Domestic Electrician & PAT Course Package (Step 1)
Why take the Domestic Electrician & PAT Course Package (Step 1)?
Our Domestic Electrician plus PAT course covers the foundation knowledge required to become a domestic electrician 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
All package courses now include the latest 18th edition course.
From 1st March 2020, this course includes step 1 of our 5 step programme to gaining gold card status.
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 is also ideal for those leaving the military looking to fund their training will ELC credits as the majority of this package is run at Level 3.
The course is very popular with those looking to set up a small business on their own providing services for homeowners in residential properties. 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.
What does this course enable me to do?
One of the key goals for most installers is to register with a scheme provider such as the NICEIC or ELECSA. This course covers all the skills, training and qualifications required to do exactly that. You will walk out of our centre capable of carrying out a huge range of jobs in domestic dwellings and fully conversant with the latest wiring and Part P building regulations. As part of this course you can take a dedicated NICEIC / ELECSA Online Knowledge Assessment giving you a green light to move ahead and register with these scheme providers.
You will also be qualified in both the practical side of PAT testing as well as the management side too. This means you will be able to charge to go into premises, test portable equipment such as computers, toasters, kettles, microwaves and pretty much any appliance which is plugged in.
TS4U are also an NUS Extra recognised training provider meaning our Bronze+ course qualifies you for a TOTUM Pro student discount card - Click below for more details!
What's included? - You will achieve 5 C&G Qualifications
When completing this course you will achieve the following 5 qualifications:
- Days 1 to 5 - City & Guilds 4141-01 - Electrical Installation Work within a Domestic Dwelling
- Days 6 to 10 - City & Guilds 2393 – Part P Building Regulations
- Days 11 to 15 - City & Guilds 2392-10 – Inspection & Testing Course
- Days 16 to 18 - City & Guilds 2382-18 – 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (Including latest amendments)
- Days 19 to 20 - C&G 2377-22 & C&G 2377-32 - PAT Testing operators and management
These qualifications form the foundation knowledge required to competently install, inspect and test your own domestic installations compliant with the latest wiring and building regulations.
For more information please see the dedicated pages above or check out our Domestic Electrician Course page which has more detail on what the course allows you to do.
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Exams and Assessments
The majority of the exams and assessments will take place on the final day of each individual element of the course. The exams and assessments break down as follows:
Bronze Course Assessments
City & Guilds 4141-01 - Electrical Installation Work within a Domestic Dwelling
- 1 Practical Assessment
City & Guilds 2393 – Part P Building Regulations
- 1 Multiple Choice open book online exam
City & Guilds 2382-18 – 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
- 1 Multiple Choice open book online exam
City & Guilds 2392-10 – Inspection & Testing Course
- 1 Practical Assessment
- 1 Multiple Choice Exam
PAT Testing Assessments
- Short Practical Assessment
- The 2377-22 PAT Testing exam consists of 50 questions with a time limit of 1 hour 45 minutes. This exam will be conducted at our centre in a comfortable environment.
- Exam 2377-32 PAT Testing exam consists of 40 questions with a time limit of 1 hour 20 minutes. It follows completion of the 2377-22 exam
Please note that you must bring photographic ID such as a passport or driving license with you to sit the assessments on this course.
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, 5th Edition - ISBN 978-1785614682
- Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing, 8th Edition - ISBN 978-1785614521
- BS 7671:2018 Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition (blue) - ISBN 978-1785611704
- IET On-Site Guide (BS7671:2018, 7th Edition) - ISBN 978-1785614422
- 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 bronze course allows students to register as domestic installers, they will be able to carry out installations and initial verification and testing on their new installs and be able to issue all the relevant paperwork. If you are completely new to electrics we highly recommend that gain experience with an experienced electrician before tackling 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.
Can I register as a domestic installer after this course?
Yes indeed, this is a recognised route for you to register as a domestic installer. The scheme provider will require you have some level of hands on experience before you join. Various scheme providers will have different entry requirements and ways off assessing your competence. It is likely many scheme providers will ask you if you have 2 years experience before progressing your application. What intensity or continuity of experience, paid or otherwise is not clarified so scheme providers can also test your competence with an online knowledge assessment to ensure you have the required understanding to progress your application. As such we recommend for new entrants working with an experienced electrician to build up your experience.
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.
Want to know more about Part P? Why not download our free guide by clicking here.
Do Part P schemes operate in Scotland?
No, Part P only applies to England and Wales.
Why might I wait before I join a scheme?
Well, some schemes call for a degree of experience and using the Building control route for a while whilst you gain experience is a sensible route to go before you join a scheme. Also you may feel when you first start out that you don’t do enough notifiable work to justify the Scheme fee, or that in general the majority of your work is non notifiable in any case. Either way it’s a choice and one you make to suit your circumstances.
To conclude, you must be ‘Competent’ meaning having skills & knowledge and that’s where we come in and gaining experience can only add to your competency!
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)
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