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  1. C

    Any evening courses in Derbyshire

    I’m 20 years old and looking at training to be an electrician domestic & commercial, I’ve been looking at places for a while now for evening courses and I’m not having much luck. I’ve emailed and done my research but I’ve had no replies or just haven’t found the right one. I don’t know if it’s...
  2. B

    Is it possible to sit C&G exams without doing courses?

    For example, in the UK i know you can eg do an A Level at home (if for example you're homeschooled) and then simply sit the exam at a recognised examination centre, paying a small fee. Is this possible with the C&G?
  3. O

    Electrician Training courses help!

    So at the moment Im working as an aircraft electrician and would like to do additional training to cover me for domestic/industrial work but Im having trouble figuring out what I need to do to achieve this. Im looking to get qualified so I can work self employed when not on the aircraft but also...
  4. T

    What kind of qualifications do you need to be able to work as an Electrician or be hired by a company?

    What kind of qualifications do you need to be able to work as an Electrician or be hired by a company? this could be from your personal experience what helped you get the job without the help of knowing someone who works for a particular trade. What would be the best route to be able to get...
  5. J

    UK which electrical courses do i need??

    Hi my employer wants me to go on a electrical course so all electrical work is in-house. we are a large holiday park with over 300+ caravans with a mixture of fleet vans and privately owned also out buildings ie club house swimming the momment i do like for like and issue a minor works...
  6. W

    Courses needed to become a industrial maintenance engineer

    Hey guys, I am a wind turbine maintenance technician and commissioner, with a level 3 nvq in electrotechnical Installation and maintenance. I am finally done with the industry and want to work at home in one of the local manufacturing companies, I have come across a course which I think may help...
  7. 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...
  8. Gavin John Hyde

    Interesting talk with DNO engineer

    Had the DNO out to check cut out, make a sheathed earth available today and pull fuse whilst I fit isolator. Got talking about pulling fuses and the seal fairy, he said Western Power normally just give you a dont be naughty talk and doesn't get why they dont just allow registered electricians to...
  9. L

    Fast track courses

    Afternoon chaps, I'm thinking whether or not to go back to college. Having previously completed 2330 level 2/3 + 17th edition over 6 years back, I have forgotten alot of the theory. Are there any colleges/ centres to fast track and complete level 2+3 within a year? Im currently working couple...
  10. albi

    engineers alarm manuals

    does any one have a link for engineers manuals regards in advance
  11. Charlie_

    Training Courses Worth it? Anybody done that course? Or any other recommendations please
  12. L

    Any recommendations in/near Oxford?

    Hi there guys and gals, I am hoping you might be able to help.... I'm currently an Subby Arborist based in Oxford and am looking to transition into the Electricians world. I'm looking for somewhere that might do weekend/ evening courses so I could earn whilst I learn. I have looked at Able...
  13. A

    Chasing into engineering brick

    Hi everyone, I need some advice about how to chase into engineering brick. Full story below. I've mounted a TV onto the wall, not my preference but long-story-short it's happening. I'm running the cables (HDMI and aerial etc) behind the wall but it's a solid wall. So, I've bought some square...
  14. E

    Domestic courses question, don't beat me.

    Hi All I'm new here and need some guidance on training to compliment my job. I'm a self employed kitchen fitter that's looking into the hated domestic course so I can do my own electrics and sign off. I have a few reasons for this which I won't bore you with. I fully understand that I will be...
  15. JD6400

    Engineer54 where did he go ?

    Did anyone ever find out what happened to E54 , I think it was around April / May , about 4 or 5 years ago he just stopped overnight ! If I remember correctly Tony sort of indicated he knew something but never let on ? I actually miss the cantankerous old sod!? He was working in China at the...
  16. gazdkw82

    Electrical engineering. HND vs Degree

    Im interested in some further education. I am really interested in electrical engineering. The problem is I'm not sure if to go down the HND or degree route. I know a degree would look alot more impressive on a CV but I have some reservations on that because I think it may be too complicated...
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    Fire alarm engineer insurance queries

    Hi there unsure where to ask so i have joined this forum hoping someone will know. I am currently employed by a large firm as a fire alarm engineer for the past 10 years mainly service and small works including emergency light service. I have completed many courses over the years and am Bafe...
  19. T

    Electrician training for degree engineers

    Hi, I have a foreign Hnd and a master degree in Electrical engineering as well as the 17th edition. I am hands on in electrical installation but without Uk installation experience. I have been working in the manufacturing industry for the past 2 years but my interest and strength is in...
  20. C

    Gas Engineer and competent electric cooker installer

    I'm a gas engineer working for a well known retailer. Spend all day Installing cooking/laundry. Electrical training is pretty poor on their part. Here to educate myself in best practice/regs. Pretty sure much of what they ask us to do electrics wise is beyond our competency.
  21. A

    Newly qualified electrical engineer help

    Hi, I'm new in London and I'm looking for jobs but not being successful. I'm wandering if there is something that I'm not aware about.. I have and electrical engineer bachelor's degree, I studied in an international university in Malaysia. . What would you recommend me to do? Thanks in advance
  22. J

    I get it, FAST TRACK courses are more than frowned upon.......BUT;

