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  1. H

    Trainee Apprentice in need of help with college work.

    Hi there, I am currently in the second year of my apprenticeship and i'm in the process of doing my design project. im stuck on one of the questions (the last question :rolleyes: ). The question is relating to isolation and switching, I have to give an example for: Isolation for electrical...
  2. SairaJoy

    I'm currently an EE college student. Need to ask 6 interview style questions regarding workplace writing requirements for EE's

    Current EE college student with questions for advanced technical writing assignment. (I am supposed to interview an Electrical Engineer about workplace writing expectations/requirements)... 1 - On a daily basis, how much time/energy do you spend on writing/producing documents? 2 - How often do...
  3. A

    UK Need help with some college questions

    Hi could anyone help with some questions for college? Possible effect of TNC-S earthing arrangement has on pfc compared to TN-S?
  4. HarryJ

    Electrician Hello. I've been working as a maintenance engineer for 5 years now. At college I've completed all my level 2 and 3, my portfolio. I need a job fully

    Hello. I've been working as a maintenance engineer for 5 years now. At college I've completed all my level 2 and 3, my portfolio. I need a job fully focused on installation and thr rgd to get mr through my am2. I simply haven't done enough installation over tye years because I haven't had to
  5. C

    18th edition virtual college

    Has anyone used virtual college to do the 18th edition course? I have completed the course on their website and am trying to now book my test but all they have done is put me into contact with the NICEIC.
  6. H

    Help with apprentice wages

    Hello, I am an apprentice electrician and I study at college in the evenings which I pay for myself. My employer pays me an apprenticeship wage which is awful and I feel like I may be getting mugged off abit. The employ doesn’t help me with anything at all? Is everything they’re doing legit...
  7. Marc Lajevardi

    Trainee About 3 years ago I finished college doing my level 3 NVQ electrical...

    I didn't fail any exams or anything but when I've looked over my certs I can't see my 17th edition. Does anyone know if I would have got this in with the 2 years I done at college or is it seperate? I've tried calling the college numerous times but it just keeps ringing out. If anyone can give...
  8. J

    Hi from Iver, Bucks..

    Hi, I'm an Engineering Technician working mainly as an LX on marina and related installations, and on commercial vessels. A lot of this is regular inspection and test work, and I am also involved with remote monitoring of equipment. Its an interesting time for LX guys if you can keep up to...
  9. L

    Need some advice ladies and gents.

    Morning, today's enrollment day at my local college. Should I enroll again or should I just work for free for next year or so? HINT HINT, PM ME. I've done 2330 lvl 2+3, 17 edition 4 years ago. Alot of which I have forgotten. Still have knowledge on testing circuits etc but lack cable calc etc...
  10. G

    Diploma in Electrical Installations (2365)

    Hi, I'm thinking about starting a two year course at my local college, the course is Diploma in Electrical Installations 2365 (levels two and three) My question is what else would I need to be a qualified electrician? I see so many courses available and I don't want to spend two years doing...
  11. AndyHewson

    Recent 2365 full time college qualified, how to get NVQ now?

    Hello all, My first post on here. I have just completed my level 3 2365 course at my local college. Now as it was a full time course and not an apprenticeship I understand that I now need to do the on-site experience and complete a portfolio of evidence showing my work to gain the NVQ and...
  12. J

    I failed to complete my NVQ..

    I shall cut a long story short, I started my apprenticeship to gain my NVQ level 3 just over 3 years ago when 20 and a year into it I had to deal with a few issues in my life including a couple of bereavements in the family and other personal issues which ended up causing me to lose complete...
  13. A

    Hello Everyone.... Help if possible?

    Hello everyone I am completely new to this forum and to the trade in general. I’m 29 and currently looking at changing my career of which I plan to start college later this year to eventually become a qualified electrician. In the interim I’m looking for experience of which I’m willing to...
  14. H

    Looking for some experience in london

    I'm currently studying my C&G 2365 and 17th edition in college and I'm in need of experience, this doesn't have to he permanent. All help is appreciated thanks for reading!
  15. K

    College leaver, any advice?

    Hi, I've recently finished college receiving my level 3 diploma in electrical installation I understand that my best possible option is to find an apprenticeship within the electrical industry. But, if anyone is familiar with what this diploma can do for me please could I get some advice? I'm...
  16. bozy09

    17 yr old Looking for best college to do lvl 2 electrical installations

    Hello, I'm 17 years old and I recently left sixth form to persue my dream career as an electrician but I have one single problem- I have no idea which college I should go to. I have looked at 3 colleges; college of north west london, City of Westminster College, Barnet Southgate college...
  17. C

    Help to start... college/apprenticeships

    Hi folks New to the forum world so apologies if I've done this wrong. I'm looking for some advice from some experienced tradesman! I'm looking for a change of career and hope to eventually become a qualified electrician. I'm currently 30yrs old and I'm a tree surgeon (bored of it) and was...
  18. Dave OCD

    What my lad made today at college.

