After much deliberation we can thankfully announce that there will be no change to the domestic installer’s scheme qualification requirements for the foreseeable future.
In a discreet document published yesterday, the NICEIC have re-issued the ‘Guide to Registration – Domestic Installers Scheme’ which states that candidates looking to join the NICEIC Domestic installer scheme and become a ‘Qualified Supervisor’ must attain the latest edition of the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations, be competent and/or adequately supervised to carry out all domestic installation work and have 12 months relevant experience.
Essentially what this document outlines is that there is no change to the current entry requirements for this qualification which is great news for everyone that was going to be affected by the changes occurring in the New Year. The initial statement announcing the changes was published in July this year suggesting that those looking to qualify as a qualified supervisor after 1st January 2012 would have to hold the full electrical NVQ in order to register for the domestic installer scheme.
The date for this revision has been put back substantially meaning those looking to retrain or up-skill to become a qualified supervisor will now be able to do so under the existing provisions. However, it is worth mentioning that even though the changes have been not yet come into force, they will inevitably arrive later on in the year so it really is worth training before these revisions arrive.
Trade Skills 4U have various course packages on offer which contain all the qualifications a new entrant or existing contractor would require in order to train as a domestic installer and/or fully qualified electrician.