This 18 day course package contains training in installation, building regulations, inspection and testing plus the essential 17th edition wiring regulations course that will be necessary to work as a domestic installer. All 4 of the courses in this package are accredited by City & Guilds.
This 18 day course includes the training you'll need to be a qualified Domestic Electrical Installer and register on a Domestic Installer Scheme. 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. 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 get 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. We now offer a free 18th edition update course for customers booking between the 23/02/2018 and 30/06/2018. Find out more here.
Please note all courses starting after the 18th June 2018 will include the brand new 18th edition course.
Why Take This Domestic Installer Course?
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.
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. The scheme provider is likely to want to see that you have experience of real installations before or after your training. 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.
It will also enable you to undertake and recognise the new 2013 expanded criteria of non notifiable work that you will be able to undertake both competently and safely. It is also an entry course to becoming a qualified supervisor if you are an adult learner where a degree of knowledge and experience in domestic work is required prior to taking the Qualified Supervisors qualification.
Is this course right for me? - For New entrants or associated trades.
This course is the ideal starting place for anyone (over the age of 18) looking to work as a domestic electrical installer but have little to no electrical installation experience or have been working in an allied trade. It covers all the core competencies required to start up in the industry and work on electrical installation in a residential property. If you are looking to get your foot on the first rung of the ladder of your electrical career then this is the ideal course for you. Under the new updated Building Regulations, any electrical installer must be competent and have the relevant minimum qualifications to prove their competence, installing testing and inspecting their installation to BS 7671 regulations. Building regulations updated in 2013 state electrical installations ’must be designed and installed under BS7671’ (17th / 18th Edition Wiring regs).
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:
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 (17th / 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.
Exams and Assessments
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 2382-15 – 17th 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
"Excellent course, very good useful content. Excellent tutor, well delivered and broken down information for easy understanding. Coped very well considering everyone is at different levels/speeds" - Michael Daley 21/10/13 Bronze Course
"Excellent hands on course, informative week delivered by a highly competent tutor" - Chris Warner 21/10/13 Bronze Course
"Course tutor was extremely good at explaining the content with a good plan on teaching those who need extra help" - Peter Clarke 02/12/13 17th Edition
"Very well delivered, thanks to the tutor who dealt with all the 'What if' questions very well throughout the course." - Gary 4/07/2016 MOD1
"Great instruction used throughout the course which made it easier to learn. Thank you" - Martyn 14/03/2016 MOD1
"Overall a very good course. I am pleased with all the advice I received" - Peter 18/3/2016 MOD1
"Doug the tutor made the course and the modules easy to understand and helped with tasks" - Ross 14/03/2016 MOD1
We are currently updating the links to the books required for this course. For any questions please call 01293 529777 or 0800 856 4448.
We also stock some books in the centre, however we can not guarantee stock availability unless you call us in advance to purchase the books. They can then be put aside for you to collect on the first day of your course. To buy books please call 01293 529777 or 0800 856 4448.
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 takling more complex installations.
Can I split the weeks up?
We will try and be as flexible as possible when it comes to dates, we allow you to study in a 4 week block however if you need to split the weeks up this can also be arranged.
Can I pay in installments?
You can pay a deposit a then pay on the first day of each of the weeks you are training.
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. As such we recommened 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.
London Gatwick, South East
Our head office centres redefine standards in training provision with 7,500 square metres of bright and spacious teaching areas. It’s a world away from the drafty warehouses that some competitors use! It is perfectly placed to deliver electrical course to students from Sussex, Surrey, Kent, London and all over the South East.
Our brand new state of the art centre on the outskirts of Leeds is really quite special. It boasts huge classrooms and workshops and some great communal areas for break times. The facility is just East of Leeds. It offers a full range of courses for those based in Leeds, Hull, Sheffield and all over Yorkshire.
M62 / M6 Warrington
Our Northern training facility is based just off the M62 at Birchwood Park. This facility is brand new for 2016. As such it offers brand new classrooms and state of the art technology in order to deliver the best possible training experience. As per our other training centres we offer bright airy classrooms with comfortable seating and even a lake across the road. This new centre means we now offer a full range of electrical courses for students from Manchester, Liverpool, Bolton and all over the North West.
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