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  1. A

    Newbie advise to domestic installer

    Hi just wanted some advise as I’m thinking of a change in career and been looking into Electrican for a while personally for me the 4-5 year route, level 2&3 city and guilds then 2 years work experience with the additional qualifications needed to get a gold card is quite a long proces. And I...
  2. C

    what qualifications do i need to become a domestic installer in scotland?

    I have been asked to get a list of qualifications that i will need to become a domestic installer in Scotland. I am a below the knee amputee and i am looking to get back to work. I am interested in becoming an electrician i have no experience and for now just want to be a domestic electrician to...
  3. D

    Ion 16 installer code

    Hi guys installer set installer code but did not tell me how can I get into panel thanks guys looking for the installer code
  4. 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...
  5. O

    UK Domestic Installer quals

    Hi All, I know this has been asked many times over but my situation is slightly different. I have been work on oil rigs since leaving the army. I was a Temporary installation electrician in the Army and have been a systems electrician on the rigs. The short of it is I'm s ick of the rigs and...
  6. 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...
  7. H

    Fire alarm installer not providing full commissioning documentation

    Our management company comprising five flats, of which I am the Secretary, had an electrician install a fire alarm system last October to satisfy the local authority. It was a wireless system and comprised various smoke detectors, sounders, break glass units etc. He was paid in full. Our...
  8. S

    Chargemaster Installer

    Hi all - is there anyone here who is currently an approved Chargemaster installer??
  9. Robc77

    Domestic installer

    Is there any point doing the part P, fundamentinspect and test and 18th, if you want to be a domestic installer? Or is there a better route?
  10. L

    Domestic installer and other works.

    Im a domestic installer for around 4 years now. Have a few contacts from schools that have small electrical jobs that need to be done Such as Replacing emgency light fittings installing new circuits. Emegency light testing, replacing ballasts. Changing broken light fittings. Am i legally...
  11. S

    Solar Panels Installer not informed DNO of installation

    Hi, My installer (who no longer exist) didn't bother to inform DNO of the installation. I have got in touch with the DNOband they say they require me to contact another installer and get them to do 'commissioning confirmation and a suitable schematic diagram' for me to register the system...
  12. N

    What are my options next just got niceic Domestic installer

    Hi all just got my niceic Domestic installer assessment passed what should I do next. Ive only got my 2365 level 2. Passed the 18th edition and building regs exam for part p been working for some one for 18 years how hard is it now to go alone
  13. happyhippydad

    Stroma's new installer portal

    I have just tried to notify a job through Stroma's new installer portal and it is saying I have insufficient 'web credit'. I pay for my notifications by direct debit. Do you now have to put some credit on your account before you can notify jobs?
  14. A

    adding extra solar panels to motorhome

    hello guys this is my first post, i hope I am posting this one on the right section. aamseee I am looking for some advise. i have bought a Motorhome which has a solar panel (100w) and a leisure battery 110ah i am thinking of upgrade the solar panel by adding 1 or 2 two 100 Watts panels, my...
  15. Lou

    Solar Installer South East Solar - Solar Panel Installers in South East

    South East Solar & Storage is a local firm based in Eastbourne. All our staff come from an electrical engineering background and we pride ourselves on offering an informative and relaxed survey visit. We are able to offer you highly competitive pricing on the best products fitted by highly...
  16. Lou

    Solar Installer Sogosolar | Solar Panels in London

    Welcome to SogoSolar, specialists in the design and installation of solar panel systems for domestic and commercial customers in London, Surrey, Essex and the South East. If you prefer to know exactly who you are dealing with you have come to the right place. We offer an honest, transparent...
  17. Lou

    Solar Installer Cymru Solar | Solar Panel Installers Wales

    Solar panel installations and maintenance Wales from Cymru Solar. Design, installation and repairs of solar photovoltaic systems, solar battery storage for homes, businesses, schools, farms and government buildings in Wales. We specialize in solar pv energy systems and solar repairs offering...
  18. Lou

    Solar Installer R.B. Grant - Solar Panel Installer in Fife

    There are many different solar panels to choose from. Let us help you find the best solar PV panels in Scotland to suit your needs. We have installed a range of solar panels all over Scotland which we monitor for performance. We pride our self in being one of Scotland’s most experienced...
  19. N

    Advice please- changing from overhead lines to installer

    Due to a change in my circumstances I want to requalify as a domestic installer and don’t know if it’s worth paying to do a crammer course (installation and test, part p and 18th edition) in a hope to get a electricians mate or trainee electrician job so I can learn the ropes and get properly...
  20. E

    Domestic Installer Training

    Hi guys Anyone done the domestic installer course withe Electrical Courses 4 You? I'm a self employed kitchen fitter looking to do the course. I'm only interested in what's required for my kitchens, not full rewire etc. I fully understand that I will be very limited in knowledge gained by these...
  21. Andy B.

    Domestic Moron completes a useless domestic installer course, then goes travelling, now fears for future...

