1. J

    UK Part qualified - What do I need to do now?

    Hey everyone, apologies if this is in the incorrect place. I want to find out what it is I need to do in order to complete my path to becoming a fully qualified Electrician. I will spare you the long story, but about 10 years ago, I failed to complete my apprenticeship due to the 2008...
  2. H

    how has covid 19 caused problems with training

    hi all ive just been informed by my college that because there not going to be opening any time soon. to complete my day in the bay is all going to be written down as a step by step plan . has anyone else had a similar issue
  3. Pete999

    Training and Qualifications.

    Not a moan or a gripe, I was reminiscing this morning of my days as an Apprentice back in the early 1960, Tel may well remember those days, sorry Tel. Any way I started with a small contracting firm in Bath, we did mainly rewires etc, and I was enrolled in Bath Tech and O stuck at it unlike...
  4. nicebutdim

    Training in Northern Ireland as a 'mature' learner.

    Hoping that someone can provide advice about entering the industry. I know there are many similar threads, but I'm looking for advice specific to training in NI. It's a struggle to find courses which aren't limited to those aged 16-24 and serving an apprenticeship. I'm mid 40s and...
  5. O

    Electrician Training courses help!

    So at the moment Im working as an aircraft electrician and would like to do additional training to cover me for domestic/industrial work but Im having trouble figuring out what I need to do to achieve this. Im looking to get qualified so I can work self employed when not on the aircraft but also...
  6. M

    Online training while at homw

    Sparkyninja is doing free online training during these changed times it’s a great time for doing some CPD and using our time wisely. Personally I’m doing my NEBOSH Diploma, let’s not waste the time. The guv is going to announce help for self employment and gig economy. The guys who have been...
  7. O

    Is it worth getting into the Electricians game in 2020?

    Hi guys Thanks for taking the time to read this. Apologies in advance if this is the wrong forum for this sort of topic, please point me in the right direction if that's the case. I'm looking for advice and opinions from people working as electricians or sparkies mates on whether or not in...
  8. R

    Hi guys I'm looking to start my training this year and am looking for some advice on the options i have open to me.

    Good evening ladies and gents, I'm an adult of 27 who is finally taking the plunge into the electrical industry, and from what i can see have a few options open to me and i'm not overly sure what ones would really set me off on the best start. I have recently applied for multiple...
  9. J

    Advice on training and entering industry at 43yrs old.

    Hi All, I'm a newbie here so please be gentle... Advice on entering the industry please! I'm 43yrs old, transferring from being a self-employed photographer of 17yrs, (the photography business is drying up... have some really good clients but just commissioning less and writing is on the wall...
  10. T

    Fire system installation training

    Hi all, I'm looking for some help with regards to Fire system installation training. I'm currently working with a friend of mine installing addressable fire systems. I come from a mostly house bashing background but looking to add more strings to my bow. Basically I'm looking for any suggestions...
  11. T

    Advice on a training company for Design and Verification in East Sussex

    Hello there, I would like to go on and gain the Design and Verification qualification. I live in East Sussex (South East of England) and I'm not sure which training company to use. I've had bad experiences in the past with some places that made me feel like cattle and the person at the front...
  12. J

    Apprentices Seeking training or apprenticeship

    Hi my name is Jack, i have recently decided to pursue a career as an electrician. I have chosen this due to several redundancies in a short amount of time. I am currently in my 1st year at Leeds Building College studying electrical installation. I am trying to find an individual in the York...
  13. Risteard

    EVSE Training

    Does anyone know of any City & Guilds 2919-01 (Electric Vehicle Charging Courses) - this side of the Irish Sea? The only course I can find is an NICEIC course which I'm assuming doesn't award the C&G qualification.
  14. S

    C&G 2339 Electrical Power Engineering. Training

    Hi. I'm a domestic electrician with about 8 years under my belt doing Domestic Electrics only. Lately I've decided that I'd like to do more training to work on power distribution. Overhead lines etc. I've seen some online courses with a few practical sessions for around £3500. I don't mind going...
  15. M

    18th Edition Training

    Hi all, I'm looking for someone to do my 18th edition course with. Anyone got any suggestions? I'm located in Glasgow. Have seen this place advertising, but not sure if anyone has used them? 18th Edition Wiring Regulations BS7671:2018 3 Day Update | Skills Training Group -...
  16. spud1

    Electric Vehicle Charging training

    Hi there, I have been offered an opportunity to do some EVC training through my local wholesaler. They are putting on a course run by the NICEIC and Rolec. Its a one day course and although the cost is considerable, included in it is; the NICEIC code of practice book for EV Charging and a Rolec...
  17. W

    Electrician training

    Hi who designs the electrical drawings because I’m struggling to find those jobs online? I assumed this is a electrical designer or electrical architect position but didn’t show related jobs. I’m an electrician and enjoyed these studies and college projects. What next? Do employers care about...
  18. D

    NVQ3 2357 books

    I am just starting my NVQ3 2357. Can anybody recommend any good books that complement this course. Thanks for your help.
  19. M.Polipartov

    UK CompEx training centre near London?

