Discuss Builder Training Centre - Electrical & Part P Courses in Surrey in the Electrical Courses and Electrical NVQ's area at ElectriciansForums.net
Gotta say, not used them but kind of put off.
It may be just a terminology thing, and it may just be something else.
But they offer an intruder alarm course.......and promise to teach you about BS4737. That's fine, but save for a few sections of it, now incorporated into PD6662 (the UK's interpretation of EN50131), and it's been that way since 2004, there's little point in learning about 4737 at all.
To be fair, they do say they'll teach you about EN 50131, but again, the wording is all wrong, and no mention at all of the standard we actually install Intruder alarms to in the UK - which is PD6662:2004.
It also doesn't mention that you require approval from a police recognised body if you want to connect remotely monitored systems to an ARC, though it does mention Part P regarding spurs.
Basically, it seems to be saying spend £2k with us, become an alarm installer, and off you go......
There is actually a C&G exam for qualification in these systems, which they seem not to offer.
Still, seems a reasonable cost way of learning about the systems you'll need to defeat if you're going to burgle for a living - should recoup that on the first decent job you don't get caught on.
I wasn't trying to do the centre credit or otherwise. Nor is it about whether I took the course or not. It's about whether the course represents good value, and inherrently does what it says it does.Hi not sure your doing the centre credit as you haven't attended the course, I can only comment on the courses I attended which have not, currently, included the alarm course. I'm due to attend the 2391 course shortly and will let you know the outcome.
Yes, I have to agree with you , the same goes for any course or qualification taken at a private or further education college. Infact from the blurb I have read they do make it quite clear that the course is only an introduction to alarms/automation.What I say remains fact - that course alone will NOT make you an intruder alarm engineer, and it will NOT equip you to run a business involved in the sale or maintenance of intruder alarms. It may well help you along that path a little though.
I'd point out, too, that my comments largely are based on the course, and not the centre.
Please leave feedback if you've been on this course.
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