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Training Services

Orange Tree Electrical have put together a great range of electrical courses that offer something for everyone. So, if you're a beginner starting in a new direction or an electrician keeping up to date with the latest standards or aspiring to the next level then take a look at what we have to offer.

All Courses include comprehensive course notes, refreshments and buffet styles lunch.


City & Guilds 2377

Award in Competence for the Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment

2 Day Course

Developed in line with the latest IET Code of Practice, this course focuses on the formal inspection, testing and recording of electrical equipment, with special regard for portable appliance testing.

Using hands-on, practical tuition, it gives you the skills to meet typical contemporary challenged and prepare you for the City & Guilds 2377-22 examination. You also have the option to take the City & Guilds 2377-32 examination (at an extra cost)

Course Content:

  • The legal requirement, purpose and frequency of Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.
  • The main inspection and testing requirements prescribed in the IET Code of Practice for In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.
  • Equipment construction and definition.
  • Approved testing procedures with 'Portable Appliance Testers'
  • Establish maintenance charts, registers and recording of results.
  • Introduction to test instruments
  • Equipment inspection and practical testing
  • Test result analysis

City & Guilds 2382-12

Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations – BS7671:2008 including 2011 Amendment.

4 Day Course

This course provided electrical trades people and electrical managers with clear and thorough preparation for the City & Guilds 2382-12 17th Edition BS7671 Regulation exam.

To competently carry out the inspection and testing of fixed wiring installations, a fundamental understanding of the 17th Edition Regulations is invaluable. If you’ve yet to complete a wiring regulations training programme, this course is also for you.

The course builds to a 2 hour open book examination consisting of 60 multiple choice questions.

Course Content:

  • The legal status and association with statutory documents.
  • Scope, object and fundamental requirements of safety.
  • Assessment of general characteristics
  • Protection for safety
  • Selection and erection of equipment.
  • Inspection and testing
  • Specialist installation or locations
  • Preparation for the C & G 2382-12 examination

City & Guilds 2392-10

Fundamental Inspection, Testing and Initial Verification

5 Day Course

Aimed at those with limited experience of inspection and testing of electrical installations. It prepares you for the City & Guilds Level 3 Certificate 2394-01 and 2395-01.

It’s suitable if you inspect and test your own work – for example, if you carry out work in domestic installations under Building Regulations Part P.

This qualification is designed to the requirements of the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS7671) and is restricted to initial verification processes only.

You achieve the full qualification following successful completion of both a multiple-choice online examination of 1 hour and 40 minutes, plus a two hour practical assessment.

Course Content:

  • Requirements of the Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Visual inspection of new work
  • Completion of an Electrical Installation
  • Certificate, Minor Electrical Installation
  • Works Certificate, Schedule of Inspection and a Schedule of Test Results
  • Testing techniques

City & Guilds 2394-01

Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations

5 Day Course

After carrying out electrical installation work it is necessary to ensure the new work meets the requirements of BS7671. An inspection and test of this work must be carried out to confirm it is safe to be put into service.

This City & Guilds 5 day course is intended for people who need to carry out this initial verification of their work. It covers single and three phase installations and is relevant to domestic, commercial and industrial environments.

Assessment methods include an on-line multi-choice examination, a written examination and a practical assessment.

Course Content:

  • Requirements of Safe Isolation
  • Reasons for initial verification of electrical installations
  • Safe testing of electrical installations
  • Principles for working dead
  • Principles for working live
  • Documentation and Certification
  • Safe Systems of Work

It is possible to also complete the City & Guilds 2395-01 – Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations. Please contact one of our course advisors should you wish to combine the two qualifications.

City & Guilds 2395-01

Award in Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations

5 Day Course

The Electricity at Work Regulations requires electrical installations to be maintained so as not to give rise to danger. One common method of meeting this requirement is to carry out a periodic inspection and test of an electrical installation and report on its condition.

This 5 day City & Guilds level 3 course is aimed at personnel who wish to carry out inspection and testing of existing electrical installations. It is also relevant to anyone who commissions or receives reports on the condition of electrical installations.

The course covers the latest requirements of BS7671, IET Wiring Regulations and is relevant to single and three phase installations, domestic, commercial and industrial installations.

Please note that this course requires a good understanding of electrical principles and a knowledge of electrical installations.

Assessment methods include an online multi-choice examination, a written examination and a practical assessment.

Course Content:

  • Requirements of Electricity at Work Regulations
  • Safe systems of work
  • Requirements for safe isolation
  • Safe testing of electrical installations
  • Principles for working dead
  • Principle for working live
  • Testing sequence
  • Interpretation of test results
  • Documentation and reporting

It is possible to also complete the City & Guilds 2394-01 – Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations qualification. Please contact one of our course advisors should you wish to combine the two qualifications.

City & Guilds 2396-01

Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations

5 Day Course

Whenever new installation works or alterations are carried out within premises, someone will have to make crucial decisions. At the design stage, or when it comes to installation and testing the competence of the person making those decisions is judged.

