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There is now a new AM2 centre in Woodford Green offering AM2, AM2E and AM2S. Free parking and close to London tube/train stations. Further details can be found at the following link WOODFORD GREEN AM2 CENTRE - https://londonessexelectrical.co.uk/contact-us
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Ive Just finished my NVQ3 with XS Training, it tuck me less than 6 months its alot of hard work but a lot easier with it all been online, David from XS Training was really supportive and helpful on the phone or via messages. I have already recommend Xs training to my work colleague an friends...
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Mike Johnson
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Please leave feedback if you've been on this course! PLEASE NOTE THAT THIS THREAD IS FOR FEEDBACK RELATING TO THE COMPANY CALLED TRADE SKILLS 4U and NOT THE COMPANY CALLED TRAIN 4 TRADE SKILLS.
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Edit - There is a form to fill in now. No need to copy and paste anything. :) See the rest of this thread as to what to do to gain access now. Thanks Dan
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westward10
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Some time ago I think I had around 800 domain names. At 10 quid a pop it doesn't resonate financially unless the domains are making money. Electrical Courses is a ranking term or topic, that I had a domain ranking for at the time. But I closed around 600 websites and domains a few years ago...
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This month's Tel's Tip. Ever been about to fit some pvc conduit and found you've not got your bending spring????? Panic not. Cuts 4 pieces of 10mm GN/Y singles to be long enough to go past where you want the bend. insert into tube , warm tube with hair dryer or friction, bend over knee or...
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Hi everyone hope your all good. I've been training to be an electrician for 2.5 years and in that time ive achieved the following qualifications: 2365 2382-18 2391-52 I've been applying for jobs for a year now but had no luck, i cant even get a position as a mate.. Which is why i decided...
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Anyone done this exam? I'll be sitting it my second time on the 15/3 and my god it is impossible. So many ambiguous answers and things where i just wasn't sure (even tried referring to my notes!) Can anyone offer help/advice to get me through this stage, due to personal problems im half way...
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Mikeeb
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Hi, I am looking to get in on being an electrician, I've been doing research and poking around here for a bit on answers and also speaking with various training providers. Now I was speaking with a place called 247 training and wondering if anyone has any experience with these guys? What's...
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BiddeldyBwah
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So I decided to do my 18th edition after needing to renew my ecs card and they wouldn’t until I Did it. My company decided to put me on the 4 day course becuase they thought it had a higher pass rate and they said they will go through the book and exam questions better Well I’m into day 3 and...
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Aaron b
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Has anyone trained we these guys? I’m hoping to retrain as an electrician, I’ve been offered a course by this company. I wondered if anybody had any feedback or experience with them. Thanks
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Paignton pete
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Hello, I'm wondering if anyone has done their portfolio through options skills that i could have a look at? I'm struggling to find what is actually needed and any examples i see online are in a completely different format to this one. Any help would be really appreciated as its driving me nuts! ?
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Hi guys I'm 24yo with some current site experience. I'm looking at doing the TradeSkills4U Domestic + EV Installer course. Now I understand employers are going to be sceptical of anyone coming from a 5-week electrical course. What should my expectations be salary and finding employment wise...
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loz2754
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Hi, I am Raymond. I just moved to London from Hong Kong few months ago. I have a full-time job now, but I am looking for a career change to be an electrician. I have no prior experiences in the field, but I did study some basics of electrics when I was in Hong Kong. I have been browsing the...
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Vortigern
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Hi, I achieved passes in 2 parts of the old C certificate (project & regs) I missed out on the 3rd part (principles) & never returned to complete it. My question is, do I need to fully complete todays equivalent (2391-20) or is there a section in place of the old 'principles' that I can take to...
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Lister1987
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Someone give me some help with this design assignment already done q1&8 mainly need help with q2
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Lister1987
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Hi I have my AM2 booked for first week in feb does anyone one know the best way for revising for online exam as I passed everything g else
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Lister1987
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Hi. I recently completed my 2365 level 3 but I never did my level 2 first. I was informed by the course provider that I wouldn't need level 2 if I did level 3. Now I'm looking to enrol for the 2357 NVQ level 3, bridging unit and AM2. All the courses criteria are asking for level 2+3. Will it be...
