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Minor Electrical Installation Works Course

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. 

Please note: If you cant see the dates you want please call 01293 529777 and speak to a course advisor



No formal entry requirements


5 Days In Centre with 3 Day eLearning Module

£499.00 (£599.00 inc VAT)
Please note: If you cant see the dates you want please call 01293 529777 and speak to a course advisor



No formal entry requirements


5 Days In Centre with 3 Day eLearning Module

£499.00 (£599.00 inc VAT)

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Minor Electrical Installation Works Course

Why Study The Minor Electrical Installation Works 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.

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.

Course Overview

What Will I Learn On This Course?

You will learn how to carry out minor electrical works such as fuse spurs, like for like replacements and repairs. You will also learn which jobs you can and can not tackle.
Course Snapshot

Course Snapshot

  • 5 Days in Centre
  • 3 Days eLearning module completed before or after the in centre training

Why take this course?

Who, What, Why?

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 .

We also offer a 2 day Basic Electrical Maintenance Course!

Who is this course for?

No formal entry requirements

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!

Topics covered include:
  • 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
  • How to conduct a pre-work survey
  • How to test your own work
  • How to 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.

How is this course delivered?

Mainly In Centre with eLearning

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. 


Do I get a certificate?

To complete this course, learners must be attend all days and take part in all learning activities. Learners who complete this course will receive a certificate of attendance signed by their tutor or course manager.

Basic Electrical Maintenance Course

Short Knowledge Check

Basic Electrical Maintenance Course

There is short knowledge check on the last day of he course but no formal exam type assessment.

Course Books

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


Pay as You Train

We understand that some of the courses can be difficult to pay all at once, therefore, on our longer courses you can Pay As You Train, which means you pay week by week interest-free.

Pay As You Train is only available on our longer courses. Typically we will agree on a payment plan with you, where you will pay a deposit, and then pay a set amount 21 days before each class start date.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Are the books included?

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

On completion of this course, you will be given the option to sit a BS 7671 wiring regulations course at an additional cost (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.

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.

No, you will only be able to carry out simple repairs to existing circuits and accessories. The course will clarify what you can and can not do and when to use a qualified electrician.



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