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Domestic Installer Award Syllabus

During your Domestic Installer Award training, you will spend four weeks in one of the Options Skills Training Centres in either Birmingham, London or Manchester.

During this time, you will learn both the practical skills and the essential theory needed to become a qualified electrician including 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.

The Domestic Installer Award Syllabus is a breakdown of what each day of the four-week training course will involve.

For more information, visit the Domestic Installer Award page or call us on 0800 802 1306.

Centre Led Training

Am/Pm Week 1 – Theory & Practical Workshop Training
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop
Monday
Introduction to the Electrical Course. Safety for Electricians. Introduction to cable types & equipment standards. Protective Devices. Basic Lighting Circuits. Basic Power Circuits: Radials and Rings. Example of 2-way lighting circuit.
Introduction to different cable types and how to strip and terminates cables. Termination of twin & earth cable into different types of junction boxes.  
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop
Tuesday 
Radial circuits, Ring Final circuits & Spurs. Circuit Protective Devices. Circuit Breakers. Residual Current Devices.
Installation of different types of electrical circuits including 1-way radial lighting circuits and ring final circuits for socket outlets.  
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop
Wednesday
Health & Safety continued, RIDDOR, Manual Handling and Asbestos. Protection for Safety. Electrical Formula - Power, Voltage, Current and Resistance.
Installation of different types of electrical circuits including 2-way & intermediate radial lighting circuits and ring final circuits for socket outlets. Radial power circuits and spurs.  
Am Classroom
Pm Workshop
Thursday
Introduction to consumer units. The changes made in the 18th edition wiring regulations that have affected CCU design. Different parts that make up a consumer unit.
Installation of consumer units including circuit breakers, busbars and cables.  
Am Classroom    
Pm Classroom  
Friday
Safe Isolation Procedure. Demonstration of different stages of the safe isolation procedure.
Installation of consumer units including circuit breakers, busbars and cables. Practice of safe isolation procedure.
Am/Pm Week 2 - Practical Workshop Training
Am Workshop
Pm Workshop    
Monday
Installation of Domestic Electrical Installation in Workshop Bays. Consumer units. Ring Final Circuits. 2-way and intermediate lighting circuits.
Outside lighting. Smoke detectors. Radial circuits, including cookers, showers and immersion heaters.
Am Workshop
Pm Workshop    
Tuesday
Installation of Domestic Electrical Installation in Workshop Bays. Consumer units. Ring Final Circuits. 2-way and intermediate lighting circuits.
Outside lighting. Smoke detectors. Radial circuits, including cookers, showers and immersion heaters.
Am Workshop
Pm Workshop    
Wednesday
Understand how to prepare for the installation of wiring systems. Installation of Domestic Electrical Installation in Workshop Bays. Consumer units. Ring Final Circuits. 2-way and intermediate lighting circuits.
Outside lighting. Smoke detectors. Radial circuits, including cookers, showers and immersion heaters.
Am Workshop
Pm Workshop    
Thursday
Installation of Domestic Electrical Installation in Workshop Bays. Consumer units. Ring Final Circuits. 2-way and intermediate lighting circuits.
Outside lighting. Smoke detectors. Radial circuits, including cookers, showers and immersion heaters.
Am Workshop
Pm Workshop
Friday
Introduction to inspection & testing in workshop bays: • Inspection • Dead Testing • Live Testing
Continuation of inspection & testing in workshop bays.
Am/Pm Week 3 – DEI Assessment
Am Classroom
Pm Assessment  
Monday
DEI Presentation – Part 1. 1. Legislation & Standards. 2. Definitions. 3. Design Specification
DEI Written Paper 1 – Open book, 32 MC Questions.
Am Classroom
Pm Assessment  
Tuesday
DEI Presentation – Part 2. 4. Special locations
DEI Written Paper 2 – Open book, 32 MC Questions.
Am Assessment
Pm Assessment    
Wednesday
DEI Practical Assessments. Inspection & Testing, Fault Finding. Identification of electrical components and protective devices.
DEI Assignment Tasks in Logic Workbooks. Earthing Arrangements. Cable calculations and voltage drop.
Am Classroom
Pm Assessment    
Thursday
DEI Presentation – Parts 3 & 4. 5. Mains Position. 6. Earthing & Bonding. 7. Inspection & Testing. 8. Lighting
DEI Written Paper 3 – Open book, 25 MC Questions. DEI Written Paper 4 – Open book, 32 MC Questions.
Am Classroom
Pm Assessment
Friday
DEI Assignment Tasks in Logic Workbooks. SWA demonstration, practical and write up. Loft conversion electrical installation scenario.
DEI paperwork and resits.
Am/Pm Week 4 - 18th Edition Wiring Regulationsnt
Am Classroom
Pm Classroom    
Monday
Introduction to BS7671: 2018. Structure and Parts of the Wiring Regulations. Understanding of Parts 1, 2 & 3. End of module questions.
Understanding of Part 4. End of module questions.  
Am Classroom
Pm Classroom  
Tuesday
Understanding of Parts 5 & 6. End of module questions.
Understanding of Part 7. End of module questions.  
Am Classroom
Pm Classroom
Wednesday
Understanding of Appendices. End of module questions. Mock Exam 1 with review.
Mock Exam 2 with review.
Am Assessment
Pm Assessment    
Thursday
18th Edition Online Assessment (60 MC questions – open book). Attempt number 1.
18th Edition Online Assessment Paper (60 MC questions – open book). Attempt number 2.
Am Assessment
Pm Assessment
Friday
18th Edition Online Assessment resits.
18th Edition Online Assessment resits.  
Domestic Installer Award Syllabus