Why take the Domestic Electrics For Plumbers Course?

Have you ever needed new electrical supplies for:

  • Central Heating Systems
  • Water Heaters
  • Immersion Heaters
  • Showers
  • Water or shower pumps
  • Boil taps

Have you ever had to change the above but were unsure about the safety or adequacy of the existing supplies?

Are you unsure about earthing and bonding requirements for:

  • Water and Gas services
  • Central heating
  • Bathrooms
  • Kitchens
Ever wondered if your installation of cable for the central heating system you installed complies with the Wiring Regulations?

If your answer is yes to any of the above then this course is ideal for you……

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.

Course overview

Learn how to install a range of domestic electrical circuits

Why Choose This Course? 

This course will allow you to put into practice the knowledge you will have gained during your plumbing course by carrying out a variety of domestic wiring circuits not only related to your everyday work as a jobbing plumber, but which are commonly found in domestic dwellings. It will save you money and also simplify your life by not having to book in a sparky to assist and sign-off the vast majority of your installations. The practical skills learnt on this course will ensure you can safely install domestic circuit electrical components and know what work needs to be notified to building control in order to issue a Part P certificate. 

Not only that but you will be able to offer domestic electrical installation as an extra service for your customers.

Who Is It For? 

This course is specifically targeted to plumbers but we find other trades such as kitchen fitters, boiler engineers and carpenters find the training extremely beneficial.

How Long Does It Take? 

This course takes just 20 days and can be delivered in 1 four-week blocks or spread out to fit in with your busy lifestyle. You can also book the individual elements as and when you want, learning a bit at a time and then applying what you have learnt to your day to day job. 

What Qualifications Do I Get? 

There are four valuable City & Guilds Qualifications in this course 

Each course is designed to cover a specific topic and they are ordered to build your knowledge up in a common-sense way. The qualifications above teach you to install common domestic electrical circuits, how to inspect and test them and also the relevant wiring and building regulations to be aware of.

What Can I Do After This Course? 

Firstly, you will know what you can and can’t tackle safely and legally. You will be able to install circuits that allow connection of a range of electrical appliances such as boiler supplies, add new circuits and know the right way to do this. The addition of new circuits or alteration of existing circuits in domestic dwellings has the potential for enhancing your income, should you wish to offer these as an extra service. This course is a great compliment to your existing practical skills and knowledge of building structures, meaning you can get off to a flying start. After gaining more experience you will also be able to register with a Competent Person Scheme provider should you wish to self-certify your work, however you will only want to do this if you find you are having to notify building control more than 4-5 times per year.

Why Choose Trade Skills 4U? 

We are experts in electrical training and know these domestic installer courses better than anyone else. We have been delivering them for years to plumbers, kitchen fitters, gas engineers, carpenters and a whole host of allied tradespeople who want to expand their skill base.

We became the No.1 for a host of reasons - and the number one reason is trust. Other reasons to choose us include: 

  • Or trainers are industry specialists with both years on the tools and training qualifications.
  • We train adults - you’ll be learning with people just like you.
  • We have some of the best facilities in the business with nationwide state of the art centres.
  • This course is fully accredited by City & Guilds
  • We’ve got a great reputation
  • We’ve designed this package specifically with your needs in mind; train in an intensive way or break the course up over a number of months.
Remember - our experienced advice team make sure you’re choosing the right course for you. Talk to them now for friendly, expert help.

What you learn?

We will cover all the skills learnt on our Bronze course plus some specific topics such as boiler wiring and central heating controls which are covered on the last session.

Essentially you will learn the fundamental practical and theory skills required to install domestic electrics:

  • How to install a range of circuits found in domestic properties
  • The relevant wiring and building regulations
  • How to inspect and test your own installations
  • How to notify building control (What needs to be notified)

You will also learn specifics of central heating controls on the last 2 days of your course:

  • The principle function of system components on a heating system
  • Reading of schematics and wiring diagrams.
  • Understanding and using manufacturers' wiring guides
  • Practical wiring application for a 2-port valve (S-plan) system
  • Practical wiring application for a 3-port valve (Y-plan) system
  • Commissioning the system including basic electrical safety checks
  • Diagnosing and rectifying system faults
  • Introduction to Wireless and Smart Controls

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

OKA 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

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, 6th Edition - ISBN 978-1839532542
  • Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing, 9th Edition- ISBN 978-1839532368
  • BS 7671:2022 Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition (Brown) - ISBN 978-1839532184
  • IET On-Site Guide (BS7671:2022, 8th Edition) - ISBN 978-1839532276

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 installments?

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.

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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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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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 Explorer 2 Facilities are just 2 minutes south of Gatwick Airport and are easily accessible by car, bus and train. They are comfortable, light and airy 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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