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I have found myself at the old age of 38 out of work after closing my businesses down due to covid19. i have seen a few courses(C&G Level 2+3) that start in sept but they are all atleast 100 miles away from me in the northeast. I am looking for something that i can possibly do some online...
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Electrics
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Hi I’m doing my am2 testing side tomorrow. Does anyone know where to find the max Zs values in guidance note 3 Also they have started doing 3/4 questions at the end of the testing does anyone know where they are. I’m also looking for how to find the max tripping times on RCDs
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Hi all, I recently failed my installation of swa cable and TP&N socket outlet and not sure why. Passed the rest. Any advice, It says: -did not complete connections/terminations to industry standards -identification/labelling to the required standard.
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Good afternoon, So earlier this year I passed my Level 2 Electrical Installation course and I'm due to start my Level 3 next month. However, my Level 2 course was provided by City & Guilds whilst the Level 3 I'll be doing next month will be provided by EAL. Would this be a problem for when I...
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Hello, I’m wondering if anyone knows if it’s possible to download a pdf of the NVQ level 3 folder, I have the paper version, I’m just wanting an online version so I can write it up quicker/rectify any mistakes I make. Thanks.
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Chriswalker94
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I currently work full time Monday to Friday on a shift pattern, I’m 24 years old and have bills to pay and a child on the way. I’m looking for a career I can work hard in and progress as I go on. But I don’t know how to get into the electrics trade, do I go to a local college to get...
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Dobbo97
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Hello i had an interview with a trade college for renewable energy and i have C&G qualifications in domestic electrical installation. (Tradescollage.org which is also tradescollage.co.uk ) I’m new to doing trade colleges and dont know if these places are scams as they all talk about NVQ...
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Is it me that they want a 100% pass rate.
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Hi, I'm Zoë, 34, female, no university, based in Liverpool, U.K. I've worked as a medical laboratory assistant in the NHS for 14 years full time and I'm on a relatively low-average wage. I've always seen the trades as a 'man's world' and have been nervous to go into the industry but now feel...
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Could anyone point me in the direction/recommend somewhere I could complete my AM2? Ive had a look on google, but appreciate recommendations. Thanks
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elecisparkz
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hi all i have just come across this company and notice they do electrical training and was wondering if anyone on here have dealt with them before. the courses the offer are on this page Courses Available ? Optima Electrical Compliance Testing . i know that its the level 3 diploma that i want...
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telectrix
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Afternoon guys, I am a Electrical project buyer, and CAD engineer. I am moving on to estimating and project management and I am enrolling on an Electrical installation diploma 2, to give me some more practical knowledge and confidence. I have been offered the EAL qual for £1295 and the C&G...
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Hi lads I've been qualified for over 2 years now. I'm wanting to get my testing qualification. At college we did the 2394 initial verification at that time. I remember been told that after we pass our am2 we could do the periodic inspection 2395 which would then give a complete testing qual...
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SparkyCal
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Hi Guys, I'm doing my Level 3 C&G design project and just have a few design related queries which i am so far struggling to find clarity on either in the text books/guides or online. - Main issue is circuit lengths for lighting for calculation volt drop and ZS: With power its seemingly quite...
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Hi all, I'm thinking of retraining as an electrician, but I'm weighing up my options and need decent advice from experienced electricians. Bit of background: 1 - Just turned 27 2 - Currently working as a chemical engineer - Only way to progress my career is to move country to country...
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Vortigern
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Today I got results back from my college and I completed my AM2 with a 98.4% pass mark ? Absolutely gobsmacked! Thanks to everyone on this forum who helped me with my previous posts. If you are preparing for it feel free to ask me any questions and I’d be more than happy to help ?
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ReeceHogan
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Hi so I have my SECTT test coming in a few weeks, SECTT is a pre employment multiple choice test you do to be able to become an electrical apprentice in Scotland, there's the mathematics side which I'm good with but there's also technical questions side, could anyone please help me with a source...
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emilyjohn
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Can anyone tell me if it is possible to take the 18th Edition exam without doing a small few day course as well. I can't find anywhere that offers just the exam.
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Paris2
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Hello Guys I am confused about what should I do after completed automotive embedded engineering? What are the job opportunities? in today world competition is too high so how can I get a job after completing embedded engineering? should I enroll more courses like ecm repairing training course...
