1. J

    C&G 4141-01 tradeskills4U 5 days course

    Hi I'm considering taking this 5 day course via Tradeskils4U it's just to get a feel for electrics/ do my own DIY (swap a single socket to a double socket stuff) (whilst I'm counting down time to start my new office job, in Dec) My question is, to you need any experience to start this course...
  2. electricwizard

    Electrical Installation Course & Maths

    Hello all, I have enrolled on an Electrical Installation Level 2 course. I've formerly worked in more academic fields, but I haven't used any sort of advanced mathematics in years, such as algebra, trigonometry, or transpositions in nearly a decade. I guess I'm asking for peace of mind as I am...
  3. S

    Can I become an Auto Electrician without an engineering background ?

    Hello Everyone, My name is Sulaiman a mildly successful Sponsorship Sales person in my current life. I love cars, always have always will. I believe the future is electric vehicles. Can someone give me direction on what are the first steps I must take in order to reach my goal of opening up...
  4. P

    Apprenticeship vs Evening course

    Hi, I’m interested in training as an electrician and have an opportunity to work with an electrician. I’m just considering the best route to take. Is doing an apprenticeship the best route? Or would I be better off working 5 days a week and going to college in the evenings. Are there any...
  5. A

    Course question help B/H curve

    Q - Using the above graph, comment on how the material affects the B-H relationship for cast iron and mild steel I have no idea what is required here its online course and do not get help. Do they want me to describe what is happening for example Cast iron , flux density B increases quite...
  6. R

    What's the best course to take to train as a fully qualified electrician?

    Hi all, I'm hoping you can please give me some advice, I'm an adult career changer and looking to fully qualify as an electrician. Can you please advise on what course I would need to do? There are so many out there with different companies with mixed reviews. I would like to get working ASAP...
  7. D

    HNC Level 4

    Where is the best electrical engineering online HNC Level 4 course that you have taken?
  8. C

    UK currently looking to get on and electrician course carnt pick which is best

    i am current looking join an electrician course ideally to get my gold card i am paying for the course my self so need as much information as possible to decided who to go with i have got it down to 2 providers at the moment 1-option skills birmingham nvq level 3 EAL this intails 8 week...
  9. W

    ECTA "Self funding" Trainee Smart Meter Installer course?

    I am interested in training as a "Smart Meter Installer" but am struggling to find any companies/recruitment agencies with vacancies. I presently work as a Meter Operative for a Data Collection company who used to offer training but recently opportunities to upskill have become "few and far...
  10. J

    Free AC Theory Introduction short online course

    This link gives you free access to a course on AC theory including reactance, impedance, and power factor. The link runs out tomorrow, it may be of interest. Once you have the course you can take it when ever you want...
  11. N

    A bit of advice (12 years since doing level 2 course)

    Hello everyone, I hope you are all keeping safe? I'm after a bit of advice. I carried out my level 1 and then Level 2 qualifications and passed 12 years ago now!! Unfortunately (And my biggest regret) is that I took a job on and never finished my level 3. I would love to gain a full...
  12. T

    AM2 Course

    Hey all, I’ve completed level 2 and 3, 18th, 2391-52. I am looking for a goodplace to complete my AM2 course In the north west area preferably. Also want to complete the end of my NVQ after getting my AM2...does anyone know where I could do this? alsohas anyone information on tips/tricks for...
  13. S

    Advice needed for best course of action

    Hi new to the forum... I am a electrical maintenance engineer... But recently I have been asked if I could rewire a 2 bed bungalow for a friend.. (mates rates)... My question is as an electrical maintenance engineer I am more than competent to do the physical work... But what legislation do I...
  14. D

    Do you need the 2391 course to certificate or is the 2330 enough?

    We did inspection and testing in college, and i'm wondering if I would need the 2391 course as well to certificate, or is this just to improve your ability to inspect and test? I remember filling out some sort of certificate on the exam. I have a fluke multifunction tester and it doesn't seem to...
  15. M

    Advise on 3 day 18th edition course

    Hello. First post to forum so hi all. I have just finished my 2365 l2 and am looking at doing some domestic stuff whilst studying for my l3 and nvq. I have spoken to NICEIC who advised I need to do my 18th edition at which point with my l2 I can register as a Domestic Installer on their scheme...
  16. W

    Is this a worthy nvq level 3 course?

    Electrotechnical NVQ Level 3 Qualification EAL 501/1605/8. I am looking at taking this course with Options Kills to get my foot in the industry It seems that it is recognised by the JOB but I am just wondering what value does this qualification hold in the industry...
  17. O

    UK Does anyone know of any good venue for the 2391 course in the Newcastle upon Tyne area

    Does anyone know of any good venue for the 2391 course in the Newcastle upon Tyne area
  18. J

    Help with electrical work experience in Tyne and Wear.

    Coming to the end of a level 2 2365 course, starting the level 3 in September and like many others, I'm looking for work experience in Tyne and Wear. So if you can put up with a volunteer for while give me a shout. I have own transport and own basic tools. Source URL: The Welcome Forum -...
  19. J

    Recently signed up for a Domestic Electrical Installer course, need help.

