two possible revenue streams for your business. The course breaks down as follows:

  • 12 Days Practical In Centre
  • 3 Days E-Learning
  • 5 Days Virtual Classroom

  • Course Modules

    Module one
    SS1A Domestic Installation Workshop
    Module two
    SS1B Electrotechnology & Building Regulations
    Module three
    SS1C Inspection & Testing Single Phase
    Module four
    SS1D 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
    Module five
    C&G 2377 EET / PAT Testing Course

    Steps included in this course:

    Electrician Taster Sessions

    If you are new to the industry and want to train as an electrician why not register for a taster session to find out if electrics could be the right career for you.

    Course overview

    Who is it for?

    This course is designed specifically for new entrants, candidates from allied trades such as painters, decorators, carpenters, bricklayers and really anyone looking to further their career in domestic electrical installation. 

    This course package is designed to give you the skills to find employment in this growing industry. If you want to work unsupervised on electrical installations you should expect to return and complete our full 4 step programme including an NVQ. 

    It also enables you to carry out PAT testing (usually for companies and landlords) which can help fill your diary and your pocket with some extra income.

    This course package is designed to give you the skills to find employment in this growing industry. If you want to work unsupervised you should expect to return and complete our full 4 step programme including an NVQ.

    Exams and Assessments

    We have average first time pass rates of over 90% on this course. You will take a variety of practical formative and summative assessments on this course as well as online multiple choice exams.

    Please note that you must bring photographic ID such as a passport or driving license with you in order to sit the assessments on this course. Exams for remote learning can be booked in via student services once you are ready. On in centre elements exams take place at the end of each week.

    Course Books Required

    We stock some books in our main centres, however we can not guarantee stock availability unless you call us in advance to purchase the books. To buy books please call 01293 529777. You will need the following books for this course:

    • Electrician’s Guide to the Building Regulations, 6th Edition - ISBN 978-1839532542
    • Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing, 9th Edition- ISBN 978-1839532368
    • BS 7671:2022 Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition (Brown) - ISBN 978-1839532184
    • IET On-Site Guide (BS7671:2022, 8th Edition) - ISBN 978-1839532276
    • Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (4th Edition) - ISBN 978-1849196260

    Frequently asked questions

    What does the bronze course allow me to do?

    Our course allows students to carry out domestic electrical work. You can use the skills gained to find work in the industry and the core knowledge gained will allow you to progress on our 4 step programme in the future. In the main students can tackle non notifiable work and should work with an experienced electrician on more complex installations.

    Can I split the weeks up?

    Yes of course. You cant book this online but give us a call on 01293 529777 with your preferred dates and we will arrange this for you.

    Can I pay in instalments?

    You can pay a deposit a then an interest free installment each week you attend your course. We are now able to offer low monthly payments which can be spread over 1-4 years. See paying for your course for more info.

    What are my limitations?

    • You will not be able to install in the commercial sector or install 3 phase cable.
    • You will not be able to carry out periodic testing without our 2391-52.

    About Domestic Installer Schemes

    Your acceptance on a Domestic Installers Scheme is the decision of the registration body and dependent on your skills, experience 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.

    Do Part P schemes operate in Scotland?

    No, Part P only applies to England and Wales.

    Must I join a registration body scheme, Like NICEIC, ELECSA etc?

    Frankly, No. You can undertake notifiable and non notifiable work without being registered with a registration body and whilst there are obvious business benefits to joining such schemes, they are not mandatory.

    We have had guidance discussions with Senior building control officials on your behalf and the advice we have been given and as is stated in building regulations, the system is such that you are able to undertake domestic electrical work for a customer and by liaising with local building control you can ensure the homeowner obtains their Part P compliance certificate.

    The issue here is ‘competency’. 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. They will want to see a minimum of your 17th edition wiring regulations and a Testing & Inspection qualification like the City & Guilds 2392 or equivalent and that's where we come in.

    How do I gain experience?

    Most people that train with us on this course will build up their experience by doing the following things:

    • Doing small projects at home or with friends and family
    • Carrying out minor works and non notifiable jobs
    • For notifiable jobs they can work with building control to generate a Part P Certificate
    • Working with an experienced electrician for more complex installs (Full time / Short contracts)
    When you feel more confident and the demand for notifiable jobs increases you can then look to join a scheme as described above.

    Our locations

    As well as the having multiple large sites, we also have a number of sites dedicated to delivering the 18th edition wiring regulations & PAT Testing courses.

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    Phoenix House has raised the bar for electrical training centres in the UK. The centre is just East of Leeds situated just off of the M1 / A1. This makes it easily accessible from Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, York, Harrogate and all over Yorkshire.

    Phoenix House, Hawthorn Park, Coal Road, Leeds, West Yorks, LS14 1PQ
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    Our Northern training facility is situated just off Junction 10 of the M62 at Birchwood Park and is very accessible from towns such as Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool and Chester.

    Unit B, The Beacons, Warrington Road, Birchwood, WA3 6WY
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    Our brand new centre opened in July 2019 offering a full range of electrical courses  for those based in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Northampton and all over the midlands region. The new centre is based in Westwood Business Park right next...

    Rowan House, Westwood Way, Coventry, West Mids, CV4 8HS
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    Our Mitre Court and Explorer 2 Facilities are just 2 minutes south of Gatwick Airport and are easily accessible by car, bus and train. They are comfortable, light and airy environments in which students can learn a wide range of practical and theory based skills.

    Mitre Court, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9JY
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