EC4U Blog

Catch up with all the latest EC4U news, informative updates, hints, tips, advice and more…

Domestic Electrician Top Up Course now available to book!

In September 2021, the Competent Person Schemes changed their entry requirements in line with the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification updates. This now means that in order to join a Competent Persons Scheme, such a NICIEC or NAPIT, you must have your 18th Edition Wiring Regulations qualification, a Level 3 Initial Verification qualification, a craft qualification such […]

Read more

18th Edition Amendment 2

In April this year Amendment 2 to BS7671:2018 was released. In this piece we are going to take a look at some of the changes that have taken place in a little more detail. Before we do though, just a reminder, if you hold an 18th Edition qualification (i.e. City & Guilds 2382-18) there is […]

Read more

Recycling your Electrical Items

An estimated 2 tonnes of WEEE items are discarded by UK households and businesses every year. WEEE stands for Waste Electrical and Electronic equipment and includes most products that have a plug or require a battery. There are 10 main categories of WEEE items which you can see listed below. WEEE is the fastest growing […]

Read more

Electric Vehicle Grant Changes from April 2022

Following an announcement from the Office for Zero Emission Vehicles, otherwise known as OZEV, there are big changes set to come into place for the Electric Vehicle Homecharge Scheme and Workplace Scheme from April 2022. Who can claim the grant and how much each person is able to claim will see some adjustments. OZEV are […]

Read more

Energy Saving Myths – True or False?

With the average energy bill set to increase by £693 in April 2022, it is more important than ever to make sure that you are doing everything you can to save energy and keep those bills as low as possible. That is why we have rounded up some of the most common myths and misconceptions […]

Read more