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Professional Electrician Course

Professional Electrician Course Overview

In order to give you the most rounded way to becoming a fully qualified electrician, The Plumbing Academy has brought together all the required electrician qualifications that you will need into one comprehensive electrical course incorporating in-depth electrical training together with relevant, industry standard City & Guilds Electrician Qualifications.

This electrical course is designed to give you the prospects to become an electrician. Achieve the electrician qualifications and skills required to undertake varied electrical work so that you can assess and certify electrical installations. With the skills you have gained you can also carry out the work required to improve and rectify the electrical installation you have checked. It’s a proven way to quickly develop a lucrative career after completing your electrical course. Contact us and we’ll tell you more.

At our City & Guilds-approved electrician training centres – which are easily accessible from anywhere in South Wales, Southern England, and the South West – you’ll get hands-on experience as an electrician in a number of purpose-built facilities.

Electrical Course Details

This electrical course is made up of a series of modules that can be completed either separately or back to back. Should the latter be chosen, you will be qualified as an Electrical Installer in no time at all and not long after be qualified as an Inspection & Testing Electrician. Call us now to find out why these two elements are important to you and your future career.

All equipment and tools are provided for use during the electrical course and any specified books required for the electrical course will be provided. You will spend around two thirds of you time working in the practical electrical installation and electrical testing bays with the remainder spent on high quality theory instruction.

Topics that are covered on this electrical course include:
  • Part P of the building regulations for electrical installation.
  • Electrical Installation pre-work survey/inspection.
  • Electrical Installation safe isolation procedures.
  • Identifying unsafe electrical situations.
  • Electrical test procedures.
  • Installing and replacing electrical components.
  • Electrical test results and completing Electrical Certificates for clients i.e. landlords and local authorities.
  • Electrical installation in special locations.
  • Understanding electrical circuit requirements.
  • Installing lighting and electrical circuits.
  • Visual inspections of electrical installations.
  • Functional testing and the correct procedure.
The breakdown of the course is as follows:

Foundation Training on Electrical Principles and Domestic Electrical Installation

The best place to start is always at the beginning, and so this initial part of the electrical course gives you practical knowledge and a safe introduction and grounding into the world of the electrician. Consisting of around 30% classroom theory and 70% practical workshops, by the end of it you will have enough confidence to undertake a variety of domestic electrical work. This includes being able to fully rewire a house including all lighting, power and earthing.

Part P Building Regulations and City & Guilds 2382-10 17th Edition Wiring Regulations

This intensive classroom-based course will get you up to speed with the ins and outs of the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations. This is must-have qualification for any electrician, as it proves to employers and your clients that you possess current levels of knowledge. At the end of the module you will be required to pass an online test to verify your knowledge and move on to the next phase of this electrical course.

City & Guilds 2377 Portable Appliance Testing (both the Management of and Inspection & testing)

You’ll be taught everything you need to know about Testing & Inspecting Electrical Equipment with this practical qualification. You will need this qualification to work with any appliance, machine or equipment that is plugged into an electrical installation. These must-have qualifications allow you to both safely test electrical appliances and equipment and schedule when these tests need to be carried out.

City & Guilds 2392 Fundamental Inspection & Testing

While the City & Guilds 2395 Inspection & Testing is one of the most highly regarded qualifications an electrician can aspire towards, and without proper guidance it can be notoriously difficult to achieve. Therefore this City & Guilds 2392 electrical course provides candidates with an ideal learning foundation so that they will have the grounding and knowledge to achieve the status of an Inspection & Testing Electrician.

You will learn all the aspects needed to safely carry out fault-finding, how to comply with the regulations and how to issue certificates. You will then be competent to undertake electrical work and inspect and test any new electrical installation.

City & Guilds 2395 Inspection & Testing

Inspection & Testing is one of the most highly regarded qualifications an electrician can aspire towards, without proper guidance it can be notoriously difficult to achieve. Therefore this electrical course module provides candidates with specially focussed learning so that they will have the knowledge and opportunity to pass first time, but also have the ability to properly pursue this lucrative part of the industry. You will learn that there is a national shortage of electricians that hold this qualification so the course purposefully takes you up to this high level. After this electrical course you will be able to carry out periodic inspections on industrial, commercial and domestic electrical installations.

City & Guilds 2365 Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures)

This high level qualification covers many areas within electrical technology, such as principles of electrical science and electrical installations technology.

To gain the 2365 candidates will carry out a number of written assignments, using detailed installation drawings, practical fault diagnosis & fault rectification, inspection, testing & commissioning and electrical systems design. Additionally there will be written and multiple choice exams and practical assessments covering electrical science subjects such as single and three phase motors, power factor measurement, calculation and correction, single and three phase supplies and lighting technology.

This part of the course is not for the faint hearted but the prize is that you can use this qualification to progress to ‘fully qualified electrician’ in the eyes of the JIB. Ask us for further details.

Who Should Apply?

Whether you’re an existing tradesman in need of updated or adding qualifications or a newcomer and want to become an electrician, this course is suitable for you.

If you are still not sure this is the right course for you, please contact us or arrange a visit to the Plumbing Academy for a tour of its facilities. We would be happy to discuss our courses with you in greater detail and to help you decide whether a career as an electrical installer is right for you.