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BECOME A QUALIFIED ELECTRICIAN | DOMESTIC INSTALLER TRAINING

Learn essential electrical skills with our domestic installer training.

The DEI training course combines essential theory learning with practical training to provide students with the essential skills and knowledge of electrical installation in a domestic setting.

This course is no longer available as a stand-alone programme. With effect from 1st September 2021, 18th Edition and DEI qualifications in isolation will no longer be accepted as proof of competence by many scheme providers. Persons wishing to join a CPS should make contact with the scheme provider for exact entry requirements, but they are expected to have achieved NVQ Level 3 or a minimum of 2-years’ experience and working towards an NVQ Level 3 qualification

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.

The Domestic Electrical Installer training will prepare you for your new career as an electrician. We place great emphasis on providing you with the practical skills and knowledge you need.

In one of our fully-equipped training centres, tutors deliver training to small groups of trainees. We keep our class sizes small to ensure all students get the 1-1 training they need to progress.

The course combines essential knowledge with practical skills ranging from basic light installation to cookers.

By the end of your training, you will have gained your 18th Edition Wiring Regulations.

For more information, please request a course syllabus by calling the freephone number today 0800 802 1306

Course Duration: 3 Weeks
Qualifications: Domestic Installers Award 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
Accredited by: LCL Awards


This course is no longer available as a stand alone programme. With effect from 1st September 2021, 18th Edition and DEI qualifications in isolation will no longer be accepted as proof of competence by many scheme providers. Persons wishing to join a CPS should make contact with the scheme provider for exact entry requirements but they are expected to have achieved NVQ Level 3 or a minimum of 2-years’ experience and working towards an NVQ Level 3 qualification
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DOMESTIC INSTALLER TRAINING SYLLABUS

Week 1 - Theory and 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

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 Workshop

Installation of consumer units including circuit breakers, busbars, and cables.
Practice of safe isolation procedure.

Trainees will also be registered for 18th Edition and receive log in details for 18th Edition Home Study during week 1. Candidates will be able to take 18th Edition assessment when they finish home study and are ready to take the invigilated exam.

The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content is subject to change at the discretion of the Electrical Training Manager & Individual course tutors.

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 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 and immersion heaters.

Wednesday
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 and immersion heaters.

Thursday
AM Workshop

Introduction to inspection & testing in workshop bays:
• Inspection
• Dead Testing
• Live Testing

PM Workshop

Continuation of inspection & testing in workshop bays.

Friday
AM Workshop

SWA cable termination and write ups

PM Workshop

Extra testing practice and tuition (if required)

The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content is subject to change at the discretion of the Electrical Training Manager & Individual course tutors.

Week 3 - DEI Assessment
Monday
AM Classroom

DEI Presentation – Part 1

1. Legislation & Standards
2. Definitions

PM Classroom

3. Design Specification
4. Special locations

Tuesday
AM Classroom

DEI Presentation – Part 2
5. Mains Position
6. Earthing & Bonding
7. Inspection & Testing
8. Lighting

PM Exam

DEI Online exam – Open book, 40 MC Questions. (75% pass rate)

Wednesday
AM Classroom

DEI Practical Assessments.
Inspection & Testing, Fault Finding.
Identification of electrical components and protective devices.

PM Paperwork

DEI Assignment Tasks in Logic Workbooks.
Earthing Arrangements. Cable calculations and voltage drop.

Thursday
AM/PM Paperwork

DEI Paperwork

Friday
AM Classroom

DEI Assignment Tasks in Logic Workbooks.
Extension scenario

PM Paperwork

DEI Paperwork & Resits

The course syllabus is intended as a guide. Timings and delivery of course content is subject to change at the discretion of the Electrical Training Manager & Individual course tutors.

Please note: This course syllabus is subject to change at the discretion of the Electrical Training Manager and the individual course tutors. Class sizes could also affect timings.

Up to 31st December 2020 Regulated qualifications and UKAS Accredited certificates of competence issued in the UK were widely recognised by other EU member states. However since the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, individual member states that previously recognised a UK qualification may now no longer do so. Learners undertaking qualifications on the basis that it is recognised by an EU member state should in the first instance make enquiries with the relevant bodies in that Country to confirm its recognition status.

The UK electrical contractors market is reputedly worth around £18.2bn a year (source: AMA Research). However, it is highly fragmented and comprises mostly of independent contractors and sole traders.

The industry is characterised by poor service and unreliability. Consumers are wary of who they appoint and often find it difficult to find trustworthy tradespeople. When they do, they use them again and again and recommend them to other people.

The size and maturity of the sector combined with the failure of the general competition to meet customer expectations represent a real opportunity to profit from a professional and customer-focused local service.

A shortage of skilled workers and an increase in new housing being built means that electricians are in high demand. Those currently in the trade are earning far beyond the average UK salary, averaging around £30,784 (source: Office of National Statistics)

For more information, read How Much Can I Earn As An Electrician?
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.