How to become a Qualified Supervisor with EC4U
Looking to become a Qualified Supervisor with a Part P Scheme Provider?
EC4U have designed a unique and flexible solution which allows you to both gain experience and business whilst working towards your Qualified Supervisor qualification.
Why do I need to become a Qualified Supervisor?
In order to sign off your own notifiable work, you need to be registered with a Government Approved Part P Scheme Provider and from September 2021, these Providers will be changing their entry requirements. In order to sign up and join a Part P Scheme Provider, such as NICEIC, you will need 18th Edition wiring regulations qualification, Level 3 Initial Verification qualification, 2 years’ minimum experience and a Qualified Supervisor qualification. The Qualified Supervisor qualification is a new requirement by these providers and we have the solution to help you gain this!
The Qualified Supervisor Course with EC4U
At EC4U we have worked closely alongside EAL to create a unique and flexible course structure in order to help you gain your Qualified Supervisor qualification (Level 3 Certificate in Installing, Testing and Ensuring Compliance of Electrical Installations in Dwellings 600/7695/1EO). We have developed this exclusive course framework so that you are able to fit it around your life; it is adaptable and you are able to tailor it to your requirements. This qualification is recognised by Ofqual and accepted by the Part P Scheme Providers.
I am new to the industry – How do I become a Qualified Supervisor?
Initially you will need to complete training at our centre in the form of either our Domestic Electrician Course, Domestic Electrician Package, or Domestic Electrician Course +. This will provide you with crucial knowledge and develop your skills as a Domestic Installer. As part of the Domestic Electrician Course and Domestic Electrician Package you will gain your Part P, 18th Edition and Level 2 Inspection and Testing qualifications. If you choose to complete the Domestic Electrician Course + you will gain your Part P, 18th Edition and Level 3 Inspection, Testing and Periodic qualifications. As well as gaining the qualifications, each of these courses will teach you the practical skills you need to become a Qualified Supervisor. You can complete this course in one block of 3 or 4 weeks, or you can complete it in 5 day stages in order to fit it around your life.
Once you have completed your initial training course, you will be ready to start working and building up your experience by completing minor works in domestic settings. You will also be able to complete notifiable works, however, if you are completing any of this type of work you will need to go through your local building control in order to have this work certified and signed off. Now that you are able to start completing electrical work of your own, you can enrol onto our Domestic Electrician Top Up Course whilst gaining 24 months experience. During this 24 month period you will also need to complete any required further training, which you can choose to come and complete at any time.
What if I have already completed qualifications with EC4U?
If you have previously completed our Domestic Electrician Package or equivalent qualifications, then you are ready to enrol straight onto our Domestic Electrician Top Up Course. The Top Up Course is designed for customers who have already trained with us and now just need the Qualified Supervisor qualification so they can register with a Part P Scheme Provider. You will also need to complete a Level 3 Inspection, Testing and Periodic qualification before applying to join. If you have previously completed our Domestic Electrician Course, then you will need to complete our Experience Course and Level 3 Inspection, Testing and Periodic qualification, and if you have completed our Domestic Electrician Course + you will need to complete our Experience Course alongside completing your Top Up Course.
I have enrolled onto the Domestic Electrician Top Up Course – what next?
The Top Up Course is made up of a variety of components that can be completed in your own time, whilst you are working and building your minimum of 2 years’ experience. Firstly, you will need to complete a performance evidence portfolio. This will require you to take photos/videos of your work as well as collecting examples of different documentation that you will complete whilst working as a Domestic Installer. Alongside this, you will have a number of online modules to study at home. You will then need to complete 8 online exams. You can arrange to sit them one at a time after completing the relevant module or complete multiple exams at one time – it is up to you.
As soon as you have gained your 24 months’ experience and completed your evidence portfolios, you will be ready to partake in your professional discussion which is the last step to completing your qualification. This can be completed over an online forum so you do not have to travel into the centre – saving you valuable time. This professional discussion will be a chance for you to talk through some of your evidence with one of our assessors, as well as them asking you a range of questions about the experienced you have gathered during the last 24 months. Once you have passed the professional discussion your qualification is complete!
After successfully completing our Qualified Supervisor Course and gained all the other relevant qualifications, you are eligible to join a Part P Scheme Provider. By joining one of these providers, you will be able to sign off notifiable work and certify that it meets set regulations. Find out how to join a scheme here.