Part P (Full Scope) Course Overview
This course covers the training and assessment for the Bpec Part P (Full Scope) qualification. It is aimed at people who carry out both defined scope and full scope electrical installation work in domestic premises. The course assumes no previous electrical knowledge, although some students may wish to complete the PPL Pre-Part P Foundation electrical course first.
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 (Full Scope) course. Students cover the Part P Defined Scope course (Monday to Friday) and then attend a one day full scope upgrade course on the Saturday of the same week. Previous electrical experience is advised and after completion of this course you will be required to complete the City & Guilds 17th Wiring Regulations in order to register with a full scope scheme.
The Bpec Part P Full scope course covers levels A electrical work. It allows level A work such as consumer units, completely new wiring installations and outside cabling (SWA).
After successful completion of the Bpec Part P Full Scope course, you will be able to join the full scope electrical competent persons schemes offered by ELECSA providing you also hold a valid 17th Edition Wiring Regulations certificate.
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 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 and certificates such as your Bpec Part P (Full Scope) course certificate and a 17th Edition compliant multifunction electrical tester such as the Fluke Robin 1652. You will also be asked to have a current wiring regulations certificate which can be obtained by taking the City & Guilds 2382 17th Edition Wiring Regulations course.
After completing this Bpec Part P Full Scope course you will be able to test and certify your own work.
PPL use the Metrel MI 3125 for all electrical training courses such as the Bpec Part P (Full Scope) electrical course, Bpec Part P (Defined scope) electrical course and City & Guilds 2391 electrical course. All of our electrical course students receive a PPL discount voucher for the Fluke Robin 1652 worth £250 off the standard RRP of £850 plus VAT.
The course runs Monday to Saturday (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.
For more information on the Bpec Part P (Full Scope) course please see our electrical theory overview page.
Part P (Full Scope) Course Theory
The first day of the Part P course is a theory day and you will cover the following course material.
- Basic electrical principles and theory
- Legislation and regulations
- Electrical safety
- Domestic installations theory 1
- Domestic installations theory 2
- Domestic installations theory 3
- Testing and documentation
- Domestic installation best practice
- Revision test answers
In addition to the Part P Course (Defined Scope), theory course students also cover:
- Special Location
- Domestic lighting circuits SELV
- Maintaining domestic installations
- 3 phase supplies
for the Part P (Full Scope) course.
There is an optional Bpec course manual available for £80 (no vat). It is recommended reading, but not a mandatory requirement. This manual can be purchased from our online electrical shop.
For more information on the Bpec Part P (Full Scope) Course, please see our practical overview page.
Part P (Full Scope) Course Practical Overview:
The practical training and assessment for the Part P (Full Scope) course takes place in a purpose built electrical training room. Each student is issued with a full electrician's 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
In addition to the defined scope, practical students will also cover the following on the Saturday of the full scope course:
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, all day Friday and Saturday afternoon (full scope assessment). 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 (Full Scope) course please see our FAQ tab.
Part P Course (Full Scope) FAQs
Key course facts:
Course times: 9am to 4.30pm
Course duration: 6 days (Monday to Saturday)
Payment: £200 Deposit with balance in first day of course
Assessment method: Practical, open and close 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", 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 Saturday (9am to about 4.30pm) with an hour for lunch
Q - How much deposit is required?
A - £200
Q- How do I get more information about the Bpec Part P Full Scope course?
A - Call us on 0845 2600 966 or request a brochure pack
Q- How do I book a place on the Bpec Part P course (Full 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.