With effect from 6th April 2013, ONLY those who are going to be appointed as a Qualifying Supervisor (QS) on a Part P Competent Person Scheme (CPS) responsible for work carried out in domestic dwellings are required to hold as a minimum, the new Level 3 RQF qualification “Certificate in Installing, Testing and Ensuring Compliance of Electrical Installations in Dwellings” or equivalent. Operatives operating under supervision of the Qualifying Supervisor are not required to hold the Level 3 NVQ qualification. If the operative applying to be the QS does not have the above qualification there is an experienced worker route that the CPS can use to assess the individual. This would allow an operative to hold a Domestic Electrical Installer certificate and a 18th Edition Wiring Regulations qualification and still be able to apply to join a Part P CPS.
The changes to the Part P Approved Document have removed the requirement for many sole traders working as kitchen fitters, plumbers and heating engineers to have to notify their work if the work is an extension or addition to an existing circuit that is not within a special location. Therefore they do not need to be part of a CPS now in many cases. However any electrical work carried out should still comply with the relevant standards and operatives will still need to be competent to install, inspect, test and issue Minor Works certificates and Electrical Installations certificates on a domestic electrical installation. All new circuits or work in special locations must be notified.
The Excel College’s Domestic Electrical Installer (Part P) course and the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations course can provide operatives with the relevant knowledge and competence to undertake domestic electrical work.
The Domestic Electrical Installer (Part P) course is suitable for any operatives carrying out any electrical installation work (whether full or part installation) within a domestic dwelling. This can be as their primary occupation and for those who carry out electrical work as a secondary task to their main role i.e. heating installers, bathroom and kitchen fitters and builders.
The course and assessment covers all the 17 competence areas as listed in original EAS guidance document and is based upon the revised Part P document issued 6th April 2013 and 18th Edition Wiring Regulations BS 7671: 2018. This practical based course covers installation, inspection, testing and certification on domestic electrical installation as part of the following subject areas.
Domestic Electrical Installer (Part P) training covers aspects of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations, plus the following modules:
· Legislation & Standards
· Definitions and Basic Principles
· Design Specification & Cable Installation
· Special locations
· Mains Position
· Earthing & Bonding
· Safety Devices
· Safe Isolation and Working Practice
· Power & Lighting Circuits
· Inspection, Testing and Certification (both Minor Works Certificates and Electrical Installation Certificates)
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The cost of the course includes training, assessment, and the certification fee.
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