From January 2005 the design, installation and testing of electrical installations are controlled under the building regulations.
The qualification is split into three components: Parts B & C, which are suitable for gas fitters, kitchen or bathroom fitters, etc. These are done in one 5-day block.
The third component, Part A is for more extensive work such as rewiring and can only be done after the completion of Parts B&C.
The three parts can be combined as one 7-day course, or by adding the Part A in a 2-day top up to B&C at a later date.
The 5 day part B & C covers:
- Component Exchange
- Central Heating Wiring
- Power Wiring (Power Level C)
- Power Wiring (Power Level B)
- Lighting Circuits Installation and replacement of lighting circuits.
and includes the replacement of a lighting unit and the installation of a new single light circuit, power circuits for cookers, immersion heaters, electric showers, replacing power fittings or adding new spurs. The course also covers inspection and testing for the installation of central heating.
Successful candidates can apply to become part of a competent persons self-certification scheme, such as CORGI or NICEIC which allows the electrical work to be carried out without the need to seek a building application from building control.
Please note – the course is designed not to teach basic electrics, but to provide a suitable qualification for people whose job covers electrical work in potentially dangerous areas such as bathrooms and kitchens or where the work involves a dangerous element such as as domestic gas
If you are interested in a course which starts right back at basics and leads upto on site training in real life situations then take a look at our Beginers Course