Electrical Wiring

Part P Electrical course


South West Assessment and Training has devised a training package to cover the requirements of domestic installation and at the end of the course students will have 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.

With the introduction to a change in the 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.

A competent person is someone who is approved by one of the governing bodies approved by the Office of the Deputy Prime Minister, known as the Part P scheme. The scheme does require 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 a circuit 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.

Even with a limited electrical knowledge, candidates will be provided with the required training to bring them up to speed.

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.

PLEASE NOTE: Anyone either belonging to, or wishing to join a Competent Person Scheme for Part P, must also hold the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations qualification. The City & Guilds 2382-12 is a suitable qualification.

Materials Provided

Candidates will be provided with a training pack


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