    Hi every one! I’m looking in doing CompEx 01-04 at the end of October. What will be the best training centre to go for? Is there one around London? I’ve heard there was one in Basildon but can’t find any contact information to book it. Thanks
  20. XS Training

    AM2 Exam Preparation Training - Online - £125 - 14 Days Access

    XS Training Ltd have recently produced a comprehensive online course covering all aspects of the AM2 and AM2S. The course is available for a period of 14 days for £125.00 and provides a real alternative to attending a classroom based environment which is typically take over one or two days and...
  21. H

    Training providers

    Hi first post hopefully this is in the right place. Trying to find a solar pv course local to the Gloucester area. Is there any around within an hour and a half drive?
  22. L

    UK Training to become an sparky

    Evening guys, I wouldn't mind becoming a sparky, but with a mortgage and 3 whipper snappers I can't afford to drop to an apprentice wage, there's no night courses near me, what other way is there? Or isn't there? Haha.
  23. G

    NVQ level 3 - model answers for level 3 electrotechnical services

    Just wondering does anyone have the model answers for level 3 electrotechnical services. Struggling to understand the wording of questions
  24. J

    Level 3 2365 ,how hard is it?

    Hello, New to this forum Recently completed level 2 at evening class. All went well & didn’t find it too hard. What I have seen online about level 3 ,makes it seem really difficult? Can people please let me know just how tough it is? I know it’s a lot more theory based. Thanks for any help DJ
  25. Lou

    Trainee NVQ 3 Electrical and AM2 Training Online

    NVQ 3 Electrical and AM2 Training Online with XS Training Ltd XS Training Ltd deliver this online and throughout the UK and we are the UK’s number one online training provider for the NVQ 3 Electrical Installation NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training Courses Online | XS Training -...
  26. D

    Training Advice

    Hi, Looking for some advice to get qualified, a fair while a go now I did a marine engineering apprenticeship (HND) with electromechanical training including industrial electrical maintenance and installation and then several years (10) as a plant engineer (ElectroMech) which included...
  27. W

    PV training update/refresher course

    Hello, does anyone know of a PV training or refresher course please? There are 'starter' (3/4 day) courses but we need our Electrician with 6 years of PV installations behind him, to be 'jump-started'! We are certified with NICEIC & they do not have any scheduled! Midlands/South West based Thanks
  28. C

    NVQ level 3 in engineering electrical maintenance

    Hi hi just looking for some advice I've just completed my nvq level 3 diploma in engineering electrical maintenance silly question but does that make me a maintenance electrician ?? And what can people recommend and me do do to further my career in electrical cheers
  29. Charlie_

    Training Courses Worth it? Anybody done that course? Or any other recommendations please
  30. J

    2391 before completing my NVQ L3?

    Hiya fella's, I have almost completed my NVQ L3 (with the final 10% completed via employment) and I have been working as a sparks mate for the last 3 months on-site. I have so far gained experience in emergency lighting, most containment, installing industrial safe isolation boards (with them...
  31. Zdb

    NVQ sample portfolio

    I came across this on an electrical group which might be of use to anyone starting or doing the NVQ3.
  32. S


    Hi guys, So I completed my level 2 & 3 Diploma last September and have been working as an industrial mate since. I’m now starting my NVQ and I’m not sure of how to go about it. I’m doing EAL and apparently I have to do 2 big job, but I just don’t know as a mate how I’m going to be given the...
  33. G

    Old git still training

    Hi guys hope everyone is good Wonder if anyone can offer any advice on the 7232 course if use done the course or any advice about it please ? I've got a reasonable amount of experience and can carry out majority of testing and done electrical work for several years of which I normally have...
  34. R

    Looking for advice, want to change career.

    Hi All. So i am 30 years old and thinking to change my career. At this moment i am working for a builders merchant as a manager and earning 28k, but I really want to change my career. Thinking to lear electrician trade, but not sure how to start and where to start. I have a family and i need...
  35. DeanoRN

    NVQ level 3--Gold card...

    Hello all just wondering if anyone has good training establishment in the midlands to take my NVQ to get my gold card at a reasonable price i have rang up one place and they want £248 a month for 10 months, seems a a bit steep but that includes the AM2. cheers
  36. 1

    Trainee Next step with regards to training . .

    Evening folks, I am new to this group, but hoping it will aid me in the route to go down next. A small bit about myself, I joined the military straight from school, but have now decided I need a change. Mainly for family reasons, my little one is 3, and I have been away just under half of his...
  37. A

    NVQ Level 3 unit 15 and 38 Exam papers/questions.

    Hi, I'm currently doing my NVQ level 3 and would like to practise with old mock exam papers/questions Does anyone know of any sites with them on or pheraps have some they could send via Email. My Exams are the start of next month and I would like to get as many mock papers done as possible...
  38. S

    NVQ level 3 knowledge units questions

    Hi to evryone, I am starting NVQ level 3 with quickstep and I am wondering if anyone would like to help me with all those knowledge units questions? Not for free of course. Thx
  39. K

    NVQ provider. Been let down by current provider

    Hi Can anyone recommend a company that I can take my NVQ with? I have been working on site the last 3 years and need to get it done asap. Thanks
  40. SJM1995

    Trainee Recommend a fast track C&G 2365 Training Provider

    Can anyone recommend a training provider to get C&G Level 2 and Level 3 2365 Qualifications in South-East London/ Kent area? Ideally looking for a provider that can do the course full time in the space of 16 weeks~. I've seen the likes of Not A Chance who offer this course, but are currently...
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