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Course Overview

If you are looking to get started in the field of electrical work, our Essential Electrical Training course will equip you with the skills, understanding, and qualifications needed to work on domestic electrical installations.

This basic electrical course is ideal for beginners with no prior experience of electrical work. We have often seen inexperienced candidates struggling with other electrical courses, and so this programme was specifically designed with novices in mind (although we are also happy to train more experienced individuals).

Candidates who enrol on this course will learn
  • The fundamentals of domestic electrical work
  • How to install lighting, sockets and other systems
  • How to certify full house re-wires
Completion of this course will enable you to move on to more advanced training programmes that will help you to succeed as a professional electrician. Call 0800 345 7492 to learn more about our domestic electrician courses, or return to our Electrician Training page to browse alternative options.

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Who is this qualification for?

The Essential Electrical Course is ideal for beginners who are looking to get into electrical work; it is also open to those who wish to add electrical knowledge to their range of existing skills. The course is designed to cater for those with absolutely no knowledge of the subject, although we can also train those with more advanced levels of knowledge who simply need the qualifications to prove their existing skills.


Our basic electrical training course consists of the following qualifications:
  1. Part P Domestic Installer – Covers the installation and maintenance of lighting, sockets, cooker circuits and consumer units. You will also learn how to certify domestic installations such as full house re-wires.
  2. 18th edition Electrical Regs – This qualification will prove that you have a good working knowledge of the current wiring regulations.
  3. Building Regulations for Electrical Installations in Dwellings – This qualification proves you have a good understanding of the current building regulations as applied to electrical work in dwellings.

Units covered

The qualifications shown above are wide-ranging and cover numerous areas that you will need to know when working on electrical installations in domestic properties. Here are some examples of the units you will cover during your electrical course:
  • Applicable Building Regulations for Domestic Electrical Installation
  • Electrical Safety Legislation, Regulations and Standards
  • Identifying Unsafe Electrical Situations
  • Domestic Electrical Earthing and Bonding Requirements
  • Installing and Replacing Electrical Components
  • Checking the Correct and Safe Operation of Installed Electrical Components
  • Domestic Electrical Installation in Special Locations
  • Understanding of New Domestic Electrical Circuit Requirements
  • Installing Domestic Lighting Circuits

Progressing further

This course will provide you with the essential skills and knowledge needed to work with domestic electrics, but there are more advanced progression routes that you may wish to opt for during or after your training. These more advanced options will further your abilities and allow you to complete further, more advanced types of work that are not covered in the scope of the Essential course.

The most advantageous route for a person to take following this course is to attend the Fundamental Inspection & Testing course. This qualification will allow you to inspect and test new circuits on existing electrical installations, as well as completing new installations.

Ultimately, the Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection & Testing certificates are what many aim to achieve, as this crucial qualification covers the inspection and testing of circuits on existing installations, as well as issuing safety reports and recommending any additional work that’s required.

What do we offer?

Here’s what we at Access Training Academies have to offer our students:
  • Specialist teaching staff with years of professional experience
  • Enhanced online assessments
  • State-of-the-art training centres across the UK
Please call Access Training Academies on 0800 345 7492 to enquire about our domestic electrician courses and what you can achieve from your training.
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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.

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