Who is this course for?
One of our most popular electrician courses, now available at the weekends. This course is designed for those with little or no experience who are looking to become a domestic electrician. With a combination of online, at home learning and in centre training carried out at the weekend, this course has been developed with maximum flexibility for you to fit around work and other commitments. If you are looking to get qualified quickly, and start completing domestic electrical work straight away, then this is the course for you!
This course has also been designed to be the first stage in becoming a fully qualified electrician. During this course you will cover elements that will ultimately help you to achieve your Level 3 NVQ 2357 if you decide to progress further.
When booking our Domestic Electrician Weekend Course, you will have the option of paying for the course in full (£1545 inc. VAT) or reserving your space by paying a deposit (£800 inc. VAT).
Book this course
This weekend course has been created especially to bring all the key electrical courses together in a weekend format to give you the qualifications, knowledge, skills and competency required to become a Domestic Installer. The courses will also give you the knowledge to ensure that your work meets current building and wiring regulations.
If you’re new to the trade and don’t have many tool skills, we suggest adding on our unique Experience Course, where you will be able to put your skills to use in realistic scenarios within our three mock flats.
This course will consist of a combination of in person, hands on practical training at the weekend and online, at home learning. When purchasing the course you will gain instant access to the online element of the course. You will also be sent a link to book your preferred dates for the in centre training days. Read more about how to book your dates here.
EC4U Domestic Electrician Weekend Course contains the following electrical training courses:
Key Stage Electrician Weekend Course – (Duration 4 Days in centre)
Whether you are looking to pursue a career as an electrician, combine electrical work with an existing trade or wanting to undertake your own renovations at home this course was designed for anyone with little or no electrical experience. You will be shown how to install a variety of electrical circuits and give you the essential skills and knowledge to complete the rest of our Domestic Electrician Weekend Course.
Inspection and Testing City & Guilds 2392 – (Duration 4 Days in centre)
Throughout this course you will be taught how to inspect and test any newly installed circuits, or recently altered circuits beginning with dead tests to check it is safe to turn the power back on, followed by live testing to prove the circuits are safe and are in line with the current wiring regulations criteria. You will also be shown how to complete the necessary paperwork that should be left with the consumer unit in order to comply with Part P of the Building Regulations.
Part P Course City & Guilds 2393 – (Online)
The Building Regulations came into place on 1st January 2005 and this Part P Course will give you an in depth understanding of these regulations. Part P of the Building Regulations focuses on the safety of electrician’s in domestic dwellings and teaches the dos and don’ts that electricians must follow when working in a domestic property.
18th Edition Wiring Regulations 2018 City & Guilds 2382 – (Online)
This course will give you the most in-depth, up to date understanding of the current wiring regulations that all electricians must follow when carrying out any electrical installation work. This is an essential qualification to be able to join a government approved competent persons scheme.
Our Domestic Electrician Weekend Course includes the following:
This course consists of four separate courses and will last 8 days in centre with approximately 5 days of online learning.
The in centre training can be booked as 4 consecutive weekends or split up over a longer period of time. Upon booking the course you will be sent a booking link to choose your course dates. The Saturday course times are 8:30 AM – 4:30 PM for our in centre training, and Sunday course times are 10:30 AM – 4:30 PM.
The online learning element of the course can be completed in your own time, at your own pace.
- City & Guilds 2393-10 Level 3 Certificate in the Building Regulations for Electrical Installations in Dwellings
- City & Guilds 2382-22 Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018
- City & Guilds 2392-10 Level 2 Certificate in Fundamental Inspection, Testing and Initial Verification
During this course you will take 3 multiple choice on-line exams and one practical assessment. They are as follows:
Inspection and testing course – 2 exams
1. Online multiple choice exam consisting of 50 questions which you have 1 Hour and 40 minutes to complete.
2. A practical assessment where you will have to demonstrate that you know how to safely isolate a consumer unit, perform all the live and dead tests and fill in all the necessary paperwork to comply with Part P of the Building Regulations. You will have 2 Hours to complete this assessment.
Part P Course – 1 exam
Online multiple choice exam consisting of 20 questions which you have 40 minutes to complete. (Open book exam)
18th edition course – 1 exam
Online multiple choice exam consisting of 60 questions which you have 2 hours to complete. (Open book exam)
Please note the exam times are typically 08.30, 11.30 and 16.30, Monday – Friday.
The following publications are to be purchased by all customers wishing to take part on the Domestic Electrician Weekend Course. These books are ONLY for sale to customers who have booked a course with us. Books will not be posted out and will be available on the first day of your course.
There are no qualification entry requirements, however you will need to be 18 or over to attend this electrical training course.
If you would like any further information about our Domestic Electrician Weekend Course or any of our electrical courses, please call us on 01444 872145 and we will be delighted to help you.
Why should I choose EC4U?
At Electrician Courses 4U we offer real quality, realistically priced training with unique practical facilities to give you a training centre like no other. Our training team have years of industry and training experience behind them and are always willing to go the extra mile.
Why are your courses so cheap?
The simple answer is we are not cheap and there is no catch, some of our competitors are simply over pricing and uncompetitive! We manage all of our business costs with close scrutiny so that we can keep all of our overheads as low as possible and not pass any additional costs on to our customers. This in turn allows us to be competitive and realistic with our course prices.
What electrical work can I do after this course?
This course will allow you to carry out domestic electrical work after successful completion of the course. You will be able to carry out any form of minor works such as adding to or altering an existing circuit. You will also be suitably qualified to carry out what is called notifiable work which can include the installation of a new circuit, a re-wire or work in a bathroom. The difference with notifiable work is that building control have to be informed.
Can I split the course up?
Yes, you can. Each of the course modules can be booked as a standalone course using the drop down menu at the top of the page. We would suggest keeping the courses in the order you find them in Domestic Electrician Course.
What are my next steps?
After completing your course there’s nothing to stop you going out and carrying out electrical work straight away. If you wanted to expand your knowledge and skills, you could consider our Level 3 Inspection and Testing Package. This will teach you how to test three phase circuits that tend to be found in commercial environments as well as how to carry out periodic inspection and testing. If you are considering joining a Part P scheme provider in the future, find out more here.
Do I have to join a registration Scheme like the NICEIC after the course?
Absolutely not. You will be able to undertake non-notifiable and notifiable work, as long as building control are informed.
How do I gain experience?
You can gain experience in a number of ways. Working with an existing electrician is one possible route, carrying out only minor works until you start to gain more confidence is another. It’s worth remembering that you don’t need to be a member of a part p scheme to notify work, you can always go through building control if necessary. If it’s a question of feeling nervous working in customers’ homes, starting with work for family or friends is another possibility. After completing your course you will also be invited to join our EC4U alumni, a supportive network of other electricians who have trained at EC4U. You can use this forum to seek advice, ask questions and find fellow electricians who may be able to offer you experience.
Will you help me after the course?
Uniquely we offer a closed forum to all of our customers which can be used to provide opportunities for networking for those that want to gain some experience as well as technical advice if the need arises. Every member of the forum will have gone through the same steps you will have undertaken leading to a very responsive and helpful community. We also offer a dedicated technical help line, meaning if you struggle with a solution to any issues you may be having during a job one of our experienced instructors will be able to offer advice and guidance. Read more about our after course support here.