Why take the SS1A Domestic Installation Workshop?

Over the years that we have been providing electrical training we've found that many people who enrol on our Part P and 18th Edition courses lack the basic electrical installation knowledge that will ensure they get the most from these intensive courses.

With that in mind, we've created this bespoke 5 Day Domestic Installation course to take you from having little or no electrical experience through to having the essential grounding and knowledge you'll need to build an electrical career. This basic understanding will help you to pass the assessments and tests in later courses.

Course Snapshot: 5 Days practical training in domestic electrics. The perfect starting point for anyone wanting to train in domestic installation and progress to gold card at a later date.

Electrician Taster Sessions

If you are new to the industry and want to train as an electrician why not register for a taster session to find out if electrics could be the right career for you.

Course overview

Why take this course?

This course covers the practical skills you need if you want to work on domestic installations. This course has proven to be the best possible way of bringing you up to scratch, in a friendly and supportive environment helping you open the doors to a new career. You will learn in a purpose built workshop designed to teach electrical installation.

Is this course for me?

As our key foundation course there are no formal entry requirements for this course. This course is the first week of the first step in our 4 Step Programme to becoming a fully qualified electrician. It makes an excellent taster for those wanting to dip their toe in the world of electrical installation. 

Domestic Installers Workshop Course Content:

  • Ring final circuits (sockets)
  • Basic lighting circuits
  • 2 way lighting circuits
  • 2 way lighting and intermediate circuits
  • Radial power circuits (cooker points etc)
  • Earthing and bonding procedures
  • Zoning and selection of equipment
  • Selecting cable sizes and calculating load demands
  • Introduction to electrical regulations
  • Health & safety
  • Safe Isolation procedures
  • Electrical calculations


You'll receive specific training in the use of testing equipment, with practice and guidance under close supervision. Learning and absorbing the correct routines to use will give you a valuable grounding in best practice, ready for your next step!


There is no assessment for this course.

Course Book Required

We stock some books in our main centres, however we can not guarantee stock availability unless you call us in advance to purchase the books. To buy books please call 01293 529777. You will need the following books for this course:

  • IET On-Site Guide (BS7671:2022, 8th Edition) - ISBN 978-1839532276

Frequently asked questions

What is the purpose of the SS1A?

The purpose of this course is to get you installing so you become competent at carrying out all types of domestic installations.

Even after 5 days you will realise single phase wiring is not rocket science and is quiet straight forward.

What does it allow me to do?

By itself the SS1A does not qualify you to work as a domestic installer. It is intended as an introductory course to be taken with other qualifications (as per our 4 Steps programme) however it will give you the hands on skills to be able to carry out non notifiable work or work under supervision with an experienced colleague.

Can I learn that much in 5 days?

Single phase wiring such as ring final circuits and radial circuits are easy to get your head around once you start practicing, this course gives you all the skills you need to carry out first and second fix.

Our advice would be to practice as much as possible after finishing so it stays fresh in your mind.

Do I get a qualification from this course?

From the 1st October we will be phasing out the qualification attached to this course. This will allow us to better map the teaching and outcomes to the Diploma which makes up the majority of our 4 steps programme.

The 4141-01 is a recognised City & Guild qualification. Up until the 1st October on passing this course you will be awarded a Level 3 C&G certificate in “Electrical Installation Work in a Domestic Dwelling”. The qualification is approved and certificated by City & Guilds who are the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications. This qualification is currently only available in Trade Skills 4U centres and is therefore not currently listed on the City & Guilds website or OFQAL. However, we can make this available to other high quality training providers with our approval. If you are a centre interested in delivering this qualification, please contact us directly.

Our locations

As well as the having multiple large sites, we also have a number of sites dedicated to delivering the 18th edition wiring regulations & PAT Testing courses.

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Phoenix House has raised the bar for electrical training centres in the UK. The centre is just East of Leeds situated just off of the M1 / A1. This makes it easily accessible from Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, York, Harrogate and all over Yorkshire.

Phoenix House, Hawthorn Park, Coal Road, Leeds, West Yorks, LS14 1PQ
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Our Northern training facility is situated just off Junction 10 of the M62 at Birchwood Park and is very accessible from towns such as Warrington, Manchester, Liverpool and Chester.

Unit B, The Beacons, Warrington Road, Birchwood, WA3 6WY
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Our brand new centre opened in July 2019 offering a full range of electrical courses  for those based in Birmingham, Coventry, Leicester, Northampton and all over the midlands region. The new centre is based in Westwood Business Park right next...

Rowan House, Westwood Way, Coventry, West Mids, CV4 8HS
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Our Mitre Court and Explorer 2 Facilities are just 2 minutes south of Gatwick Airport and are easily accessible by car, bus and train. They are comfortable, light and airy environments in which students can learn a wide range of practical and theory based skills.

Mitre Court, Fleming Way, Crawley, West Sussex, RH10 9JY
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