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Course overview

This comprehensive course is specially designed to integrate essential electrical training modules, providing you with the qualifications, knowledge, skills, and competencies needed to excel as a Domestic Installer. It’s tailored to empower you to ensure that your electrical work adheres to the latest building and wiring regulations.

The training format is a blend of hands-on, practical instruction and theoretical classroom learning. This combination ensures a well-rounded understanding of both the practicalities and the principles underlying domestic electrical installation.

Entry Requirements

There are no qualification entry requirements, however, you will need to be 18 or older to attend this electrical training course.

We would recommend learners have some DIY experience, as using basic trades tools is not covered in the training programme. However, electricians tools such as electrical testing equipment, will be covered.


A practical observed assignment and online assessment with multiple choice and multiple response questions are used for assessment. The examinations are open-book and based on the relevant regulations & standards.

Modules breakdown

The Domestic Electrical Installer Package is an all-encompassing training programme consisting of several key electrical courses, each targeting specific skills and knowledge areas:

Foundation Electrical Course – (Duration: 5 Days) – Week 1

This introductory course is perfect for beginners, offering a blend of theoretical and practical learning. It focuses on the design, modification, and extension of various wiring circuit scenarios, leading back to a consumer unit. This foundational module is crucial for gaining the competence needed to complete the Domestic Electrician Package.

LCL Awards Domestic Electrical Installer Certificate – (Duration: 5 Days) – Week 2

This online module delves into Part P of the Building Regulations, effective since January 1, 2005, and includes updates from April 2013. It covers the essential electrical safety guidelines, outlining what is permissible and prohibited in domestic dwellings for electrical installers.

18th Edition Wiring Regulations 2018 City & Guilds 2382 – (Duration: 3 Days)

Specifically tailored to impart knowledge of the current wiring regulations, this course is vital for aspiring electricians. It prepares you for the 18th Edition IET Wiring Regulations 2018 City and Guilds 2382-18 exam. Passing this exam is a prerequisite for joining a government-approved Part P competent scheme.

Inspection and Testing – LCL Awards Level 3 Award – (Duration: 6 Days)

This critical hands-on course equips you with the skills to inspect and test new or altered electrical wiring circuits. It includes training on conducting both dead and live tests and completing the necessary documentation (Schedule of Test Results) in compliance with Part P of the Building Regulations.

PAT Testing Course – (Duration: 1 Day)

This course is designed to provide delegates with the skills to carry out the testing of all types of electrical equipment. The course covers the legal requirements and relevant standards, the types of tests and test equipment, the results and the recording of results.

Each of these courses is designed to provide a comprehensive understanding and practical experience in different aspects of domestic electrical work, ensuring a well-rounded skill set for participants.

Course Schedule

The first two weeks of training are completed as two consecutive 5-day blocks from Monday-Friday.

The rest of the Modules can be completed around your schedule at a later date. This means that you don’t need to take 20 consecutive days off work and spread your learning out over a month or a few months if it’s more convenient for you.

Will I be a fully qualified electrician?

Although you will be qualified to work on domestic electrics, you will not be a fully qualified electrician, which means there are limitations to the work you can undertake.

The only way to become a fully qualified electrician in Scotland is to undertake a 4-year SQA apprenticeship and gain your SJIB Gold ECS Card.

The limitations of working as an electrician without your Gold ECS card mean you’re unable to join a CPS scheme such as Select.

The benefit of joining a CPS scheme is that certain types of electrical work are regulated. For example, if you installed a solar panel on a house without being a member of a CPS scheme, you need to notify your local council of the work. If you’re part of the CPS scheme, you don’t need to do this.

That being said, if an electrician who’s a member of a CPS scheme is willing to sign off your installation at the end, you would no longer need to notify the council.

It is the customer’s responsibility to make sure that the council is notified of the work if it’s not completed by an electrician that’s part of a CPS scheme.

This document lays out exactly which work types are notifiable or not.

View Notifiable Work Types

Frequently Asked Questions

Why Choose Skills Training Group?

At Skills Training Group, we provide top-tier, affordably priced training with exceptional practical facilities, setting us apart from the rest. Our team of instructors, equipped with extensive industry and teaching experience, is always ready to provide unparalleled support and guidance.

Can I work on building sites?

To be able to work on building sites, you'll need an SJIB ECS Card. You'll not be able to apply for an electrician's ECS card, but you can apply for an Electrical Labourers Card (also known as an Electricians Mate).

You would need to apply via 'Route 2' on their website. More details on how you can get this are here:

Are there other qualifications I can add after completing this course?

Absolutely. You will be able to undertake our 5 day Solar PV Installation Course and/or our 2 day Electric Vehicle Charging Installer Course.

Is a career in electrical work worth it?

A career in electrical work can be very rewarding and worth considering for several reasons:

Stable Demand: Electricians are always in demand due to the constant need for electrical services in homes, businesses, and industries. This demand tends to be stable and often grows with technological advancements.

Good Earning Potential: Qualified electricians often have a good earning potential. While entry-level wages may be modest, experienced electricians can earn a substantial income, especially if they specialise or work in areas with high demand.

Opportunities for Advancement: There are many opportunities for advancement in the electrical field. Electricians can become master electricians, supervisors, project managers, or even start their own business.

Diverse Work Environments: Electricians can work in various settings, from residential to commercial and industrial. This diversity means that the work is often varied and can provide new challenges and learning opportunities.

Job Satisfaction: Many electricians find great satisfaction in their work, as it involves problem-solving, hands-on skills, and the ability to see the tangible results of their efforts.

Continuous Learning: The field of electrical work is constantly evolving with new technologies and methods. This means continuous learning and staying up-to-date with the latest advancements, which can be intellectually stimulating.

Contribution to Society: Electricians play a crucial role in society by ensuring safe and efficient electrical systems, which is essential for everyday life and business operations.

However, it's important to consider that the job can also be physically demanding and sometimes requires working in challenging conditions. Additionally, proper training and adherence to safety protocols are essential in this field due to the risks associated with electrical work.

Overall, if you are interested in a dynamic, challenging career with good prospects and are willing to commit to the necessary training and safety standards, a career in electrical work can be very worthwhile.

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