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ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION

VRQ Level 2 CERTIFICATE
for DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL INSTALLERS

12 or 24 WEEK COURSE
ONE or TWO EVENINGS PER WEEK PLUS WORK-BASED ASSESSMENT

ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION WORK
From 1 January 2005, electrical installation work in domestic buildings must comply with Building Regulations Part P. Work can only be done by persons who are competent to do so, and must be certified as competently done, compliant with regulations and safe.

SUMMARY
This VRQ is available for candidates who need to comply with the part P Building Regulations requirements and prove they are competent to carry out electrical work in domestic dwellings. The qualification will allow candidates to be nominated as "qualified supervisor" with a Competent Persons Scheme. Registration with such a scheme will enable self-certification of domestic electrical installation work to Building Regulations. Successful candidates will be considered to have achieved competence as a DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL INSTALLER.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS
You must be working in the industry related to electrical installation, preferably as a qualified electrician, or with BTEC NC Engineering (Electrical/Electronic) or NVQ2 Engineering, or equivalent.

ASSESSMENT
Nine practical units with short multiple-choice tests and one externally-set multiple choice exam.

REGISTRATION AS A COMPETENT PERSON
The course provides the underpinning knowledge and skills to support your application to become a Qualified Supervisor. You must be certified as a "competent electrical installer" and be registered with the Applicable Building Regulations (part P) Self Certification Scheme. Your company or employer must be registered with the approved part P competent persons scheme.

QUALIFIED ELECTRICIANS
If you already hold IEE 16th Edition qualification, City & Guilds 236 part 2 or equivalent achieved in the last three years, with up-to-date knowledge and experience, you may only need to complete the first unit.
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Unit Summaries

APPLICABLE BUILDING REGULATIONS
Building Regs and approved documents (Part P) (IEE 17th edition)

ELECTRICAL SAFETY LEGISLATION
Regulations, standards and terminology Electricity at Work regs 1989. HSE Memorandum of Guidance. Electrical installations BS7671. Construction Design and Management Regulations. Electrical Safety on Construction Sites

DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL CIRCUIT INSTALLATION
Installing standard circuits, cables and equipment
Protective and Residual Current Devices used in domestic installations
Selection of cables for current carrying capacity and voltage drop

DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL EARTHING AND BONDING REQUIREMENTS
Earthing arrangements and bonding requirements in dwellings
Importance of the Earth Fault loop path

INSPECTING, TESTING & COMMISSIONING DOMESTIC CIRCUITS
Understanding safe isolation procedures Understanding of electrical inspection
Understanding of electrical testing
Understanding of electrical certification.


SPECIAL LOCATIONS & INSTALLATIONS INCLUDING KITCHENS
Safely install electrical equipment in locations containing a bath or a shower
Safely install electrical equipment in domestic garages and external domestic locations
Requirements to install electrical equipment in domestic kitchens
Requirements to install electrical supplies for under-construction/refurbishment trades

DOMESTIC ELECTRICAL INSTALLATION PRE-WORK SURVEY INSPECTION
Understanding of requirements for pre-work surveys
Understanding of inadequate or unsafe electrical situations

BASIC UNDERSTANDING OF 3 PHASE
Understanding of three phase supplies.

INSATLLING DOMESTIC LIGHTING CIRCUITS
Understanding of lighting circuits.

MULTIMETERS
 
 

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