Electrical – Which Training Course?

FOUNDATION ELECTRICAL COURSES 

2 DAY FOUNDATION ELECTRICAL COURSE

WHO IS IT FOR?

The 2 day Foundation Electrical Course is for students who have little or no previous experience or tradesmen who have not previously undertaken this type of work. It is ideally suited to people looking to gain hands-on electrical training for their own personal use, or those looking to progress on to the 2 day Foundation Electrical Inspection and Testing Course or anyone ultimately looking to progress onto an Electrical Qualification with the aim of becoming a Domestic Installer, Qualified Supervisor or Qualified Electrician.

CONTENT

It covers practical skills from applying Ohms Law and calculating correct fuse ratings to installing and testing circuits.

You will achieve a basic understanding of bonding, earthing systems and safety techniques.  You will also learn about standard lighting circuits, 2 way switching, intermediate switching, ring mains, radial circuits, fused connection units, extractor fans, zone requirements and special location installations.  In addition you will also learn to correctly calculate loading and cable sizing as well as basic testing procedures.

Your practical tasks will include working on a board wiring up ring and radial circuits. Practical tasks will also include wiring a one way lighting circuit, converting to 2 way and intermediate switching, fused connection unit and outside light.  All circuits will be connected to the consumer unit and tested to ensure safety of all circuits.

PRICE

£225.00 inc vat

For further details click here
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 4 DAY FOUNDATION ELECTRICAL COURSE 

WHO IS IT FOR?

This 4 day electrical course is ideally suited for those students who wish to get more in depth training or those that wish to progress on to the Domestic Installers Course (including C&G 2393 Building Regulations) as it covers the Inspection and Testing elements. This course includes plenty of practical hands-on training.

CONTENT

The course covers the theory and practical skills required to undertake most electrical installations within the domestic environment.  It covers all the elements of the 2 day Foundation Electrical Course and takes you to the next level with additional circuit installations and Inspection and Testing practice, including live test requirements and fault finding exercises.

Tasks will include all the elements of the 2 day Foundation Electrical Course, with additional training on the Inspection and Testing procedures for bonding, ring circuits and radial circuits to include continuity of CPC’s, continuity of ring circuit conductors, (R1 + R2) measurements, insulation resistance, polarity, earth fault loop impedance, prospective fault current and RCD testing. You will also learn fault finding techniques as well as how to complete certificates.

PRICE

£395.00 inc vat

For further details click here
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 2 DAY FOUNDATION INSPECTION AND TESTING COURSE 

WHO IS IT FOR?

The 2 day Foundation Electrical Inspection & Testing Course is suitable for people who have previous experience of electrical circuit installations but wish to gain further practical experience in both the installation and inspection and testing processes. This course is a natural progression for anyone who has attended our 2 day Foundation Electrical Course and forms the 3rd and 4th day of our 4 day Foundation Electrical Course.

CONTENT

You will be tasked with installing various circuits and then given training on carrying out the full range of Inspections and Tests for initial verification of the circuits.

PRICE

£200.00

All our foundation courses are attendance and completion only and do not involve any exams. Included in each foundation course is an assessment for suitability to progress on to any of our electrical qualification courses.

For further details click here
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ELECTRICAL QUALIFICATION COURSES 

 

DOMESTIC INSTALLERS (incl C&G 2393 Building Regs) COURSE

WHAT IS IT?

From 1st January 2005 all electrical work in dwellings is required to comply with Part P requirements and be carried out by persons who are competent to do the work.

Small jobs such as replacing a socket outlet or a light switch on an existing circuit will not need to be notified to a building control body (although there will be some exceptions for high risk areas such as kitchens, bathrooms, gardens and special locations).  All work that involves adding a new circuit, or work within a special location, will need to be either notified to building control who will then arrange to inspect the work, or carried out by an approved contractor or competent person who is registered with a Domestic Installers scheme.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The 5 day weekday / 4 day splitter weekend Domestic Installers Course is suitable for those who carry out electrical work in association with or for their main work activity under the scope of Part P.  This mainly consists of kitchen fitters, plumbers, carpenters and builders, but also extends to anyone carrying out electrical work in the home. Successful candidates will have achieved the understanding of a Domestic Electrical Installer (though not an electrician) and will be able to demonstrate their knowledge to be nominated as a ‘Qualified Supervisor’ with a Competent Persons Scheme (such as NICEIC, ELECSA, NAPIT).

