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Lee-Ellis

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Hi

Well iv been in electrical installation since August 2004. In which i completed a 4 year apprentiship from the age of 16 (now 20).

I work for a company doing some quite long hours and feel that i do to much for the amount i get paid.

Im also not sure that i would like to do this for the rest of my life.

I have been looking into becoming an Electrical designer. I was wondering if any of you could give me some advice. Information of what i need to do to become an Electrical designer. Also any tips and your comments would be useful.

I do slightly think i may be too young and not have quite enough knowledge needed for this... But then again it could be better to learn while fresh out of college.

Many thanks

Lee
 
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jaldred

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I'd guess a good start would be C & G 2391-02 Design and Verification - formerly C & G 2400.
This course will give you the basis of designing an electrical installation from supply and arrangement through to final distribution and circuit designation.
Consists of a 3 hour open book written exam, the same 2391-01 test and inspect practical assessment and a 20 hour electrical design project.
Did this course with a company called NECTA - which was fine.

Then i'd suggest some type of CAD training?
 
The 2391-02 Design and Verification was one of the courses i was thinking of doing next year.
Dose it matter if i do this or 2391 test & Insepec first.
 
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jaldred

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Nope.
I found the test and inspect easier than the design course but i guess that just comes down to what you are most used to.
whichever way you do it, as long as you do them within a couple of years of eachother you will only need to carry out the practical once.
 

ian.settle1

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The 2391-02 Design and Verification was one of the courses i was thinking of doing next year.
Dose it matter if i do this or 2391 test & Insepec first.
Yes you do as you need the practical part from 2391 Testing and inspection for 2391-02 Design Course.
 
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jaldred

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yep, you can carry out the practical when doing 2391-01 or 2391-02. I personally did 2391-01 first i do however know sparks who hold design and verification and not test and inspect...... you can do the same practical test on either course.
 

ian.settle1

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yep, you can carry out the practical when doing 2391-01 or 2391-02. I personally did 2391-01 first i do however know sparks who hold design and verification and not test and inspect...... you can do the same practical test on either course.
Some places which do the 2391-02 don't do any testing as they will only take you if you have the 2391-01 first as the college I did mine and they would not let you do the 2391-01 unless you had the 2380/2381 before that.
 
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WarrenG

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Lee you haven't mentioned whether you hold the Inpection & Testing Qualification C&G 2391?

I guess as already mentioned the Design Erection and Verification is probably the next step. (old C&G2400, new C&G2391-20)

That should keep you busy for a while.

When I did mine, the assignment was to design an electrical system for a school. You had to cover all the area's within the school from cooking classes (ovens and the like), to wood workshops (three phases supplies) to lighting through out the classes, to security, submains etc,etc,etc,

You also have a written 3 hour exam and practical for Inspection and Testing.

So three parts to the Qualification.

Go for it and good Luck!

Warren
 

tigerpaul

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I am interested in doing the design course. i wanted to do it last Jan at my local college (Bracknell) but they cancelled due to lack of interest.

I am going to try there again, but does anyone recommend any other places to try.
 
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maddfridge

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tiger paul

hi there doing design course at Necta
southern industrial estate in bracknell
cheers

this years project
is a dry cleaners nest to an estate agents with four flats above tns system
 
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maddfridge

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I am interested in doing the design course. i wanted to do it last Jan at my local college (Bracknell) but they cancelled due to lack of interest.

I am going to try there again, but does anyone recommend any other places to try.
hi there

just had a provisional nod on the project from necta bracknell as ok would recoommned necta chris palmer is a good tutor

cheers
 

slocm3105

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Chris palmer is the geordie fella right? Grey/white hair? If so, he taught me 2391 up at NECTA in Rotherham.

Quality teacher, good bloke and 9/10 of our group passed 2391.

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