For new entrants
Domestic Installer Course
Our Domestic Installer course is designed for those looking to gain skills and qualifications to start work in the Electrical Installation industry.
Whether you have no experience and want to change your career or are a current tradesperson wanting to add to your skillset, our 6 week course will give you the necessary skills and qualifications to join this exciting and ever evolving industry.
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Pay a deposit to secure your place on a Domestic Installer course
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Universal Skills Centre Wakefield, 41-43 Monckton Rd Ind Est, Denby Dale Road, Wakefield, WF2 7AL
T&Cs apply: Deposits are non-refundable. You will need to pay the remaining balance of the course 21 days prior to the course start date.
As part of our booking terms and conditions you will need to undertake a BKSB (English and Maths) initial assessment, to determine your level of suitability for the course. Based on the outcome of the assessment, you may be advise that the course is not suitable for you. In such a circumstance we would then refund your deposit.
Anyone working under a Level 1 (E1, E2 or E3) in Maths and English wouldn’t be deemed suitable for this course.
This course is available with finance plans through our partner Duologi. Terms & Conditions Apply. Make an enquiry to find out more.
Career Opportunities for Domestic Installers
Earn up to £35k a year just for qualifying
This course provides an alternative route into the electrical industry.
While the training provided will not qualify you as an electrician or 'sparky', it will provide you with the necessary skills to join a variety of different companies within the electric/power industry as well as give you a stepping stone to hit the ground running within a new and exciting career.
Domestic electrical installers can any earn up to £35,000 a year from qualifying, with potential to earn more once they've gained the necessary experience working within the industry.
What can a domestic installer do?
A domestic installer is not a qualified electrician, but they are qualified to work in a variety of different areas in relation to domestic property installation. These include:
EV Charge Points
Full and Partial Rewires
Joining a Competent Person Scheme
Upon qualifying as a Domestic Installer, candidates can start their journey towards joining a recognised Competent Person Scheme (CPS) such as NAPIT.
Being recognised under a CPS means that you don’t have to get your local council or approved building inspector to check your work, meaning that you can self-certify and save on fees as well as potentially pass savings on to your customers.
how do i join a Competent Person Scheme?
Each candidate will need to accumulate two years worth of experience in order to be recognised under a scheme, over which time your electrical installations would be assessed and inspected to ensure it meets the required standards.
Those already working for an electrical company registered under a CPS can usually get electrical work signed-off (certified) and sampled by a Qualified Supervisor over the first two years.
Individuals/sole traders would be required to sign-off electrical work through their local building control over the first two years after qualifying before joining a CPS.
Membership to a CPS is entirely voluntary.
Start your new career in the electrical installation industry today
This course is perfect for new entrants to the electrical installation industry as you don't need to hold any formal qualifications within the industry in order to join.
Whether starting out in a new career or looking to upskill this course enables candidates to:
- Gain employment within the electric installations industry
- Earn upto £35,000 per year after qualifying
- Specialise in a variety of different domestic electrical installation work
- Expand potential business offerings/services
- Start working towards further electrical qualifications
- Join a Competent Person Scheme (After two years experience)
The domestic electrical installer course includes four modules undertaken over a 6 week period. Candidates are required to pass each module through a formal assessment or exam in order to complete the full course. Each completed module awards candidate a new qualification. Candidates can undertake all or parts of more than one module in any given week.
The majority of this DEI course is undertaken within the Universal Skills training centre and includes both classroom based theory and practical workshops.
This course is designed for new entrants meaning that you don't need to hold any previous electrical qualifications to join. We do however require candidates to:
- Be a minimum of 18 years old (mandatory)
- *Complete an initial assessment to determine their suitability for the course
*All candidates are required to undertake an initial assessment prior to the course starting. Such assessments are designed to determine a candidates suitability for the course. The result of these assessments may lead to Universal Skills advising candidates that the course is not suitable for the individual if acceptable levels have not been met.
Our customers say it best...
"Completed the DEI course along with 18th edition, 2391 and EV charging point installation. Having had no previous electrical experience, I found the course was pitched at a suitable level from which I could understand all that was being taught. The course content was delivered at the right pace for the audience and was constructed well to maximise learning potential."
"I was recommend to do the domestic installer course with Universal Skills by another electrician who completed the course some years ago.
I have not been disappointed.
From the outset USG have been honest about the expectations of the course and what we have by the end of it. Nothing beats experience and that’s what I now need to go out and get having passed all the exams and practical tests as part of this set of City & Guilds qualification."
"Over the period of the course I’ve received great guidance and support from Stefan especially during the Inspection and Testing course. Really pleased I got through with no issues and I thank you all for that. EV with Carl was slick and informative and again a worthwhile qualification delivered with plenty of detail."
Frequently Asked Questions
What can I do as a newly qualified domestic installer?
Newly qualified domestic installers can sign off what is known as ‘non-notifiable’ work, also known as minor works and includes any extensions or alterations of existing circuits or like for like replacements. Upon completing the work, you can directly issue an installation certificate to the customer. The extending or alternating of a circuit can take place in any room in the house that is not classed as a special location (bathroom, sauna, spa, swimming pool).
Newly qualified domestic electrical installers will need to accumulate two years experience in order to be recognised under a Competent Person Scheme.
Can I do this course remotely?
This course is predominantly delivered face to face at our training centre in Wakefield, West Yorkshire.
Do I need to purchase any extra course material?
All course material is included in the cost of the course booking. You will just need to ensure you have correct protective clothing and shoes for the workshop parts of the course. All other PPE is provided by the training centre.
Can I just do some parts of the course rather than all?
Yes you can, provided that you have the current experience and qualifications to enable you to join selected modules, we can create a personalised quote when you contact us.
We also offer a Certificate in Installing, Testing and Ensuring Compliance of Electrical Installations in Dwellings course for those who are previously qualified in the other areas.
Do you offer a payment plan?
Yes you can. We have a number of finance options available through our finance partner Duologi. Only after completing you initial assessment for suitability will you be given the link to apply.
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