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Electrical Courses

Do you want to be an electrician? Or perhaps you’re looking to update the electrical qualifications you already have? Either way, Access Training can help – our comprehensive electrical training courses are suitable for non-electrical and electrical trade personnel of all ages, backgrounds, and levels of proficiency.

Our electrical training programmes have helped countless people to gain industry-recognised qualifications and become fully certified electricians; we can also help experienced electrical workers to refresh and build upon their previous training. Please select one of the options listed below, or call Access Training on 0800 345 7492 to learn more about how we can help you to get qualified.

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Our Electrical Training Courses

Our basic electrical training course – learn the ropes and get qualified!

Completing our Essential Electrical Course will allow you to start a brand new career as a domestic electrician. Even if you have no prior electrical experience, this course will teach you all the skills and technical theory you’ll need, and along the way you’ll earn the two industry qualifications every practising electrician is expected to hold.

Here are some of the units covered on our Essential Electrical Course:
  • Installing and replacing electrical components
  • Installing domestic lighting circuits
  • Electrical safety
  • Earthing and bonding requirements
  • Electrical installation in special locations
City & Guilds
Earn five qualifications and kick-start your career as an electrician!

Our Professional Electrical Course is ideal for beginners who wish to learn the fundamentals of electrical work and earn the accreditations that will mark them out as knowledgeable professionals. This course consists of 5 industry-recognised qualifications; after learning the basics, you’ll progress onto more advanced material such as PAT testing and inspection.

The Professional Electrical Course includes the following qualifications:
  • Part P Domestic Electrical Installer
  • 18th edition Electrical Regulations
  • PAT Testing (Portable Appliances)
  • Fundamental Inspection & Testing
  • Periodic Inspection & Testing
City & Guilds
Achieve the very highest standard in the electrical trade!

The Premier Electrical Course is our most advanced electrical training programme. If successful, you will earn a total of 6 electrical qualifications, and this will position you streets ahead of the competition when you begin your new career.

This course is open to all candidates, regardless of experience – even if you’re a beginner, we’ll equip you with the skills and knowledge necessary to succeed as an electrician. You'll earn these 6 qualifications:
  • Part P Domestic Electrical Installer
  • 18th edition Electrical Regulations
  • PAT Testing (Portable Appliances)
  • Fundamental Inspection & Testing
  • Periodic Inspection & Testing
  • Design, Erection and Verification
City & Guilds
This course is designed for experienced candidates who wish to gain their Portable Appliance Testing qualification. This is a requirement for anyone who inspects and tests electrical systems. Areas covered on this course include:
  • Inspecting and testing
  • Process management
  • Equipment maintenance
City & Guilds
All professional electricians must be familiar with the 18th edition Wiring Regulations – this course will equip you with all the essential knowledge, allowing you to get qualified and meet the standards required of workers in this field. Candidates will learn how to...
  • Work safely and comply with the IEE Wiring Regulations
  • Select and install electrical equipment
  • Carry out inspections and testing
City & Guilds
This course is tailored to suit the needs of more experienced candidates who wish to achieve their Inspection & Testing qualification (equivalent to City & Guilds 2394). The course focuses on the initial verification of electrical systems; here are some of the areas you will cover:
  • Designing, installing and testing
  • Meeting legal requirements
  • Issuing safety certificates
City & Guilds
Qualified electricians who wish to refresh or build upon their inspection and testing skills will find that our Fundamental Inspection & Testing course meets their needs perfectly. On this course, you will:
  • Learn how to safely isolate electrical systems
  • Master initial verification, visual inspection, and functional testing
  • Get qualified to complete test certificates and schedules
Completion of this course will enable you to carry out periodic inspection and testing on pre-existing electrical installations. Here are some of the key areas covered on this programme:
  • Safe isolation
  • Inspection and testing
  • Understanding and recording test results
This course allows you to achieve two recognised electrical qualifications in a single intensive training programme. You will gain both the Fundamental and the Periodic Inspection & Testing certificates, allowing you to inspect, test and verify a comprehensive array of electrical installations. We will teach you to carry out the following tasks to a professional standard:
  • Verifying new installations
  • Periodic inspection and testing
  • Issuing safety certificates
Are you ready to gain the highest qualification in the electrical trade? If so, we recommend our Electrical Design Course – this programme is strictly for experienced candidates only, and if successful, you’ll gain an electrical design qualification (equivalent to City & Guilds 2396) that allows you to:
  • Design electrical installations
  • Calculate required materials
  • Inspect, test and verify all installations
  • Comply fully with safety legislation and regulations
This ‘full scope’ electrical training course will enable you to gain the Part P Domestic Installer certificate – a critical qualification for any electrical worker – in a very short period of time. This course is suitable for any trade professional who wishes to work with electricity; here are some examples of what you will learn:
  • How to comply with the Building Regulations
  • How to carry out pre-work surveys/inspections
  • Isolation, earthing, bonding and testing
  • How to install various electrical systems
If you specialise in a trade other than electrical work (e.g. plumbing, construction) and wish to add some rudimentary electrical skills to your portfolio, this course is the perfect place to start. You will learn how to:
  • Install, inspect and test a range of systems
  • Comply with the 18th edition Wiring Regulations
  • Incorporate electrical work into the services you offer
This course is designed for candidates with some prior experience of electrical installation. Successful completion of this course will earn you two essential industry qualifications: the Part P Domestic Installer certificate, and the 18th edition Electrical Regulations qualification. Together, these will allow you to:
  • Re-wire entire houses
  • Install electrical systems in homes
  • Carry out installations in commercial spaces
  • Wire up home extensions

