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Information in Becoming an Electrician

There are manys to becoming an electrician, and it doesn't happen over night! any experienced electrician will say hes still learning, even after 20 years. The more you study and put in the work, the more you will get out.

Areas of Electrical work

Industrial, Commercial, Domestic (research which area which would most suit you, although electrical companies do the whole lot)

Ways to Get Qualifications

You could : Enrol on the local college course, full time? Part time? 2 nights a week?
Take a Short Course (List of training courses are listed in the "electrical Courses" Topic Area)
Get employeed as an electricians mate, progress from there and study at home, taking exams in your own time

Qualifications to be obtained

Majority of the qualifications are by city and guilds (these are the main ones listed)

City and Guilds 2330
City and Guilds 2382 (new 17th edition)
City and Guilds 2391 (testing and inspection)
City and Guilds 2392 (replaces the old 2400 design and verification course)
City and Guilds 2377 Pat testing, portable appliance testing

Eal Domestic Installers Q (this is a qualification, which meets the requirement of compentent persons scheme's)

Why do the eal domestic installer Qualification?

If you join a competent persons scheme, it just means you dont have to pre-notify building control. The work is still the same. The Eal domestic Qualification can be used as one of the requirements in registering with a competent persons scheme

(note: getting qualifications doesnt mean your competent, and it doesnt mean you can call yourself a sparky. A compentent person is someone who has the experience and has sound knowledge of electrics, who basically know what there doing, if the person doesn't know what he doing and carrys out the work, he will be breaching the electricity at work act)

Getting a Job
whether you go to college or take a short course, it does not guarantee a job, it depends on where you are in the country, obviously some areas need electricians more than other, and who is willing to take you on.
Like I said before, the more you try to get a job, the more chance you will find one. I personally sent 350 letters off, and was willing to travel miles to get a job.



Many Thanks to the members who's posts I've used, for this thread, any queries please post in the courses topic area ;)

Regards Luke
 
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