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Retrain as an Electrician

Retrain as an Electrician

There are many bundles of short courses offered by a variety of providers, some of these imply that an individual can become a ‘domestic installer’ or in some cases a ‘fully qualified electrician’ by completing these courses, unfortunately this is not usually the case.

Domestic Installer

To become a ‘domestic installer’ an individual is usually required to join a competent person scheme and it is the scheme and provider who verifies the competence of the individual, taking into account the relevance of any qualifications held.

We are now pleased to be able offer a course which has been specially developed by EAL to provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to enable them to join a competent person scheme, (although we always advise that individuals check with their chosen scheme provider before enrolling onto the course).

For more details on the EAL 7659 Level 3 Certificate in Installing, Testing and Ensuring Compliance of the Electrical Installing in Dwellings.


The Joint Industry Board (JIB), who help to set the standards for training, competence and terms and conditions require that to be graded as an Electrician an individual must satisfy the following conditions:

(1)    Must have been a registered Apprentice or undergone some equivalent method of training (bundles of qualifications do not achieve this!) and have had adequate practical training in electrical installation work.


(2)    Must have obtained an NVQ Level 3 in electrical installation work (or approved equivalent) – see Note 1.


(3)    Must have obtained a pass in the City & Guilds 2360 Electrical Installation Theory Part 2 Course Certificate or the EAL Diploma in Electrotenical Services (500/3526/5) (or approved equivalent).


Note 1: If the applicant meets the other two criteria but has not achieved an NVQ Level 3 in electrical installation, then a “provisional” grading may be awarded if the following criteria are both satisfied:

(a)    have obtained at least the City & Guilds 2360 Electrical Installation Theory Part 2 course Certificate or EAL Diploma in Electrotechnical Services  (500/3526/5) (or approved equivalent)


(b)   have obtained Achievement Measurement 2 or must be able, with the application for grading and any other relevant supporting evidence (i.e. the City & Guilds Electricians Certificate) Which may be required, to satisfy the Grading Committee of his experience and suitability.


Must be able to carry out electrical installation work efficiently in accordance with the National Working Rules for the Electrical Contracting Industry, the current I.E.E. Regulations for Electrical Installations and the Construction Industry Safety Regulations.


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