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Neil-b

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Right i have been a marine engineer, maintainace engineer and a mechanic since i have left school. I am now 31.
I am wanting to get into the electrical field and finding all these courses confusing. I am in a full time job at the moment and really cannot give it up to go to collage full time etc.
I would like to know are there any home learning or night course that i can do to get me started.
Many jobs i have seen in the maintainance industry you need the 16th edition how much does this cousre cost etc.

Just looking for a little bump forward on this as i am guessing it is going to cost thousands which i do not have to get a carrer in something i want.

Reagrds Neil
 
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Cirrus

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Hi Neil,
You can enrol on a local c&g course calledelectricla installation 2330 part 2 and 3. It will give you a good grounding over 2 evenings a week for 3 years and at the end of the course you can class yourself as 'qualified'. Approx costs are £1000 per year. On my course, out of 16 only three of us work in the trade and those that want to get in can't get in as it is very competitive. My advice is to get a job as an electrical mate or labourer and then enrol at college. You will learn a million times more on-site but without the qualification it is all worthless really.
 
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I think what cirrus says is about right,in my opinion if I was to do it again I would try and get a job with an electricians mate, get your experience up, you cant buy experience can you? then after a while of learning the basics, either goto college or go for the 16th edition course.

regards Luke
 
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Neil-b

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Thanks all i will take this into consideration. Just can belive how hard it is to get into the business, The last thing i want to do is become a labourer again. Will be like being back on day release
 
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Cirrus

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It is surprisingly difficult to break into. I know friends doing the 2330 course and in their final year they have sent nearly 200 job applications out each!
 
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Neil-b

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Bloody hell makes you wonder is it worth all the training and not being able to get a job after it all
 
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TonyM58

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this is weird guys,

Some of my Domestic installer students are getting jobs straight away - even wiereder (is that a word?!) they are getting jobs in commercial/industrial environments, and this before they get their regs.

7 days of training against years in college? You pays your money, you takes your choice.
 
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Neil-b

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What so if i do 7 days of training i might get a job stright away ?
 
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TonyM58

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Neil,

no guarantees, and it depends where you are

I am simply stating that the people i teach on the 7 day EAL Domestic Installer course have a good success rate of finding employment quickly!
 
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TonyM58

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EAL Domestic Installer course is £995 & 17th edition wiring regs is £495
 
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Neil-b

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Do need to do the 16th edition before i can do the 17th. How long do these courses take as well. Shame they cannot be done from home.
 
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Cirrus

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I hear what you are saying Tony but you must live in an area rich in work as certainly in Gloucestershire, it is very, very difficult for experienced sparks to find work let alone peeps who have done 3 years at college. I think there would be little or no chance of someone who has done 7 days on a course getting a job at all here! I am in my last few weeks of my level 3 2330 and out of 16 only 3 of us work in the trade. 13 others want to but there simply aren't employers out there willing to take a punt on the 'mature' student.
 
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TonyM58

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Do need to do the 16th edition before i can do the 17th. How long do these courses take as well. Shame they cannot be done from home.
Neil,

bit confused about what you mean about needing to do the 16th beofre you can do the 17th. Certainly C&G 2381, as the 16th edition is only available for a few more weeks, as 2382 goes live 1st Feb. Why arent you doing the 17th straight off?

i will be teaching the 17th edition full course the same as i do the 16th, and that's tree days at a cost of £495
 
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Neil-b

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Right thanks for that i am new to all these course and though you had to do the 16th and update it with the 17th. So i can now look at doing the 17th stright of now which is good news.

Is this a course that can be done from home Tony as well.

Sorry for all the questions.
 

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