Weekday or Weekend 4 day Foundation Electrical Course

Our 4 day Introductory Electrical Course at The Builder Training Centre is a very practical and ‘hands-on’ course, and is ideal for beginners looking to learn electrics for DIY or handyman skills, experienced people looking to extend their trade skills or perfect their electrical skills, or those looking for a new career as a Domestic Installer or Electrician. 

This course combines the 2 day Introductory Electrical Course and 2 day Inspection and Testing Course, and can be booked as two separate courses, or combined as one.  This course is an obvious choice for those wishing to progress onto our electrical qualification courses.

‘Excellent – I’ve been on other courses so you already know that I like the place! Richard was really patient and explained everything very clearly. Initially it was location but now that I’ve done courses here I wouldn’t go anywhere else even if it was half the price. Can’t wait to do the Part P and 17th Edition’

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The Builder Training Centre (The BTC) offers high quality structured Foundation Electrical Courses, which can be attended as a weekday course (usually Monday to Thursday) or, for those that have commitments during the week, a weekend course (2 consecutive weekends). Our instructors are qualified, highly experienced, knowledgeable and enthusiastic Tradespersons, so students can take advantage of all the tips of the trade, personal experiences and advice they offer. Our short courses are intensive, but the atmosphere is relaxed and enjoyable which creates a good learning environment. If you have a particular project in mind, or some building plans you wish to gain advice on, our instructors will be more than happy to discuss these with you.

You will be learning electrics from day one and you will be amazed at what you can learn within a short period of time. Please take time to view a selection of our testimonials from students that have attended the Foundation Electrical Courses by clicking here

You will find our prices are competitive, and include the use of tools and materials for your Foundation Electrical Courses whilst you are here, but for health and safety reasons you are required to have steel toe capped footwear to wear throughout the course. These can be purchased from reception on your first morning for £20 if required.

Full instruction will be provided in the use of electrical tools, and a wide selection of tools will be available for purchase from reception at any time during or after your course.

The 4 day Foundation Electrical 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 installation and testing practice, including live testing and fault finding.

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

Tasks will include:

  • Wiring a consumer unit
  • Wiring up a ring main
  • Wiring up a radial circuit
  • 3 plate lighting circuit
  • 2 way switching
  • Intermediate switching
  • Fused connection unit (spur)
  • Outside Light
  • Safe Isolation
  • Basic Testing
  • Completion of test certificates
  • Identify different earthing systems

Inspection and Testing:

  • Bonding
  • Continuity of CPCs
  • Ring circuits
  • Continuity of conductors (R1 + R2)
  • Insulation resistance
  • Polarity
  • Earth Fault Loop Impedance (Zs and Ze)
  • Prospective Fault Current (PEFC and PSCC)
  • RCD Testing
  • Fault Finding Techniques


You will achieve a basic understanding of:

  • Bonding
  • Earthing systems
  • Safety techniques
  • Standard lighting circuits
  • 2 way switching
  • Intermediate switching
  • Ring mains
  • Radial circuits
  • Fused connection units
  • Zone requirements and special location installations
  • Calculating loading and cable sizing
  • Basic testing procedures

This course is ideally suited for those students that wish to gain additional electrical training to progress on to the Domestic Installers (including C&G 2393 Building Regulations Qualification) course.  You will learn all the required elements of the electrical Inspection and Testing process. This course includes practical experience in preparation for the practical elements included in the Domestic Installers course.

This course is attendance and completion only and does not involve any exams. Included is an assessment for suitability to progress on to any of our electrical qualification courses.

Fact sheets will be supplied on our Foundation Electrical Courses, so there is no need for too many notes!

After completing the Foundation Electrical Training Course you will receive a Builder Training Centre Certificate of Continuous Professional Development.

Foundation Electrical – 4 Day

Day Deposit Total Price Course Times
Weekdays - 4 Days £150 £395 9.00am - 4.30pm
Splitter (over two consecutive weekends) £150 £395 8.30am - 4.00pm

Full payment or a deposit of £150 is required to book a Foundation Electrical Course.  Any remaining balance can then be paid at any time before the start of the course, including the first morning.

Add Foundation Electrical to a multi course package

(4 day Foundation Electrical, Plastering, Tiling, Plumbing)

Total £1,660.00 (inc VAT). A saving of £100.00!

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For information on our other Electrical Courses please click on the relevant links below:

For Electrical – Which Course? click here

For Domestic Installers (inc C&G 2393 Building Regulations) course click here

For Building Regulations 2393-10 course click here

For 18th Edition 2382-18 course click here

For Inspection and Testing 2392-10 course click here

For Electric Vehicle Charging course click here

For PAT Testing 2377-77 course click here

For Initial Verification 2391-50 course click here

For Periodic Inspection & Testing  2391-51 course click here

For C&G Combined 2391-52 Inspection and Testing course click here

For EAL Combined 2625 Inspection and Testing course click here

For 2 day Advanced Inspection and Testing Course click here

For 2391 / 2625 Practical Pre-Assessment Course click here

For Design of Electrical Installations 2396 course click here

You are welcome to visit The Builder Training Centre at any time during opening hours (8.00 am until 5.30 pm) either during the week or at weekends to see our facilities first hand. No appointment is required and you will be made very welcome. Why not come and meet our electrical instructors and speak to our electrical students and see for yourself what you can achieve from each course?

We are confident that you will like what you see and will want to learn basic electrics with The Builder Training Centre.

Why not give Matt, Sally or Andy a call, who will be more than happy to assist, on 0208 649 9340

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We are a totally independent company trading as Builder Training Centres Ltd

All our foundation electrical courses are held at our electrical training centre in Surrey, Greater London