As the highest level course relating to BS7671 offered by City & Guilds, and pitched to an experienced and knowledgeable level, this qualification is chosen by many as evidence of their professional competence.

It is mainly aimed at electrical trades people and electrical managers responsible for making design decisions within an electrical installation, and is achieved by completing a two-part examination. This consists of a 3 hour written assessment and a design project.

You will need a sound working knowledge of electrical installation practices, preferably with some knowledge of design and verification.

Course Content:

  • Overview of regulations
  • Installations characteristics
  • Wiring systems
  • Cable selection and design
  • Discrimination and diversity
  • Earthing and earthing systems
  • Special installations
  • Inspection and testing, including pricing
  • Documentation and certification
  • Project design

City & Guilds 2393-10

Certificate in the Building Regulations for Electrical Installations in Dwellings

1 Day Course

Aimed at practising domestic electrician or electrical installers working in the building trade, this course provides a sound understanding of how electrical installations in dwellings must comply with all relevant Building Regulations.

The multiple choice examination last 40 minutes and consists of 20 questions.

Course Content:

  • The general requirements of the Building Regulations in relation to electrical installations in dwellings.
  • Scope, purpose and structure of the Building Regulations
  • Identify the role of Building Control Services
  • Methods of compliance with the six parts of the building regulations most relevant to electrical installations in dwellings.

Basic Electrical

City & Guilds Accredited

3 Day Course

With companies in many market sectors and industries radically streamlining their maintenance and technical workforce departments, the onus is on managers to use non-electrical personnel for routine electrical duties.

This course provides an answer to legitimate management concerns.

It’s designed to assist non-electrical employees prepare for work on a range of electrical systems, and means companies comply with UK legislative requirements regarding the use of such personnel for electrical tasks.

It is aimed at anyone who may have electrical tasks related to their work for example mechanical maintenance engineers, servicing and equipment installation personal and others who work with low voltage electrical equipment and systems.

Course Content:

  • Basic electrical principles
  • Electrical power and units of measurement
  • Electrical test instrumentations
  • Cable and wiring systems
  • Conventional circuit layout
  • Electrical diagrams
  • Health & Safety legislation (related to electricity in the workplace)
  • Safe isolation procedures for low voltage electrical circuits
  • Safe working practices

Safe Access to Electrical Panels or Enclosures

City & Guilds Accredited

1 Day Course

The growing pressure upon company managers to ensure personnel are operating in a safe manner suggests that some level of basic training is required.

This courses helps raise the level of electrical safety awareness for those required to access low voltage electrical panels or enclosures, for example machine and process operators.

Using a presentation and practical approach, it looks at key aspects of electrical safety in related to electrical panel enclosure. It examines protective device resetting, process adjustment/configuration and taking readings, as well as the requirements of current legislation.

The course is mainly aimed at non-electrical/technical employees who, although not expected to hold specific electrical responsibilities, have a duty to their colleagues and their own personal safety through current employment legislation.

Course Content:

  • Health & Safety legislation (related to electricity in the workplace)
  • Risks present when accessing a low voltage electrical enclosure or panel.
  • Safe working practices specific to electrical enclosure or panel access.
  • Resetting of a range of electrical motor thermal overloads circuit breakers and motor drives.
  • Most appropriate or suitable methods to minimise the potential damage to process plant, equipment, system motors or connected equipment.
  • Risks related to common equipment machines or process systems.

Safe Electrical Isolation of Low Voltage Systems

City & Guilds Accredited

1 Day Course

Your company might have to entrust electrical isolation tasks not only to electrical personnel, but also to non-electrical staff with some experience of electrical systems (and who may require authorisation to carry out isolation for maintenance purposes)

Including formal Permit to Work procedures for on-site operation, this course provided staff with the knowledge needed to perform safe isolation of low voltage systems and equipment.

Course Content:

  • Overview and relevance of Low Voltage safety rules.
  • Associated procedures, basic risk assessment and documentation prior to isolation
  • Types of isolating devices
  • Methods of isolation
  • Proving or verifying an isolation
  • Controlling isolation
  • Removing an isolation and returning a system to normal operation.

Minor Electrical Works including Inspection and Testing

If you’re a service or installation engineer, you’ll find that, increasingly, you’re required by law to complete a Minor Electrical Works Certificate following a domestic/industrial installation.

2 Day Course

This course will allow you to provide adequate certification on completion of your work in line with the requirements of BS7671.

Although the course focuses directly on the inspection and testing of minor works, you also cover some issues relating to installation practices.

It’s recommended that you have a basic understanding of electrical installation practices.

Course Content:

  • Overview of the relevant legislation
  • Earthing and circuit protection arrangements
  • Minor Works Certification
  • Inspection techniques
  • Test instrumentation, terminology and interpretation
  • Safe electrical isolation procedures
  • Related theory and practical assessments

Duty Holders

If you’re an Electrical Duty Holders, or if you want to know more about obligations under the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989, this course is for you.

