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Four Weeks vs. Four Years – A question about the Domestic Installer Course

We were recently asked about the difference between our Domestic Electrical Installer course and training at college for many years, over Facebook; “So what can you do after your Domestic Electrical Installer course compared to that of a 4 year trained spark?”


This is our answer:


Thanks for the question, Mike!

Our Domestic Electrical Installer course does what it says on the tin; it allows people to get their first foot on the ladder and become an electrician in a domestic, i.e. household, environment. It doesn’t cover the full range of topics that would be covered on an NVQ3, for example, but that is designed to cover many more types of situations, many only found in industrial environments. (We will, however, also be offering the NVQ3 later this year.)

One thing we are absolutely passionate about at Erudite is teaching the subject and not just the passing of exams. You are never going to learn everything you ever need to know throughout your career in a course of any length, but we set you up with sufficient skill and knowledge to proceed with this type of work. We always tell our students that this course is the first step to becoming an electrician, not the last one.

Ideally what we want our students to do is then work as an electrician’s mate or similar, in order to gain on-site experience and put the knowledge they gain on the course into practice in the real world. We do also offer further courses right up to Level 4 for those that wish to progress further.


Hope this helps.

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