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tufan

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hello friends,

i am actually computer technician but i am bored, i want to be electrician and i want to go to course but before that i want to buy some books and study b4 course,

unfortunately, i dont know where i start from.

what is the first step for being an electrician. 2381, 2391, or part p?

is courses realy useful, do you have any idea about good books for studying and for the exams?

too many questions?

:)
 
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EasyFox

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what is the first step for being an electrician. 2381, 2391, or part p?
Some here I know are going down the 5 day part P course, I'm do not mean to put anybody down but a 5 day course doesnt make you an electrician. The 2330 covers areas the part P course doesnt such as mims (micc) swa termination three phase conduit/trunking/tray work & much much more. Like I say not putting anybody down for doing a 5 day course.

Qualifications:
1st 2330 (formerly 2360) covers all aspects of electrical installation not just domestic.
2nd 2381
3rd 2391 (aimed at practicing electricians who do testing so can be hard)
lastly go for approval for part P.

Books:
BS7671
On Site Guide
Any books by Brian Scadden
All guidance note books (GN3 you'll need for c&g 2391 course)
Basic electrical installation by Trevor linsley
Advanced electrical installation by Trevor linsley
Electrical installation calculations volume 1 & 2 by A. J. Watkins and Christopher James Kitcher.
"The part P doctor" book is a good read aswell.

Things to buy:
Scientific calculator
VDE tool set (drivers / pliers / cutters etc)
Test kit (when you qualify it's expensive)
GS38 voltage indicator
Fish tape
Pull rods (trunking lid works just aswel)
To many to list but you'll always want & need to buy more.

Insurance & other costs:
Two million public liability
Employers liability
Proffessional indemnity (if yu do periodic test inspections)
Yearly part P payments to scheme operator.
Cost of more college courses to keep up with regulations

Good luck it's a good & interesting industry & you never stop learning, I still enjoy getting up for work anyway.
 
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tufan

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thanks for your detailed help my friend.

It looks quite useful for me.
 

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Lol geordie, didn't think you'd actually go ahead with it, but as promised i'll follow so ure not the only one in trouble....welcome!

Think i'll just copy and paste this thread if ure gonna be doing it alot, cba to type all time lol.
 
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