You can train as a Domestic Electrician ( Level 3) and register with one of the Competent Persons Schemes like NICEIC or ELECSA. This is a fast-track route to becoming an electrician and your work will be limited to residential installations only
Essentially you will be competent to Level 3 and safe to work on any kind of domestic project, be that a house re-wire, extension or simple jobs such as new sockets and light fittings. Under current building regulations anyone carrying out such work must be able to prove they are competent and safe to do so.
Once you have completed this course you will have the skills, knowledge and qualifications to enable you to find employment or work on a self employed basis as a domestic electrical installer. In fact the majority of people who train on this course eventually go on to set up as self employed domestic electricians.
This course will give you training, qualifications, skills and knowledge to enable you to register with scheme providers such as the NICEIC or ELECSA and self certify your work. The scheme provider is likely to want to see that you have experience of real installations before or after your training. Alternatively you can complete an installer’s Part P certificate for building control for notifiable work. Building Control will take your competency and qualifications into account when certifying your installation.
It will also enable you to undertake and recognise the new 2013 expanded criteria of non notifiable work that you will be able to undertake both competently and safely. It is also an entry course to becoming a qualified supervisor if you are an adult learner where a degree of knowledge and experience in domestic work is required prior to taking the Qualified Supervisors qualification.
This course is the ideal starting place for anyone (over the age of 18) looking to work as a domestic electrical installer but have little to no electrical installation experience or have been working in an allied trade. It covers all the core competencies required to start up in the industry and work on electrical installation in a residential property. If you are looking to get your foot on the first rung of the ladder of your electrical career then this is the ideal course for you.