CONTENT

This course consists of informal tests in the form of internal exams and practical assessments; and 1 formal on-line, closed book, multiple choice, 40 minute, computer based exam (20 questions).

CITY & GUILDS 2393-10 BUILDING REGULATIONS QUALIFICATION (PART P)

Qualified electricians who have good practical experience, sound knowledge and electrical qualifications may only need to attend the 1 day Building Regulations exam, which is the City & Guilds 2393-10 qualification. You will not be required to demonstrate practical ability on the 1 day course but this will be required when applying for the Competent Persons Scheme with one of the main bodies. Details of the main bodies can be found on pages 229-230 in the ‘Electricians Guide to the Building Regulations’ book.

WHAT IF I DON’T REGISTER AS A DOMESTIC INSTALLER?

If you are not registered as a ‘Part P’ approved person then all relevant work will need to be notified to the local building control officer, who will need to arrange to inspect your work, or appoint a qualified agent to carry out the inspection. In practice this option is going to be both time consuming and costly as the average costs can vary from £100 – £380 per inspection.

WHICH COURSE DO I NEED?

If you are not able to install and wire the following unaided then we suggest you attend the 2 day or 4 day Foundation Electrical course:

  • ring circuit
  • radial circuit
  • standard 1 way lighting circuit
  • 2 way switching
  • Intermediate switching
  • fused connection unit
  • spur
  • consumer unit
  • outside light
  • earth bonding
  • conduct safe isolation and basic testing

If you are able to do the above tasks unaided, but not able to do the following unaided then you may wish to attend the 2 day Electrical Inspection and Testing Course. This course may also be beneficial for anyone looking to attend the 5 day (or splitter weekend) Domestic Installers course:

  • Identify the different earthing systems (TNS, TT & TNC-S)
  • continuity testing of CPC’s
  • ring circuit continuity
  • R1 + R2 calculations
  • insulation resistance
  • earth fault loop impedance (Zs & Ze)
  • polarity
  • prospective fault current calculations
  • RCD tests

If you are able to do all the above unaided and have electrical qualifications, then you may only need to attend the 1 day Building Regulations exam, namely the City & Guilds 2393-10.

REQUIRED BOOKS

All attendees will require the ‘On-Site Guide BS 7671:2008 (2015 )’ and the ‘IET Electricians Guide to the Building Regulations’ books as a minimum for this course.

COST

£535.00 inc vat and exam fees (£500.00 if you have previously attended a BTC electrical course)

City & Guilds 2393-10 Building Regulations Exam: £150.00 inc vat and exam fees (qualified electricians only).

For further details click here

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CITY & GUILDS  2382-15 17TH EDITION WIRING REGULATIONS QUALIFICATION COURSE 

The 3rd Amendment to the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations was published in January 2015.  From July 2015 students can only sit the 2382-15 exam (yellow book). 

WHAT IS IT?

In 1892 it was decided that due to the introduction of ‘electric lighting’, that a set of rules would be needed to prevent the risk of fire in any situation. Since that time, the regulations have undergone several named and rule changes, to arrive at the present day ‘Requirements for Electrical Installations.’ The regulations are based on, and produced by, the International Regulations, and are also produced by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET).

Anyone who is undertaking electrical work within the domestic environment should ideally have the Part P qualification or equivalent and 17th Edition qualification as a minimum. In addition to this, those who work in commercial, industrial, agricultural, caravan parks, marinas etc, are also required to have the 17th Edition (2382). This superseded the 16th Edition and requires all new work from January 2015 to meet with the regulations contained in the new Yellow version book.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Personnel or businesses that regularly carry out electrical work will need this qualification. This course is also required by students following successful completion of the Domestic Installers (including C&G 2393 Building Regulations qualification) or equivalent.

CONTENT

2382-15

We are able to provide a three day course either during the week or over an extended weekend for those who wish to limit the amount of time taken off work. This course can now also be attended as an evening course spread over a total of 7 evenings. Some previous electrical training is essential for this course.

It covers areas such as design, Electrical safety, selection and erection, inspection, testing and guidelines for achieving electrical safety in special locations.

2382-15 – This theory course consists of a two hour open book online C&G Evolve test. The exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions.

WHAT IF I DON’T HAVE CITY & GUILDS 2382?

It is unlikely that any reputable company will consider you for employment for electrical installation work within the commercial, industrial or agricultural areas etc if you do not hold a minimum of this qualification.

WHICH COURSE DO I NEED?