Flexible, Intensive Electrical Training - Get the Qualifications You Need

Are you unmotivated by your current job? Then why not begin a lucrative new career as a professional electrician? Our intensive electrical courses are designed to give you hands-on experience and get you all the necessary qualifications in as little time as possible, ensuring that you can change careers sooner rather than later. It would normally take 2-3 years to become a fully-qualified electrician on a laborious college course, but our practical training programmes allow you to earn industry-standard qualifications in a far shorter timeframe!

Electrical courses for mature adult learners

Our electrical training courses really are open to everyone, regardless of age, background, gender, or previous experience. Our flexible course schedules will allow you to complete your training around your personal commitments - if you need to carry on with your current job while training for your new career, or if you have other commitments to work around, we will endeavour to accommodate you.

Of course, we don’t exclusively offer electrical training programmes for newcomers. We can also help established electricians to update their existing qualifications and broaden their horizons with advanced courses and specialised training. Contact us today and we’ll give you more information.

Why Access Training?

Here are just some of the reasons to book your place on one of Access Training Academies' electrician courses:
  • We always keep our class sizes as small as possible, ensuring that each student receives plenty of contact time with his/her appointed tutor.
  • Constantly updated, state-of-the-art facilities that provide a realistic learning environment for all our clients.
  • Access Training Academies’ electrical courses give you the vital, hands-on experience through practical training while also covering all the necessary technical theory.
  • Our record of successfully-qualified clients is second to none. Our pass record is twice the national average for specific qualifications.
  • Our electrical training packages are designed for you to eventually join a Competent Person Scheme, officially registering you as a safe, proficient electrician.
  • We can provide flexible, intensive training courses and weekend courses to suit your individual needs.
  • If you need a very specific type of electrical training and our standard courses are unsuitable for your requirements, we are capable of delivering bespoke electrical courses, tailored to your needs.

Are you already a practising electrician?

If you are looking for further electrical training or need to get a specific qualification then please contact us with your requirements. We have a range of courses that are specifically designed for practising electricians, and each one is very competitively priced. We offer bespoke electrician courses and training solutions to electrical and commercial organisations of any size, from small individual contractors to large enterprises such as councils and electrical contractors.

Successful Students

“I'm the happiest I've ever been in my working life. I like being my own boss and having control over my working week. And I'm earning three times what I was at the BBC!”
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