    Hello all! I've always been interested in electrics and really fancied getting into solar/renewables. So at the age of 30, I blindly went for a Trade Skills 4U 5-week domestic and EV charging point installer course, got my quals, quickly realised that no-one would take me on as a mate/trainee...
  22. 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...
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    Hi and happy new year to all, Apologies if this has been asked before, I have been around electrics all my life in a DIY capacity, learnt from competent electricians over the years, Now I hope to gain the required qualification, my question to you is simply ... What are the bare minimum steps...
  24. Steven Welon

    AV/Security installer adding electrical install to skillset

    Hi all, I've been doing aerial/satellite/CCTV/intruder alarm/voice & data networks (wired & wireless) installs for a long time. I run a small company, sub work out & in depending on job size. Mainly new builds & refurbs. I can first & second fix bog standard small domestic houses but not much...
  25. The_apprentice2.0

    Are my qualifications relevant??

    Hi, Served as an industrial maintenance spark and really want to get into domestic sparking full time, I've put the feelers out to a few electricians for some experience and would like to put myself through the relevant quals or see if any of my existing quals can be transferred (night school...
  26. Gavin John Hyde

    Should the original installer pay to fix this?

    I am getting more and more work on the EV front now, Called today by a customer, told the charger keeps tripping out during a charge. typically an hour or so in. Been happening on and off for last year, but last month or so, Been happening every other night when charging. He had called the...
  27. M70

    EV Home Charger Installer / Smart Meter Installer Required Qualifications?

    I have previously worked as a field service and installation engineer (AV DATA CAT5 areas) for over 12 years, although i am currently working in IT but i am interested in a career change as a EV home charger installer, or smart meter installer. What are the required qualifications to become one...
  28. Daniel Oake

    18th Edition main Changes, Domestic installer video.

    A video I stumbled upon for the main changes a domestic installer has outlined. Question: Can someone clarify, plastic Rawl plugs are not to be used now, due to fire regulations. What would you use in exchange for your day to day fixings now?
  29. J

    Solar Energy Installer Business Owners - Uni Case Studies

    Hi everyone! My name is James and I am a Business student at the University of Southampton. As part of my studies I am looking at the solar energy industry. I am currently researching the market and reaching out to business owners in the industry and I would be really grateful if you could...
  30. C

    Another domestic installer course question I'm afraid.

    Evening all. I apologise this is another question regarding the much hated domestic installers course, from what i have read on the forum!! Im a self employed hard landscaper. Im finding we are getting more and more jobs that involve electrics. Lighting, water features etc. We also do a lot of...
  31. Z

    NICEIC Certification Scheme NIceic domestic installer

    Hi guys I'm about to start a C&G 2365 Lv 2 in September this year. What qualifications would I need to register as an NICEIC domestic installer? Also can I get work as an electricians mate while I study for the 2365 Lv 2?
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    how to become a domestic installer

    Hi I am looking to become a domestic installer can someone recommend what course or courses I need to do to be able to do this. also can you tell me what the job entails. I have found the basic information and also how much they earn. thanks
  33. RWJ

    Thinking of switching from NIC to ECA or Napit

    We do mainly industrial and commercial work with a small bit of (landlord) residential. After some recent negative comments from potential customers regarding NICEIC electricians I was thinking of jumping ship to ECA or Napit. OK I know ECA are now the same as NIC but there name doesn't seem...
  34. C

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Path from Domestic Installer to JIB.

    Hi Guys, I'm looking at doing a course to become a DI but I don't want to just be doing residential maintenance forever, i'd like to work on site eventually but have been told I would not be able to unless I work as a mate or do the 2365 level 2 and 3 and the NVQ 3 after and I don't have the...
  35. O

    NAPIT Certification Scheme Do you think Napit are proud of this installer?

    An incompetent builder with Napit logo: No certs No RCD protection on a number of modified circuits Mixing different makes of smoke alarms Cable runs upstairs not in zones with no additional protection No grommets in back boxes Fused spur directly behind and above hob Lengthy spur off ring...
  36. P

    Route to become electrical installer

    Hi all, Quick back ground info. I did a BTEC electronic and electrical at college then went into the airforce to gain my apprenticeship in electrical and avionics engineering. So by trade I'm an aircraft electrician. I left and am now on electrical maintenance in the automotive industry. My dad...
  37. loulew

    Domestic Installer Assessment

    So i had my domestic installer assessment yesterday, a fair few weeks earlier than expected as there was a cancellation. So it has been a mad rush to get the job ready. Ended up working until half 11 the night before to get everything done. I was very nervous, but I passed, feeling over the...
  38. P

    Alarm Installer No Longer Exists - Help!

    Hello everyone, Moved in to a property some months ago, never did bother with the Burglar alarm until today I had a power cut which set the alarm off. At which point I realised I do not have the codes to stop it once it does start sounding. I tried to contact the installer (AED Security Wigan)...
  39. Pete999

    Pete's Videos All the tools you need to become a Domestic Installer

  40. Balthazar Pawlowski

    Domestic Looking for work experience (domestic installer)

    Hey guys. I am currently looking for work experience in and around the Bromley/Kent area. I have just completed my Part P and my 17th edition a month ago as well as C&G 2392 inspection and testing but the domestic electrical installer whom I was meant to be shadowing and learning from has not...