DOMESTIC WIRING

COURSE DESCRIPTION:

This course will equip trainees with the knowledge and skills required to competently complete a domestic electrical installation.

 

COURSE DURATION:

4 weeks (180 hours), 6 days a week

Monday – Friday: (8:00am – 5:00pm)
Saturdays: (8:00am – 1:00pm)

 

CLASS SIZE:

Maximum of 12 trainees per class

 

METHODOLOGY:

  • Each trainee will be issued with a comprehensive folder of course notes, covering the scope of the course.
  • The use of overhead projectors and power point presentations are employed throughout.
  • Trainees are encouraged to ask questions and to take an active part in class discussions.
  • 70 hours are dedicated to theoretical studies and approximately 110 hours in well-equipped dedicated workshops.
  • Each trainee will be issued with hand tools and power tool required to do all practical tasks.
  • The instructor demonstrates how to do the task to small groups, the number depending on how difficult the task is.
  • One to one tuition is often provided.

 

COURSE CONTENT:

Theory:

• Identification of specialized hand tools
• Recognize relevant electrical symbols
• How to follow and interpret an electrical drawing
• Recognize electrical conductors and insulators
• Ohm`s Law
• Resistors in series and parallel
• Current flow
• Understand circuit isolation, control and protection
• Understand how MCB`s, RCD`s and RCBO`s operate
• How to size conductors
• Cells and batteries.
• Inspection and Testing of an Electrical Installation

Practical:

• Wire various plug tops
• Install and wire a domestic type Distribution Board, including RCD`s, RCBO`s, MCB`s and main isolators.
• Install a door bell
• Install various lighting circuits, 1 way, 2 way and intermediate, wired using different methods
• Automatic control of lighting circuits
• Install radial and ring socket circuits
• Install cooker circuits and water heater circuits
• Install a domestic smoke detector
• Install an earth electrode and earthing system
• Observe BS 7671: 2008 Wiring Regulations
• Inspect and Test a Domestic Electrical Installation

 

LEARNING OUTCOMES:

On successful completion of this course each trainee will:

1. Have a good understanding of health and safety and be aware of the dangers of working on site.

2. Will be familiar and will have worked with all the hand tools and power tools associated with a domestic installation, including             electrical test equipment such as continuity and insulation resistance testers.

3. Be competently able to install a domestic type distribution board and associated protective devices.

4. Understand and install all the different types of domestic circuits.

5. Correctly size all the protective devices and conductor cross sectional areas.

6. Install an earthing system.

7. Be able to estimate quantities of materials required to do a task.

8. Carry out all the necessary Inspections and Tests associated with a domestic installation and record the results.

 

ASSESSMENTS:

• Assessments are done by an independent assessor on completion of the module.

• Both theory and practical competency is examined. Trainees must pass both examinations before certificate is issued.

 

CERTIFICATION:

Successful trainees are issued with a competency certificate accredited by CPD Certification Service, UK.