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  1. A

    Fire alarm qualification

    Hi guys, I am a fully qualified electrician nvq 3 gold card blah blah boring. I was looking at doing the tavcom practical fire alarm installation btec level 3 qual. Its very in depth etc but a bit expensive. Do any of you reccomend a particular course that's recognised? I just like the fact...
  2. P

    qualification help,

    HI All, Sorry if this has been asked before, ive has a look and cant seem to find my answer. I am 37 and ive been made redundant, i have had a nice settlement which will enable me to retrain in another field and i want to go self employed. initially i am going to work with another electrician...
  3. J

    I have the 2394 Qualification but then it changed to the 2391

    Just wondering if anyone could shed some light on whether i am exempt from going through all the motions of initial verification again when i take my 2391 course and exams? Basically bagged the 2394 course for free just before it changed back to the combined 2391 and can't do the previous 2395...
  4. J

    Unsure of qualification from provider

    hi everyone, I’m currently a heating/gas engineer. I did Part P about 4 years ago and am thinking of becoming a fully qualified electrician, however I’m not interested in commercial work. I’ve found a training provider and I’m not sure if what they’re telling me is correct. A Domestic...
  5. D

    Trainee Just Passed! Next Qualification ???

    Just Passed! Next Qualification ??? So last month i passed my Achievement Measurement 2 (AM2) with N.E.T I work in a commercial / industrial background mainly maintenance but some installation now i'm wondering what to do next, I really want to go down the high voltage / substations route...
  6. SJM1995

    Trainee Access Training Center

    Hi, Has anyone used or gone through training/ qualification with Access Training Centers? They appear to offer condensed courses (8-12 Weeks) that can get you certified as a domestic/ commercial electrician. On their website they mention City and Guild certifications, but don’t list the...
  7. D

    What qualification? Home work only.

    Hi All, This has probably been answered on here at some point but I cannot see anything. I was just wondering what qualification is needed to be able to do any electrical work at home only? Is it a domestic installer qualification or something less? I don't want to get paid or work on anything...
  8. TechnicianSK

    CCTV & Alarm Installation Qualification?

    Hi all! I'm new to the forum so will post something in the new members section in a moment but I was just looking for some advice in regards to CCTV & Alarm Installation qualifications. To cut a long story shortISH ;) me old man has ran an Electrical firm for the last 20 years which does well...
  9. bigspark17

    Electric vehicle charging qualification

    Looking to get trained/qualified on the EV charging point installations. To those of you who have gone down this route which way did you go about it, is it worth getting training by one of the manufacturers or the training centres like nic?
  10. A

    Career and qualification advice

    Hi I've competed an level 2 and 3 in electrical installations ran by city and guilds I'm a mature student and looking to get the right path into the industry. If I complete an Am2 course will this get me my jib card I've looked it up and basically the am2 covers everything that would be...
  11. anthonyleeds

    Quickest way to gain qualification after lots of experience

    Hello, I worked as an electrical apprentice from age 16 - 23. I feel I'm very competent when it comes to domestic installations. Unfortunately, through my own fault, I never gained all my qualifications at college (I only completed part one of my course). I am now 33 and after a number of...
  12. 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...
  13. L

    Apprentice who’s on the verge of completing C&G level 3 qualification.

    Hi guys. I go by the name links. I’m Currently studying c&g level 3 and hoping complete by early next year! All being well after my next two practical sessions in college (electrical design and inspection and testing) I’ll be heading for my am2. However, if there’s anyone can give me a little...
  14. S

    Best qualification to have

    Hello, my name is Silviu and I am looking for some advice. I came from Romania about half a year ago. I have worked as an electrician for over 5 years, I worked on automated panel building for ships (Alewijnse) for 2-3 years, then work shifted to electrical instalation in factories and farms...
  15. oracle

    Why should a two day Pat course be a Level 3 qualification?

    When you consider the route that an Electrician has to take to achieve a full level 2 and 3 including an NVQ over several years, how can a one or two days course with a short multi choice exam and a practice assessment testing a class 1 appliance also be considered a level 3 qualification?
  16. mjtefc9

    Electrical Estimating Qualification or Course

    Hi all, As part of my job I am involved in Electrical estimating, I understand there are a few one day courses out there but I wondered if anybody knew of any courses that would lead to a qual ? Thanks
  17. P

    Need help for achieving a fully qualified electrical qualification

    Good afternoon, My name is Patrik I am 26 and I live in London and I am an EU citizen. I have enquiries regarding qualifications that I would need to work as an electrician. I have been looking for employment as an electrician for the past 2 years and I have been struggling, I gathered that I...
  18. G

    maintenance qualification

    hi,i have finished a degree and already i have equalised it with uk naric and says mechanical engineer RQF level 6 bachelor my country i have worked as a maintenance engineer in Del Monte food industry.Here in UK ,i went to two interviews for a job and they asked me about a...
  19. W

    2330 Qualification Advice

    Hi guys, Firstly apologies if this is in the wrong section. I did my Level 2 2330 7 years ago and been working in electrical wholesaling since with little bits of site work in between. I'm looking at going back to doing electrics full time and I'm having difficulty working out the best...
  20. aBanga

    Looking for UK qualification

    Hi everybody, My name is Andrew I work as an electrician in the UK for over 5 years, including industrial and commercial installations and currently am interested in gaining UK full qualification, I am a non-UK qualified, have finished Power engineering bachelor degree back in Latvia where I am...
  21. G

    Part P training . It must be stopped

    As most of you are aware part p was introduced in 2005. This has lead to a huge surge in people becoming part p registered installers. This is not the issue although anyone who works on electrical installations should have "sufficient" knowledge and training as to minimise risk. The approved...
  22. Gakure

    Qualification Vs Career guidance

    Hi all, a few months ago, I asked on advice on the best route for a career change from Electrical Engineer to an Electrician. I was advised to take some course and since then I have achieved the following certificates (see below) but I have little practical experience. However, I am lucky to...
  23. S

    Old qualification 236/ or 2360 how to check ???

