& Guilds/ NVQ Level 3
order to qualify for assessment for City & Guilds 2356
- NVQ level 3, the candidate must hold:
& Guilds 2360 Parts 1 & 2 or
& Guilds 2351 or
& G 2330 level 3
qualification is usually taken over a two year period whilst
working within the industry and involves ongoing assessments
of the work undertaken and site visits throughout. The candidate
is required to undertake projects in the electrical industry
as part of their day to day work.
On-site assessment is a requirement for the work-based portfolio
of evidence, so the NVQ cannot be achieved without having
gained on-the-job experience, undertaking commercial or
industrial work in employment with a qualified electrical
Hallmark Electrics are
proud to promote the professionalism of their electricians
and gaining the City & Guilds NVQ level 3 is a must
for all Hallmark Electrics
Electrics are registered as TrustMark Approved Contractors,
this offers the customer increased protection and ease of
mind. You can trust in TrustMark...
How do I know a tradesman is trustworthy?
If a firm is TrustMark registered, it is working to a code
of practice set down by an approved Scheme Operator and
standards that give you greater confidence and protection.
What standards of workmanship can I expect?
TrustMark registered firms are checked and monitored against
recognised British, international or industry standards.
We aim to ensure you receive a good standard of workmanship
and that any complaint will be treated fairly if there is
How do I know the firm is financially sound?
A tradesman's/firm's trading record and financial position
is checked when they first join the scheme. But such checks
can never guarantee a firm will not hit financial difficulties
- that's why we insist all registered firms offer you the
opportunity to buy a warranty giving you some increased
protection if the firm should go out of business.
Who checks up on these tradesmen?
TrustMark's approved Scheme Operators (which include trade
associations, local authorities / Trading Standards, certification
inspection schemes and commercial organisations) check the
performance of their registered firms.
So who checks up on the approved Scheme Operators?
The TrustMark team monitors approved Scheme Operators on
behalf of the TrustMark Board. The Board reviews each approved
scheme operator's performance, taking into account an independent
assessment of the quality of their work, how they handle
complaints, and so on.
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P Competent Person Schemes like ELECSA were introduced at
the same time as Part P to permit firms that had been assessed
as sufficiently competent, to self-certify that their work
complies with all applicable requirements of the Building
Self-certification benefits the householder because by using
a Competent Person they don't have to pay building control
fees or submit a building notice. In addition, householders
have the important reassurance that by using a Competent
Person, they are using a firm that has been independently
assessed and certified as competent to carry out the work.
In addition, all authorised Competent Persons schemes are
required to give the customers of their registered installer
firms the opportunity to purchase an insurance backed warranty
against the risk that the work carried out does not comply
with the Building Regulations.
For the firm registered with a competent person scheme such
as ELECSA, notifying the work to building control is done
through their scheme provider. The contractor provides the
details of the work done to the scheme provider who then
notifies the local building control department and issues
a building compliance certificate to the householder.
January 2005, Part P of the Building Regulations came into
force. These regulations introduced safety standards to electrical
installations within domestic properties.
This means that, with few exceptions, any electrical work
undertaken in your home such as the addition of a new electrical
circuit or any work in your kitchen, bathroom or garden area
must be notified to the Local Authority Building Control for
The Building Regulations are managed by the Department for
Communities and Local Government (DCLG). Part P is an amendment
of the Building Regulations introduced by the government,
effective from January 1st 2005.
The Part P requirement is that "Reasonable provision
shall be made in the design and installation of electrical
installations in order to protect persons operating, maintaining
or altering the installations from fire or injury."
In short, electrical installations must be safe! Part P applies
to fixed electrical installations in dwellings (including
gardens and shared amenities in blocks of flats) and affects
many of the typical jobs undertaken by electrical contractors,
particularly work carried out in kitchens and bathrooms.
Work affected by Part P is subject to notification to, and
inspection by, building control bodies. However, calling in
a building control officer takes time and costs money. The
solution to this problem is self-certification.
2008 (17th Edition)
7671: 2008 (17th Edition) (The IEE Wiring Regulations) are
the national standard to which all domestic and industrial
wiring must conform. The 17th edition is the latest edition
The electrician must pass an exam known as the City &
Guilds 2382 and is a level 3 exam set by the City &
Guilds before being issued with their certificate which
will prove substantial knowledge of BS7671.
The exam consists of a selection of questions from BS7671:
2008 and upon successful completion of the 2382 exam the
candidate will have knowledge of the following sections:
Contents of BS7671
Object and Scope of the Regulations
of the General Characteristics of the Installation
for Overcurrent Protection, Cable Sizing and Voltage Drop
for Isolation and Switching
Bonding and Shock Protection
and Erection of Equipment
for Inspection and Testing
Installations or Locations
Level 2 Cert for Domestic Electrical Installers
E.A.L. Level 2 Certificate for Domestic Electrical Installers
- Part P - is a nationally recognised qualification consisting
of the following units all with practical assessments and
Safety Legislation, Regulations Standards and Terminology.
Electrical Circuit Installation
Domestic Lighting Circuits
Electrical Earthing and Bonding Requirements
Testing and Commissioning Single Phase Domestic Electrical
Locations and Installations including Kitchens
Electrical Installation Pre-Work Survey/Inspection
exam and assessment must be passed before moving on to the
Successful completion and pass of the EAL exams and assessments
proves the certificate holder a competent person and allows
them to meet the criteria that will allow them to apply
to join a competent person scheme under part P.