Why take the Domestic Electrical & Solar PV Package?

This 23 Day solar PV training course package is structured to allow you enter an exciting market.

After successfully completing this course you will have the skills to install solar PV (Photovoltaic) panels and also the skills to install domestic electrics under supervision, meaning you will have 2 potential ways to generate income. Essentially you will be able to pick and choose between PV or electrical installation jobs with various contractors. 

Please note this course runs in Gatwick, however you can complete your Domestic Electrical course in Warrington, Coventry or Leeds and then do the last week at Gatwick.

Course Snapshot: This course covers domestic installation and solar PV. 

The course breaks down as follows:

  • 15 Days In Centre (Practical & Theory)
  • 3 Days E-Learning
  • 5 Days Virtual Classroom

  • Course Modules

    Module one
    SS1A Domestic Installation Workshop
    Module two
    SS1B Electrotechnology & Building Regulations
    Module three
    SS1C Inspection & Testing Single Phase
    Module four
    SS1D 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
    Module five
    BPEC Solar PV

    Steps included in this course:

    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.

    Skills learnt can be applied to:

    Consumer unit replacement
    Electrical installation
    Lighting install & design
    Inspection & Testing
    Electric cookers
    Steel wired armour swa
    Single phase
    Electric showers
    Domestic rewires
    Lighting design & installation
    Solar installation & testing
    Renewable technology
    Smoke co2 detectors
    Smart heating controls
    Underfloor heating

    Course overview

    Is this course right for me?

    This course package is designed to give you the skills to find employment in this growing industry. If you want to work unsupervised you should expect to return and complete our full 4 step programme including an NVQ.

    This course is structured build your knowledge and skills up from basic to advanced enabling you to undertake the BPEC solar PV course at the end. Once you have passed the first 4 qualifications you will have gained the necessary knowledge and qualifications to complete your BPEC Solar PV qualification.

    About our Green Course Package

    The electrical course package comprises of the 18 Day Domestic Electrical Course giving you the relevant skills and training you require, you then progress onto the BPEC Solar PV training course, giving you the Solar PV skills and qualifications to become a Solar panel installer and work for one of the many new solar PV installer companies that have grown over the past few years. This is still an exciting industry to join and demand for skills if very high!

    What's included?

    This course package includes 5 courses over 23 Days:

    Domestic Electrical Course: Throughout the first 18 Days of the course you will learn the following Core Competencies:

    Week 1 Practical Skills in Domestic Installation - Workshop In Centre

    You will be assigned your own consumer unit and from there build lighting circuits, socket outlet circuits, cooker & shower circuits and much more. You will also learn the essentials of earthing and bonding as well as how to correctly use the tools of the trade.

    During the course you will be assigned your own workspace and build the key circuits listed above. 

    Week 2 Installation Theory and Part P Building Regulations - Virtual Classroom & E-Learning

    In week 1 you will be introduced to installation theory and regulations such as cable sizing and selecting the right tools to do the job at hand. The focus of the second week is on building regulations and you will take your City & Guilds 2393 exam on the Friday afternoon. You will learn the key aspects of what you need to do to comply with the Part P building regulations when carrying out typical installations. For instance if you need to break through a floor or wall what impact does this have?

    Week 3 - Inspection & Testing Skills - Workshop In Centre 

    Inspection and Testing is an essential skill for every electrical installer and it is focused on teaching you the processes, procedures, and practicalities of ensuring the installations you complete are functioning correctly and safe for use. Throughout the course you will learn the hands on skills and the theory behind it to ensure that you are competent to inspect and test your own installations.

    Week 4 (3 Days) - Wiring Regulations - C&G 2382-18 - Virtual Classroom

    You will start to learn about the regulations in week 1 of the course whilst doing practical installations, however in later weeks we will go into much greater detail. When it comes to learning about building and wiring regulations you will often find there are lots of overlaps and similar topics so our blended learning technique is ideal for you to absorb the right information at the right time without lots of repetition. After completing the course you will have the knowledge, skills and qualifications to enable you to competently install your domestic electrical work, compliant with Part P of the Building Regulations as well as the latest 18th edition wiring regulations. Every practicing electrician must have their wiring regs certificate (18th Edition).

    Solar PV Training

    Week 5 - BPEC Solar Panel Installation Course - In Centre

    Our BPEC accredited Solar PV training and assessment packaged is designed to provide the necessary skills for basic design, installation, commission and servicing of Solar PV systems and deliver a certificate of competence meaning accredited companies will know you have the necessary skills and knowledge to get the job done.

    Please call us on 0800 856 444 8 for more information.

    Course Timings

    This course runs 5 weeks in a row. However we recognise that many people cannot commit to 5 weeks training in one continuous period, so if this is the case we can help you by splitting the course up over a longer period of time. Simply call 01293 529777 for advice on this.

    Exams and Assessments

    We have average first time pass rates of over 90% on this course. You will take a variety of practical formative and summative assessments on this course as well as online multiple choice exam.

    Please note that you must bring photographic ID such as a passport or driving license with you in order to sit the assessments on this course. Exams for remote learning can be booked in via student services once you are ready. On in centre elements exams take place at the end of each week.

    BPEC Solar PV

    The assessments for the BPEC PV course take place at the end of week 5 and consist of a multi-choice question paper and a short written answer paper and a practical assessment job sheet.

    The time allocated to each are as follows:

    • 2 x Multi-choice question Paper 1: 1 hour 30 minutes
    • Short Written Paper 2: 1 hour
    • Practical Assessment: 3 hour
    • Important Information

    Your acceptance on a Domestic Installers Scheme is the decision of the registration body and dependent on your skills, experience and knowledge level. The scheme provider is likely to want to see that you have experience of real installations before or after your training. Tradeskills4U is a training company and responsible for training only. We are not responsible for the assessment process or eligibility of students to gain registration with any external organisation.

    Course Books 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:

    • Electrician’s Guide to the Building Regulations, 6th Edition - ISBN 978-1839532542
    • Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing, 9th Edition- ISBN 978-1839532368
    • BS 7671:2022 Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition (Brown) - ISBN 978-1839532184
    • IET On-Site Guide (BS7671:2022, 8th Edition) - ISBN 978-1839532276

    Frequently asked questions

    What experience do I need?

    This course is for new entrants.

    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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    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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