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New requirements for Part P Qualified Supervisors

The requirements of joining a Part P competent persons' scheme have now changed, with Qualifying Supervisors (QS) now required to have gained one of two new NVQ Level 3 qualifications.

As before, all new QS must have a relevant 17th edition wiring regulations qualification, alongside one of the new NVQs. Existing QS' do not need to re-qualify as long as they remain within this role; if they leave their current position, providing they are re-employed as a QS within two years, completing the new NVQs won't be necessary.

Unsupervised electricians must obtain the existing full-scope qualification, the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical systems and equipment (buildings, structures and the environment).This qualification will allow the holder to apply for an ECS card as an Installation Electrician.

Logic Certification has launched a new Domestic Electrical Installer training and assessment package, which covers electrical work as outlined in the Part P Building Regulations and 17th Edition Wiring Regulations. Defined and full-scope options are available.

About the new qualifications

Level 3 Certificate in Installing, Testing and Ensuring Compliance of Electrical installations in Dwellings:This is the minimum qualification for people who have at least two years industry experience, but who do not hold any formal qualifications. Replacing the previous Domestic Installer qualification, it is not for new entrants, but installers who already work in the electrical industry applying to become their company's QS.

Level 3 Award in Approving Electrical Installation Work in Dwellings in Compliance with Building Regulations:This course is for qualified electricians who have achieved, for example, the NVQ in Installing Electrotechnical Systems (as mentioned above), a pre-NVQ equivalent or those who hold the ECS gold card to at least Installation Electrician level. Qualified electricians can complete this, or the Level 3 Certificate in Installing, Testing and Ensuring Compliance of Electrical installations in Dwellings to become a QS.

Logic Certification plans to deliver these new qualifications in the coming months.



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