Just registered - mainly here for soaking up info & learning.
Happy to help others if I can, but I'm no sparky, so probably unlikely :( Will help if I can though.
Mainly here for solar motorhome chat, as currently mid-way through a van conversion.
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...
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...
Hi guys me again still learning at 54.
Just doing some testing at home to get my head around things
Testing end to end of rfc and getting different readings on end to end of phase and end to end of neutrals.
Am I correct to be thinking a bad connection on an outlet somewhere as rfc wired in...
Could someone point me in the right direction for learning everything I need to know on heating systems throughout my apprenticeship I didn’t get to do a lot of it and would like to know my stuff . Thanks
So am on one of the last modules concerning the appendices and i am sure the formula at the bottom of the screen grab (see lower down) should say ...0.8 x Zs and not ...0.8 x Ze.
Further, i can't seem to find this formula in the regs book - i guess because it is 'Informative' only maybe? The...
Could someone explain this to me please. Connected to the contactor, over load are two coils (are they ferrite chokes) please see photos. Also why only two and not three one for each phase, marked with a 65 in the photos.
The motor is used to control a blower unit, that moves a bean...
I am looking to take a Red Seal exam to start my process to move to Canada as a skilled trade.
Here, I don't do much with motors, but there its more prevalent in the exams.
Does anyone have any advice or suggestions for web research or books I can use to give me guidence?
Afternoon gents and ladies.
I didnt do my distance learning during my apprenticeship due to me being a complete idiot so I am doing it now, anyone done it recently? Or ever? Fancy helping me out as I am at breaking point.
Does anybody know where i could do the following sqa modules by distace learning.
1) DG3N34 Electronic Testing Skills
2) FY9T34 Analogue Electronic Principles
3) DG3C34 Combinational Logic
4) DG3G34 Electrical Networks and Resonance
5) DG2W35 Active Electronic Circuits
6) DG5834 Engineering...
10 years ago I completed a domestic installer course and completed 17th edition and 2391 along with it. I worked as a sparky for 6 years and covered all domestic installations and maintenance. I then went on to do some agricultural installation.
I’m now working in a factory as a...
im just about to start my 2365 level 2 course which is an evening one and iv also just taken on a new job and was wondering about my spare time.
I will now have about 2 hours a day commuting and wondered if there is anything i can do to fill the time.
Is there any kind of audio cds out there...
I have an interest in hobby electronics but would like to learn more about household electrics. Can anyone recommend any books, i'd consider a course but think they're not really for people not looking to become an electrician, at least not unless I get really into it.
im new to the forum.
Just to say hi.
I'm a spark trained late, started college at night for 3 years at 27 and did my nvq 3 at 30. Did few years with a couple firms including Mitie on some big projects to get plenty of experience before going self employed 12 years ago and developing a small...
I've worked as a sparky for 3 years before now only deciding to do my tests, got level 3 unit 301 out of the way pretty quickly but dreading unit 302!!!! Any tips on what to revise formula wise? Am I going to need to know every formula??
So here is my situation.
I am 27 years old and work for a major telecommunications company and have experience in the engineering side of things so have an idea that electrical engineering is something I'd enjoy BUT no qualifications or experience.
I've had enough of my boring office job...
Second post of the night, first was over at the Trainee Forum side to request access.
So here I am, took a three month sabbatical at the beginning of this year from my previous position. Decided I'd like to retrain as a sparks, so paid for a course and currently divide my working...
hi, just thought I would introduce myself.
I am currently training to be an electrician on a distance learning course with 4 weeks practical training.
my first year I will gain city and guilds 2382 and 2392 (doing it this way as I need to keep working full time whilst I get my qualifications) I...
I've just signed on a 4-day Foundation Course with a view to taking the C&G Domestic Installers course and exam. I've done a lot of different 'jobs' in my time (thus far), but nothing's really stuck. Almost finished training as a Primary School Teacher (last placement away from...
hello everyone I am old spark qualified to c&g236 pt1&2 AM1 been out of the industry 20 years re training with train4jobs distant learning full scope as still working in my current industry (not construction) anyone learning or learned with train4jobs?
It is my reading that doing impedance tests we like a nice low resistance in theory overall and especially for earth , both Ze and R1 or both R1 and/or R2.
This makes a high potential fault current Uo/Ze, way above the allowed fuse sizes for a light circuit or many power too. So do wires really...
A Good Afternoon to everyone,
My name is Ivan currently working as a Ramp Agent at Heathrow Airport, about a year an a half ago i decided to finally go ahead and learn the trade so i enrolled myself on a Full Scope Electrician course. Im far from being a fully qualified electrician but slowly...
So further to my previous thread
Been an electrician now for fifteen years
So I have started with a new firm and I'm realizing I have some major gaps in my knowledge base
I've always worked big jobs
Move onto the next one
Separate data and...
im about to sign up for the home learning 2365 level 2 course. Basically it involves learning all the theory at home, from a home learners pack, and attending collage for the practical and exams.
Has any one else done this? Isit difficult?
i am a trainee domestic installer looking to...
Has anyone seen or used any type of virtual reality technology whilst learning the trade?
The reason i am asking is because i am acutely aware of the use of this type of technology for games consoles and pc games. This got me thinking more about the benefits of using this type of...
if anybody on here is earning less than £22,000 a year at the moment or unemployed just now, you can claim something called an ILA (Individual Learning Account) this is available in the whole UK and is £200 towards any college course or ticket that you want to do (as long as the...
Passed my assessment with elecsa yesterday, assessor chris thomas put my nerves at ease stright away very helpful fella. For those who want to know it went like this, firstly spoke about what experience i had then went through all my paperwork, required a healthy and safety policy and risk...
Just joined today to hopefully get some information. I am currently serving in the forces and am due to leave next year with an interest in training to become a domestic / commercial electrician. Not sure which one yet. I am looking at leaving these shores to start a new life in Auz...
Hello, I'm James, 24, currently beginning a slow journey to a career change as a domestic electrical installer. I have very little expierience in electrics, but my plan is to study electrics now, I'm going through the buildering regs, on site guide and inspecting and testing G3 books right now...
Im a joiner/builder at the moment and looking into renovationing properties and want to legaly do all the electrical work myself aswell as testing and certifying others work, and in the future hopefully the gas too.
After a lot of thought distant learning is the best option for me. Ive...
Has anyone used this service, look really good.
i watched a trail video on youtube.
I have my niceic assesment in a few weeks just wanted to get on learning lounge and get up to speed with the regs and testing.
niceic say once on the learning lounge site enter centre code but don't tell you the...