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Course overview

Upon completion of the training candidates will be assessed by both practical and written tasks on:

  • Legislation and Standards
  • Understanding electrical installations
  • Repositioning, alteration and extension of PEB
  • Safe Isolation and working methods
  • Correct material selection and safe use
  • Testing

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Entry requirements

Candidates must possess as a minimum valid CCN1, CMA1, CESP1 or CCLP1 (PD) or any of the City & Guilds N/SVQ6012 qualifications with MET1.

Knowledge of basic electrical principles would be an advantage but not essential.

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What do I need to bring with me?

You should bring the following with you to your course:

  • One passport-sized photograph (if not already sent)
  • Formal ID (Passport or Driving Licence)
  • Copies of prior learnings, such as ACS or plumbing certificates

How do I book?

Call our office on 0808 164 2780 and speak to one of our friendly customer service team. They will discuss dates and availability and can take payment by debit or credit card to confirm your place.

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There are four protective measures generally permitted by BS 7671:2008 (2011), given in Regulation 410.3.3:

  1. Automatic disconnection of supply (Section 411)
  2. Double or reinforced insulation (Section 412)
  3. Electrical separation for the supply to one item of current using equipment (Section 413)
  4. Extra-low voltage (SELV and PELV) (Section 414).


A note at the end of this Regulation acknowledges that, in electrical installations, the most commonly used protective measure is automatic disconnection of supply.


Regulation 411.1 states that automatic disconnection of supply is a protective measure in which basic protection is provided by basic insulation of live parts or by barriers or enclosures and fault protection is provided by protective earthing, protective equipotential bonding and automatic disconnection in case of a fault.

Main protective equipotential bonding

The purpose of earthing the exposed-conductive-parts of an installation is to ensure that, in the event of a fault (line conductor to an exposed conductive-part), sufficient fault current flows to operate the disconnection device (fuse, circuit-breaker, RCD). Earthing exposed-conductive parts also reduces the touch voltage (Ut) between these and extraneous-conductive parts during a fault. The purpose of protective equipotential bonding is to further reduce the touch voltage between exposed conductive-parts and extraneous-conductive-parts in the event of:

  1. a fault on the installation
  2. an open circuit PEN conductor in a PME supply

Installation of main equipotential bonding conductors

IET Guidance recommends that main equipotential bonding conductors should be kept as short as practicable and be routed to minimise the likelihood of damage or disturbance to them.


The connections to gas, water and other services entering the premises must be made as near as practicable to the point of entry of each service, on the consumer’s side of any insulating section or insert at that point or any meter.


Any substantial extraneous conductive part which enters the premises at a point remote from the main earthing terminal or bar must also be bonded to this terminal or bar.


Extraneous-conductive-parts should preferably be bonded using individual main equipotential bonding conductors. Alternatively, two or more such parts may share a main equipotential bonding conductor, but where this arrangement is employed the conductor should be continuous, i.e. disconnection of the conductor from one extraneous-conductive-part must not interfere with or endanger the security of the bonding of the other part(s).


Regulation 544.1.1 and Table 54.8 of BS 7671:2008(2011) gives sizing requirements for main equipotential bonding conductors. However, it is recommended that the electricity distributor or supplier should be asked to confirm their agreement to the proposed size(s) it is intended to install.

BS 951 earthing and bonding warning label

Regulation 514.13.1(ii) requires a permanent label to be fixed at or near the point of connection of every main equipotential bonding conductor to an extraneous conductive-part.

Our locations

Paisley Training Academy

Just a 10-minute walk from both Paisley Gilmour Street train station and the St James’ train station and a 5-minute drive from Glasgow airport, our Paisley centre is convenient to attend. Free parking is also available on-site.

Dalgety Bay Training Academy

Our Dalgety Bay Training Academy provides free onsite parking and is just a 10-minute walkfrom Dalgety Bay train station.

Edinburgh (First Aid Only)

Hotel Novotel, Edinburgh Park, 15 Lochside Avenue, Edinburgh, EH12 9DJ

Birmingham City Centre (First Aid Only)

THE PRIORY ROOMS MEETING AND CONFERENCE CENTRE, Quaker Meeting House, 40 Bull St, Birmingham, B4 6AF

Solihull (First Aid Only)

West Warwickshire Sports Complex, 78 Grange Rd, Solihull B91 1DA

Oldbury (First Aid Only)

IBIS STYLES, 999 Wolverhampton Rd, Oldbury, B69 4RJ

Nottingham/Derby (First Aid Only)

HOLIDAY INN DERBY NOTTINGHAM, Bostocks Lane, Sandiacre, Nottingham, NG10 5NJ