Some previous electrical training is required to attend the 17th Edition course.  We recommend that students have a good understanding, and practical experience, in the following area:

  • Installing and testing ring and radial circuits.
  • Safe isolation procedures
  • Correct sizing of cabling
  • Earthing systems used in the UK
  • Requirements for RCD protection
  • Requirements for Bonding and earthing
  • Special locations

Attendance of our 2 or 4 day Foundation Course or Domestic Installers Course would provide this experience.

REQUIRED BOOKS

If you are attending the 2382-15, you will require the IET Wiring Regulations 17th Edition (Yellow Book)

COST

£415.00 inc vat and exam fees (£400.00 if you have previously attended a BTC electrical course)

For further details click here

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CITY & GUILDS 2392-10 CERTIFICATE IN FUNDAMENTAL INSPECTION, TESTING AND INITIAL VERTIFICATION

WHAT IS IT?

This 4 day electrical qualification course has been specifically developed to meet the requirements of the electrical industry and associated trades. It provides practical training on the correct procedures for Safe Isolation and Initial Inspection and Testing of electrical circuits and installations.

WHO IS IT FOR?

This course is aimed at anyone involved, or looking at getting involved, in inspection and testing electrical installations. Previous electrical installation and basic inspection and testing experience is essential for this course.

This qualification is an excellent grounding qualification, which will greatly assist and prepare candidates who are also looking to progress onto the 2394-01 or 2395-01  (or combined) Certificate in Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations.

This qualification is ideally suited to those with limited experience of Inspection and Testing of electrical installations or those entering the electrical industry from other associated trades.

CONTENT

To gain this qualification, students will need to successfully complete this 4 day course and pass two assessments. The first assessment (2392-101) is in the form of a 50 question multiple-choice, closed book, online Evolve Test, which covers the underpinning knowledge of the units. The test, entitled ‘Knowledge of Fundamental Initial Verification’ lasts a total of 100 minutes.  The second assessment (2392-102) is in the form of a practical test covering the practical skills of the units.

WHICH COURSE DO I NEED?

Although previous testing experience is not a requirement for this course, it is essential that students have some previous electrical installation experience and we recommend that some experience of inspection and testing would be beneficial.

Attendance of our 2 or 4 day Foundation Electrical Course would provide this experience.

REQUIRED BOOKS

All attendees will require the ‘On Site Guide BS 7671:2008 (2015)’ and the ‘IET Inspection and Testing Guidance Note 3’ books as a minimum for this course.

COST

£510.00 inc vat and exam fees (£495.00 if you have previously attended a BTC electrical course)

For further details click here
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2 DAY ADVANCED ELECTRICAL INSPECTION AND TESTING COURSE

WHAT IS IT?

A 2 day practical advanced inspection and testing course which is ideal for those that are looking to attend, or have attended the C&G 2391-50 and/or 2391-51, 2391-52,  2394-01 and/or 2395-01, or EAL 4337 and/or 4338 qualification course who do not currently have, or wish to refresh themselves of, practical  experience of single or 3 phase installations.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Course aimed at those looking to enhance their existing Inspection and Testing skills to include 3 phase systems. This may have been gained by work-related requirements or by attending either the Domestic Installers (Part P) Course or the City & Guilds 2392-10 Initial Inspection and Testing of single phase installations Qualification Course.

CONTENT

You will be tasked with undertaking a full inspection and test of a 3 phase installation to include the various tests required on both 3 line and single line circuits. Your tutor will talk you through each step and then you will put the training into practice on pre-configured boards. Once completed, you will learn how to correctly complete all the required certificates and associated documentation for both Initial and Periodic Inspection and Testing. You will then be tasked with completing the process with minimal supervision to ensure any gaps identified are discussed and rectified. You will also work on some rigs with pre-installed faults to enable you to enhance your learning should you intend conducting Periodic Inspection and Tests in the future.

REQUIRED BOOKS

All attendees will require ‘Guidance Note 3’ book as a minimum for this course.

COST

£250.00 inc

For further details click here

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CITY & GUILDS (2391-50) LEVEL 3 AWARD IN THE INITIAL VERIFICATION AND CERTIFICATION OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

This 5 day electrical qualification course replaces the 2394 Inspection and Testing Qualification Course.

WHAT IS IT?

This qualification is based on the same principles as the 2392-10 qualification but is a Level 3 qualification rather than a Level 2, and covers both single and three phase installations.

WHO IS IT FOR?

