Programme in the application of BS7909 to temporary power systems (3 days) – developed by James Eade

What will I learn?

Are you an experienced electrician working with temporary power or a lighting technician working in broadcasting, film, theatre or events? If so, this course is essential for you.

This is a new training programme updated with the latest industry guidance. It replaces the old Skillset Certificate in Temporary Electrical Systems (SCiTES) and the Bectu NAPIT NA7909(3) which James Eade no longer delivers. The course has been created for all of those working with temporary power, particularly (but not exclusively) in the broadcast/film, theatre, festivals, shows and exhibition industries.


The course is fully up-to-date with the 18th edition of the Wiring Regulations (BS 7671:2018), IET guidance on the use of generators written by James Eade for the IET. It also incorporates new industry guidance from PLASA and the ABTT’s Technical Standards for Places of Entertainment.

Who should attend?

Owing to the varied backgrounds of many technicians working with temporary power, there are no pre-qualification requirements for candidates wishing to do the course. However, anyone considering participating will be expected to understand the technical content in this course. Therefore you will need to be comfortable with basic electrical theory such as using Ohms Law and working out power loading. It does NOT teach basic electrical theory.

It is aimed at existing practitioners or those newly electrically qualified by allied routes (such as 17th or 18th edition qualifications or electrical NVQs), and will enable candidates to demonstrate an understanding of what is required to practice safely with temporary electrical systems.

The course should be considered as continuing professional development for those already working in the industry and is NOT an electrical qualification in its own right.


The course consists of written theory assessments and practical exercises and is taught in a modular format with an open-book assessment at the end of each module. The assessments are a mix of short written questions/answers and multiple-choice questions. There is also a practical element where candidates will demonstrate to the assessor their observation and electrical inspection skills and testing of electrical systems using equipment supplied by the tutor.

The course was written and developed by the UK expert on temporary power, James Eade.

Course delivery

Courses are delivered by James or his colleagues, who all have extensive experience of working in the industry. This means that candidates can be confident that the tutors will be able to understand their working environment and answer their questions.


Successful candidates receive a digital badge, included in the cost of the course as part of the registration fee. There is a 4 week turnaround in results which will be communicated to students first. More information about the digital credentials can be found on


New Prospect House
8 Leake Street
London SE1 7NN


No formal qualification.


9.00-5.30 each day

2022 dates

Monday 23, Tuesday 24 and Wednesday 25 May 2022 – Fully booked

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Monday 17, Tuesday 18 and Wednesday 19 October 2022

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