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Qualifying Supervisor update

The requirements for joining a Part P Competent Persons Scheme (CPS) were due to change on the 6th April, with Qualifying Supervisors needing the new QCF qualification: Level 3 NVQ Certificate inInstalling, Testing and Ensuring Compliance of Electrical Installation Work in Dwellings, or similar.


As the new qualification is not widely available, it is still possible to join a CPS under the old stipulations - 17th edition wiring regulations and Part P experience. We deliver the Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671: June 2008 (2011), which covers 17th edition wirings regulations and a  Domestic Electrical Installer (DEI) qualification that provides underpinning knowledge of Part P.


For installers looking to become QS' the situation remains unclear and, unfortunately, we have no word as to when this might change, a confusing state of affairs for electricians and training providers alike! We will continue to keep abreast of industry changes and will hopefully deliver the new NVQ when it becomes a necessary Part P CPS requirement.


What has been set out since January of this year is changes to Approved Document P, which mean many electrical installations are no longer notifiable, and non-CPS registered installer can now use a QS to certify work as an alternative to Building Control. Installers can download a copy from the planning portal.


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