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Part P Domestic Electrical Installers & 17th Edition Course

(EAL Domestic Electrical Installer, Part P Certificate & 17th Edition City & Guilds 2382-10 Certificate in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671:2008)
Course overview
The course consists of the EAL Domestic Electrical Installer (Part P) plus the City & Guilds 17th Edition. The Course is designed for anyone wanting to carry out domestic electrical installation tasks. This course allows you to undertake electrical training and gain certifications that are the ‘bench mark’ and prove your competency. This is because since January of 2005 all fixed electrical installations in dwellings must be suitably designed, installed, inspected and tested so as to provide reasonable protection against them becoming a source of a fire or a cause of injury to persons.

The course will enable you to proficiently install your domestic electrical work, compliant with Building Regulations Part P. After gaining your EAL VRQ Certificate and your 17th edition certificate, you are able to register to become a competent domestic electrical installer, with the ability to install, inspect, test and certify your work in accordance with BS 7671.

Upon successful completion you will gain two industry recognised qualifications. These are:
  • Part P EAL Domestic Electrical Installer - Full Scope.
  • The 17th Edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations - City & Guilds 2382.
In addition to this you will then be able to register with a Competent Person Self-Certification Scheme such as NICEIC, NAPIT or ELECSA, where you can self-certify your installation work and provide your customers with a Part P compliant certificate. Please note that if you are working on domestic electrical installations and you don’t have this qualification you will need to notify Building Control directly, who then send out an inspector to inspect, test and certificate the installation (a significant additional charge will be incurred for this service, costing hundreds of pounds) so gaining this qualification makes financial sense as well.

A few examples of situations where this would apply:
  • A Builder installing a new ring-main into an extension.
  • A Plumber needing to fit an electrical shower.
  • A Kitchen Fitter needing to install sockets and lighting.
  • A Landscape Gardener wanting to install garden lighting or heaters.
  • A Loft Conversion Company installing new lighting and sockets.
Who is this qualification for?
This is a specialist 2 week course designed for builders, plumbers, gas engineers, kitchen fitters, alarm installers, landscape gardeners, conservatory installers or any other tradesperson who is required to or wants to work with electrical installations within the home (or outside), without incurring the expense of paying an electrician. Did you know that, as a tradesperson, training costs you nothing as it can all be claimed against your tax? Lower your tax burden and at the same time increase your earning potential. Why not take advantage of this now? Contact us and we’ll tell you more.

You will be guided from complete beginner to a level of understanding which is comparable to many domestic electricians and be able to carry out any electrical work within the domestic environment. The course is specifically designed for people with little or no prior electrical experience and its aim is to provide you with the theoretical understanding and practical skills required to work in a safe and responsible manner. It is structured in a way that dismisses the need to employ an electrician to perform electrical tasks on jobs that you are undertaking, saving you money and adding to the scope of work that you can undertake.

Other areas where you need this course to carry out electrical installation work:
  • Electrical work in dwellings (houses, flats, apartments etc) i.e. re-wires, installation of kitchen lighting, power showers, moving sockets.
  • Combined dwellings and business premises having a common supply (such as shops, pubs etc)
  • Common access areas in blocks of flats (but not lifts).
  • Shared amenities in blocks of flats (such as laundries, gymnasiums etc).
  • Outbuildings, including sheds, garages and greenhouses.
  • Garden lighting and power supplies (including spas, security lighting etc).
  • Parts of fixed electrical installations external to premises, such as in gardens, (sheds, detached garages etc).
  • Extensions and loft conversions (The safety requirement will be applicable to alterations and additions to existing installations, including rewires, as well as to the new construction. This requirement for consequential remedial work is a departure from the normal Building Regulations approach.)
Units covered
(EAL Domestic Electrical Installer, Part P Certificate & 17th Edition City & Guilds 2382-10 Certificate in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671:2008)
  • Applicable Building Regulations for Domestic Electrical Installation.
  • Electrical Safety Legislation, Regulations and Standards.
  • Domestic Electrical Installation Pre-work Survey/Inspection.
  • Domestic Electrical Installation Safe Isolation Procedures.
  • Identifying Unsafe Electrical Situations.
  • Domestic Electrical Earthing and Bonding Requirements.
  • Electrical Test Procedures.
  • Installing and Replacing Electrical Components.
  • Checking the Correct and Safe Operation of Installed Electrical Components.
  • Recording of Electrical Test Results and Completing Certificates.
  • Domestic Electrical Installation in Special Locations.
  • Understanding of New Domestic Electrical Circuit Requirements.
  • Installing Domestic Lighting Circuits.
  • Requirements for Electrical Installations (BS: 7671)
Guided learning: 2 Weeks
Progress routes
After this course some students also undertake more advanced qualifications and go further with their training. The Level 3 Inspection & Testing courses also provide candidates with a route to becoming certified to carry out work testing existing electrical installations and gain even more lucrative work in the sector.
  • City & Guilds 2392-10: Certificate in Fundamental Inspection, Testing and Initial Verification (Level 2)
  • City & Guilds 2391-10: Certificate in Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (Level 3)
  • City & Guilds 2391-20: Certificate in Design, Erection and Verification of Electrical Installations (Level 3)
Support for students
Access Training is committed to the highest standards of customer focus and technical expertise, with a host of benefits including:
  • Specialist, professionally qualified teaching staff with a wealth of industry experience.
  • Enhanced Online Assessments, allowing students to sit exams with flexibility to fit around their speed of learning.
We train students from anywhere in the UK
The main areas include:
  • South Wales
    (Cardiff, Swansea, Newport, Bridgend)
  • South of England
    (Bristol, Gloucester, Bath, Swindon, Oxford, Reading, Slough, London)
  • The Midlands
    (Birmingham, Hereford, Worcester, Derby, Nottingham, Leicester)
  • The South West
    (Devon, Cornwall, Exeter, Plymouth, Taunton)
Further information
Information regarding our electrical courses is available from our Course Advice Team. Please call for advice or leave your details and we’ll contact you! Also, official guidance on complying with the requirement is given in an Approved Document P entitled "Fixed Electrical Installations in Dwellings". This document specifies the need for electrical installation work to be inspected and tested during and on completion of the work to verify that it complies with BS 7671.
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