This will enable you to work in domestic properties wiring circuits such as lighting and power circuits plus being able to inspect & test where you will be able to issue your own certificate for the work you do. You will also be able to complete landlord certificates with the 2391-52.
**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 to advanced inspection and testing procedure which includes dead/live testing, safe isolation procedure, special locations, earthing arrangements, lighting & power circuits, basic to comprehensive circuit design/assembly.
To register for the competent person scheme as an electrician you will need to complete the new LCL awards 5 weeks & 3 days training programme which includes building an onsite work based portfolio with a mentor away from the centre. Note some of the tasks are permitted to be undertaken within the centre to help you where you cannot complete on-site. However the whole portfolio cannot be done in centre.
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The evidence is submitted via an electronic portfolio system (ecordia) where you will be issued with login details to access this simple to use platform. You are required to complete at least 3 rewires taking photos of first fix and second fix along with risk assessments, method statements, accessory instructions (if possible) and anything else relevant to the task undertaken as additional evidence.
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. 28 days £4200 (price includes 2391-52 & 18th edition)
Note – This course can be broken down into ‘bite size chunks’ if needed. A discussion on-site with the trainer is required to establish how we can work with you for this.
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. Also covered in weeks 1 to 3 is 1st and 2nd fix practical training including the use of capping, steel conduit and threading, steel trunking, cabling under floorboards and above ceilings, cables in studded walls (dry lining) & then practicing plastering your cables for concealment.
(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 5
During this award you will have achieved enough elements to sit the 2391-52 City & Guilds exam in week 6
On week 4 is the City & Guilds 2382-18 BS7671 18th edition Wiring reg’s course which is 3 days long.
Assessments as follows for the LCL exam:
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.
For the 18th edition exam:
- 60 questions online test via evolve platform – 60% required to pass
For the 2391-52 exam:
- 60 questions online test via evolve platform – 75% required to pass
- Classroom tests involve written tests
- Practical assessment on inspection and testing.
Permitted books include the BS7671, Guidance note 3, On-site guide and the electricians guide to the building regulations.
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 properties plus be able to certify their own work, including landlord certificates which have a high earning potential and great job prospects.
During the course we will cover subjects such as:
- Basic electrical theory from the ground up such as ohms law and power law
- Calulating thermal constraints
- Calculating voltage drop expectations so functionality is good!
- Calculating cable sizes so you don’t have any fires.
- Different types of earthing arrangements, TNS, TT, TNCS & IT
- Supply characteristics 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.
- 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 desire to learn, good english and basic maths skills. Note a basic entrance test is required to establish your skills. Note the competent person scheme require you to have done ‘some’ electrical work within the last two years.
Note: We now run an evening electrical course covering all of the above over 4 months starting at 5pm and finishing at 9pm Monday & Tuesday every week. The price for this is £4700. (this will give you the LCL awards 78760 Level 3, 2391-52, 18th edition wiring regulations)