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BECOME A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN | DOMESTIC INSTALLER AWARD

Staff with a number of years within the industry deliver the Domestic Installer Award Training Course here at Options Skills. Combining essential theoretical knowledge with practical skills, the DEI training course is designed for those that will be completing electrical installations in single phase, domestic dwellings only.

Please note; this is not the NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training Course that is also available at Options Skills. Please request the NVQ Course Syllabus if this is more suited to your needs.

This course provides a great balance between essential practical skills and combines that with essential qualifications for a Domestic Installer that include Domestic Electrical Installers Award and 18th Edition Wiring Regulations. These are necessary qualifications that will allow you to complete electrical installations in a domestic dwelling.

The course will prepare you fully for your new role as an electrician or Domestic Electrical Installer through our essential training courses. We place great emphasis on providing you with the practical skills you need. Small groups of trainees with hands-on training in fully equipped and modern workshops. All of your initial training is delivered in a supervised, training centre environment. We do not expect you to progress with ‘home study’.

Practical electrician training is combined with essential theory. This ensures that you have an essential understanding of the electrical regulations prior to written and practical assessments for your 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.

For more information and to find out what’s included please request a full course syllabus by calling the free phone number today - 0800 802 1306

Course Duration: 4 Weeks
Qualifications: Domestic Installers Award 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
Accredited by: Logic Certification
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DOMESTIC INSTALLER AWARD SYLLABUS

AM/PM Week 1 - Theory & Practical Workshop Training
  Monday
AM Classroom 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.
PM Workshop Introduction to different cable types and how to strip and terminates cables.
Termination of twin & earth cable into different types of junction boxes.
  Tuesday
AM Classroom Radial circuits, Ring Final circuits & Spurs.
Circuit Protective Devices.
Circuit Breakers.
Residual Current Devices.
PM Workshop Installation of different types of electrical circuits including 1-way radial lighting circuits and ring final circuits for socket outlets.
  Wednesday
AM Classroom Health & Safety continued, RIDDOR, Manual Handling and Asbestos.
Protection for Safety.
Electrical Formula - Power, Voltage, Current and Resistance.
PM Workshop 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.
  Thursday
AM Classroom 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.
PM Workshop Installation of consumer units including circuit breakers, busbars and cables.
  Friday
AM Classroom Safe Isolation Procedure.
Demonstration of different stages of the safe isolation procedure.
PM Classroom Installation of consumer units including circuit breakers, busbars and cables.
Practice of safe isolation procedure.
AM/PM Week 2 - Practical Workshop Training
  Monday
AM Workshop Installation of Domestic Electrical Installation in Workshop Bays.
Consumer units.
Ring Final Circuits.
2-way and intermediate lighting circuits.
PM Workshop Outside lighting.
Smoke detectors.
Radial circuits, including cookers, showers and immersion heaters.
  Tuesday
AM Workshop Installation of Domestic Electrical Installation in Workshop Bays.
Consumer units.
Ring Final Circuits.
2-way and intermediate lighting circuits.
PM Workshop Outside lighting.
Smoke detectors.
Radial circuits, including cookers, showers and immersion heaters.
  Wednesday
AM Workshop 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.
PM Workshop Outside lighting.
Smoke detectors.
Radial circuits, including cookers, showers and immersion heaters.
  Thursday
AM Workshop Installation of Domestic Electrical Installation in Workshop Bays.
Consumer units.
Ring Final Circuits.
2-way and intermediate lighting circuits.
PM Workshop Outside lighting.
Smoke detectors.
Radial circuits, including cookers, showers and immersion heaters.
  Friday
AM Workshop Introduction to inspection & testing in workshop bays:
• Inspection
• Dead Testing
• Live Testing
PM Workshop Continuation of inspection & testing in workshop bays.
AM/PM Week 3 - DEI Assessment
  Monday
AM Classroom DEI Presentation – Part 1.
1. Legislation & Standards.
2. Definitions
3. Design Specification
PM Assessment DEI Written Paper 1 – Open book, 32 MC Questions.
  Tuesday
AM Classroom DEI Presentation – Part 2.
4. Special locations
PM Assessment DEI Written Paper 2 – Open book, 32 MC Questions.
  Wednesday
AM Classroom DEI Practical Assessments.
Inspection & Testing.
Fault Finding.
Identification of electrical components and protective devices.
PM Assessment DEI Assignment Tasks in Logic Workbooks.
Earthing Arrangements.
Cable calculations and voltage drop.
  Thursday
AM Classroom DEI Presentation – Parts 3 & 4.
5. Mains Position.
6. Earthing & Bonding.
7. Inspection & Testing.
8. Lighting
PM Assessment DEI Written Paper 3 – Open book, 25 MC Questions.
DEI Written Paper 4 – Open book, 32 MC Questions.
  Friday
AM Classroom DEI Assignment Tasks in Logic Workbooks.
SWA demonstration, practical and write up.
Loft conversion electrical installation scenario.
PM Assessment DEI paperwork and resits.
AM/PM Week 4 - 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
  Monday
AM Classroom Introduction to BS7671: 2018.
Structure and Parts of the Wiring Regulations.
Understanding of Parts 1, 2 & 3.
End of module questions.
PM Classroom Understanding of Part 4.
End of module questions.
  Tuesday
AM Classroom Understanding of Parts 5 & 6.
End of module questions.
PM Classroom Understanding of Part 7.
End of module questions.
  Wednesday
AM Classroom Understanding of Appendices.
End of module questions.
Mock Exam 1 with review.
PM Classroom Mock Exam 2 with review.
  Thursday
AM Assessment 18th Edition Online Assessment (60 MC questions – open book).
Attempt number 1.
PM Assessment 18th Edition Online Assessment Paper (60 MC questions – open book).
Attempt number 2.
  Friday
AM Assessment 18th Edition Online Assessment resits.
PM Assessment 18th Edition Online Assessment resits.
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When you begin training with Options Skills, you will have a dedicated student liaison manager with you every step of the way to ensure your training goes smoothly. You can drop into the office, reach them by phone or drop them an email at any time.

Experienced tutors will be delivering the course, sharing their priceless knowledge with the students and teaching them all they need to know to complete the domestic installer award training course.

You learn both theoretical knowledge and practical skills, ensuring you have a full understanding and sufficient practice in the trade.

Upon completion of the course, you will be able to complete electrical installations in single-phase, domestic dwellings.
If after you've completed your Domestic Installer Award, you want to move onto gain your NVQ Level 3, you can upgrade with Options Skills.

The cost of an upgrade is currently priced at £2,250 plus on-site assessment fees and AM2 fees.

This price is only available for those who are existing or previous customers of Options Skills who have completed the DEI training course.
If you fail any of your exams, we do offer students the opportunity to resit them. Options Skills will provide students with extra training or support if necessary, free of charge to help prepare you for your re-examination.
Unfortunately, we cannot provide those who fail their exams with a refund. We do, however, offer the chance for students to retake their exams and we can provide extra training and support necessary.
Am I Guaranteed To Pass The Exam? Options Skills are in no way able to guarantee any student will pass the exam. However, we do provide our students with expert training and that, combined with their hard work and dedication will give you the best opportunity to pass the exam.
While we will provide students with excellent training - both practical and theoretical – we will not teach you how to pass the exam. Passing any exams or assignments is dependent on your level of knowledge, dedication and hard work.