Domestic Electrician Course Package (Step 1)
Why take the Domestic Electrician Course Package (Step 1)?
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.
You can now start your journey with Online learning mainly in the form of live virtual classes that you can attend online. You then progress to practical workshops in centre.
From 1st March 2020, this course forms step 1 from our 5 step programme to gaining gold card status.
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?
What Qualifications Do I Get ?
Course Timings and Delivery Methods
- Week 1 Introduction to Electrical Installation & Part P (4 Days Virtual Classroom, 1 Day E-Learning)
- Week 2 Domestic Installation Workshop (5 Days in Centre)
- Week 3 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (3 Days Virtual Classroom)
- Week 4 Inspection & Testing (5 Days In Centre)
What Can I Do After This Course?
Why Should I Choose Trade Skills 4U?
- 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.
The Core Competencies You’ll Gain
Wiring & Building Regs
Inspection & Testing Skills
Want to set up on your own?
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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
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 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)
What are my limitations?
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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 View details
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 View details