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Hi!
I live in London and have 5 years experience in another country (Lebanon).
How I became an electrician in the UK, how to be a qualified electrician, and how much time I needed to do it
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Zdb

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You will need the following qualifications:

Level 2 2365.
Level 3 2365.
NVQ3
AM2
18th edition.

Then after that you can do the 2391 to become approved.

Then the 2396 to become a technician.

You're probably looking at 4-5 years.
 

Spoon

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Hi!
I live in London and have 5 years experience in another country (Lebanon).
How I became an electrician in the UK, how to be a qualified electrician, and how much time I needed to do it
Regards
Welcome to the forum mate.
What qualifications did you gain in Lebanon?
 

Matthewd29

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You'll need the qualifications stayed above. I don't think you'll be able to carry any from Lebanon somehow
 

Paignton pete

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You will need the following qualifications:

Level 2 2365.
Level 3 2365.
NVQ3
AM2
18th edition.

Then after that you can do the 2391 to become approved.

Then the 2396 to become a technician.

You're probably looking at 4-5 years.
Does doing the 2396 make you a technician?

I’ve done it and didn’t realise. Does this make me a technician?
 

pirate

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18 days, Dusty?
I followed the link and am appalled, frankly.

As a corrollary, my GP retired after 40 years in the NHS. I saw his successor yesterday...she Googled everything, because that is "best practice" nowadays...

She had no idea what my symptoms suggested, but the old guy could tell just by chatting while taking my BP (which is excellent, btw!)

Oh yes, Steven knew his stuff...Marion? Not a chance! But...she has to learn, so needs time at the coal face.
Everyone needs experience, so you can recognise that anomaly that stumps newer practitioners.

I'm all for learning courses, but please don't tell me that 18 days makes you competent to install a new CU in my house...I'd probably be better served doing it myself.
 
Hi which field of electro technical installations are you looking to work in? If you are looking to become a self employed domestic electrician working on single phase then the short course training schemes are a good starting point. If you thinking about major site work and more commercial then the college route mentioned earlier is probably a slower but deeper knowledge path. One of the major problems in the UK is there is no standardised consistent set route into the industry for late entrants. Be wary of some of the short course providers as they also involve loan agreements and can be very costly, I know I did that route. I actual teach now so you can find experience from all paths and it also is down to the support network you have around you.
 
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