June 24, 2022

Is the Enhanced Electrical Installer course right for me?

Is it right for me?

Is the Enhanced Electrical Installer course right for me?

Domestic installer courses are designed to benefit beginners who have no prior experience or qualifications in the electrical industry however, domestic installer courses are also great for those who perhaps already work trades and need electrical knowledge to support their work. With the Enhanced Electrical Installer course at Universal Skills Group only being 25 days it’s a great way to quickly begin earning money as a domestic installer. A domestic installer course can create a great foundation of knowledge if you wish to continue to do an apprenticeship or commercial training.


There is often confusion around the difference between a domestic installer and a fully qualified electricians. A domestic installer is trained to carry out work on domestic properties whereas a fully qualified electrician can work on both commercial and domestic properties. A fully qualified electrician can begin to sign off their own work immediately after completing their apprenticeship. After completion of the domestic installer course, you have the opportunity to contact a regulatory body such as NAPIT or NIC and register to become a competent installer after they inspect your work and it has been approved by the awarding body you can sign off your own electrical work.


A domestic installer can carry out basic domestic electrical work. Some examples of domestic electrical work includes:

·        Consumer unit replacements

·        Security lighting

·        Domestic lighting

·        CCTV installation

·        Smoke alarms

·        Burglar

·        Initial verification

·        Electric show installation

·        Underfloor heating

·        Fault finding

·        Full and partial rewire


A lot of newly qualified domestic installers go on to be self-employed and set up their own companies. Here at Universal Skills Group, we include EV charge point installation as part of our Enhanced Domestic Installer course. We have partnered with a number of companies that offer job opportunities in EV installation, that guarantee an interview after the Enhanced Domestic Installer course is completed. We have had a number of learners that have successfully secured a role after the Enhanced Domestic Installer course. Our partnership with McNally has already proven to be a success and has seen three new entrants gain employment as electric vehicle charge point installers.

The domestic installer course is ideal for anyone looking for a pathway into the industry and the Enhanced course goes one step further by giving you hands-on experience and employment opportunities.

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