Basic Electrical Awareness

Please note due to current restrictions, this course will be delivered online as an eClassroom course.

What we will cover:

  • Basic principles of an electrical installation along with all the relevant Wiring Regulations and Building Regulations, HMO Licence Conditions and PRS new Housing Act 
  • Learn what you are allowed to do and when you will need an electrically Skilled Person  
  • Electrical Installation Condition Report simplified to make it easier for you to read and understand 
  • Visual review of common electrical faults and completing an EICR report 
  • Overview into PAT testing and the requirements to ensure your appliances are safe, along with a hands on demonstration 
Course TypeClassroom
Who's it for?Landlords and Agents
Estimated DurationAll Day
CPD Points Awarded4 standard
From £100 for NRLA Members.
From £120 for non-members.
e-classroom - Full day course
Thursday 26th November 2020


  • Understand the basic wiring/building regulations 
  • How to ensure you are aware to electrical faults and an accurate EICR report 
  • Understand the purpose of portable appliance testing (PAT) and what training is required to enable you to complete your own


There has always been a requirement for landlords to ensure their rental properties are electrically safe however, how to achieve this was open to many differing interpretations until the Housing Act of 2020 which clarified the requirement for a satisfactory EICR for all properties. The course will give you an understanding about the impact of electrical works being carried out and the knock on effect for requesting something as simple as extra sockets. We will consider the requirements that go into completing an EICR, plus the shortcuts and pitfalls for a poorly completed or inspected EICR and a Visual Inspection which you can take away with you. Lastly you will learn about the requirement to ensure that all your appliances are safe for tenants to use via PAT testing or other methods. There will be a practical demonstration and an opportunity to try yourself. For more on PAT testing click here

This training course qualifies for 4 continuous professional development (CPD) points which can help towards or maintain your accreditation with the NRLA. If you are interested in becoming an accredited landlord with the NRLA, CPD points are necessary to achieve that status. 

NRLA Accreditation recognises landlords who have agreed to maintain professional standards in the management and maintenance of their rented property and deal fairly and professionally with their tenants. Accredited members demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of their responsibilities and obligations and strive to maintain, increase and improve their knowledge of the market through training and development. CPD points are awarded for all activities which improve those attributes and are a requisite of membership of the NRLA Accreditation Scheme.  

For more details visit the accreditation section on the website. 

Suitable for

  • All landlords
  • All letting/managing agents
  • HMO Managers
  • Housing Association employees

Basic Electrical Awareness

Classroom Training

From £100 for NRLA Members.
From £120 for non-members.