VTraQ are specialists in electrical safety, based in County Durham, we provide onsite training services to customers throughout North East England, North West England, & Scotland. We’ve even worked with organisations in South West England. 

We have been providing bespoke electrical training courses since May 2021. Our courses range from basic electrical safety training to more advanced electrical engineering courses for people with little or no previous electrical experience.

We provide a proactive approach to improve electrical safety, knowledge and skills in the workplace, allowing your people to complete basic electrical tasks safely and efficiently.

Our bespoke courses ensure that your organisation is compliant with statutory requirements.


Our Training Manager, Alan Pennock is a qualified electrician; having gained experience of electrical control systems during installation, commissioning & maintenance of automated machinery for various industrial machine manufacturers.

In 2003, Alan completed his CompEx Ex01-Ex04 Certificate of Core Competence for working in potentially explosive gas/vapour environments. In 2009 he added CompEx Ex05 & Ex06 for dust environments to his portfolio.


Having a passion for continuous professional development, Alan became an Approved CompEx Assessor in 2013, while working for a global ATEX Notified Body. He was responsible for assessing the competence of electrical and instrument personnel working in gas/vapour and dust environments.

Alan then took a break from hazardous area assessing, focussing on delivering electrical installation and maintenance training for a local engineering apprenticeship training provider, based in Newcastle upon Tyne. A role that allowed Alan to develop his unique teaching style.

Along with his role as Training Manager at VTraQ, Alan works part-time as an trainer/assessor for a local CompEx Training Centre in Teesside.