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Part P electrical training course


This training and assessment course covers the requirements of domestic electrical installation to provide students with a sufficient level of competence, so that once registered with a relevant body, they will be able to work safely, efficiently and legally on electrical equipment.

Under current building regulations, most electrical work carried out in houses must, by law, be notified to the local authority building control. The exception to this is where the work is undertaken by a competent person who is a member of a Governing Body and is registered onto a Part P scheme.

The scheme requires that any members can prove competency and, upon registering onto a scheme, candidates will be assessed by the Governing Body they choose.

To register onto a Part P scheme candidates are required to have knowledge of domestic installation and a relevant qualification which determines that they are competent and able to safely work on electrical equipment in the home. Persons registered with the Part P Self-Certification schemes will be qualified contractors with the ability to thoroughly check relevant electrical circuits for safety.

They are required to issue an Electrical Installation Certificate that complies with Building Regulations requirements when the work has been completed. In order for candidates to reach their full potential and fully meet the requirements of the Part P scheme, practical abilities will be required to be updated and an understanding of terminology and basic electrical theory.

Course objectives/key benefits

To provide candidates with the required knowledge, understanding and skills to undertake electrical work within the mandate of Approved Document P of the U.K. Building Regulations.

Who is the course aimed at?

Anyone wishing to carry out electrical work within a domestic dwelling which is covered by the scope of Part P.

Entry requirements/pre-requisites

Candidates should have a knowledge and understanding of domestic electrical installations.

For anyone new to electrical work, or who would like to update their knowledge and skills, it is highly recommended that they undertake the Basic Electrics course prior to this course.

Course content

Course duration

Five days should be allowed for, due to the nature of the practical assessment

Training Method

Mainly practical workshop with some theory


Practical assessment and multiple-choice question papers.

Course Outcome/Qualification

Candidates who successfully complete the assessment will receive a CERT-AIN certificate of competence and will also be eligible to join a Part P Competent Persons Scheme (details of these schemes are provided during the course).

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone either belonging to, or wishing to join an electrical Competent Persons Scheme, must also hold the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations qualification.

Anyone wishing to join an electrical Competent Persons Scheme on completion of this course, MUST determine what qualifications the scheme they are hoping to join will accept prior to enrolling on this or any other electrical course offered by South West Assessment and Training. We can take no responsibility for the requirements of any electrical Competent Persons Scheme.

Materials Required

Candidates will need an up-to-date TD Publications Electrical Book, which is available direct from our office on (01579 348544 or at


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South West Assessment and Training, 1 Quimperle Road, Liskeard, Cornwall, PL14 3US. TEL: 01579 348544. Email:

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