Why take the Minor Electrical Installation Works?

Are you a Kitchen Fitter, Plumber, Tiler, Plasterer, Builder or Handy-person? This might be the perfect course for you. 

This training course is for those adults not wanting to be career electricians but are required to undertake some basic electrical works in a domestic setting as part of their main job role. 

Part P regulations requires some, but not all electrical work to be notified to Building Control, therefore, not all electrical work needs to be carried out by a registered electrician. It can be carried out by anyone, especially other trades-people as supplementary to their main role. This type of work is referred to in Part P as ‘non-notifiable work’. Examples of ‘non-notifiable work’ could include:

  • Adding socket-outlets to an existing circuit *
  • Adding lighting points to an existing circuit * 
  • Installing an outside light or socket supplied from an existing circuit
  • Installing lights or sockets in a conservatory or pergola from existing circuits
  • Installing socket-outlets or lighting points from existing circuits in a kitchen
You will be supported with a suite of online learning materials to refer to after completing your training 

This 5 day practical workshop course has no entry requirements

We now offer a 2 day Basic Electrical Maintenance Course!

This course includes

Electrical installation
Inspection & Testing
Single phase
Domestic install workshop
Part-P Building Regulations

Course overview


This course is perfect for allied trades such as:

  • Kitchen fitters; to reposition socket outlets
  • Heating engineers; adding a fused spur to a socket circuit to feed a boiler
  • Decorators; replacing light fittings, switches and socket outlets
  • Landscape gardeners; installing lighting or outside sockets
  • Security system installers 
  • Pergola and decking installers.

And many more than we can’t list here!

Minor non-notifiable work should be carried out in accordance with BS 7671 Wiring Regulations, so this course has been designed to give you the knowledge and the skills to carry out this work safely and effectively and carry out minor electrical work to the current standards.

Course content:

  • Conduct a pre-work survey
  • Carry out minor electrical works in domestic premises
  • Test your own work 
  • Complete all the relevant documentation such as a Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificate.

Your theory sessions include:

  • Safe isolation
  • Types of electrical circuits including:
  • Lighting
  • Power
  • Electrical supplies and earthing including:
  • Types of earthing arrangement
  • Component parts of an electrical system
  • Consumer units including:
  • Types of protective devices
  • Requirements for RCDs
  • Installing accessories and equipment in domestic premises including:
  • IP ratings
  • Wiring zones
  • Building regulations for electrical installations in dwellings including:
  • Understand the Building Regulations in terms of scope, purpose and structure.
  • Identify the type of building work that is: a) notifiable and; b) non-notifiable.

 Your practical workshop sessions include:

  • Safe isolation
  • Alterations and additions to existing electric circuits including:
  • Socket circuits (adding extra, and replacing sockets and fuse spurs )
  • Lighting circuits (adding extra lighting points, replacing lights and switches )
  • Cooker circuits (adding a low-level outlet and replacing accessories)
  • Inspection and testing 
  • Carrying out relevant tests to BS 7671
  • Completing a Minor Electrical Installation Works Certificate.

For clarity this course isn’t a short course to become an electrician, although you might use it to gain an initial understanding of, and perhaps gain some experience in, electrical work and the electrical sector, with all the opportunities available to qualified electricians. 

Let’s be clear, there are proper career routes, qualifications and training available to you with us should you wish to take more formal training to become a fully registered electrician.

The course takes into account a busy work life of a trades-person and so to reduce commuting and days lost at work is designed to be delivered in part ‘In  Centre’ where practically needed and online where relevant and appropriate.

On completion of this course, you will be given the option to sit a BS 7671 wiring regulations course (City & Guilds 18th Edition). This is entirely your option; however, BS 7671 is recognised by everyone in the industry and contains the regulations, legal liabilities and responsibilities to enable you to operate within the law. If you choose to sit this BS 7671 qualification, on successful completion you will receive a City and Guilds 2382-22 (Wiring Regulations) certificate.


The course is practical biased course delivered at one of our nationwide modern training centres. The course is supported by high quality E-learning that you complete at your own pace and the added benefit, you can refer back to after the training. 

Some of the things you will learn:

  • How the electrical circuits and protective equipment within a home are constructed and work 
  • How to safely isolate what you are working on
  • How to extend circuits safely and correctly, adding extra lights and sockets etc
  • How to carry out the basic tests required
  • How to certificate the work carried out
  • How to recognise common faults and avoid danger
  • How wiring and building regulations affect your work

Entry requirements

This 5 day practical workshop course has no entry requirements.

Who is it for?

Professionals needing to carry out minor works within a domestic dwelling as part of their job.

Why take this course?

You may say I already do this, why would I do this course? The course is designed to give you the assurance that what you are doing is correct, that it complies with the Wiring Regulations and the Building Regulations and at the end of the day you can sleep soundly knowing that what you have done is safe. 

What it is not

The course is not designed to turn you into electricians. If you are looking to install new circuits, change consumer units of rewire properties, you need to look at our 4 Steps programme.

However, this course could also be perfect for someone who is unsure about becoming a fully qualified electrician and wants to have a go at doing some basic electrical work.

If this sounds like you or will benefit you, give us a call today for more information or book online.

* Other than in a Building Regulations ‘special location’

 To an existing circuit, not in a Building Regulations ‘special location’  

Frequently asked questions

Are the books included?

The electrician’s Guide to the Building Regulations book will be included with this course.

Are there any other learning materials included?

Yes you will be supported with a suite of online learning materials to refer to after completing your training.

Do I get a qualification from this course?

There is no formal qualification attached to this course, we will issue you with a Certificate of Completion.

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 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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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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