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Hi I am currently thinking about studying the city and guilds 2330 in elecrotechnical technology with OLCI and was wondering if anyone would recommend this course provider and also would anyone employ someone with these qualifications? I am trying to build a profile of what a prospective employer would be looking for in an electrician! Any advice would be great and any other options for gaining entry into the electrical industry would be much appreciated.
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Hi I am currently thinking about studying the city and guilds 2330 in elecrotechnical technology with OLCI and was wondering if anyone would recommend this course provider and also would anyone employ someone with these qualifications? I am trying to build a profile of what a prospective employer would be looking for in an electrician! Any advice would be great and any other options for gaining entry into the electrical industry would be much appreciated.
Thanks Oisin
Hmmmm. Long answer or short?

C&G2330 is the way to go for a 'full rounded' electrician (not a fat one), who could cover commercial/industrial and domestic installations.
3 years at college (not sure if you can do this on condensed learning?).
Would certainly be one of the quals an employer would be looking for.

17th Edition. Covering regulations, you can do this after your 2330 and again, would be desirable by most employers. (1-2weeks course)

Those are your 'base' qualifications I and many others would recommend, then you can go on to many others. (Sorry but can't go into it in too much detail right now, going out shortly).

Other than that, you could look into:
EAL Domestic Installers
17th Edition
Part P Full scope.

Send a private messge to Shakey. He'll fill in you on exactly what you need (he teaches courses).

Other than that, LOADS of people on here who can give you more detailed info than I but, hope this helps you to start off with.
 
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Hi thanks for your advice.
Going to college would be the ideal route but I have a young family to support and don't think I would manage financially if I went to college for 3 years. I just want to make sure I wouldn't be wasting my time or money by doing a course through one of these training centres. Thanks again
 
I too have a family to support as do many others on here and that is the reason i chose to do the evening course option for my 2330.;)
3 years of 2 nights a week and 2 and a half hours a time plus all the revision in between certainly takes its toll but atleast you can still hold down a full time job as well.:eek:
 
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Tradeskills at Crawley do the 2330 as a block realease course if you want to acheive it in a shorter time frame.
 
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Are you working in the trade at the moment?

College would be a better path to take. Ok it's longer but it's also cheaper and if your in the trade, your practical onsite experience will compliment the formal academic side (as it's supposed to).

Also, would this be your first NVQ? If so, you should be entitled to waiver of some course fees.

This happened to me, instead of shelling out nearly a grand, it's cost me £240 for this year (my first, 2330).
 
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Hi all ,
first post ...long time reader ;)
i am currently doing third year 2330 and i get mine free.. working family tax credits, also doing my 17th and 2392 at same time,i got 4 ..yes 4 kids a full time job and i studied my first two years one day a week my third year will also be 1 day a week plus two evenings for the 17th and 2392 respectively, by the way im 42 :eek:
 
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Hi thanks for your advice.
Going to college would be the ideal route but I have a young family to support and don't think I would manage financially if I went to college for 3 years. I just want to make sure I wouldn't be wasting my time or money by doing a course through one of these training centres. Thanks again
I did it for 3 years. Worked as a mate and then 3 nights a week worked till 5 in the morning kicking dicks out of nightclubs. If you want it that badly you will make it work - or you won't. Depends on you. Remember - there are no easy fixes in this trade in terms of learning!
 
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Are you working in the trade at the moment?

College would be a better path to take. Ok it's longer but it's also cheaper and if your in the trade, your practical onsite experience will compliment the formal academic side (as it's supposed to).

Also, would this be your first NVQ? If so, you should be entitled to waiver of some course fees.

This happened to me, instead of shelling out nearly a grand, it's cost me £240 for this year (my first, 2330).
Just being pedantic, 2330 is not an NVQ. NVQ 3 is a seperate qualification.:cool:
 
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