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  1. C

    Trainee Help & Advice needed - qualifications

    Hi everyone, New to the forum so just want to introduce myself and hopefully get some guidence from you guys. TIA for any advice given. My situation, i'm a HND qualified electrical and electronics engineer which i have never done anything with in 8 years. I'll explain more later. I'm...
  2. R

    Which qualifications?

    Hi all, New here and this question has probably been posted a thousand times, but what I'm looking for if some advice on exactly which Training Courses and Exams are required for Domestic Installations as I will not be carrying out any commercial work. I know there is a lot of opinions around...
  3. T

    Updating qualifications from 1980s

    Hi folks I completed my apprenticeship on the 14th edition and subsequently did a 15th update in the 1980s. I have an approved electrician's grading from 1982 and am looking to get back in the saddle after a career in management. Can anyone point me at the right courses (and maybe providers)...
  4. T

    Want to start as a spark.

    First post guys, so treat me gently. I'm looking to change career in to being an electrician. I've been on and off assisting my old man with a wide variety of electrical work on my days off for the past 5 or so years, such as domestic installation and the odd bit of commercial installation. As...
  5. T

    Qualifications and where to start ?

    Hello. First post here so go easy please haha So basically the last 3 years have been working as a mate. I have no qualifications and would like to start getting them now. I feel pretty confident in my ability and would preference a faster method. Any help would be great fully appreciated Thanks
  6. T

    Qualifications Necessary to Work on 3-phase

    Hi guys, I'm a small business owner who maintains canal boats at a boatyard with a 3-phase supply. I have about ten years of experience working with 12 volts and single-phase electrics, effectively undertaking an informal apprenticeship with a time-served electrician. I am looking to gain...
  7. 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...
  8. 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...
  9. B

    What qualifications do i need to become fully qualified

    I’ve just completed my level 2 2365 electrical installation course and I'm going start the level 3 2365 course later on this year but I'm not sure what other qualifications i will need to become a fully qualified electrician.
  10. J


    Hi, I have recently (Today) been told im being made redundant and have a weeks notice! As I have never really thought about it as did my apprenticeship with this company but what my qualifications actually allow me to do. I have the following - city and guilds 2330 electro technical certificate...
  11. L

    Which qualifications

    Can someone please help. Which city and guild qualifications do I need to work as domestic installer. As in do electrical work at customers house and sign work off. I have part p plus 18th edition bs7671 Would I just need to do the 2392-10 testing and inspection as well? Thanks
  12. D

    Minimum set of qualifications to trade/work in homes?

    I get different answers to this every time. Some say you *have* to be a member of an approved trader body (NICEIC etc), some say you only have to have the regulations (now 18th) and even a diploma is not absolutely necessary. What is *absolutely* necessary? If you job in homes, which body...
  13. M

    Trade Skills 4 U qualifications?

    Hi all, I am looking at the 2 courses below and wondering what it actually means in terms of getting a job. City & Guilds 2365 Course Level 2 & 3 Diploma - Bronze: Domestic Installer Course -...
  14. oracle

    Qualifications, then and now

    There have been some posts on this forum about members being critical about the current status of "electricians" with everything from 5 day courses to 4 years training. Most of the controversy is valid because the trade seems to have failed to demand that the standard of training meets industry...
  15. 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...
  16. T

    Help with Scottish Qualifications

    Hello, so I have recently decided that I wish to partake upon the task of becoming a qualified electrician (I know it's a pretty lengthy process). However, I am 26 years old and have been told that attaining an apprenticeship in the central belt of Scotland will be hard due to my age. I am...
  17. V=IR

    Advice on Domestic Qualifications to practice

    Hi there, I have completed c&g 2365 Level 2 and currently doing 2365 Level 3 at college. I would like to stick with Domestic electrician and upgrade to commercial later on down the line. After I finish level 3 what would be the next steps I'd need to take to become a qualified domestic...
  18. FoxyT

    Advice Please (qualifications)

    Hi Guys, I’m new to the forum and just wanted to ask some advice about what qualifications you actually have to have to be able to do small non notifable works legally and if I can sign Minor works certificates at my level. I currently hold C&G 2365 Level 2 and 3, 17th editon regs and PAT...
  19. S

    Electrician Are these qualifications enough to get a job?

    Good evening, New to this forum was looking for some advice of some electricians, I am currently in training to be a electrician, I have mymy level 3 award In requirements for electrical installations bs7671:2018 603/3298/0 also level 3 award In the building regulations for electrical...
  20. C

    Moving to UK - Qualified - I think - but need assistance

    Hi guys, I need to help please, I studied in the UK approx 7 years ago. Right after writing my C&G 2391 Level 3 I moved back home to South Africa. A short while after I received the results and passed. I have been working in South Africa since. I have been doing domestic, industrial and mining...
  21. 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...
  22. S

    What Qualifications do I need to issues the 3 main electrical certificates

    Hello everyone this is my first post on this site and is one I have been wondering for a while (sorry if this have been posted before) Do I need the inspection and testing qualification to carry out and then fill in and complete the 3 main tests / Certs : Minor works, electrical installation...
  23. C

    What course should I do next?