    Hi all I'm looking to find out if my certificates are enough to get in to Napit or nic I passed most of my exams back in 1996 to 1998 I did my core course 2360 course but can only see Certificates saying part 1 should I have some saying part 2 ??? Also I have my nvq level 2 and my am1 I have...
  24. M

    Need information for qualification

    Hi all. Still I am confusing. I have got the attached document from UK NARIC. I do not know what professional title I have with this document in electrical industry? Apprentice, trainee, etc? Can someone tell me? What is the counterpart of this in the electricity industry : a standart between...
  25. Gavin John Hyde

    !8th Edition - will it be a new mandatory qualification

    Just been thinking about the 18th edition thats being worked on. Understandably all the various schemes will make it a mandatory qualification to join one of them. At what point will all the various training bodies start offering the usual city and guilds courses in the subject? Also will...
  26. MerlinGremlin

    New Inspection and Testing Courses??

    Good Evening All Has anyone heard or know of the current 2394 and 2395 Inspection and Testing Courses being changed for new ones? The only reason I ask is that someone mentioned it today, but I've not heard nothing and can't find anything on the internet. Can anyone shed any light on this...
  27. VincentW

    New to the world of electrics

    Hi All! I am of a later age, and have enjoyed (use the term loosely) a career in Operations / Logistics. As Im approaching 50, I am looking at taking on training within electrics in my spare time - evenings and weekends, having been bought up in that environment with my father being quite...
  28. S

    2391 now 2396

    Hello all, thanks in advance for any help. Does anyone know if city and guilds created a bridging course to convert your 2391-20 level 3 in design to a 2396 level 4 in design ?? Many thanks for any help here.
  29. S

    EIC report and 2391 (or 2394/5)

    Can sparks complete and sign off teat sheet EICR's without having the city and guild certs 2391 (or the later ones 2394 or 5) If they have plenty of testing and inspection experience and know what they are doing and have the select BS7671 qualification will this suffice? Sorry for total Newb...
  30. P

    Recognition of South African testing qualifications

    Hi there Guys Need some help here. I came over from SA in October. I have been formally trained in testing and inspection and obtained my C&G Level 3 Electrical Installations and Level 3 building regs. I was a active contractor in SA and did hundreds of inspections and certifications. The JIB...
  31. C

    city and guilds versus EAL

    Hi I have been a manager for a couple of years now (had enough of it) and I am looking to go back on the tools I have been looking at gaining a few extra quals mainly the C+G 2394/5 combined inspection and testing. While looking for a training provider I have come across the EAL 4337/8...
  32. E

    From Maintenance to Installation query...

    Hello Guys & Dolls, I'm currently Maintenance qualified with an NVQ3 Electrical Maintenance, accompanied by 17th Ed and soon-to-be Inspecting and Testing. I'm looking to generally vary myself as an Electrician and open a few more doors by going down the Installation route. My question to you...
  33. J

    Stockport based trainee spark

    Hi, I've recently finished doing a 4 week course to gain 17th edition, part p qualification, 2392 inspection and testing and level 2 logic core qualification. I have been in the building trade for 10 years since leaving school. Tiling being my main trade, then moving on to general maintenance...
  34. R

    NAPIT Certification Scheme Napit Qualification requirements

    They are asking for 2394 C&G within 12 months of signing up, good grief cant i just do the job i have been doing for 30 years without all this damn expense and courses.
  35. M

    NICEIC Certification Scheme Can I get niceic registered?

    If I fail the 2395 but pass the 2394 will the niceic board still register me because all our work is upgrades and rewires the minimum work we do in a property is upgrade the consumer unit therefore no periodical are done. I have 2382, 2356 level 3 electrical installation and 2394 will they take...
  36. V

    Training info help required

    Hi all. I have searched all over the place and can't quite get any info to not contradict something else, so, i need advice on training to be a sparks. I worked as a maintenance engineer (electrical bias) for years with BT. I want to go back to part time (possibly leading to full time), self...
  37. B

    NAPIT Certification Scheme Napit & na2391-5

    Guys, I am looking at signing up with NAPIT rather than NIC because i got bought up by a NAPIT spark, and he talked very highly of them. Anyway, you can do the NAPIT 2391 course, which is obviously not as good as the city and guilds one, but now it has become the 2394 & 2395 its guna cost...
  38. A

    Seeking Advice - Considering training on a 2357 course

    Hello Chaps and Chapesses I appreciate this sort of question has been asked many a time and believe me I have just about read them all.. I hope you all are not sick and tired of the same questions but here goes. At 35, I'm considering a whole new career change. Presently, I'm in a white...
  39. sparkymalarky

    New City and Guilds Qualifications/Courses

    Hi Guys, I have noticed some people are only coming to grips with the new city and guilds courses to replace the lovely 2391-10. I found this link today and I think for those who aren't sure about the new courses, this will clear up any issues...
  40. P

    City and Guilds Qualifications

    Hi, Can anyone shed definitive light on the situation with regards to the new C&G 2394 and 2395 qualifications? Is the 2394 a direct replacement for the 2392? Is the 2395 a direct replacement for the 2391? Thanks in advance!
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