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Dave2021
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Hi all! Hope everyone is well! Does anyone have any tips or pointers for the AM2 exam? I have my exam in a months time and am very nervous!
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buzzlightyear
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Hi I am in Derby and want to do a part-time electrical course to train as electrician... currently I have a office job and I want to secure myself for future. Could you please advise any good places where I could do part time course like on evenings? Also what would be the best route to do...
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telectrix
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Does anybody know where i could do the following sqa modules by distace learning. 1) DG3N34 Electronic Testing Skills 2) FY9T34 Analogue Electronic Principles 3) DG3C34 Combinational Logic 4) DG3G34 Electrical Networks and Resonance 5) DG2W35 Active Electronic Circuits 6) DG5834 Engineering...
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DaveMBall
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Hello, Has anyone got any previous 2391-52 exam papers? Haven't got much luck online (without paying). Done one on 'Sparky Facts' but that's about it. Also anyone got any experience on the course and can recommend me what to revise more on? Feel comfortable with the testing itself...
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Hi All I have just completed ECCTIS skill map assessment, so stupid that I forgot to provide my apprenticeship cert to ECCTIS, thus the outcome is NVQ2 only. I have just provide my craft cert in EE only. Attached is ECCTIS's recommendation for me. Dose anyone know is that mean when i...
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Our apprentice has completed their apprenticeship, having successfully completed their NVQ portfolio & marking, and AM2 last year. They were signed up to a 'proper' apprenticeship in 2017, and we received a grant etc. They have received certificates for the AM2 and NVQ Level 3 (which was 3...
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I've completed level 2 and 3 fulltime in college and recently started doing the performance units. Am I meant to be given a question sheet or a handout of some kind? All I've been given is a "performance assessment criteria" leaflet and a job report example, which seems to answer questions...
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I brought my industrial automation certificate from Brazil to the UK, I received Btec national diploma/ level 3 extended diploma can I work with this qualification in electrical here in London and which card can I apply? Thanks in advance
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Abel Giachini
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Anyone have a complete portfolio for the 2357 Level 3 NVQ ?
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timhoward
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Hi all, Just wondering if anybody has any infomation that could be helpful as i am taking my am2 in the next couple of months. Many thanks Simon
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Hey, In 2009 I got my City and Guilds 2330 Level 3 17th edition. At the time it was recession and I was in the south west so jobs were scarce and I was not able to secure any work. As a result I never was able to create a portfolio to do the NVQ and AM2. I want to revisit this now. Other than...
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Just needed some advice because a lot of people say it is a scam and i have already studied some of the course from their material. Would be nice to know if there are any other students with them too and know their experiences
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I’ve been in my apprenticeship for around 1.5 years now doing electrical engineering, I’ve been put on the ELA course instead of the City and Guilds. Few of the lads at work said I’ve been stitched up because no other companies will accept ELA, just wondering what’s the difference and am I...
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nicebutdim
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Hi everyone ive got my AM2 coming up and im unsure about the over load settings for the D.O.L, ive seen 2 different equations and im trying to work out which is right. so say my motor is 750w would my calculation be 750/400/1.732/0.8 = 1.35 or 750/400 x 1.732 x 0.8 = 2.59 i bought a course...
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Darkwood
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doing my am2 this week and forgot to ask at my prep day about phase rotation, will I need to do it on the incoming supply also will I need to it anything else like the motor or three phase commando socket don't touch 3Phase a lot so abit unsure
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Kyle_Trainee
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Hi everyone, i have my AM2 coming up and just wanted some advice and pointers to help me get through it. what are the drawings like? are they simple or take abit to get your head around? also whats the specification like? Any simple things people mess up on?
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Kuba
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Hello All, this is my first post to the forum, I'm a plumber looking to become an electrician, I've worked on and off as a electrician's mate over the years and have some evidence already, the next step in my quest to becoming an electrician is getting work within the industry and completing and...
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Hello everyone, Just wondering if anyone has any advice for the 2391-52 as I have it booked for next week? I've been going over past 2394/95 exam papers for the short answer questions, is there anything particularly I should be looking at? Thanx
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