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Course Overview

If you wish to acquire a level of understanding that will allow you to carry out electrical work at the professional level, our Professional Electrical Training course is the ideal starting point.

This course will equip you with a comprehensive understanding of electrical installations and the way they work. We will cover a variety of different circuits, as well as introducing you to the theory that underpins all professional electrical work.

If you enrol on this course, you will learn how to:
  • Install lighting, sockets and consumer units
  • Certify full house re-wires
  • Test portable appliances
  • Inspect and test commercial, domestic and industrial installations
Once you have completed this course, you will be able to progress to more advanced courses that will further prepare you for life as a professional electrician. Our full range of electrical training packages can be found on our Electrician Courses page.

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Who is this qualification for?

This is a ‘new career’ course, which means it is ideal for beginners who wish to start a new career in the field of electrical work. Many of the people who enrol on this course have no electrical experience whatsoever, although we can also help more advanced students who need to refresh their knowledge.


Our professional electrical course is made up of five recognised qualifications:
  1. Part P Domestic Installer – Learn how to install and maintain lighting, sockets, cooker circuits and consumer units, as well as certifying domestic installations (including full house re-wires).
  2. Building Regulations for Electrical Installations in Dwellings – Gain a strong understanding of current building regulations (as applied to electrical work in dwellings).
  3. 18th edition Electrical Regs – This qualification will equip you with a solid working knowledge of the wiring regulations
  4. PAT Testing (Portable Appliances) – Learn how to test devices and prevent accidents involving portable appliances.
  5. Fundamental Inspect & Test – This is an accredited qualification that will allow you to inspect and test new circuits on existing domestic electrical installations, as well as completing new installations.
  6. Initial Verification – This qualification allows you to inspect, test and certify new work in industrial, commercial and domestic installations.
  7. Periodic Inspection & Testing – 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.

Units covered

Each of the qualifications listed above covers numerous areas that you will need to master in order to begin your new career. Here are some examples of the units you will cover during your professional electrical course:
  • Introduction to electricity
  • Electrical units
  • Electrical safety regulations
  • Earthing and bonding requirements
  • Identifying components
  • Lighting installations
  • Maintaining electrical systems
  • Identifying electrical hazards
  • Isolating electrical circuits and installations
  • Initial verification of electrical installations
  • Inspecting and testing electrical installations

Progressing further

While our professional electrical course has been developed to give you all the knowledge and skills needed to become a practising electrician, there are a number of more advanced courses and progression routes that you may wish to take advantage of in order to further your career and expand your skillset. Once you have successfully completed this course, your tutors will be more than happy to discuss your ambitions with you and recommend suitable progress options.

One common progress route for students who complete our professional electrical course is the Design & Verification qualification, which will enable you to design and specify electrical schemes for other electricians to carry out. We can also help students who wish to progress into managerial or supervisory roles.

What we offer

Here are some of the reasons to choose Access Training Academies for your professional electrical training:
  • Our specialist teaching staff are fully qualified and have worked professionally in their respective industries for many years
  • Our enhanced online assessments allow you to go at your own pace
  • Our flexible payment schemes mean we can fit almost every budget
Give Access Training Academies a call on 0800 345 7492 to enquire about our professional electrical course and how it can help you to start a new career as a tradesperson.
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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.

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