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Bane

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Hello people.

As the title states, I've been living abroad for the past 5yrs and just returned to the UK in Dec. I'm 29yrs old and again, like so many of you out here, I too have decided to retrain for a new career and jump on the "Sparky Bandwagon".

Out in Malta I was a commercial diver, not HSE registered hence why not doing it over here (plus what with the weather conditions etc!) not to mention the financial outlay needed to retrain to HSE standard.

Anyway, I THINK I've done my homework but no doubt there are those of you out here who know much more than I do so please be patient if I state/ask something concerning the trade and relevant courses that may seem blindingly obvious to you and try not to be too harsh on me! :) At the end of the day isn't that one of the purposes of these forums? To learn and to offer advice, lend assistance?

Well, don't think I can really expect a reply! From what I've seen on the other threads I may get plenty of views but not many replies (think they average 1-3?).

So, look forwarding to getting to know some of you on here and...Hello, I guess!
 
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TonyM58

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Ask away and we will do our best

If you ask a question that is 'blindingly obvious', watch how many views it gets!! we can all learn a thing or two......

regards

Tony
 
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Bane

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Thanks Tony,

Been reading through the various threads on the site and I keep noticing your name popping up offering advice everywhere and you also state that you run courses?

Can you give me more info on these please regarding the usual. Quals, cost, timescale, class sizes etc?

Thanks again
 
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TonyM58

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Hi

I teach:

EAL Domestic Electrical Installer, 7 days at £995
G&G2382 17th edition regs, 3 days at £495
C&G 2392 Fundamental Certificate in Inspection & Testing 2 days (if done with the DEI course-not sure of price yet
C&G 2391 inspection & Testing - 5 days at £995
C&G 2377 PAT Testing (the full course not the mickey mouse half a course that some trainers sell!) 3 days at £496

we are based in a brand new training centre in Cardiff (all designed and built by me)

I will take a maximum class size of eight. Any more than that and it turns into a cattle market!!



i can give you more info as you need it

regards

Tony
 
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Bane

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So the EAL Domestic Installer is equivalent to a 2330?
If I were to do the EAL that qualifies you to do the 2382 next?
 
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Cirrus

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Welcome on board. You came back to the UK? I am doing my best to get out! In 5 years I will be working as a sparky in Menorca. Want to take my family out and give them a better quality of life.
 
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Bane

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Good for you Cirrus.

Yeah, I was out there for 5yrs and main reason for coming back was my gf. Misses her family etc but, saying that, I'd had enough too to be honest.

Don't get me wrong it was a lovely experience and what have you but you just couldn't earn any money over there and it's very much a "Who you know" mentality. (I'm sure it is everywhere but on an island that's roughly 20x30 miles it's a little bit more blatant!)

Weather was good, diving was good. People are a bit weird though :)
 
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TonyM58

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So the EAL Domestic Installer is equivalent to a 2330?
If I were to do the EAL that qualifies you to do the 2382 next?
the EAL is in no way equivalent to the 2330, but it depends what you want to do

If you want to just do domestic, then why do you need to learn polyphase circuits and motor control?

Yeah, like i said i do the EAL and 2381/2382 a straight two week package. You are using the regs and the OSG during the EAL so it makes sense to jump straight into the regs exam while you are fresh on it

so when can i sign you up.....:D
 
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Bane

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I'm seriously considering it Tony, the only thing putting me off is the distance between us to be honest.

What do I want to do? I'm not sure on which route to be honest.

Which is more profitable?!?!

So if I did:
EAL
2381/2

I can still do 2391/2 in the future?

What path does the 2330 set for me?
(I realise I could probably find this out on the net but whilst your online...)
 
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TonyM58

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yeah you then progress onto the 2392 and 2391

2330 is a level 3 qual that covers commercial, industrial and domestic.

The EAL is domestic only and level 2.

2330 is the route to becoming a 'full' electirican.
 
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