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Domestic Installer (Option 3)

Course Code: ISDI7DIO3


Course duration

  • 21 days centre based training including examinations and assessments


Who is this qualification for?

  • For adults over 18 years of age with no previous electrical installation experience


Why take this course?

This course provides the knowledge, skills and qualifications to:

  • Install non-notifiable electrical circuits and equipment in houses and other types of domestic properties


  • Install and certificate notifiable electrical work that is subject to local authority building control requirements which will take into account your competence and qualifications


  • Apply to register on a Domestic Installer Scheme (e.g. ELECSA, NAPIT etc.) to certificate and sign off your own notifiable electrical work installed in a domestic environment without the need to apply for local authority building control


  • Inspect, test and certificate electrical equipment (PAT)


  • Increase your chances of employment opportunities within the electrical industry


Please note

  • On completion of this training programme, we highly recommend that new entrants to the industry work alongside a  registered domestic installer or a qualified electrician for a suitable period of time to gain further on-site experience


  •  Please be aware when applying for registration on a domestic installer scheme that your chosen scheme provider may require you to prove that you have sufficient experience of installing in the real world!


  • Changes in legislation may affect the entry requirements to a recognised scheme as a 'Registered Domestic Installer'. Therefore, we highly recommend that you check, and confirm, the current entry requirements of the 'Registered Domestic Installer Scheme' providers before booking your chosen training course


  • Ipswich Skills Centre accepts no liabilty in the event of any changes to the entry requirements of any recognised scheme provider 


What recognised qualifications does this course provide?

This package includes four accredited qualifications as follows:


  • EAL Level 2 Award in  Fundemental Inspection, Testing and Initial verification

  • EAL Level 3 Award in Requirements for Electrical Installation BS7671: June 2008 (2015) (QCF)

  • EAL Level 3 Award in the Building Regulations for Electrical Installations in Dwellings

  • EAL Level 3 Award in the In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT) (QCF)


What does this course cover?

This course includes 9 days in our training classroom and workshop to develop the essential domestic electrical installation knowledge and practical skills applicable to:


  • Electrical safety (including safe isolation procedures

  • Cables

  • Lighting circuits

  • Power circuits

  • Smoke alarms

  • Data sockets

  • Isolators

  • Consumer units (including circuit breakers and residual current devices)

  • Basic circuit test procedures

  • Relevant theory and requirements of the current Building Regulations


1-day in our training classroom to develop the knowledge and understanding of the relevant aspects of the IET Electrician's Guide to the Building Regulations including:


  • The key parts of Sections 1 - 8 which augments Approved Document P

  • Section 10 which outlines Parts A, B, C, E, F, L and M

  • Sections 11 and 13


3-days in our training classroom to develop the knowledge required to navigate and understand the requirements of the latest IET 17th Edition of the Wiring Regulations  BS7671 including:


  • Part 1 – Scope, object and fundamental principles

  • Part 2 – Definitions

  • Part 3 – Assessment of general characteristics

  • Part 4 – Protection for safety

  • Part 5 – Selection and erection of equipment

  • Part 6 – Inspection and testing

  • Part 7 – Special installations or locations

  • Appendices 1 to 16


4-days in our training classroom and workshop to develop the fundemental knowledge and skills to inspect and test new domestic electrical installations including:


  • Preparation for initial inspection and testing

  • Electrical hazards and safety

  • Safe isolation procedures and equipment

  • Correct use of test Instruments

  • Basic protection measures

  • Fault protection measures

  • Additional protection measures

  • SELV

  • Inspection requirements

  • Special installations and locations

  • IP codes

  • Sequence of tests

  • Continuity of protective conductors

  • Continuity of ring final conductors

  • Insulation resistance

  • Polarity

  • Earth electrodes

  • Earth fault loop impedance

  • Prospective fault current

  • Residual current devices (RCD)

  • Verification of voltage drop

  • Documentation


In addition, this course includes a further 2-days in our training classroom and workshop to develop the knowledge and practical skills required for the in-service inspection and testing of electrical equipment (PAT testing) including:


  • Statutory and non-statutory requirements

  • Electrical units

  • Equipment construction

  • Inspection and testing theory

  • Practical inspection and testing of equipment

  • Completion and management of documentation

  • The requirements of the IET Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 4th Edition


Please note

  • Additional 2-days attendance at our training centre is required for examination and assessment purposes


How is the qualification assessed?

  • 4 x on-line multiple choice examinations

  • 2 x practical competence assessments


What will you need to provide?

  • IET 17th Edition of the Wiring Regulations BS 7671 (ISBN 978-1-84919-769-4)

  • IET 17th Edition 'On-Site-Guide' BS7671 2008: (2015) (ISBN 9781849198875)

  • IET Electricians Guide to the Building Regulations 4th Edition (ISBN 978-1-84919-889-9)

  • IET Inspection and Testing Guidance Note 3 (ISBN 978-1-84919-8)

  • IET Code of Practice for In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment 4th Edition (ISBN 9781849196260)

  • Writing materials, calculator and suitable safety footwear for workshop sessions


How is this course package delivered?

  • 21 days delivered over 2 days a week including on-line examinations and practical competence assessments


What is the progression route from this course?

  • Level 3 Certificate In Installing, Testing & Ensuring Compliance of Electrical Installations in Dwellings (QCF)


How much does this course cost?

  • Available for only £2,590 (£595 initial payment followed by interest free instalments)


When does this course start?


  • Available for immediate commencement 







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