Bronze: Domestic Installer Course Package
Why take the Bronze: Domestic Installer Course Package?
This 18 day course includes the training you'll need to be a qualified Domestic Electrical Installer and register on a Domestic Installer Scheme. Key reasons to take this course with us include:
- Expert training from industry specialists
- Fantastic purpose built facilities
- Experienced teachers with solid experience
- Great pass rates & reputation
- Fully Accredited by C&G
- Clear pricing and open course dates
- Train in 4 weeks or break course up to suit you
- Low cost monthly payment options
- Simple honest advice
If you're new to electrics or working in an allied trade and want to gain the qualifications quickly and intensively, then this is the entry level course that is appropriate for you. You will receive hands on training in our unique dual-purpose classrooms specifically designed to give you the best training environment for the skills you are learning.
Unlike many other courses you may have seen, every part of this course package is fully accredited by City & Guilds. All courses now include the brand new 18th edition course.
Why Take This Domestic Installer Course?
With this set of qualifications and skills you can be confident you will be fully equipped to satisfy the new updated building control regulations, legally requiring all installers to be competent and have the relevant qualifications in installing, testing and inspecting their installations to allow you to undertake notifiable and non-notifiable work for your customers or your company.
The skills learnt on this course will enable you to carry out all kinds of installations in a domestic setting. Essentially you will be competent and safe to work on any kind of domestic project, be that a house re-wire, extension or simple jobs such as new sockets and light fittings. Under current building regulations anyone carrying out such work must be able to prove they are competent and safe to do so.
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 Trade Skills 4U students qualify for a £50 discount on their first years membership.
Is this course right for me? - For New entrants or associated trades.
This course is designed specifically for:
- Beginners starting out in the industry
- Other tradesmen (builders, plumbers, kitchen fitters etc) who are looking to offer complimentary services
- Experienced installers who need to formalise their skills and qualifications
All students should be over the age of 18.
What can you officially do with these skills and qualifications?
This course will give you training, qualifications, skills and knowledge to enable you to register with scheme providers such as the NICEIC or ELECSA on their domestic installer schemes and self certify your work. It is important to note that whilst the course will ensure you have a full understanding of how to safely install domestic electrics and meets the requirements of scheme providers, you should work on gaining some experience before registering.
- For beginners coming into the course you should expect to build up your experience before registering with a scheme provider.
- For those who have previous electrical experience your qualifications will usually allow you to join a scheme straight away
Ultimately it is the scheme provider who will assess your competence and ability to register on your chosen scheme with on site assessments and an Online Knowledge Assessment. Often a quick call to them can be a useful exercise before starting out. Alternatively, you can complete an installer’s Part P certificate for building control for notifiable work. Building Control will take your competency and qualifications into account when certifying your installation. Whilst we strive to make the training as in depth and thorough as possible there is no substitute for real world experience and any reputable training provider should advise you of the same.
Course Timings - 4 Weeks in a row or 4 Separate Weeks
This course is usually run 4 weeks in a row, however it is also possible to break the course up and attend the course in 4 separate bites. For example we can book you in one week a month over 4 months. You pay as you go along, so you’re able also to spread the cost also into 4 manageable bites.
What's included? - You will achieve 4 C&G Qualifications
When completing this course you will achieve the following 4 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 – Wiring Regulations (Including latest amendments)
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.
As an industry leader we have been offering these qualifications for many years and know them inside out. We have developed this Bronze course and structured in such a way that you will learn all the necessary skills in a logical and effective way.
Throughout the course you will learn the following Core Competencies:
Practical Skills in Domestic Installation
Throughout the course you will learn a range of practical skills to enable you to work as a domestic installer. You will be assigned your own consumer unit and from there build lighting circuits, socket outlet circuits, cooker & shower circuits and much more. You will also learn the essentials of earthing and bonding as well as how to correctly use the tools of the trade.
You will also learn installation theory covering aspects such as cable sizing and selecting the right cables types to do the job at hand. During the course you will be assigned your own workspace and build all the key circuits listed above. You will then be required to build this from scratch as part of your final assessments.
Wiring and Building Regulations
You will start to learn about the regulations in week 1 of the course whilst doing practical installations, however in later weeks we will go into much greater detail. When it comes to learning about building and wiring regulations you will often find there are lots of overlaps and similar topics so our blended learning technique is ideal for you to absorb the right information at the right time without lots of repetition. After completing the course you will have the knowledge, skills and qualifications to enable you to competently install your domestic electrical work, compliant with Part P of the Building Regulations as well as the latest edition wiring regulations. Every practicing electrician must have their wiring regs certificate (18th Edition).
Inspection & Testing Skills
Inspection and Testing is an essential skill for every electrical installer and it is focussed on teaching you the processes, procedures, and practicalities of ensuring the installations you complete are functioning correctly and safe for use. Throughout the course you will learn the hands on skills and the theory behind it to ensure that you are competent to inspect and test your own installations. Please note this course does not allow you to carry out periodic inspection and testing.
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Exams and Assessment
The majority of the exams and assessments will take place on the final day of each individual element of the course. We have average first time pass rates of over 90% on this course. The exams and assessments break down as follows:
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
- 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
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
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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