Level 2 Certificate for Domestic
Qualification Code: 500/4385/7
Who is this qualification for?
This EAL qualification has been designed for those
to establish and have certificated their competences required to
carry out electrical installation work in dwellings.
to prove their competence and apply for registration as a
‘qualified supervisor’ with a Competent Persons Scheme for
domestic electrical installations.
Although a candidate does not need to have formal prior
knowledge in the form of recognised qualifications, a candidate
for this VRQ should have some knowledge and practice of
electrical installation in dwellings and, as an absolute
minimum, competence in component /unit exchange.
It should be recognised that candidates without this
minimum knowledge and practice are unlikely to be able to
complete the course in the notional learning hours allocated to
it as they will require more detailed input.
Objectives of the Qualification
This qualification was developed under the guidance of industry,
colleges and training associations with a number of objectives
in mind, namely to:
the candidate an understanding of the skills and competencies
required by someone carrying out electrical installation work in
the domestic electrical installation industry with a pool of
staff with a national recognised qualification, which covers the
Building Regulation requirements.
a qualification, which will allow candidates to apply for
registration a ‘qualified supervisor’ with a Competent Persons
a popular qualification for candidates to establish the
competences required to carry out electrical installation work
The objective of the Qualification is to impart the necessary
understanding and competence related to the installation of
standard circuit arrangements in domestic installations. This
includes an understanding of the implications of legislation to
this activity and the requirements for testing and certification
of new installation work in dwellings.
On successful completion of the qualification the candidate will
have achieved recognised competences to undertake the
installation of standard circuits and certificate and verify
that they meet the requirements of BS 7671 as detailed in the On
The design and installation of non-standard circuits are not
included in this qualification and no competence to complete
these activities is to be implied. The level of training
provided in this qualification is to reference the requirements
for health and safety, the installation, inspection and testing
of new work and the certification required for electrical
installations in dwellings.
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