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Electrical Courses

At MGE training we pride ourself on quality training and support industry changes. We are currently in the process of re-structuring our electrical training programmes to meet industry requirements and will soon be live for the new course!!

Note: Currently the electrical industry has undergone comprehensive changes ruling out short courses for all centres improving the quality of training which we fully support. This may cause inconvenience for a short while until the new course is live.

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LCL Awards Level 3 Certificate in Installing, Testing & Ensuring Compliance of Electrical Installations in Dwellings. (New)

Aimed at new entrants or people wanting to upgrade their current skills.

This will enable you to work in domestic properties wiring circuits such as lighting and power circuits plus being able to test them to issue your own certificate for the work you do providing you undertake the 2391-52 qualification and the 18th edition wiring regulations course.

**Note, this course is highly regarded and accepted for registration with NAPIT & NIC provided you also undertake the 2391-52 & 18th edition**

We cover basic inspection and testing procedure which includes dead and live testing, safe isolation procedure, special locations, earthing arrangements, lighting & power circuits, basic circuit design and assembly, fault protection & additional protection.

To register for the competent person scheme as an electrician you will need to complete the new LCL awards 5 week training programme which includes building an onsite work based portfolio with a mentor.

The evidence is submitted via an electronic portfolio system (ecordia). The types of jobs will be discussed with you during your training including time spent with them.

To register with a competent person scheme such as NAPIT or NICEIC they will require the following certificates of competence as a minimum.

LCL Awards Level 3 Certificate in Installing, Testing & Ensuring Compliance of Electrical Installations in Dwellings. 25 days £4500

The course contains the following:

Fundamental basic skills plus…

  • Understanding and applying Health & Safety legislation, practices and procedures in electrical installations
  • Understanding and applying environmental legislation, working practices of electrical installtions
  • To understand and apply practices when overseeing and organising the work environment when installing electrical installations
  • Electrotechnical occupational competence
  • Understanding principles and practices when selecting wiring systems
  • Understanding principles regarding diagnosing faults in electrical installations
  • Understanding practices and procedures for the installation and connection of wiring systems and equipment
  • Understanding practices and legislation relating to testing, commissioning and certification of electrical installations.

Note part of the above will be covered in weeks 1 to 3 with guided learning given to you as work away from the centre in the form of a handbook and visits to the centre.

(Please note that the following qualifications will cover part of the guided learning hours towards the total qualification time required in order for you to achieve this award)

Practical electrical skills including, inspection and testing preparing for the 2391-52 & the LCL awards testing element week 4

During this award you will have achieved enough elements to sit the 2391-52 City & Guilds exam in week 5

Assessments as follows:

4 online multiple choice tests which are made up of the following:

  1. Health and safety 34 questions, 70% to pass, 70 minutes
  2. Planning electrical work, 40 questions, 60% to pass, 80 minutes
  3. Wiring systems, 20 questions, 60% to pass, 40 minutes
  4. Fault finding, 20 questions, 60% to pass, 40 minutes.

Practical assessments

  1. Fault finding
  2. Design assignment
  3. On-site portfolio – some can be completed in the centre
  4. Optional assessment on a simulated installation

Permitted books include the BS7671, Guidance note 3, On-site guide and the electricians guide to the building regulations.

City & Guilds 18th edition £400 3 days (stand alone course at the end of the above 5 weeks)


Who is this course designed for?

This course is designed for people wanting a career change and want to be able to practically wire various circuits as a new electrician in a domestic/commercial properties and to be able to certify their own work and sign it off issuing electrical certificates including landlord certificates.

During the course we will cover subjects such as:

  • Basic electrical theory from the ground up such as ohms law and power law
  • Calculating voltage drop expectations so things still work after your work
  • Calculating cable sizes so you don’t have any fires, nuisance tripping etc.
  • Different types of earthing arrangements
  • Supply details explaining the electrical incoming side
  • Practical one way light installation for single rooms
  • Practical two way light installation for stairs or larger rooms with two openings
  • Intermediate lighting for small commercial buildings or larger properties
  • Radial circuits such as sockets installed in utility rooms or kitchens
  • Ring main circuits such as house wiring to sockets upstairs and downstairs
  • Final circuit wiring such as cookers, showers and other single pieces of equipment
  • Basics of certificate completion – More in-depth in the fundamentals
  • High risk areas such as bathrooms, saunas & outside to name a few
  • Multifunction tester training
  • Cable stripping techniques and termination of cables safely.
  • Safe isolation so that electric shock is prevented to anyone.
  • Three phase power
  • Part P of the building regulations
  • Separated extra low voltage circuits or SELV and PELV with FELV.
  • and much much more.


Requirements for this course

To have a strong will to learn, good english and basic maths skills.

2391-52 City & Guilds Initial Verification & Electrical Installation Condition reporting.

Aimed at all engineers wishing to register with a CPS

2391-52 City & Guilds Inspection & Testing & Electrical Installation Condition Reporting.

£850 if taken as a stand alone qualification or included in the new 25 day LCL level 3 award above.