1 Day Course

Although aimed at electrical persons, it’s also ideal for non-electrical persons with a responsibility for electrical safety.

Covering all systems voltages, the course focuses on electrical systems, installations, equipment and procedures operating at Low Voltage (up to 1000 volts AC)

Please note that the course specifically excludes mines, quarries, public distribution or generating equipment.

Course Content:

  • Who is a Duty Holder
  • Relationship with other legislation
  • Relationship with non-statutory documents
  • Enforcement and penalties
  • Designing safe electrical systems
  • Maintaining electrical systems in a safe condition
  • Ensuring safe work activities, Risk Assessments, Safe Systems of Work and Permit to Work Systems.
  • Providing, Maintaining and using protective equipment
  • Ensuring electrical systems are suitable strength and capability in all conditions
  • Ensuring electrical systems are suitable for adverse or hazardous environments
  • Basic Protection
  • Fault Protection
  • Suitability of connections
  • Protecting against overcurrent
  • Isolating and Switching
  • Safe Isolation of supplies and working dead
  • Live Working
  • Adequate working space, safe access and lighting.
  • Demonstrating competency
  • Case studies

Electricity at Work Regulations 1989

A perfect course for those who are looking to gain an awareness of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

1 Day Course

Covering all system voltages, and investigating electrical systems, installations, equipment and procedures operating at Low Voltage (up to 1000 volts AC), it is suitable for both electrical persons and non-electrical persons with responsibility for electrical safety.

This course specifically excludes mines, quarries, public distribution or generating equipment.

Course Content:

  • Extent and application of regulations
  • Relationship with other legislation
  • Relationship with non-statutory documents
  • Enforcements and penalties
  • Regulation 4 – systems, work activities and protective equipment.
  • Regulation 5 – strength and capability of electrical equipment.
  • Regulation 6 – adverse or hazardous environments
  • Regulation 7 – Insulation, protection and placing of conductors
  • Regulation 8 – Earthing or other suitable precautions
  • Regulation 10 – Connections
  • Regulation 11 – Means of protecting against excess of current
  • Regulation 12 – Means of cutting off the supply and for isolation
  • Regulation 13 – Working on equipment made dead
  • Regulation 14 – Working on or near live conductors
  • Regulation 15 – Working space, access and lighting
  • Regulation 16 – Competency
  • Regulation 29 – Defence

Earthing and Bonding

The course provides electricians and electrical engineers with a focused awareness of IEE requirements relating to Earthing and Bonding of Low Voltage electrical installations.

1 Day Course

It also aims to help Duty Holders comply with Regulation 8 of the Electricity at Work Regulations 1989.

Course Content:

  • The role of Earthing and Bonding
  • Terminology
  • Automatic disconnection of supply
  • Protective devices
  • Earthing systems
  • Basic fault protection
  • Exposed and extraneous conductive parts
  • Protective bonding
  • Supplementary bonding
  • Maximum permitted disconnection times during earth faults
  • Additional protection
  • Suitable materials for protective conductors
  • Selecting suitably sized protective conductors
  • The general requirements to BS7671
  • Special locations of installations
  • Transformer and generator earthing (overview)
  • Principles of inspection and testing

Electrical Risk Assessment

Aimed at engineers, electricians and other personnel responsible for electrical safety in the workplace, this course looks closely at the generalised risk assessments documented in the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999, and offers clear and effective methods of compliance.

1 Day Course

The course is split into two parts; one deals with inspection of electrical systems and equipment; the other looks at evaluating risk, and the measure to minimise or eliminate risk.

Course Content:

  • Sections relating to the Provision and Use of Work Equipment Regulations (PUWER)
  • Sections relating to the Management of Health and Safety Regulations 1999
  • General risk assessment relating to electrical machinery
  • Risk assessment associated with the European Machine Directives and the Supply of Machinery Regulations 1992.

Electrical Safety Awareness

This is aimed at those who require an awareness of the dangers of electricity, and the basic principles for maintaining a safe environment.

1 Day Course

Suitable for non-electrical people, as well as providing a useful refresher for electrical personnel, it specifically looks at systems operating at 230 volts and 400 volts, but also considers reduced voltage systems and supplies at SELV.

Course Content:

  • Applicable legislation
  • Non-statutory documents
  • Risks associated with electrical safety – electric shock, burns arcing, fires, explosions and secondary effects.
  • Insulting conductors
  • Enclosures and barriers
  • Fuses and circuit breakers
  • Earthing
  • Double insulated equipment
  • Wiring systems
  • Maintenance, inspection and testing
  • User checks
  • Examples of dangerous situations
  • Action for defective equipment
  • Importance of electrical design
  • Electrical certification
  • Competence
  • Safe systems of work