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Hi all,

I'm leaving the Navy after 6 years service as a Weapons engineer, (electrical technician in normal language) and I'm finding out my options and how to best use my Electrical experience and qualifications (NVQ Lv 2, not much I know) for when I leave. I'm looking for help on the following point and any info or which thread is best for me is appreciated

Through my resettlemt I will complete the 18th edition and another 4 week course which earns me a "NAPIT 7232-(5) Full Scope Certificate of Competence, I can't find much info on this cert though online so I'm wondering if anyone could shed light on this and what it actually is?

Through what I've read and researched online I'm unsure into what Job titles I'd be relevent for? So far I believe I'm going more for the Electrician Mate/ Improver role.

My ultimate end goal is to be a gol.d card sparky and I would appreciate any help on how to get on the ladder towards that :)
also what thread is best for this sort of question?

Ronan
 
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contact local college, see what level of the c&g 2365 you can get on. there's level 2 then level 3. after L3 it's AM2 and NVQ3 to get the gold card.
 
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contact local college, see what level of the c&g 2365 you can get on. there's level 2 then level 3. after L3 it's AM2 and NVQ3 to get the gold card.
Appreciate the advice but I'm 24 so not earning a wage isn't viable... This is where my uncertainness come in as I'm not sure what role I'm qualified for
 

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colleges do courses evenings so you can still keep your day job. without a sponsor though, you would need to fund the college course/s yourself.
 

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I'd be getting back in the RN if I were you... play with those nice new ships !

Anyway... don't you get a 'training allowance' once you leave ?
 
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I'd be getting back in the RN if I were you... play with those nice new ships !

Anyway... don't you get a 'training allowance' once you leave ?
I've done the nice new ships and the magic wares of quick haha... We do, that's the resettlement I mention, the resettlement funding has been cut to within an inch of its life so there's not a lot going
 

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Alright mate,

I’ve been down this path so let me try and help you.

The 7232-(5) is a C&G accredited certificate of competence that is valid for 5 years. It’s for people that got experience from old but may not have the lv3 NVQ and need to prove competence in electrical installation / inspecting & testing to join a scheme.

I used it, along with prior qualifications and experience (Army Marine Engineer, 20 years working a lot of 3phase and P&D onboard), to set up on my own a couple of years ago and then joined NAPIT, as you need to be in one of the schemes to carry out the bigger jobs that pay well and notify your own work.

How much exposure do you get to 3P and HV as a WE? As that will be of benefit & Your lv2 will stand you in good stead and give you a platform to build on. Is it not worth staying in a few more years, and getting your lv3? Or you seriously had enough?

I recommend checking out building heroes too, it’s a free building course that’s charity funded for service leavers. You’ll learn lots is skills and techniques that come in handy, especially when you’re knocking holes in people’s houses and need to make good afterwards.

Try not to be phased by it all, I know it’s daunting when leaving the forces but you’ll be ok!!! You have a skill set and unique attributes that you don’t even realise you have, that a lot of employers like and want.

The people on here are really friendly and have a wealth of knowledge that they’re willing to share, so don’t be scared of asking questions.

Feel free to PM me with any questions you’ve got about leaving the service or resettlement, I’m always happy to help.
 
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Alright mate,

I’ve been down this path so let me try and help you.

The 7232-(5) is a C&G accredited certificate of competence that is valid for 5 years. It’s for people that got experience from old but may not have the lv3 NVQ and need to prove competence in electrical installation / inspecting & testing to join a scheme.

I used it, along with prior qualifications and experience (Army Marine Engineer, 20 years working a lot of 3phase and P&D onboard), to set up on my own a couple of years ago and then joined NAPIT, as you need to be in one of the schemes to carry out the bigger jobs that pay well and notify your own work.

How much exposure do you get to 3P and HV as a WE? As that will be of benefit & Your lv2 will stand you in good stead and give you a platform to build on. Is it not worth staying in a few more years, and getting your lv3? Or you seriously had enough?

I recommend checking out building heroes too, it’s a free building course that’s charity funded for service leavers. You’ll learn lots is skills and techniques that come in handy, especially when you’re knocking holes in people’s houses and need to make good afterwards.

Try not to be phased by it all, I know it’s daunting when leaving the forces but you’ll be ok!!! You have a skill set and unique attributes that you don’t even realise you have, that a lot of employers like and want.

The people on here are really friendly and have a wealth of knowledge that they’re willing to share, so don’t be scared of asking questions.

Feel free to PM me with any questions you’ve got about leaving the service or resettlement, I’m always happy to help.
Cheers mate, thanks for the info! I'll PM you tomorrow at some point!
 
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Evening guys, currently in a similar situation (12 years done potentially bit more resettlement) but didn't want to just start a new thread if this one was still live and if any further information had developed for OP?
Many Thanks
Sean
 

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The adverts look better than the ---- sandwich. As a former bootneck I know 😂

to the OP (well the most recent one) have you got enhanced learning credits, these can be used for any level 3 or higher course!!!
 

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