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Hi,
I want to ultimately be qualified to complete work in commercial premises but quite happy to start with domestic. Already self employed and 35 I can't afford the time to do lengthy courses and not that impressed with a lot of the 2330 / NVQ Level 3 fast track courses on offer. I have a background of fitting alarm systems and doing general domestic work some years ago before the stricter requirements came in.

I came across the EAL route and wondered if someone could confirm my understanding:
1. If I do 'EAL Domestic Electrical Installers Course' then join a recognised body I am to do general domestic work and self certify when doing work in 'special areas', kitchens and bathrooms etc.. However I can't do any commercial work.
2. To be able to undertake work in commercial premises I need to also do 17th Edition and Test and Inspection. Then I can work in commercial premises?

One last query - Even after doing the EAL, 17th and T&I my understanding is that I would still not be a qualified electrician, for that I need the full NVQ Level 3. Can someone explain or give me examples of what type of domestic / commercial work I would not be able to do?

My current plan is to do the EAL, 17th and I&T so I can start earning and then do build up to the NVQ Level 3 whilst working - good plan?

Thanks for any advice given.
 
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montybaber

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Go the route many on here are doing...2330 one day/evening a week it is in no way a fast track course and will teach you anything you need to know
 
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ktech

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Go the route many on here are doing...2330 one day/evening a week it is in no way a fast track course and will teach you anything you need to know
Hi, I do intend on going the full 2330 route. However the EAL does give the ability of been able to start work, earn and keep living whilst heading for that goal. I just want to clarify my original understanding so I'm correct knowing what I will and will not be able to do with the EAL, 17th and T&I.
 
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Bane

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Think Shakey will be able to give the full lowdown on this one.
 
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