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hi! i'm 24 and want to become an electrician. i've been looking round the web for a while looking for courses and although its very expensive, this seems to be the one that offers the most.

i was wondering if anybody had completed the course with NCS and whether you would recommend it

Thanx!
 
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Bane

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Must have missed this first time round.

Can you post the link or fill us in on the details?
 
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mdshunk

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Found this old book of matches a while back. It doesn't sound very promising in today's economy.

 
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Bane

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Oh, so cruel mdshunk! :)

Give us some background headshrinker.

Do you work? Live with parents? Married? Kids? Own home? Mortgage etc?

This will help with what route may be more beneficial to you.
 
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headshrinker

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The website is www.NewCareerSkills.co.uk.

The qualifications you get are:

  • The 16​
  • th Edition of the IEE Wiring Regulations - City & Guilds 2381


    [*]
    Electrical Portable Appliance Testing - City & Guilds 2377


    [*]
    CSCS Site Safety cards


    [*]
    Appointed Persons 1st Aid HSE recognised


    [*]
    EAL certificated Domestic Installer Scheme – EMTA Awards Limited


    [*]
    Level 3 Certificate in Electrical Inspection, Testing and Certification of Installations – Cit & Guilds 2391*
you get 4 weeks of practical training and this for £6000!!

i'm 24 and still at home but desperate to do a job where i'm not stuck in the same place all day! my parents have offered to help me out paying for it

i know it hasnt got the 2330 qualification but do the other ones make up for it? thanx!!

 
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Bane

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Have you ever worked on a site before?

Reason I'm asking is this:

You decide you want to go ahead with the course.
Pay £6,000
Hopefully, pass the course
Get a job
Decide it isn't for you.
Bum.

Personally, I'd look into:

Getting a job onsite as an electricians labourer see how you like it. If it goes ok, look into your C&G2330 at college (either day release, one day a week or 2nights a week) for 3yrs. You still live at your parents so that takes some pressure off you.

As for the actual course you've posted, I haven't heard anything of them but the courses seem ok, though you'd want 17th Edition now NOT 16th.

Hope this has helped?

If not, keep posting your questions. We'll answer them.
 
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headshrinker

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what about the course not offering 2330? do the other qualifications make up for it?
 
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tony.towa

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My thoughts on what I've seen are:-

2330 is accepted as the basis for an electrician to have for installation purposes. The courses and qualifications offered appear comprehensive but as Bane says it's a hell of a lot to pay up front and fail or find it's not right for you.

This is hard for me to say but, I agree with Bane :)eek::eek::eek:). Try working with a local sparks as a mate or labourer and enrol on 2330 locally. If you want to try things out before you commit yourself fully ask round your local sparks and see if they want any free help at weekends. Explain to them why you are doing this and someone will take up your offer.

OK so you are giving up a few days of your time but that's better than mucking up the rest of your life or spending out a fortune for nothing.

Good luck with whatever you decide, keep us informed.
 
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stuart john

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Hi mate i did the very same coarse found it very good . people there were friendly and helpfull only problem i lived miles away which meant i had to pay for b&b as well made it even more expensive
 
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mog

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You dont want to run before you can walk. The quals you are quoting are fine and will enable you to eventually to do jobs for yourself and produce certs but you need a proper grounding first IMHO. I was in the same boat as you a few years back and glad i opted for the 2330 in the long run, it can be a bit longwinded at times but sometimes its good to know why before you know how.;)
 
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hi! i'm 24 and want to become an electrician. i've been looking round the web for a while looking for courses and although its very expensive, this seems to be the one that offers the most.

i was wondering if anybody had completed the course with NCS and whether you would recommend it

Thanx!
Hi Mate,

on this course at the moment and its going well, a bit heavy going on occasions but no complaints I would reccomend this course

Andy
 
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kakusei

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hey,
id defiantly say do the 2330 l2 first. it teaches you everything from a very low level, it's the best foundations to whatever you want to do. it is long, but if you find a job as a mate while you study you're in the best place to put theory into practice. your boss might even pay for it.

If every apprentice starts off with it eh 2330 this must prove something.

there is places that offer it to do distance learning too, bridgewater college and stratford business school, these are colleges so they dont charge £254000!!!
 
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PatchAdams

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I did the course and im very unimpressed with the training recieved!!! Now doing a course at my college. £5000 down the drain.
 
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