Electrical Overview

Electrics Training at Viva

Our modern world relies heavily on electricity. In the UK, the Government has committed to build more housing, meaning there’s plenty of work out there for qualified electricians, as well as building services installers with domestic electrical skills.

The sector offers a wealth of opportunities for career development and it’s a rewarding and challenging career, both in terms of your earnings and what you’ll be doing day-to-day. Recent figures published by the ONS (Office of National Statistics) state that the average annual salary for an electrician in the UK is £33,176, making it amongst the highest paid of all the trades.

Skills for Life

Hard-working and committed electricians can move up through the ranks to become Electrical Engineers, Contract Managers and Electrical Design Engineers. If working for a company’s not for you, there’s great opportunities for sole traders – after a few years under your built, you could start your own electrical empire.

You don’t have to be a fully qualified electrician to get involved. Training in domestic electrical installation is ideal for trades people looking to add to their skill set and do more of the job themselves – gas installers wiring in a boiler, for example.

Like all building services trades, the demand for electricians is high across the UK, so you can pick and choose where you want to live – there’s also the prospect of being able to move and work abroad.

Training with Viva

We offer a range of training courses – for experienced electricians and other trades people looking to carry out domestic electric works as part of their role.


Courses for Electricians:

In-Service Inspection & Testing of Electrical Equipment – (Formerly PAT Testing)

An ideal bolt-on qualification for experienced electricians, this course covers both portable and fixed appliances.

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Installing, Testing and Ensuring Compliance of Electrical Installations in Dwellings

Specifically designed for candidates looking to become a Qualified Supervisor. Candidates will have access to a mentor to complete this course.

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Initial Verification & Periodic Inspection, Testing, Condition Reporting & Certification of Electrical Installations

For electricians who need to carry out initial verification and certification, as well as periodically inspect and report on the safety of existing installations.

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Domestic Electrical Courses:

18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS761)

Anyone working with electrics is required to have an understanding of the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations (BS761), including electricians and other trades people working with electrics – such as plumbers and kitchen fitters.

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Domestic Electrical Installer

Flexible electrical training for new entrants as well as those working in related trades who may need to undertake some electrical work as part of their job, day-to-day – such as wiring in a gas boiler or shower.

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