    Good afternoon, I am just looking into doing my testing qualifications but not sure what one to do, should I do C&G 2391-52, would that then allow me to test and sign off my own work? I have been recommended doing the EAL version of this test because it is ‘easier’ is that true?
  24. L

    NAPIT Certification Scheme Qualifications needed to register with Napit as EICR electrician

    Hi, I need some advice which course I should sign up for? I want to sign up with Napit as EICR qualified electrician. I want to eventually be able to sign my own work off, complete condition reports, minor work cert. - all domestic side work. Current qualifications 2330 level 2+3 and 17...
  25. W

    CCTV installation qualifications and license

    Hi, Just a quick and maybe stupid question...but I'm a fully qualified electrician including 2391 etc but don't do much domestically and looking at doing CCTV domestically is there another qual or license needed for this? Or is it 'competence' and part p and wiring regs cover it? Cheers
  26. 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...
  27. F

    Looking to get right qualifications

    Hi guys, I’m really looking for some advice from some people in the industry, I find that the training centres ‘advice’ very much centres around their courses. Domestic installer seems like short route in, too short in my eyes, c and g 2365 seems the better way but longer. To set the scene I...
  28. B


    Hi - I am trying to get my first ECS card. It has recognised 2 of my qualifications but I can find the other 2 - EAL Level 2 Fundamental Inspection, testing and initial verification 603/0144/2 and EAL Level 3 in Building regs for electrical installations in dwellings 603/0149/1. Any advice as...
  29. N

    City & Guilds Qualifications in the 80's

    Does anyone know what C & G qualifications where around approx. 1984 - 1985? Thanks in advance.
  30. D

    Guidance on correct qualifications for entry into trade

    Good evening, I am completely new to the forum, hence on this forum. I am currently a serving Fire fighter and have been interested in the potential of becoming an electrician as a career change in the long term. What I really need is the correct information on what qualifications are required...
  31. S

    Advice on 1998 Qualifications

    Firstly Hello my name is Shaun I have joined the forum today to gain some information which will hopefully lead to me finally getting my qualifications that I didn't finish. Here goes I started out training as a domestic electrician around 1987 crawling around in lofts & rewiring houses the...
  32. AJshep

    Are my qualifications now redundant ?

    Hi everyone my first post here, and I'm wondering if anyone can help me. I'm debating whether to go back to college, or what courses I need to do since the course numbers have all changed & quite frankly I'm a bit confused. My qualifications are... City & Guilds part 1 City & Guilds part 2 GNVQ...
  33. D

    Advice for Required Qualifications

    Hi there. I’d appreciate some advice as to my position really. It’s quite a long story so bear with me. I served an apprenticeship as a Maintenance Engineer do a large engineering firm. I finished my apprenticeship circa 2003 with an NVQ 2 in engineering which included basic domestic electrical...
  34. A

    Qualifications advice!

    I did an apprenticeship when I left school. I have the c&g 7671 level 3 in requirements for electrical installations along with a few other certificates from college. I've been in the forces 8 years working on electrical systems so I'm still 'in touch' with engineering. I'm looking as courses to...
  35. J

    Your thoughts required on industrial production qualifications and tests

    Hi Guys, I work for a international packaging company and we have had a death of an engineer in South Africa. He was changing a motor on a strapping machine and electrocuted himself, further details are not for coming yet. It has raised questions as follows and i was looking for your...
  36. C


    Hello All, I am a subscriber [free] to `Wiring Matters` the IET online Electrical Industry magazine and today I received the reminder email for the September edition which has an article titled `Electrical Qualifications` - I have sometimes seen Members asking questions on the Forum about the...
  37. T

    What next with my qualifications ??

    I have recently finished college part time studying city and guilds level 2 and 3 diploma (2365) in electrical installation but I'm not completely sure what my next options are or what is available to me now ? I know I can go on to become fully qualified but I need a company to employ me to...
  38. J

    Electrical qualifications

    Hi all, I worked as a junior electrician basically just gaining exsperience, on a domestic level and some commercial, later on they funded me to do my part p, 17th edition, electrical building regs, and also have a logic certified domestic installer card, and 2391 and 2392, initial...
  39. nicnic66

    Circuit designer Qualifications for certificate

    Do you need to be registered (NIC/Stroma/Elecsa) to design a circuit/installation?
  40. S

    Australian Electrician ICA Qualifications

    Hi Guys, Just after some help regarding further training as an Electrician. I'm an Australian A grade electrician with a Certificate 3 in Electrotechnology. I have a dual passport for the U.K. and intend on staying here. From what I can see that certificate is equivalent to an NVQ lvl 2? I'm...
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