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  1. 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...
  2. Charlie_

    Training Courses

    https://www.premiertrainingacademy.uk/courses/solar-photovoltaic-course-pv-bp-spv-3 Worth it? Anybody done that course? Or any other recommendations please
  3. 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...
  4. 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...
  5. 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...
  6. 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...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. 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
  10. 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...
  11. 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.
  12. 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...
  13. M

    Can 5 week courses get you a role as a mate/labourer

    Hello all. I'm in my mid thirties and looking to retrain as an electrician. I'm particularly interested in solar panel installation. Ive been researching the routes into the trade and I'm fully aware experience is everything. I'm in the north east and looking at the 6 week courses by...
  14. C

    PLC Courses...............................

    Morning, has anyone been on a PLC course? I’m looking to get into programming and design, likely Siemens S7. I’m in the Manchester area so in the north west would be good! If you’ve done a course, was it worthwhile, has it helped you progres? Thanks.
  15. M

    Advice wanted on retraining as an Electrican about courses and tools needed.

    Hi I’m looking at city and guilds 2365 parts 2 and 3 through trade skills for you. It’s over 16 weeks and wondered if this is any good? I’m 49 and having to retrain as getting made redundant in December so planning options in advance. I’m trying to build up most of the tools I’d need as working...
  16. G

    Courses Glasgow PASMA and IPAF

    Hello all, I am needing to replace my PASMA alloy towers and am wanting to do my cherry picker as I just did my scissor lift, anybody in Scotland interested in doing theirs as well as I will be doing them in Glasgow shortly and it will be good to arrange it as a kind of meet up for anybody...
  17. 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...
  18. B

    Utterly confused to courses

    Hi everyone I'm renovating my house and want to move switches, double up on sockets, expand a few and move the lights. In the future, I might decide to do a few small domestic jobs (pretty much the same) if I enjoy it. I've been looking at courses, all promising all kinds of things to all...
  19. J

    Periodic testing courses. 2381-51 or eal version

    Hi, I have noticed that there is loads of different options for these courses now, what’s your opinion? Eal v city and Guilds? Eal seems cheaper and exam seems easier with these course content. Are they recognised the same? Thanks
  20. littlespark

    Lighting design courses. Suggestions?

    I am looking to broaden my experience by doing a course on lighting design. You know the type of thing.... lighting up Big Ben or the Forth Bridge in various colours. or just effects lighting for a bar or club? Even basic design for office/industrial spaces I have been looking on google, and the...
  21. AJshep

    PLC Courses in South East any recommendations ?

    For a while now I've been interested in PLCs (installing and programming) and I've had quite a few instances where they would have come in useful. Unfortunately trying to get any information anywhere is like getting blood from a stone, it seems to be a guarded secret ! I've done a fair bit of...
  22. C

    Which Order to Do the Relevant Courses

    Evening guys Plan on doing my 17th (possibly 18th) edition, building regs and inspection and testing courses. I have basic electrical knowledge as i currently work in appliance repair, and have experience with cooker installs and perform checks on customers electrical systems. (Checking...
  23. S

    Advice on what courses / training centres

    Hi all I am 31 years old and looking at a change of direction in my career, I have been looking at a while now on electrical courses to become a fully qualified electrician with Part P etc, one main issue is that I cannot stop my current job due to finances (mortgage etc) so looking at either...
  24. S

    Newbie Here. Need help With Suitable Training Courses

    Hi All Complete newbie here. I'm about to go to the correct section and ask everyones opinion on which training courses are available to me in my profession, but I'll give you a brief glimpse into what I'm looking for. I'm 42 and for the past ten months have been working as a mechanical field...
  25. B

    Advice on training courses in west yorks

    Hi folks. Im trying to become a domestic installer and get my part p and 17th ed. If you've done the courses could you please give me some advice. I dont have any electrical background experience other than fitting cctv and making networking cables. I do have a degree in IT apps however that's...
  26. O

    Advice on courses for career progression

    hi all. Just finished nqv 3 in electrical installation and sat the AM2 assessment. Looking for advice on courses to achieve next for career progression? Thanks Craig
  27. R

    Electrical Estimation Course?

    Hi there I was just wondering whether there are any types of electrical estimation courses available? I am currently working at a company doing CAD and have the opportunity to learn to do electrical estimating alongside someone, but I do not understand a lot of what is needed or what things...
  28. E

    HV AP + SAP Training

    Looking at doing an AP course as i'm keen to get into the O&M side of MW scale solar, I'm after some advice from people in the HV industry. There are a couple of City & Guilds accredited courses around but do they make you employable? Has anyone done one or put staff through one? If you are...
  29. C

    Fire Alarm

    Evening, my company have become BAFE accredited and taken on some Fire Alarm testing and remedial work. I have been sent to install new sounders and detectors here and there. Whilst I'm ok with the wiring and installation and testing of these (all conventional and bi-wire) I don't have a good...
  30. MerlinGremlin

    2396 course Advice and Pointers

    I've signed myself up for the 2396 course in May and was hoping any of you on here who have done it could offer any advice or pointers and what the project is like and what's the best way to deal with it. Any advice muchly appreciated, thanks.
  31. T

    Napit course on emergency lighting and fire alarm systems

    I want to get competent within BS5266 (I think!) i.e. fire alarms and emergency lighting. I am thinking of doing the Napit course. Any opinions on the best way forward on this, or Napit course?
  32. A

    Domestic electrician course

    Hi guys, I am just looking for some advise on what course I need in order to qualify as a domestic electrician? This will not be my full time job, it's more of a personal qualification to enable me to carry out re-wires and install consumer units etc into domestic homes mainly being my own...
  33. tfo

    help electrical courses.

    Hello everyone, i hope you are all well and having a good Christmas and a happy New Year, This is my first Post, I apologise in advance if I'm doing anything wrong course saying anything that might offend anybody . I am just new to the electrician word and I've just completed my 2365 level 2...
  34. 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...
  35. Andy C

    Resumption of career hopefully.

    I am returning to the trade hoping to become self employed and work 2 or 3 days a week. I have an occupational pension so luckily I don't have to work all the time. I have C&G 236 parts 1 & 2 and Electrical Installation Work Course C and 15th Edition regs. I intend to take the following...
  36. J

    Looking for advice

    Hi Forum, At the ripe old age of 42 I have decided that I would like to re-train as an electrician. Yawn, another one they say. Based on the understanding that I've got at least another 25 years work in me, it doesn't feel too late to make a change. Obviously, considering my age, I am looking...
  37. K

    Wanting to become an electrician

    hi I'm looking to become an electrician, I am 33 and want a change of career I have been looking at these fast track courses and wanted to know what all the professionals think, now I am not an idiot and know that I can't become a professional electrician with all the knowledge etc in 6 weeks...
  38. D

    Where to start?!

    I am looking a becoming an electrician, I'm 27 i have been in business as a groundwork contractor for 10 years (set off young, i know) Anyhow due to a bad back, and falling out of love with the shovel I'm looking at becoming an electrician. I have just started a university course to become a...
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