    Hello, I'm 19 and recently signed up for a domestic electrical installer course and like an idiot I haven't really researched it that well beforehand which I know I should have. My dad is an electrician in Germany and he seemed pretty happy with it so I just went for it. My question is...
  20. B

    18th Edition Course - Pass

    Has anyone went on the course ran by PASS ? They are running the course local to me at a suitable date but was just wanting some feedback on them before I book.
  21. E

    Leaving a window shutter switch pressed after it ran its course

    Hello everyone, I have an electric window shutter in my aparment and it has these switches: When i press one of them I have to keep doing it until the shutter has closed/opened. Lately I started to stick a toothpick in the switch and let the shutter run its course by itself, and save those...
  22. M

    I'm looking for Level 3 diploma evening course near South London

    Hello all. I am Martin and it's my first post. I am looking for C&G Level 3 evening course 19+ from September 2020 as close as possible to SW19 in South London. I checked a couple of places in the area but I couldn't find anything. Please let me know if you know any. Regards
  23. G

    UK Advice needed on a course to get a foothold on a new career

    Hi, I'm 25 years old and I'm looking for a change to this field, with a hope of becoming an electrician. I currently working as a yardman in a building merchants, wouldn't say I'm adept but I'm fairly comfortable with non-technical DIY stuff. I've seen Tradeskills4u mentioned frequently in...
  24. N

    Which IPAF course to do?

    Hi Guys, I have just started my journey as an electrician. I have recently finished my level 3 diploma and I am currently about to take the 18th Edition. I also have an ECS card and some experience working on site. I am now looking to find work as an electrician's mate. A lot of the job...
  25. M


    Good morning does anyone have any help or guidance on the EAL level 4 assessment please ? Any info greatfully received. Many thanks
  26. K

    Will Gold card elecrician course help me to get a job with visa?

    Hello i am korean in poland. i came here to work for my girl friend. But she will go university in UK next august. So i also need to move UK for her. As you know, normally foreigners have trouble getting a job in UK. My age is more than 30. So i can not apply working holyday visa. Now...
  27. B

    Best place for Test and Inspection course near Glasgowlokkinh

    Looking to book a course to get up to date on Test and Inspection. Can anyone recommend where's best to book Thanks
  28. L

    UK electrical helper looking for experience.

    Hello everyone , I have just completed a course that gives me the qualifications below: 18th edition wiring regs Portable appliance testing level 3 qcf Part P Domestic Installer Level 2 I have done some practical but not as much to call myself a sparky. I would like to know how to go...
  29. L

    Electrical Trainer?Assessor?IQA needed

    Hi, We are a training organisation looking to start a new course and require people to cover these roles. It would be on a part time/evenings/weekend schedule soit could work alongside existing work. If you are interested or know anyone who might be, please give us a Private Message via the...
  30. the pict

    Electric vehicles charging course

    Off on the above in early December, I suppose I will find this out on the course,but, is Metrel the only ones doing a testing adapter , or is there a workaround for all testers the 6mA limit I think is going to be the real hurdle , but it looks like between the course, another guide...
  31. M

    Post 2365 Help....Life after the course!

    Hi, just completed my 2365 and 18th edition last week, was just wondering if anyone can help me on a few of these points: 1) Acquiring an ECS card......I qualified last Thursday, the centre say my certs won't be ready for 4-8 weeks, when I rang up the ECS they said before I can apply for my...
  32. D

    2399 Solar PV Course for Electricians for Domestic Installations

    What everybody’s thoughts on the 2399 solar pv course? Has anyone done the course? Is there a big market for self employees electricians going into installing solar panels in domestic premises?
  33. I

    Going to Level 3 course skipping Level 2

    Hi All, Has anyone done 2365 Level 3 without doing Level 2 first? I'm thinking of going to level 3 straight away. The reason why is that I have some experience being doing PAT Testing for nearly 10 years and providing domestic electrical work mainly minor ones and qualifications I achieved...
  34. G

    18th edition wiring regulations update exam in Worcestershire wanted

    Does anyone know where I can book the 18th edition wiring regulations update exam. I live in Worcestershire, I want to just sit the exam, I do not need a course as I only passed the 17th edition last year.
  35. D

    NVQ3 2357 books

    I am just starting my NVQ3 2357. Can anybody recommend any good books that complement this course. Thanks for your help.
  36. J

    Mechanical Engineer and part time electrical installation course

    Hi All, Thanks for your time in advance. I'm currently working as a mechanical engineer, in which I did an apprenticeship years ago and achieved NVQ Level 3 (ONC). I'm not looking to change careers but would like to attend evening college classes in order to gain qualifications (possibly to...
  37. XS Training

    AM2 Exam Preparation Training - Online - £125 - 14 Days Access

    XS Training Ltd have recently produced a comprehensive online course covering all aspects of the AM2 and AM2S. The course is available for a period of 14 days for £125.00 and provides a real alternative to attending a classroom based environment which is typically take over one or two days and...
  38. woxdomus

    Validating my electrician course in Uk

    Hi! I need help in a way I can go to validate my electrician course in the UK, I am from Portugal and I work for many years as an electrician an electronics technician, but I am planning to go to Uk for a while and need to know how can I validate my course there or any alternatives that allow me...
  39. S

    IET 18th Ed. Wiring Regs Course - Best Option to Learn

    Hi, I'm just wondering if anyone has any tips or knowledge on where to take the 18th Ed Wiring Regs Course/Exam? I've been quote £450 for a 10 weeks course at my local college but wasn't sure what the going price for this was, and if there is a more economical way of doing it? I took the 17th...
  40. A

    Course funding

    Seen a few people talking about cost of courses recently and have seen the JIB offer funding for HNCs, HNDs, PV, EV charging and few others. Up to 75% of course fee. Saw with the HNC can apply over a couple of years and draw down £2000 Open to those employed by JIB member companies, apprentices...
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