Electrical Courses

Essential Electrics

Anyone who does any work on an appliance that has an electrical connection should be able to prove their competence to work on electrics. This course will provide the necessary competence to satisfy the Electricity at Work Regulations. It is a two day course, going through basic electrical concepts, using a multimeter and performing safe isolation.

Do I need this course?

The most likely answer is yes! If you do any of the following work then this course (or some other recognised form of competence) is required:

  • Remove any component from an appliance, eg Fan from a boiler to perform a service.
  • Replace a component in an appliance or system, eg pump in a combi or CH system
  • Use a multimeter to test parts of an appliance

Is this a "Part P" course?

No. This course just provides the basic competency to work safely on an electrical installation. It will prove that you can safely isolate a circuit, and work safely on a live circuit.This does not provide a qualification to self-certify any electrical work, or do any other work that requires notification under Building Regulations. It also does not cover the installation of new equipment, only like for like replacement

Full information on this course can be found on the CITB website

CH Wiring and Fault Finding

This course looks at the components of a typical "S" or "Y" plan system. It goes through how the various component parts work, how they interact with each other and basic fault finding.

Operatives must have completed the Essential Electrics course to be able to attend this one.

Full information on this course can be found on the CITB website

Combi & HE Fault Finding

This course is similar to the CH Wiring and Fault Finding course, however it looks at Combination Boilers and modern HE systems.

Operatives must have completed the Essential Electrics (or similar) course to be able to attend this one.

Full information on this course can be found on the BPEC website