As part of this qualification you will gain over £1800 worth of courses

  • included is the 2391-50 (normally £850)
  • included is the 2391-51 (normally £850)
  • Safe isolation course (normally £150)

You pay £850 all in. (note: we offer an extra week for newbies in a “properly equipped workshop” with live 3 phase equipment and sub distribution boards with motor circuits) Price at bottom.

Course content:

  • 3 phase & single phase safe isolation of electrical circuits and installations
  • Requirements for initial verification of electrical installations for new circuits
  • Requirements for completing the inspection of electrical installations prior to their being placed into service
  • Requirements for the safe testing and commissioning of electrical installations
  • Requirements for testing before circuits are energised
  • Requirements for testing energised installations
  • Requirements for the completion of electrical installation certificates and associated documentation
  • Safety of systems and equipment prior to completion of inspection, testing and commissioning
  • Inspection of electrical installations prior to them being placed into service
  • Prospective fault current for 3 phase and single phase circuits
  • Setting sampling sizes for testing existing properties during certification
  • Setting classification codes for existing electrical issues


Throughout the above you will also cover:

  • Health and Safety requirements
  • Electricity at work regulations
  • Relevant documentation
  • Factors that affect conductor resistance values
  • Common earth fault loop paths
  • Methods for verifying protection
  • Requirements for determining fault current
  • Frequency of testing as per guidance note 3
  • Routine checks
  • Tests to be made
  • Phase rotation

Note: If your brand new to inspection and testing we highly recommend the 2391 practical training and theory support the week before which is £850, also 5 days giving you a total of 10 days intense training for the 2391-52.

95% of our students pass when selecting the 10 day option, (note that this is included in the new 25 day Level 3 LCL award qualification)

Heating controls wiring course

Aimed for electricians or Gas engineers

This  course aims to strengthen your knowledge on wiring and fault finding heating controls.

During the course we will look at understanding S-plan, Y-Plan, S-plan plus, frost stats, programmers, cylinder stats and then you will practice wiring these live.

Note as part of the course we will cover safe isolation which is mandatory.

1 day cost £195

Electric Vehicle charging course

Aimed at qualified electricians

During the course we will cover the following:

  • Electrical safety legislation & Regs
  • Applicable building regulations
  • Circuit design 
  • Pre-work survey, risk assessments
  • Earthing & bonding requirements
  • Identification of mains components
  • Safe isolation procedures
  • Special locations
  • Identification of unsafe electrical situations

2 days cost £395

City & Guilds 18th Edition Wiring Regulations

2382-18 - BS7671


This unit will be assessed by a multiple choice online test covering the underpinning knowledge relating to the content and application of BS 7671.

Target Audience

This qualification is primarily aimed at practicing electricians with relevant experience and other allied professionals e.g. electrical engineers, contracts managers, designers, consultants, surveyors, and other related trades needing to update and enhance their understanding of IET Wiring Regulations.

It may also be suitable for anyone requiring an understanding of BS 7671, although prior knowledge in basic electrical science will be required. It is intended to ensure that on completion individuals are conversant with the format, content and the application of the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671: 2018 (18th edition).


Entry Requirements

There are no formal entry requirements for candidates undertaking this qualification. However, centres must ensure that candidates have the potential and opportunity to successfully gain the qualification. It is expected that candidates will have basic knowledge of electrical science.

Consists of 2 days training with the 3rd day booked for your assessment online. The exam consists of 60 multiple choice questions over 2 hours.

3 days cost £400 (1 free resit)

2377-77 City & Guilds
PAT Testing Course

In-Service Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment

We provide the latest City & Guilds 2377-77 course which replaces the old 2377-22. *Note this City & Guilds course we provide course does NOT require renewing every 5 years and that the changes are so comprehensive the title is no longer established as ‘PAT testing’.

Why take the City & Guilds PAT Testing Course?

Code of practice 5 speaks of the requirements under the Housing Act and guidance from the Ministry of Housing, Communities and Local Government (MHCLG) that when accommodation is re-let, the electrical equipment will be classed as being supplied to that tenant for the first time, and should therefore be re-checked. Also note that the electrical equipment (safety) regulations 2016 state that when equipment is supplied as part of a furnished accommodation it is treated as hired/lease equipment requiring the products to be checked. These rules create an increase in work demand for the electrician when undertaking EICR’s as part of a planned system of maintenance.

Course Content 

  • Excluded & Included equipment
  • Legal requirements
  • Setting frequencies of inspection as a competent person
  • Completion of records practice
  • What is Class 1 & Class 2 equipment
  • What user checks are carried out
  • Action to take on equipment failing the visual inspection
  • Inspecting handheld equipment and extension leads
  • How to inspect fixed equipment (now a requirement)
  • Continuity testing and Insulation resistance testing
  • Polarity testing and High protective conductor currents
  • Risk assessments
  • Understanding of  IP & IK codes
  • Model forms
  • Resistance calculations for flexes
  • Plenty of practical training on a variety of equipment and products

Note: There is a practical exam on the second day followed by an online test with 50 question which is multiple choice based (1hr 45m). Pass mark required is 80%.

Cost £295 (2 days)

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