Why take the Introduction to Electrical Installation Regulations & Part P Course?

This week forms part of our domestic electrician course package (Step 1) and contains units introducing the fundamentals of electrical installation which are shared with the C&G 2365. Although it is often referred to as a Part P course the focus is on a whole range of building regulations that you need to know in order to comply with Part P. Essentially to undertake domestic electrical installation work competently and compliantly to Part P building regs you will need the knowledge and skills that this course provides, together with the relevant qualifications contained in our Domestic Electrician Package.

This is a blended learning courses with the first and final day of this course is being delivered via virtual classroom. The other 3 days are delivered via E-Learning to provide you with a C&G 2393 Building Regulations qualification. You can then book in for your exam when you attend our centre for other training or whenever you feel ready. Find out more about Virtual Classroom Here.

This course includes

Part-P Building Regulations

Course overview

Full Course Title: C&G Level 3 Certificate in the Building Regulations for Electrical Installations in Dwellings (2393-10).

About Part P Training Courses

Part P is just one part of the building regulations that applies to domestic installations. Whilst it is important to understand these regulations this course covers a wide variety of  other installation training and regulations that you will need to know in order to safely install domestic electrics. 

Why take this training course?

It’s the ideal starting point for anyone looking to begin a new career as a domestic or registered  electrician and should be taken as part of one of our larger course packages. It’s not just about Part P. It covers an introduction to a range of essential skills and knowledge required to safely install electrics. The units covered in the first 4 days mirror the C&G 2365 qualification and count towards that in the future should you wish.

We must point out that this course alone does not enable you to join a Part P scheme . It is intended as one part of the required training. If you want to register on a scheme our Domestic electrician course (Step 1) would be the minimum training required for a beginner.

Is this course right for me?

This course can be taken by anyone over the age of 18 looking to start out in electrical installation. It is an introduction to many of the fundamental aspects of electrical installation. It can be taken before or after completing a practical workshop as part of your journey to becoming an electrician with Trade Skills 4U.

The latest Part P regulations as updated in 2013 only apply to England (not Wales or Scotland). If you are working outside England we recommend speaking with a course advisor on 01293 529777.

Course Content:

These contents below are knowledge and theory elements of the regulations you will cover in a classroom environment, this is not a practical course. For practical training you will need to complete the whole Domestic Electrician Course Package.

Electrical Installation Course Content (First 4 Days): 
  • Identifying legislation in the electrical industry
  • Identifying sources of technical information
  • Identifying types of drawings used in electrical industry including symbols used in drawings
  • Converting scales to actual measurements
  • Understanding how different circuits operate to include: Lighting, power and heating, cooker, alarm and emergency systems, data communications, control circuits , ring final, radial.
  • Identifying types of earthing arrangements
  • Identifying component parts of an electrical system
  • Identifying applications of protective devices
  • Understanding requirements for RCD protection
  • Understanding the application of IP ratings
  • Calculating maximum demand of an domestic installation
  • Determine minimum current carrying capacity of live conductors for given installation conditions (cable calculations)
  • Identifying wiring zones in domestic properties
  • Recognising the requirement for labelling
  • Identifying the requirements for special locations found in domestic premises (bathrooms, swimming pools, saunas)
C&G 2393 Building Regs & Part P Course Content (1 Day):
  • Understand the Building Regulations in terms of scope, purpose and structure
  • Identify the type of building work that is:
    • a) notifiable and;
    • b) non-notifiable
  Under Part P of the Building Regulations
  • Identify relevant Approved Documents
  • Understand how Building Regulations are enforced
  • Identify the role of Building Control Services by the
    • a) Local Authority Building Control Services
    • b) Approved Inspector’s Building Control Services

About Part P Courses & Part P Schemes

We must emphasise that this short course alone will not be sufficient to register as Domestic installer it is only one element of the skills and knowledge you need.
To register with a Competent Person Self-Certification Scheme such as NICEIC or ELECSA, you will be expected to be competent in electrical installation, have your 18th edition wiring regs, know how to inspect and test and be able to install in line with the latest Part P building regs (All contained in our Domestic Electrician Course Package). Having these skills, qualifications and subsequent experience in industry will allow you to self-certify your installation work.

Exams and Assessment

At the end of the course you will sit a 40 Minute Multiple Choice Online Exam. The exam is open book.

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.

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

Frequently asked questions

Is Part-P all I need to get registered?

No you will need other qualifications alongside your part-p to for example get registered as a domestic installer.

Is this Part-P course 'full scope'?

Yes, this is a level 3 full scope course.

Do Part P schemes operate in Scotland?

No, Part P only applies to England and Wales.

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 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 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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