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:
- Health and safety 34 questions, 70% to pass, 70 minutes
- Planning electrical work, 40 questions, 60% to pass, 80 minutes
- Wiring systems, 20 questions, 60% to pass, 40 minutes
- Fault finding, 20 questions, 60% to pass, 40 minutes.
- Fault finding
- Design assignment
- On-site portfolio – some can be completed in the centre
- 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.