New electrical qualifications to expand plumbers' skills

Published:  13 October, 2015

Logic Certification has added a number of new electrical qualifications to its portfolio, aimed at engineers and installers who are required to have an understanding of electricity and smart meters.

Mark Krull, director of Logic Certification, said: "Our new courses are designed to meet the needs of electricians, including a new Level 3 Initial Verification and Inspection qualification, as well as training for other building services engineers who are required to have an understanding of electricity. Kitchen fitters, gas installers and plumbers all come across electrical tasks as part of their role.

"We are offering an Amendment 3 only option for the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations, allowing installers who have completed Amendments 1 and 2 to just cover any changes to the standard. This means learners can choose what best suits their specific needs, rather than going over old ground or spending an unnecessary amount of time in the classroom.

"Other new courses include a Smart Meter Level 2 Diploma, helping meet the demand for installers required by the roll out. This presents an opportunity for existing building services engineers and new entrants, who have found employment with one of the energy suppliers or other companies responsible for delivering the Smart Meter upgrade programme."

The complete range of new additions are:

  • Safe Isolation of Electrical Installations (CPD Unit) - this is a half-day course for those working in electrical-related industries such as plumbers, heating engineers, kitchen fitters and appliance installers
  • Amendment 3 qualification for Requirements of BS7671:2008 (2015) - 17th Edition Wiring Regulations and its Application to Electrical Installations. This allows installers with an existing qualification to only cover areas that have changed
  • Three new qualifications for The Inspection & Testing of Electrical Installations: a Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations; Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing, condition Reporting and Certification of Electrical Installations; and a Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification, Periodic Inspection, Testing, Condition Reporting and Certification of Electrical Installations
  • PAT Testing - new management and operator routes are available
  • Smart Metering - a Level 2 Diploma qualification complete with Learner Portfolio and Mentor Guidance documents
  • Domestic Electrical Installer Course - designed for plumbers, electricians and heating engineers that carry out electrical tasks as part of their role.

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