Training FAQ

  • What terms & conditions apply when I book a SELECT training course?

    1. Course fees include course notes, refreshments and lunch (if full day or more)

    2. Full payment is required before the day of the course

    3. SELECT member companies can be invoiced prior to course

    4. In the event of cancellations the following charges will apply:

    Notice of 7 days or more – No Charge
    Notice of less than 7 days – 50%
    Nonappearance on the morning – 100%

    5. SELECT reserves the right to cancel courses. A full refund will be made or alternative course dates will be offered.

    6. We will charge an administration fee of £20 if a booking needs to be changed on more than one occasion.

  • What BS 7671: 2008 (IET Wiring Regulations 17th Edition) course do I need to do?

    Each of our BS 7671 courses focus on a different aspect of the Wiring Regulations. Here’s a quick guide:

    Course 218 – This is the best course for a general overview of the Wiring Regulations – from start to finish. This course also highlights the changes introduced in Amendment 3.

    Course 209 –This course looks at the process of inspection, testing and certification of new installations, additions and alterations. The focus is on Part 6 of the Wiring Regulations. This is the ideal course if you want to refresh your skills in this area.

    Course 214 – The first part of the course covers the same material as course 209 (see above). However, in addition to looking at inspection and testing of new installations, the second day looks at periodic inspection and testing of existing installations including the electrical condition paperwork.

    Course 208 – This course is ideal for those who want an in-depth look of the Wiring Regulations. The course also covers design of electrical installations, including cable sizing.

    Further information on the BS 7671 course options is available in the BS 7671 Option Summary Document in the BS 7671 section of the website. This gives general information on each option. There is also information on individual course content for each course listed in the website.

    If you are undertaking these qualifications to keep up-to-date with Grade Card Requirements, please refer to for further information. While all of our courses are accepted by the SJIB for Grade Card renewal, it is always best to check with the SJIB or to get additional information from their website as individual circumstances can vary.

  • How can I book a training course?

    There is an online booking system available via the website. Non-member companies must pay in advance by credit/ debit card. Member companies can request to be invoiced. Please note that you will need to be logged in to the Members area of the website for this option to be available. (If you’ve forgotten your password, you can change it by clicking on My SELECT and then clicking the ‘Lost your password?’ link. Your username is your email address. Contact our membership team if you’re unsure of which email address we have in the system for you.)

    Alternatively, if you phone the training team on 0131 445 5577 during office hours, we can take the booking over the phone for you. Our office hours are 8.30am to 5.00pm Monday to Thursday and 8.30am to 2.30pm on Friday.

  • I have booked a course online, what happens next?

    The process varies from course to course:

    SQA Customised Awards Courses.

    If you have booked one of our SQA Customised Awards you will receive an email on the next working day with SQA paperwork and access to the online part of the SQA Customised Award programme. Joining instructions with venue details and timings will be sent a couple of weeks before the course date. For most of the courses, information will be sent by email. The Design & Verification course is the only exception. Information for this course will be sent by post, as delegates also receive some study materials prior to the course.

    Non SQA Courses

    Joining instructions with venue details and timings will be sent a couple of weeks in advance of the course. The ECS Health & Safety and the Scottish Building Standards joining instructions will be sent by post, as both of these courses also have course notes that are available for prior study. For the rest of the courses, joining instructions will be sent by email a few weeks before.

    Online Scottish Building Standards

    You will be registered for the online course on the next working day after you’ve booked online. An automated email with your username and password will be sent to you. You will also be sent an up-to-date Scheme Guide and the latest edition of the Technical Guide in the post.

  • What funding is available for courses?

    All of our open courses receive grant funding from the Electrical Engineering Training Foundation (EETF). This is a charitable organisation that has been set up to help provide training within the electrical industry.

    The EETF grant is currently set at 40% of Member price and is paid retrospectively. The grant for courses from January to June is paid at the start of October. For courses from July to December, the grant is paid at the start of April. The grant is paid automatically and you do not need to apply.

    Some of our courses may be eligible for funding from Skills Development Scotland. Please refer to SDS website for further information –

  • How do I apply for Electrical Engineering Training Foundation (EETF) funding?

    No application is needed, the grant is paid automatically. The grant from the EETF is currently set at 40% of Member price and is paid retrospectively. The grant for courses from January to June is paid at the start of October. For courses from July to December, the grant is paid at the start of April.

  • What happens if I fail a course?

    We will send a letter detailing a course of action. In most cases it is simply a matter of arranging to re-sit the multiple choice paper or completing an exercise again. If necessary, we will advise that candidates re-attend a course.

  • What if the course I want to book is currently unavailable?

    Please contact the training team on 0131 445 5577 or email and let us know which course you’re interested in. We will notify you when it’s next available.