Electacourse products are only available online using an internet connected device. We no longer supply content as downloads. When you completed your purchase you created an account. All your content is online in your account.
Those are the old days. We no longer supply our courses and exam practice as download products.
We converted all our material to online only in about 2014. With the material being online we are able to continually add more material to improve the courses, keep them completely up to date and instantly correct the very few errors which may crop up.
All you need to view our courses and exam practice is an internet connected device. The material is designed to be used on smart phones, tablets and computers.
To make sure you receive emails from Electacourse, you should add electacourse.com to your list of safe senders. “Whitelist” the sender or an entire domain name to make sure our emails go to your inbox. If you have trouble receiving emails from Electacourse after following these instructions, contact support.
Mostly this issue arise with customers on Microsoft email accounts. There are two ways to whitelist emails in Hotmail, Live, Windows, Live, Outlook and MSN.
Check the Junk Folder
If an email from a sender you want to whitelist has ended up in your junk folder, the process is simple.
- Click “Show Content” to view the body of the email.
Click “mark as safe”.
- The sender will be added to your list of safe senders and all future emails will go to your inbox.
Manually Add the Sender to Your Safe List
If an existing email from the sender hasn’t already been trapped in your junk folder, you can manually add him to your Safe List.
- Click on ‘Options’ or ‘Settings’ in your email screen (often in the upper right corner)
- Then click the link for “Safe and Blocked Senders” in the body of the page under Junk e-mail.
- Click the “Safe Senders” link and enter the email address you want to whitelist.
- Click “Add” to put it on your list.
- Browser or ISP caching of content
- Company rules and firewalls
- Incorrect or forgotten login details
The most common reasons for unexpected behaviour are browser caching and company rules/firewalls.
Browser caching of content
When you return to a page, particularly a page which is part of a course or exam practice, your browser will be loading content which is already stored in it’s cache (that is, content which has been saved on your computer/mobile device). Sometimes this can give the appearance of the page not working as expected (ie the test may not load).
There are 2 ways to resolve this issue:
- ‘Force Refresh’
Force refresh is the process to load page data from our servers and not from your browser cache.
The commands to do a Force Refresh are:
- Windows PC (Chrome/Firefox/IE): There are many different ways to Force Refresh in PCs – they are mostly dependent on which browser you are using. The most common key strokes are F5 or Ctrl+5 There is full information on all browsers in this article (Click to view)
- Mac/Apple: Apple + R or Cmd + R
- iPad Safari: Long hold refresh icon
- iPad Chrome: Settings -> Privacy -> Clear cache
- Android: -> Swipe down on page
- Use browser in private or incognito mode
Most internet devices and browsers can visit websites using ‘private’ mode.
Google ‘private browsing’ to find out what works for your internet connected device
ISP caching of content
It is possible your internet service provider (ISP) uses caching to improve the speed of internet pages served to you. This is out of our control, you will need to check with your ISP to discover if their activities are disrupting your access to Electacourse content. This is not uncommon with budget internet providers.
To deliver the complex functionality supporting our online courses and tests, the Electacourse website uses advanced technologies. When using your company network or using a company device it is possible your organisation has put restrictions on the type of content you have access to. The company firewall or device rules may be interpreting the Electacourse website as a threat.
There are no malicious technologies or programmes on Electacourse.
To resolve this, request your company IT department to put electacourse.com on their ‘Safe List’ of websites.
Incorrect or forgotten login details
If you have forgotten your login details, refer to the FAQ ‘I have forgotten my password…‘
Take the Lost Password link and create a new password. You will need to use the email address which is on your account to generate a new password.
You can cancel your subscription at any time. You will still have access to your content until the day before your cancelled subscription would have renewed. To cancel your subscription, go to Menu > My Account and take the link to Subscriptions and click Cancel.
All Electacourse subscriptions expire after 12 months if not cancelled beforehand.
You can restart your subscription at any time. To restart your subscription, go to Menu > My Account and take the link to Subscriptions and click Resubscribe.
You will not have to pay the Sign Up charge again.
All Electacourse subscriptions expire after 12 months if not cancelled beforehand.
If you have purchased the City & Guilds Wiring Regulations exam (2382-18), either on its own or as part of the 18th Edition Course, you will have received instructions about how to book your exam. Once you have sat and passed the exam at one of our accredited partner exam centres, you will get a City & Guilds qualification. It can take up to four weeks for your certificate to arrive.
For other Electacourse training material you can request a Certificate of Completion from Electacourse. Just drop us a line using the contact form.
After your purchase of a product which includes an exam, you will have received an email with a link to the exam registration form.
Please search your inbox for the email and take the exam registration link.
If you have purchased a product which includes a City & Guilds exam you don’t need to stick with the centre you selected at purchase.
When you are ready to book your exam use the link you given at the time of purchase, you can then select any one of our exam centres in the exam registration booking form.
As advised at time of purchase, it is possible the exam centre you selected is now longer available.
As outlined in our Terms and Conditions once you have submitted the exam registration form and we have confirmed your booking, you are not able to change your exam centre, date or time.
Check out information on the website electricalqualifications.com
Yes you can. If you are uncomfortable with purchasing online you can order on the phone by calling Electacourse on the number in the last FAQ, but better, use the contact form: tell us your number and we will call you back.
Electacourse do not store debit or credit card information. All phone orders are processed by Electacourse through industry standard secure payment service providers.
Clayton Partners Ltd is the company which owns Electacourse. All payments for Electacourse products will be made to Clayton Partners. This is the name you will see on your card or bank statements.
Go to Menu >My Account and take the left hand link to Orders. You will see PDF invoice buttons against all your orders
We are able to licence the Electacourse 18th Edition Online Course to training companies and to businesses.
If you are a training company and want to resell the course under your own branding, we can do that for you. It is far more cost-effective for you to licence our course than it is to create and maintain one yourself. Our tutors and authors are constantly adding new material and keeping the content up to date.
If you have many engineers who need the 18th Edition qualification we can set them up in your private area of our website where you can view and manage their progress.
We have an arrangement with the Prisoners Education Trust where the Electacourse 18th Edition Course is made available to prisoners. Please apply to PET for funding.
The course is supplied on a CD together with the Wiring Regulations book. The CD does not require internet connectivity and can run on any Windows or Apple computer with a CD drive and a browser.
We are sometimes informed that prisoners are not able to access a computer and would prefer the course as printed material. Unfortunately this is not possible, the course is interactive and does not work pedagogically in print.
If you have a technical or user issue please check all the Help articles on this page to see if the answer you require is here. We have tried hard to cover every issue customers have asked us about. It is quicker and easier for you to check these Help articles than it is to phone us.
If none of the articles cover your question, use the Contact Form at the bottom of this page. If it is a technical issue you are asking us about please tell us your device (iPhone, PC etc), operating system and browser (including versions ie iOS 14.1, Windows 10; Chrome 91.0.4472.1 etc)
Please call or use the contact form if you are enquiring about a bulk purchase order, if we don’t answer we are probably training; leave a voicemail and we will get back to you as soon as we can.
Our phone number is 02081233084