    A cable stand, from 20mm galv conduit. He was well chuffed and couldn't wait to show me when I got home. I think he did well, still only 17. :)
  19. Gaz92552

    College around Essex/East London to complete AM2

    Could anyone point me in the direction/recommend somewhere I could complete my AM2? Ive had a look on google, but appreciate recommendations. Thanks
  20. S

    Teaching opportunity *gulp*

    Hey all Been a while and then some since being on here so hoping everyone is well. Not sure if this is the correct location to post but here goes. Ok, a massive opportunity has come my way to provide some temp cover teaching to various groups of learners in a FE environment. I am wondering if...
  21. D

    Electrical level 3 courses

    Hello there I'm currently doing my level 2 electrical 2 nights a week at college I was wondering if anyone's ever done the level 3 but with the home schooling. I like the idea of doing it at home because of the flexibility I.e I can work later and I don't have to always rush back to get back...
  22. D

    Installing sockets for a friend

    Hi I'm very new to electrical work I'm doing my level 2 electrical installation at college and my friend that's just got a new unit has asked if I could put some sockets in for him. I was wondering if this is as simple as I would do at college I.e. Ive done it all on the mdf boards etc at...
  23. C

    City and guilds course or jtl apprenticeship? Which one would be more suited for career

    Hi everyone, My name is Chris and I'm new to this site and the electrical world. I'm 26 and have started college (a bit late to the party) but after a lot of ups and downs with career paths I believe I'm making the right decision moving to being an electrician. I'm doing L1 city and guilds...
  24. B

    Insulation test on shower with neon switch

    Doing an insulation resistance test on a shower, can someone explain how to bypass the neon in the isolator? Do most people chock block bypassing neon or another way? Also for a lighting circuit with flurocents? Thanks
  25. S


    Hi all, just wondering if anyone has a contact / number to arrange to do an Am2 somehow? Got my level 2/ 3 but never finished portfolio on nvq due to my company going bust so had to sort college out myself, I've got 5 years experience being qualified just never needed my gold card because of...
  26. R


    Evening all, Do you have to pay apprentices while being in college (if so, how many hours). I know they don't do 8 hours a day. Anybody know the Law on apprentice's and pay. I'm not a tight arse but have an appy who is taking the mick in working hours. Cheers
  27. GMES

    Is this right

    A lad I know about 2 years out of his apprenticeship rang me the other day for some advice. Basically he is doing some work for a company that is getting work through a local council over my way, anyway having been there for a few weeks he was asked to provide proof of his qualifications because...
  28. T


    Hi, as you might not know I am looking to start a career change into becoming an electrician. I phoned a local college who said Level 2 part time 36-40 weeks 2x 3 hour classes at £1900 + vat I have also contacted a training place. 36 week 2 weekends on 2 off for £2995 all inc. they are...
  29. K

    ECS application help?

    Hi all, so I've tried to apply for an ECS card but at the end it asked for the 2394 qualification, however when I looked at my certificates there's no mention about it. I called my college and they said that I haven't done the 607, but after speaking to my old lecturer he told me that my year...
  30. K

    2357 and 2394?

    Hi all, I'm trying to apply for a ECS card with the following qualifications: level 3 2357, BS7671 17th edition, 2395 periodic inspection and testing, AM2. The problem is that it is asking for the 2394 initial inspection and testing, however If i recall correctly then having the 2357 includes...
  31. F

    1st year training coming to an end what next?!!? Please help...

    Hi Guys, Been a member for nearly a year now reading post but now i need some advise if possible. I started my full time electrician job last September and started a college course December so i am coming to the end of city & guilds level 2 diploma in electrical installations 2365. When i...
  32. L


    Did two years in college a couple of years ago, but I couldn't follow that career path after college due to family commitments, just on here to look for any, little or large experience I can get to help me become a qualified electrician.
  33. P

    Will anyone near Uckfield have jobs available next summer?

    Hi All, Spent a while the last few days looking for jobs for people that are leaving college and need somewhere to start their career and cant find anything. Has anyone got any offers or know anyone that will have that type of work available next summer once college has ended? preferably in the...
  34. Eryrwyn

    2394/95 Courses in West Midlands

    Hi I am looking to do my Inspection and Testing 2394/2395 in the West Midlands area. Could anyone recommend a decent college or training centre for this course. Many thanks, Dave
  35. T

    C&G 4141-01 and C&G 4141-02

    Hi everyone, first post. I'm looking to retrain after being made redundant and I'm just comparing the courses offered I'm looking at tradeskills4u who offer a course and 2 of the components are C&G 4141-01 and 4141-02 I've had a look at other training providers who don't offer this course...
  36. Pete999

    Old Tutors

    Just a thought, I wondered how many of the elder members ca remember their old college tutors, and how they taught their lessons. I recall one Guy ,so much so that I can even remember his name ( this was a long time ago by the way) Eric Woodward was his name, Eric taught Electrical...
  37. M

    Electricians Mate Trainee Electrician/Electricians mate looking for work in Loughborough, Leicestershire area.

    Trainee Electrician/Electricians mate looking for work in Loughborough, Leicestershire area. I am in my second year at Loughborough College. I attend one day a week on a Wednesday evening. I am studying EAL Level 2 and then level 3 next year. I am at Fischer Future Heat but its very long hours...
  38. R

    claim my 2394 qualification through my 2357 apprentiship

    Hi there, This is my first time posting on here. I'm hoping somebody on here can help clear something up for me. I did my 2357 level 3 nvq apprentiship at leeds college of building. When they set out the course they told us that we would also gain our 2394 initial verification by changing some...
  39. V

    Level 3 course in london

    Hi. I am looking level 3 course in london. Who can offer any college? Thank you
  40. N

    Another question about Trades Gateway have they made a turnaround?

    feeling slightly horrified by some of the information and stories I've read regarding these guys, having had the "sales" meeting thought I would do some background checking to see if they are even slightly legit. Funny thing is most of the bad reviews I've seen are from 2014/15 and don't add up...
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