    Good avo people, As the title states; I know I'm going to be the victim of negativity and stone throwing here but I would be extremely grateful if you guys, the professionals and experts, could shed a touch of light on this subject for me. I have read sheds loads of posts, forums, stories, etc...
  23. S

    Electrical Engineering exam papers from 1920's and 30's

    Hi everyone, came across these old Electrical Engineering exam papers. Thought they may be of interest to somebody. Honestly how many can you get correct? They are incredibly difficult. Enjoy
  24. G

    City and guilds unit 308 electrical and electronic engineering sample paper

    Hello. I have an exam coming up shortly. Would anyone have a sample paper. It's the electrical and electronic diploma, unit 308. It's a written exam The course id is 2850-30 I can't seem to find any examples anywhere Thank you very much
  25. Starjack

    5 week short courses

    So is it possible to be a fast-food worker or an office worker and then go on a 5 week course and come out the other end proclaiming to be an electrician. In addition to that should you be allowed to do a 5 week course and immediately go self employed. Is it safe to do a 5 week course then...
  26. M

    Top electrician and top heating engineer

    Doing a periodic...previous certs show full re wire in old colour mains tails were obviously just tat they wanted rid of...only 16mm main earth jointed in the board But then...along comes the plumber/heating engineer and decides he'd rather be a comedian
  27. C

    What Qualifications Do I need to Become a CCTV Installer / Engineer?

    Hi there, as the title suggests I would like to complete a course in cctv installation with the long-term goal of becoming a sole trader and working for myself. I am aware that there could potentially be other aspects such as alarm and fire systems but at the moment I would appreciate any help...
  28. T

    Trainee Looking for City and Guilds courses being run in the North East

    Hello, My name is Tom, this is my first post on here. I live in Newcastle upon Tyne and I am looking to begin my training for the C&G 2365 level 2 and 3. I work in the mobile telecoms sector but it is dead at the moment. The only available posts are for Electrician/commissioners. I am a very...
  29. Paul Williamson

    New to this forum but an old electronics engineer

    Hi everyone, I'm new to this forum and hope that I can help others as well as getting help myself. I'm a 17th edition installation sparks and waiting to complete an 18th edition. I was an electronics engineer back in the day, but things have progressed so fast, I don't know what info I have in...
  30. T

    Aritect CS350 Alarm installed by Oakpark Alarms - Engineer Code

    Hi All I have a Aritech Alarm installed by Oakpark Alarms who have ceased trading. Can someone please PM me the Engineer Codes? Thanks
  31. leep82

    18th edition online courses

    Hi all as the title suggests im looking for any information for any online 18th edition courses. Would appreciate any feedback from anybody who has sat such a course, or your opinions on them. Im keen to get my 18th edition done and dusted asap. Time and cost mean im giving serious...
  32. S

    HNC Electrical Engineering

    I'm looking for some first hand advice and opinions from anyone who has completed or is currently studying a HNC Level4. Thinking about making the leap as a few jobs I like the sound of ask for it. I've been qualified as a spark for a little while now and am getting a bit bored and would...
  33. S

    HNC Building Services Engineering / Elec & Elec

    Hi all. I have been trying to do some reading up on my options for possibly doing a HNC next year. I had originally looked at doing a HNC in Electrical & Electronic Engineering as it seemed the most logical step forwards from my current qualifications as follows Apprenticeship NVQ L3 2391...
  34. D

    18th Edition on-line courses

    It's probably been asked on here numerous times before, but can anyone recommend any 18th edition on-line courses? I'll probably end up doing the NIC one but if anyone knows better??? Cheers
  35. Pasi

    Looking for advice on qualification requirements, courses, timespans

    Good evening all I am posting here, feel a bit out of place as currently I have no electrical qualifications. I am looking for advice on courses to advance my career within the company I work for. I have been given a list of acceptable qualifications to achieve my goal and get the job role I...
  36. S

    Fire alarm courses in the midlands

    hi guys, I want to get some experience in installing fire alarm systems. Does anyone know of any courses in the midlands that do hands on training at all.
  37. C

    Electrical courses? advice needed

    Hi, im 21 and i have a level 2 in electrical installations that i achieved about 4 1/2 years ago. im a fully qualified security alarm engineer but I'm looking about doing an electrical course to complete my level 3 and forward so that i could become an electrician. However i need some advice...
  38. ipf

    Don't you just love these specialised engineers.

    A bit of a problem with a 4 post car lift yesterday. I was in last week and tested it, two 20amp cartridge fuses blown, motor winding shot at. The machine needs no limit switch control, as it's done mechanically via an interlock, automatically operating a start button via a hand lever with...
  39. C

    Electrical Engineering ....

    Ive got a question in regards of electrical engineering and what steps I would need to take to get into that field. My current status is electrical and my experience only being domestic based, new build homes/lodges. There’s a few factory’s around my hometown and would like to go down the...
  40. bcm_spark

    Anyone work as a BT Power Engineer?

    Good evening chaps and chapesses, does anybody on here work for or know anyone who works for BT Power? BT as in the telecoms business. Just wondered what they are like to work for. Thanks
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