Why should I take this course?
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Why should I take this course?
Our Domestic Electrician Course + has been specifically designed to coincide with the launch of the new electrical safety regulations for the private rental sector.
The new regulations have been introduced after a Government consultation regarding the current state of electrical safety in privately rented properties. As of 1st June 2020, new regulations will be introduced that will place a responsibility on the landlord to ensure that all electrical installations in privately rented homes are safe.
What are the new regulations?
They require landlords to ensure that all electrical safety standards comply with the latest edition of the Wiring Regulations (BS7671 – currently 18th Edition).
Landlords will be legally obligated to employ a qualified person to carry out an electrical inspection on the installation in the property, at regular intervals. These regular intervals will be a minimum of every 5 years, unless specified otherwise in a report. For example, if a report highlights a significant risk factor, the qualified person could then indicate an inspection should be carried out every year. The landlord would then be legally obligated to follow this guidance.
What requirements must a qualified person meet in order to carry out an inspection?
In order to carry out an electrical inspection (otherwise known as a periodic inspection or an EICR – Electrical Installation Condition Report), you will need to be a qualified person and competent to carry them out.
A Level 2 Inspection and Testing qualification isn’t enough to deem you competent for the periodic inspections and as such, a Level 3 Inspect, Test & Periodic qualification is highly recommended.
Our Domestic Electrician Course + builds on our existing 15 day course, and includes this Level 3 qualification in place of the Level 2 qualification, to ensure that once successfully completing the course, you will be a qualified person and competent to carry out periodic inspections on rental properties.
This course is suitable for those with or without electrical experience and looking to take on periodic inspections competently.
Who is this course for?
This course has been specifically designed for those wishing to carry out electrical work including periodic inspection and testing. After successfully completing the course you will be in the position where you may be eligible to join a Part P scheme provider allowing you to sign off your own notifiable electrical work.
This course is heavily reliant on gaining practical, hands on experience to ensure you are fully equipped to carry out the work. If you are either new to the industry or have some experience and are looking to gain recognised qualifications, then this is the course to choose.
When booking our Domestic Electrician Course +, you will have the option of paying for the course in full (£2395 inc. VAT) or reserving your space by paying a deposit (£900 inc. VAT).
The first 10 days of this course are the same as our 15-day Domestic Electrician Course. Where it differs is with the addition of the EAL Level 3 Periodic Inspection and Testing Package . This replaces the Level 2 Inspect, Test and Initial Verification course that would take place in the third week and, instead, spends two weeks teaching you all the inspection and testing knowledge and practical elements required to carry out periodic inspection and testing.
EC4U Domestic Electrician Course + contains the following electrical training courses:
Key Stage Electrical Course – (Duration 5 Days)
This is an introductory course and introduces you to all the key elements you will need to know to carry out domestic electrical work. It is a mixture of practical installation and theory work containing elements, such as design, and acts as a key part to help you successfully complete the other courses.
Part P Course City & Guilds 2393 – (Duration 2 Days)
Part P of the building regulations covers electrical installations in dwellings. This qualification will give you a thorough understanding of what you can and can’t do in people’s homes, and what rules must be abided by when carrying out domestic installation work.
18th Edition Wiring Regulations 2018 City & Guilds 2382 – (Duration 3 Days)
The 18th Edition Wiring Regulations qualification is a must have for anyone wanting to carry out electrical work. This course is designed to give you the knowledge of how to utilise the regulations to ensure your work is compliant.
EAL Level 3 Testing & Periodic Package 603/2625/6 – (Duration 10 days)
Taking place over ten days, with a mix of practical and theory work, this course will take you from initial verification of installations through to being able to carry out periodic inspections. This is the equivalent qualification to the City & Guilds 2391-52, and provided by the awarding body, EAL. Find out more about who EAL are here. The key aim of this course is ensure you are competent to carry out periodic inspections on properties.
Our Domestic Electrician Course + includes the following:
The course is made up of four separate courses and lasts 20 days. The core course times are Monday-Friday 9:00 AM – 4:30 PM. Please look at our course FAQ’s for further information.
During this course you will take 3 online multiple choice exams and 2 practical assessments, they are as follows:
Part P Course – 1 Exam
An online multiple choice exam that consist of 20 questions which you have 40 minutes to complete. (Open book exam)
18th Edition course – 1 Exam
Online multiple choice exam that consist of 60 questions which you have 2 hours to complete. (Open book exam)
EAL Level 3 Testing and Periodic Package – 3 Exams
60 question, 2 hour online multiple choice exam
1-hour visual inspection assessment
2.5-hour periodic inspection and testing practical assessment
The following publications are to be purchased by all customers wishing to take part on the Domestic Electrician Course +. These books are ONLY for sale to customers who have booked a course with us. Books will not be posted out and will be available on the first day of your course.
There are no formal entry requirements to attend this course, you will need to be over the age of 18 however.
What is the Domestic Electrician Course + for?
This course is primarily designed for those who wish to be able to carry out periodic inspection and testing on properties. It will take you through every aspect of electrical design, installation and testing work you will need to be able to work safely in people’s homes, before moving on to the periodic inspection aspect.
Can I just do the periodic inspection element?
We offer a standalone inspection, testing and periodic package. This is aimed at those who are either working currently in industry with testing experience, or those who have completed a Level 2 inspection and testing qualification. If you would like to find out more about this option, please give us a call on 01444 872145.
Do I need any prior experience to take this course?
Not at all. This course has been designed to bring someone with no experience up to the level where they are able to achieve the qualifications.
What work will I be able to carry out after completing this course?
After completing this course, you will be able to safely carry out the periodic inspection and testing of an electrical installation. You may also be eligible to join a government approved Part P Scheme, depending on your prior experience, which will allow you to sign off your own notifiable work. This information is accurate up to the 31/08/2021.
Why have you introduced this course?
We have introduced this course in response to the changes regarding privately rented properties in the England. Namely the increased amount of electrical inspections required from this year. This course contains the key qualifications and knowledge to allow you to competently carry out a periodic inspection of an electrical installation safely.
Do I need to be a member of a Part P scheme to carry out periodic inspection and testing?
No, you don’t. The work you are carrying out is an inspection of an electrical installation rather than the installation of anything that may need notifying to building control. It is important that you hold the correct qualifications to be deemed competent to carry them out. If, however, you were going to rectify any issues found, that work may be classified as notifiable in which case you may consider joining a Part P scheme.
What’s the difference between the EAL Level 3 and City & Guilds 2391-52 qualification?
Both the qualifications cover the same material and are of an equal level. The only difference is in the way they are assessed. The EAL assessment process consists of 2 practical assessments and one online multiple choice exam. This means that you get your result on the same day as your assessment. The City & Guilds 2391-52 also has online and practical elements, but it also has a written component which is marked externally, meaning there is a significant wait between completing the course and finding out if you were successful or not.