Why take the Domestic Electrician Course Package?

The essential foundations of a career as a Domestic Electrician

This brilliant course package opens the door to a brighter future working as a Domestic Electrician (also known as Domestic Installer). You’ll be able to get working, build up your experience and then in time set up as a jobbing electrician. This course gives you the foundations necessary to build a successful career - and it’s easy to add new and in-demand skills packages such as Electric Vehicle Charging, Solar PV, PAT Testing and more. More importantly you can now map this course directly into our 2365 Diploma should you wish to get a gold card in the future.

Course Snapshot: A complete foundation in domestic electrics, the perfect starting point for anyone new to the industry wanting to progress of specialise in something new. The first step of our 4 steps programme and one of our most popular courses. The course breaks down as follows:

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

Course Modules

Module one
C&G 4141 Installation Workshop
Module two
C&G 2393 Building Regs & Part P
Module three
C&G 2392 Inspection & Testing
Module four
C&G 2382-18 18th Edition Regulations

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.

As a domestic electrician you can:

Consumer unit replacement
Electrical installation
Lighting install & design
Electric cookers
Single phase
Electric showers
Domestic rewires
Inspection & Testing
Lighting design & installation
Fault findings
Smoke co2 detectors
Smart heating controls
Underfloor heating

Course overview

Who Is It For?

  • Those new to the Industry
  • Other trades looking for extra skills and opportunities
  • Domestic Installers who need formal qualifications

How Long Does It Take? 

This is an 18 day course in total - and contains 4 valuable City & Guilds Qualifications. You can choose to take the course in one go or spread it out - whatever works for you. As the leading Electrical Training Specialist in the UK we’ve several training venues and all easily accessible. We’re flexible to fit around your life. You can also pay as you go along - it really couldn’t be easier. And with first-time pass rates over 90% you’re working with the right people to help you get ahead in this in-demand industry. 

What Qualifications Do I Get ? 

There’s four valuable City & Guild Qualifications in this course:

Course Timings and Delivery Methods

The course generally breaks down as follows:
  • Week 1 Domestic Installation Workshop (5 Days in Centre)
  • Week 2 Introduction to Electrical Installation & Part P (2 Days Virtual Classroom, 3 Days E-Learning)
  • Week 3 Inspection & Testing (5 Days In Centre)
  • Week 4 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (3 Days Virtual Classroom)
You can take your Virtual Classes any time but you must complete Week 1 and 2 before attempting Week 4. Whether you decide to take the whole course in one go or spread it over several weeks or months. Remember - we provide all the training, materials and exam fees included in our simple pricing structure. 

What Can I Do After This Course? 

You’ll have the skills, knowledge and qualifications to get a job or set yourself up as a domestic electrical installer. This means you can do everything from new sockets and light fittings up to a complete house re-wire, and be seen as competent and safe to do so. You’ll be equipped to satisfy the new updated building control regulations and have the relevant qualifications in installing, testing and inspecting - so you can take on both notifiable and non-notifiable work. Most people who train on this course eventually set up as self-employed domestic electricians. 

Why Should I Choose Trade Skills 4U? 

We became the No.1 for a host of reasons - and the number one reason is trust. We’ve based everything in our company about being the very best - from our trainers, venues and materials through to ongoing support. So here’s a few reasons we should choose us to train you for success. 

  • Our trainers are industry specialists with both years on the tools and training qualifications. They’re up to date with the latest information and methods of making our courses work for you.
  • We train adults - you’ll be learning with people just like you.
  • Our venues are designed from the ground up to offer the very best training environment for you.
  • This course is fully accredited by City & Guilds
  • We’ve got a great industry reputation - but more importantly the people who train with us come back time and time again to further their skills and opportunities. That’s the best review you can get. 
  • We’re designed to help you succeed - we know that life can sometimes get in the way so we offer flexible dates, flexible locations and flexible payment schemes.
Remember - our experienced advice team make sure you’re choosing the right course for you. Talk to them now for friendly, expert help. 

The Core Competencies You’ll Gain

Practical Skills 

You’ll learn practical skills needed to work as a Domestic Installer. You’ll have your own work space and consumer unit to work on and you’ll build lighting circuits, socket outlet circuits, cooker circuits, shower circuits and more. You’ll learn about earthing and bonding and how to use the tools the right way. You’ll learn installation theory including cable selection and for the assessment you’ll build circuits to demonstrate that you’ve learned what you need to know. 

Wiring & Building Regs 

The regulations part starts gently in the first week but you go into much more detail as the course goes on as you might expect. There’s a fair bit of overlap across the topics so we make sure we teach you the right way from the start - avoiding repetition and making sure the key knowledge sinks in. After this your domestic electrical installations will be seen to be compliant with Part P of the Building Regulations as well as the latest wiring regs. Every practicing electrician must have their wiring regs certificate (18th Edition). 

Inspection & Testing Skills 

These essential skills so we teach you the processes, procedures and practical skills to make your work is both functional and safe. The mix of theory and hands-on ensures you’re competent to inspect and test your own work. Note that this doesn’t allow you to carry out periodic inspection and testing - for that you’ll need to add C&G 2391 which you can see here Remember - our experienced advice team make sure you’re choosing the right course for you. Talk to them now for friendly, expert help.

Want to set up on your own? 

This is an excellent gateway course with qualifications that let you register with scheme providers such as the NICEIC on their domestic installer schemes and self-certify your work. If you’re totally fresh to the industry you’ll need to get some practical experience behind you before registering. If you’re already in the industry, this course should allow you to register straight away. Each scheme will assess how competent you are - usually through onsite assessment and an online knowledge assessment. It’s worth a phone call to your chosen scheme to check. You can also 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. Our training is in-depth and as realistic as it can be - but we all know there is no substitute for real-world experience.

Exams and Assessment

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

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.

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

Frequently asked questions

What does Step 1 allow me to do?

Our bronze course allows students to work as domestic installers. You will be able to carry out installations and initial verification and testing on 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. If you want to register with a scheme provider you can do so once you have gained relevant experience, in the mean time you can notify your work direct to building control.

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 work is notifiable?

You will find that there is lots of work for you to cut your teeth on when you first qualify which does not need to be notified for a Part P certificate. The list below was published by ELECSA and remember you can notify via building control if need be for any notifiable work.

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 18th 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.

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.

  • 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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    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 Royce Road Facilities are just 2 minutes south of Gatwick Airport and are easily accessible by car, bus and train. They are comfortable, light and airey 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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    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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