Bpec Part P Electrical Defined Scope qualification
5 days training and assessment
Small class size (8)
Recognised Part P qualification
Covers Levels B electrical work
Friendly training staff with a minimum of 25 years electrical experience each
Optional extra 1 day upgrade to full scope
No charges for practical reassessments
Optional Bpec course manuals £80 (no VAT)
Course deposit £200
Part P Defined Scope Course Overview
This course covers the training and assessment for the Bpec Part P (Defined Scope) qualification. It is aimed at plumbers and kitchen fitters who carry out limited scope electrical work in domestic premises.
From 1st January 2005 the building regulations were changed so that it became illegal to carry out certain types of electrical work in domestic premises unless the installer was qualified to do so. The installer had to be a member of an electrical competent person’s scheme (with a Part P qualification) or the installation had to be certified by local building control inspectors.
This electrical training course is the Bpec Part P (Defined Scope) Course . It is aimed at people who do ‘minor electrical work in association with their main activity'. For example, a plumber fitting an electric shower or a kitchen fitter adding some extra sockets.
The Bpec Part P Defined scope course covers levels B,C and D of electrical work. It does not allow level A work such as consumer units, completely new wiring installations and outside cabling that is to be done under the Part P scheme. For level A work the person must hold a full scope qualification and therefore it is advised that they take the 6 day Bpec Part P Full Scope course or do a Bpec Part P Defined scope course and then complete the one day Bpec Part P Full Scope upgrade course.
After successful completion of the Bpec Part P Defined scope course, you will be able to join a number of electrical competent persons schemes such as the one offered by ELECSA.
There is a two stage process to achieve compliance with Part P regulations. Firstly, you must hold a valid Part P certificate either Part P Defined Scope or Part P Full Scope. Then you must register to join an approved Part P Competent Person’s Scheme. Part of the registration will involve an onsite inspection of your wiring and testing ability. During this onsite inspection you will be required to produce reference manuals, certificates such as your Bpec Part P (Defined scope) course certificate and a 17th Edition compliant multifunction electrical tester such as the Fluke Robin 1652. You will also be required to hold a 17th Edition Wiring Regulations Certificate.
The course runs Monday to Friday (9am to about 4.30pm) with a maximum of 8 students. The course deposit is £200 and the balance is payable on the first day of the course.
For more information on the Bpec Part P (Defined Scope) course please see our electrical theory overview page.
Part P Defined Scope Theory Course Overview
Basic electrical principles and theory
Legislation and regulations
Domestic installations theory 1
Domestic installations theory 2
Domestic installations theory 3
Testing and documentation
Domestic installation best practice
Revision test answers
The first day of the Part P course is a theory day. It covers the above Part P electrical course topics.
There is an optional Bpec course manual available from £80 (no VAT). It is recommended reading but not a mandatory requirement. This can be purchased from our online electrical shop.
For more information on the Bpec Part P (Defined Scope) course please see our practical overview page.
Part P Defined Scope Practical Course Overview
The practical training and assessment for the Part P (Defined Scope) course takes place in a purpose built electrical training room. Each student is issued with a full electricians tool kit and Fluke Robin 1652 Multi-function tester.
Practical training takes place on the Tuesday and Wednesday of the course and covers the following topics:
Supply installation identification
Circuit protective devices
Electrical installation – visual inspection
Pre-work survey and electrical tests
Extension to existing circuit
Install new radial circuit (ring main)
Convert lighting circuit to 2 way switching
Install new lighting circuit
Minor works certification
Electrical installation certificate
Install central heating wiring
The training takes place in a relaxed and friendly environment where students are encouraged to discuss the course content with the trainers. All of our trainers have over 25 years each in the electrical industry.
Practical assessments are held on the Thursday afternoon and all day Friday. Students are allowed a second attempt and oral questioning should they fail to pass a particular Part P assessment task.
Should candidates fail the practical assessments, we allow you to complete these reassessments free of charge. However, a nominal fee will be charged for any re-training that is required. These assessments and/or retraining will be arranged to suit the candidate.
For more information on the Bpec Part P (Defined Scope) course please see our FAQ page.
Bpec Part P (Defined Scope) course FAQs
Key course facts:
Course times: 9am to 4.30pm Course duration: 5 days (Monday to Friday) Payment: £200 Deposit with balance in first day of course Assessment method: Practical, open and closed book written assessments
Q - What is the difference between Defined Scope and Full Scope Part P?
A - Defined Scope is "minor electrical work in association with your main trade or activity" whereas Full Scope is "New installations, modifications or extensions to existing circuits". Basically defined scope would include a plumber fitting a new installation of an electric shower. Full scope would be installing a new ring main or replacement of the main household consumer unit.
Q - I am still confused which scheme I should choose can you help me?
A - Yes! Call us on 0845 2600 966 for a chat or contact us using the "contact us" page.
Q - Why should I choose PPL for a Part P course?
A - We have trained hundreds of people for Part P and our resources are second to none. This was the comment from a Bpec external verifier on our Part P facilities:
"PPL have created an excellent Part P training and assessment facility, well done to all concerned", Ian Palmer, Bpec Certification Ltd.
Q - What are the course times?
A - Monday to Friday (9am to about 4.30pm) with an hour for lunch.
Q - How much deposit is required?
A - £200 deposit
Q- How do I get more information about the Bpec Part P Defined Scope course?
Q- How do I book a place on the Bpec Part P course (Defined Scope)?
A - Book online for your chosen date or call us on 0845 2600 966.
Q- Where do people come from to take Part P course?
A - We train people from all over the UK for the Part P course; York, Leeds, Newcastle, Barnsley, Hull, Sheffield, Manchester, Scunthorpe, Nottingham, Chesterfield, Stockport, Liverpool, Bolton, Oldham, Warrington, Huddersfield, Dewsbury, Halifax, Harrogate, Derby, Middlesbrough, Sunderland, Darlington, Rotherham, Doncaster, Nottingham, Yorkshire, North Yorkshire, West Yorkshire, South Yorkshire, East Yorkshire, Humberside, Grimsby, Cleveland, Lancashire, Lincolnshire, Lincoln, Cumbria, Derbyshire, Northern England, Midlands, Birmingham, West Midlands; they come from national plumbing and heating companies, self-employed plumbers, builders, gas engineers, solar electrical engineers and renewable energy engineers, London, South East, Bristol, Birmingham, UK.
For more general frequently asked questions please see our main FAQ page.