Domestic Electrician, Science & PAT Course Package (Step 1)
Why take the Domestic Electrician, Science & PAT Course Package (Step 1)?
This course provides you with the required Domestic Installer qualifications and skills with the addition of the Electro Technical course of the C&G 4141-02 for those maybe intending to progress beyond Domestic electrical Installer after gaining on the job experience onto the City & Guilds 2391-52.
Together with the PAT testing qualification, you’re adding more knowledge to your skills set, extra services for your customers and a useful set of extra revenue streams for your business. All courses now include the brand new 18th edition course.
From 1st March 2020, this course includes step 1 of our 5 step programme to gaining gold card status.
Is this course right for me?
This course package is suitable for anyone (over the age of 18) who wants to become a Domestic Electrical Installer and has little or no electrical installation experience. See our Bronze Course page for more details.
This course package includes 6 courses:
This science module gives you the in-depth knowledge to fully understand how and why electrical systems works, which is essential when considering progression onto PAT testing and Inspection and testing City and Guilds 2391-52 and other short courses.
This 5 Day Practical Installation Electrical Course will enable you to install everything from the consumer unit to the socket and everything in between, for those with little or no electrical experience. Our most popular course! This is the only course of it's kind to be fully accredited as level 3 City & Guilds qualification.
This course gives you the knowledge, skills and qualifications to enable you to competently install your domestic electrical work, compliant with Part P of the Building Regulations.
Every practicing electrician must have their wiring regs certificate (18th Edition). This short course is classroom based, with an online test and qualifies you to obtain your 18th Edition wiring regs.
This entry level course is a mix of practical and theory aimed at practicing electrical installers who have not carried out inspection and testing. It is also suitable for those with limited experience of inspection and testing of electrical installations, such as those domestic installers new to the industry, or those working in allied trades. ie, Plumbers, kitchen fitters, landscape gardeners.
These qualifications enable you to manage PAT testing and undertake PAT testing. Our workshops include both a theory and practical elements; we cover everything necessary to successfully achieve your qualifications and give you skills to undertake PAT testing tasks.
TS4U are also an NUS Extra recognised training provider meaning our Silver course qualifies you for a TOTUM Pro student discount card - Click below for more details!
"Great tuition, as has always been the case here at trade skills4u."
"Excellent tutor who made every effort to explain things in full for anything we did not understand."
"I was worried coming on the course I would be out my depth as I had only dealt with the practical side of things up to now. Mark made the course enjoyable and (as sad as it is) exciting and consequently the information/knowledge sunk in, all over the experience of the week was very positive. Cheers!"
Exams and Assessments
The majority of the exams and assessments will take place in the final week of the course. This will allow you to utilise all of the skills and knowledge gained on the course greatly increasing your chances of passing first time. We have average first time pass rates of over 90% on this course. The exams and assessments break down as follows:
City & Guilds 4141-02 Principles of Electro Technology
- Multiple Choice Exam
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 (Usually in week 2)
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
City & guilds 2377 22 & 32 PAT Testing Course
- 2 Online Exams
NICEIC / ELECSA Online Knowledge Assessment
- 1 Online Multiple Choice Exam (Taken after course completion)
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
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 silver allow me to do?
The silver package allows you to carry out everything you can in the bronze however you will be able to carry out PAT testing and have a better understanding of testing results and being able to identify faults easier which will help you if you choose to progress onto the 2391-52.
Do I really need PAT testing?
You don't need to have PAT testing however you would not be the brightest spark if you did not have it, PAT testing is a great additional earner when you don't have any big jobs on.
Can I split up the weeks?
Just like the bronze you can split up the weeks if you require.
Can I pay in instalments?
You can pay a deposit a then an interest free instalment 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)
When you feel more confident and the demand for notifiable jobs increases you can then look to join a scheme as described above.
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