Course: Electrician / switchboard installer NEN-3140/1010 VP in English, Dutch and Russian language in the Netherlands



Switchboard installer (VP NEN-3140/1010) / Elektricien NEN-3140/ NEN-1010 VP specialisatie panelenbouw


The next course starts on 15 June 2024

  • 15 June 2024
  • 27 July 2024
  • 31 August 2024
  • 2 October 2024
  • 6 November 2024
  • 11 December 2024


This training programme is designed to train expert electricians in the installation, repair and maintenance of electrical panels in the Netherlands.


By completing our course, you will learn to work according to the NEN 1010 and NEN 3140 standards and receive the official certificate “Elektricien NEN-3140 / NEN-1010 VP specialisatie panelenbouw”.


After completing our course, you will be able to work independently with electrical equipment in the residential sector, install and connect electrical panels, understand wiring diagrams and project documentation.


A qualified person (VP) is title given to a person who, based on electrical training of at least EQF Level 2/MBO 2,  is authorised to carry out electrical work.


Examples of employees designated as VP are experts electricians and inspectors – employees with their own range of duties who can act independently.


The abbreviation NEN stands for Nederlandse Norm.


NEN 3140 is an independent standard that contains all relevant requirements for low voltage installations in the Netherlands.


NEN 3140 applies to electrical installations and equipment with a rated AC voltage of 1000 V and DC voltage of 1500 V.


NEN 1010 is the standard for low-voltage electrical installations in the private sector, construction sites, exhibition and fairgrounds and other temporary installations and infrastructure projects.


The training will take place in English, Dutch or Russian language but in parallel we will teach you technical terminology in Dutch and English.


The theoretical knowledge in our course is closely linked to practical exercises.


The acquired knowledge and certificate will give you the opportunity to get a job in Dutch and international companies in the Netherlands.


Our company will do everything we can to help you find a new job as a switchboard installer. For this purpose, we have developed a number of measures to help you achieve your goal:


  • We will help you get a subsidy from the government to fund your training.


  • If you pay for the course yourself or receive a training subsidy from the state, we will introduce you to our partners – Dutch companies – with the possibility of subsequent employment.


The course is suitable for English-speaking electricians and electricians who want to be authorised to work independently with electrical switchboard equipment.


Course outline

  • Electrical hazards and principles of safety in work
  • General rules of electrical installation
  • Earthing systems
  • Cabling, wiring: varieties, properties and specifics of application
  • Tools used in electrical engineering
  • Types of electrical connections
  • Work in distribution boards
  • Building a switchboard
  • Inspection of panel board
  • Repair electric distribution board
  • Modification switchboard
  • Differential current devices
  • Fuses and circuit breakers
  • Cable pipes: types, motnage, degree of protection
  • Electricity distribution by zones
  • Connection of electrical appliances: switches, lamps, lampholders, luminaires
  • Development of schematics, symbols and coding
  • Design of electrical installations
  • Material selection and preparation of material lists
  • Installation of earthing in electric boards
  • Performing internal electrical installation work
  • Execution of external electrical installation works
  • Commissioning of the electrical system, connection
  • Working with the security system in the house
  • Standard NEN 3140 (norms, terminology, application)
  • Standard NEN 1010 (norms, terminology, application)
  • Practice
  • Tests
  • Main exam


At the end of the course, all participants will take an official examination and receive an official certificate of completion.


  • Number of lessons: 6 
  • Study day: Saturday
  • Teaching time: 9.30 – 16.00
  • Start of the course 15 June 2024
  • Location: James Wattweg 20, 3133KK Vlaardingen.
  • Price: 1200 €
  • Training level: MBO-4
  • VAT: not applicable
  • Training material is included in the course fee
  • Coffee, tea and beverages during breaks
  • Certificate: Elektricien NEN-3140/ NEN-1010 VP specialisatie panelenbouw


INT Services is an officially registered training provider in the Netherlands in Lloyd’s register and CRKBO. All our training programmes are VAT/BTW/VAT free.


INT Services is an officially recognised training company “Erkendleerbedrijf”. We provide students with professional internship opportunities.


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