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Topic Title: Part P exam
Topic Summary: How hard is it, what sort of questions are in the paper?
Created On: 22 September 2008 09:03 AM
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 22 September 2008 09:03 AM
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ncoups

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Hello,

I'm booked onto a Part P EAL lvl2 course, but don't know what specifics to revise. Has anyone done Part P? Any idea how hard it is?

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 22 September 2008 06:48 PM
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nsambrook

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Currently the course contains the following:

* Applicable building regulations for domestic electrical installation
* Electrical safety legislation, regulation standards and terminology
* Domestic electrical installation
* Pre-work survey/inspection
* Domestic electrical installation
* Safe isolation procedures
* Identifying unsafe electrical situations
* Domestic electrical earthing and bonding requirements
* Electrical test procedures
* Selecting domestic electrical cable and components
* Installing and replacing electrical components
* Checking correct and safe operation of installed electrical components
* Recording electrical test results and completing certificates
* Installing and/or re-routing domestic electrical cables
* Special locations
* Understanding of new domestic electrical requirements
* Installing domestic lighting circuits
* Maintaining domestic electrical installations
* Basic understanding of 3-phase supplies

That should give you an idea what to look at. I have heard that the course is changing but I don't suspect anytime soon.

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 22 September 2008 08:17 PM
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HEC

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Not as hard as it should be! That the problem not enough fully qualified people as it takes time and experience. I dont agree with it.
 29 September 2008 06:34 PM
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jockspark

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Originally posted by: HEC

Not as hard as it should be! That the problem not enough fully qualified people as it takes time and experience. I dont agree with it.


the part p is far to easy when i done mine there were guys there with no or very little experiance most passed
they were not competent to carry out the most simple of electrical tasks thge course needs a total rethink
 29 September 2008 10:06 PM
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nsambrook

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Originally posted by: jockspark

Originally posted by: HEC



Not as hard as it should be! That the problem not enough fully qualified people as it takes time and experience. I dont agree with it.




the part p is far to easy when i done mine there were guys there with no or very little experiance most passed

they were not competent to carry out the most simple of electrical tasks thge course needs a total rethink


From what I have heard the course is about to change. They are just finalising the details.

I don't expect it to be any harder or easier, just broken down into less subjects.

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 07 October 2008 08:47 PM
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ncoups

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Half way through the "5day wonder" part P course, and I can confirm that it's really very very easy. in fact being there 5 days is a waste of 4 1/2 days. I can understand why sparkies hate part P now.
 08 October 2008 09:55 PM
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jockspark

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Originally posted by: ncoups

Half way through the "5day wonder" part P course, and I can confirm that it's really very very easy. in fact being there 5 days is a waste of 4 1/2 days. I can understand why sparkies hate part P now.


how many on your course would you trust to work on your home
 09 October 2008 09:56 PM
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ncoups

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Probably none, which would be less of an issue if the lecturer didn't encourage everyone to become a domestic installer immedeately after completing Part P and 17th.
I recon NICEIC, NAPIT etc should observe every job you do for a year before allowing full membership, or have to have 20 jobs inspected, or some similar measure.
 12 July 2009 02:08 PM
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brownkid

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Have just been asked to update my 16th Edition to the 17th and have signed up to do my exam in a week. I have also been requested to take my Part P. Is the Part P and open book like the 17th edition?
 13 July 2009 07:04 PM
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nsambrook

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The EAL Domestic Electrical Installer course (sometimes referred to as Part P) contains 9 multiple choice exams, 8 internally marked by your tutors and 1 external online exam similar to the C&G GOLA type. There are also a number of practical tasks that need completing before you get the full qualification.

All the exams are closed book, however there is very little in the way of specific regulations that you need to know apart from the obvious bits and pieces. Bear in mind it is a level 2 course so is pretty basic.

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http://www.electricalrevision.co.uk
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