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Who is this course for?
This course is designed for those who cannot afford to take time off work during the week but want to improve their understanding of electrical installations. The course is suitable for beginners or those with some experience and are looking to become a domestic electrician.
Our Key Stage Weekend Electrical Course is designed to give you the essential skills and knowledge needed before progressing onto further courses and qualifications.
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This course is not available to book online, please call 01444 872 145 to book this course
Key Stage Weekend Electrician Course
Our Key Stage Weekend Course was designed for people with little or no electrical experience who want to train over the weekend. The course will give you all the initial skills, knowledge and competency needed to enrol onto further courses that will help you to become a Domestic Electrician. The Key Stage Weekend Course is the first part of our Domestic Electrician Weekend Course.
Our Key Stage Electrical Weekend Course includes the following:
- The Earth Fault Loop Path
Learn what it is, why it is so important and how it can affect your installation.
- Earthing systems
The different types of earthing systems, how to identify them and how they can affect your installation.
- Electrical hazards
What are they, what are their implications and how can they be identified.
- Safe Isolation
Learn how to safely isolate an electrical system before commencing work on it.
- Consumer Units and Protective Devices
Selecting the correct protective device and correct type of consumer unit for the installation.
- Circuit design
How to select the appropriate cable and protective device for the circuit.
- Socket circuits
Learn how to correctly install both ring and radial socket circuits.
- Cooker circuits
Install a cooker circuit after specifying the correct size cable and protective device.
- Lighting circuits
Find out the different methods of installing lighting circuits. Install a loop in and junction box method lighting circuit. Use different switching methods including two way and intermediate.
- Preparing and installing cable
Stripping and dressing cable, how to do it neatly and efficiently.
- Correct selection and use of tools
Select the right tool for the job and learn how to use it correctly.
- Introduction to testing
Go through the initial testing as required by Part 6 of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations and complete a Minor Works Certificate and Electrical Installation Certificate.
This course consists of 4 days in centre with approximately 3 days of online learning.
The in centre training can be booked as 2 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.
This course does not have any exams.
The following publications are to be purchased by all customers wishing to take part on the Key Stage Electrical 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.
This course has no entry requirements.
If you would like any further information about our Key Stage Weekend Electrical Course please call us on 01444 872145 and we will be delighted to help you.
Is this course accredited by City & Guilds?
We decided against getting our Key Stage Course accredited by the City & Guilds due to the fact it would not be a nationally recognised qualification and the assessments/exams during the course would detract from your learning and our teaching time.
I already have some practical electrical experience, do I need the Key Stage course?
No matter your previous experience, the Key Stage course will ensure that you are up to date with the most current methods of design and installation.
Do I need to do any prior learning before this course?
Once you have booked our Key stage course, we will send you out a starter pack via email, which is all you need to read through before your training begins. No other reading is required.