This qualification course is ideally suited for anyone who has experience of initial inspection of electrical installations on single phase installations, those who have limited exposure to Inspection and Testing since qualifying or require a refresher course before progressing onto other qualifications, who are looking to carry out initial verification of electrical installation work. This qualification is particularly relevant to those wishing to verify new installations and perhaps not required to carry out periodic inspection and testing, such as Domestic Installers.

CONTENT

Designed to enable students to understand principles, practices and legislation for initial verification of electrical installations with statutory and non-statutory regulations and requirements. The course provides the knowledge needed by the student to underpin the application of skills for inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrical installations.  The course includes a 90 minute, open book, multiple choice on-line test (40 questions).

Successful candidates of the above can then move on to:

2391-500 2.5 hours for Practical Assessment including completion of associated documentation, and 1 hour for completion of Practical Written Assignment (4 question short answers).

WHICH COURSE DO I NEED?

A basic knowledge and understanding of electrical science and principles and experience of electrical installation work either from within the electrical contracting industry or an allied trade. Ideally students should have achieved the 2382 Wiring Regulations and either the City & Guilds 2392, or EAL Part P Domestic Installers Qualification or equivalent.

REQUIRED BOOKS

All attendees will require IET Wiring Regulations 17th Edition (Yellow Book), On Site Guide BS 7671: 2008 (2015) and ‘Guidance Note 3’ books as a minimum for this course.

COST

£660.00 inc vat and exam fees.

It is recommended that students consider attending the combined 2391-52 course if they wish to carry out both initial and periodic inspection and testing.  We are able to offer the combined course over 5 days as there is an overlap of theory for the 2391-50 and 2391-51 qualifications.  As a result, we are able to offer a special price of £925 inc vat and exam fees. For further details click here

Alternatively, students may wish to consider the EAL 4337/4338 combined qualification course which are the equivalent of the C&G 2391-52 qualification, although the assessments are quite different in that the EAL qualifications do not include a written assignment. Cost: £925 inc vat and exam fees. For further details click here

For further details click here
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CITY & GUILDS (2391-51) LEVEL 3 AWARD IN THE PERIODIC INSPECTION, TESTING AND CERTIFICATION OF ELECTRICAL INSTALLATIONS

This 5 day electrical qualification course replaces the 2395 Inspection and Testing Qualification Course.

WHAT IS IT?

This qualification is to enable students to update their knowledge and skills in electrical installations and to increase their ability to carry out inspections and tests, including periodic inspections and landlord certificates.

WHO IS IT FOR?

The 2391-51 qualification course is ideally suited for students who have previously gained qualifications in initial verification perhaps through a recognised apprenticeship and wish to expand their skills to include reporting on the condition of existing electrical installations. The course is also for practicing electricians who have had limited exposure of inspection and testing since qualifying or require a refresher course before progressing onto other qualifications, or those with limited experience of periodic inspection of electrical installations.

CONTENT

Designed to enable students to understand principles, practices and legislation for the periodic inspection, testing and condition reporting of electrical installations in accordance with statutory and non-statutory regulations and requirements. Students will learn to underpin the application of skills of the periodic inspection, testing and condition reporting of electrical installations.  The course includes a 90 minute, open book, multiple choice on-line test (40 questions).

Successful candidates of the above can then move on to:

2391-501 2.5 hour Practical Assessment including completion of associated documentation, and 1 hour for completion of Practical Written Assignment (4 question short answers).

WHICH COURSE DO I NEED?

A basic knowledge and understanding of electrical science and principles and experience of electrical installation work within the electrical contracting industry or an allied trade. Ideally students should have achieved either the City & Guilds 2392-10 or 2394-01 / 2391-50 qualification.

REQUIRED BOOKS

All attendees will require IET Wiring Regulations 17th Edition (Yellow Book), the On Site Guide BS 7671: 2008 (2015) and the ‘Guidance Note 3’ books as a minimum for this course.

COST

£660.00 inc vat and exam fees.

It is recommended that students consider attending the combined C&G 2391-52 course if they wish to carry out both initial and periodic inspection and testing.  We are able to offer the combined course over 5 days as there is an overlap of theory for both qualifications.  As a result, we are able to offer a special price of £925 inc vat and exam fees. For further details click here

Alternatively, students may wish to consider the EAL 4337/4338 combined qualification course which are the equivalent of the C&G 2391-52 qualification, although the assessments are quite different in that the EAL qualifications do not include a written assignment. Cost: £925 inc vat and exam fees. For further details click here

For further details click here
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2391/2394/2395/4337/4338 PRACTICAL PRE-ASSESSMENT COURSE

WHAT IS IT?

