Weekday or Weekend 2 day Foundation Electrical Courses

Our 2 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 an electrician.

“Came down and met the staff and that sealed the deal for me.” 

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The Builder Training Centre (The BTC) offers a high quality structured Foundation Electrical Course, which can be attended as a weekday course (usually Monday and Tuesday) or, for those that have commitments during the week, a weekend course (Saturday and Sunday). 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 2 day Foundation Electrical course is for students wishing to learn electrics who have little or no experience or tradesmen who have not previously undertaken this type of work. It is ideally suited to those people looking for DIY purposes, or those looking to progress on to the 2 day Electrical Inspection and Testing course. It 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

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 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 – 2 Day

Day Deposit Total Price Course Times
Weekdays - 2 Days £150 £245 9.00am - 4.30pm
Weekend - 2 Days £150 £245 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 2 day Foundation Electrical to a multi course package

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

Total £1,520.00 (inc VAT). A saving of £90.00!

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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 2 day Foundation Inspection and Testing 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

Or send an enquiry  by clicking here


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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