One day course designed to make you aware of what you can expect for your 2391-500/ 2391-501/2391-502/2394-01/2395-01/4337/4338 practical assessment.

WHO IS IT FOR?

Designed for those who are due to undertake the 2391 / 2394 / 2395 / 4337 / 4338  practical assessment or anyone who wishes to gain an insight into the requirements of the assessment prior to booking the C&G 2391, 2394, 2395 or EAL 4337, 4338 Course.

CONTENT

  • Overview of the statutory duties and safe working practices
  • Outline of the requirements, with hands on practice, for the Inspection, Testing and Certification assessment including:
  • Inspection requirements and identification of sensitive equipment
  • Correct use of test equipment
  • Safe isolation procedures
  • Continuity of Protective Conductors
  • Insulation Resistance Tests
  • Polarity Tests
  • Earth Fault Loop Impedance Tests (including Ze, Zs, PEFC and PSCC)
  • RCD Tests
  • Requirements for Special Installations
  • Correct completion of Certificates and Recording of Results
  • General advice and guidance in preparation for the practical assessment

 

REQUIRED BOOKS

All attendees will require the On Site Guide BS 7671: 2008 (2015) and the ‘Guidance Note 3’ books as a minimum for this course.

COST

£150.00 inc vat

For further details click here

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CITY & GUILDS (2377-22 AND 2377-32) PORTABLE APPLIANCE TESTING (PAT COURSE)

This replaces the 2377-11 and 2377-12 electrical qualification course.

The PAT Testing qualification consists of two parts, dependant on your individual requirements.

2377-32 City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Management Requirements for the Maintenance of Electrical Equipment
2377-22 City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT).

These can be taken separately or combined. Although previous electrical installation knowledge is not essential for this course, basic wiring of portable equipment will be required.  We highly recommend attendance of the 2 day Foundation Electrical Course as a minimum for anyone with no previous electrical knowledge.

WHAT IS IT?

There is a legal requirement that all portable and some fixed electrical equipment, within a work based environment, be subjected to “In Service Inspection and Testing” to ensure it is safe to use. A valid label needs to be fixed to each appliance whether it be a kettle, toaster, fridge, microwave, computer, etc.

The Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations 1998 states that ‘Every employer shall ensure that work equipment is maintained in an efficient state, in efficient working order and in good repair’

WHO IS IT FOR?

Anyone who carries or intends to carry out safety checks on portable and some fixed electrical equipment within a work based environment, including landlord rented properties.

CONTENT

This course consists of two parts depending on your requirements (2377-22 and 2377-32)

2377-22 City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT).

This 2 day course covers the statutory and non-statutory requirements relevant to the management of electrical equipment maintenance; electrical units of measurement associated with in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment; how equipment construction and classification can reduce the risk of electrical shock; processes and procedures for the in-service and testing of electrical equipment; conducting the combined inspection and tests; required information for correct completion of documentation when conducting in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment.

The course concludes with a 1¾ hour, 50 question, open book, multiple choice exam using C&G Evolve system, and completion of 3 tasks to include a detailed formal visual inspection, combined inspection and test, and correct completion of all relevant documentation: 50 minutes (open book).

2377-32 City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Management Requirements for the Maintenance of Electrical Equipment

This 2 day course consists of the statutory and non-statutory requirements relevant to the management of electrical equipment maintenance; how equipment construction and classification can reduce the risk of electric shock; requirements for the inspection and testing procedures for electrical equipment; audit and documentation procedures for the management and in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment; required training for managers, administrators, inspectors and users of electrical equipment.

The course concludes with a 1 hour, 20 minutes, 40 question, open book, multiple choice exam using C&G Evolve system.

WHICH COURSE DO I NEED?

Although no previous testing experience is actually required to attend this course, it is essential that students have basic knowledge of wiring up portable appliances.

Attendance of our 2 day or 4 day Foundation Electrical Course may be beneficial.

REQUIRED BOOKS

All attendees will require the ‘IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment’ book as a minimum for this course.

COST

2 day course (2377-22) £300.00 inc vat and exam fees
2 day course (2377-32) £300.00 inc vat and exam fees
Combined (2377-22 and 2377-32) 2 day course £385.00 inc vat and exam fees

For further details click here
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All students will be required to wear STEEL TOE CAPPED SAFETY BOOTS on all of the above courses!