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I am looking to take a course with OLCI, after being told that spaces at my local college, for a 2 year part time course in c&g electrical installation level 2 (2330), were full.

The course that I am looking to take at OLCI is a c&g level 2 certificate in Electrotechnical technology (2330), which consists of 200+ hours study time and 13 days practical training.

Please excuse my ignorance, but are these 2 courses the same qualification? Also has anybody here experienced OLCI training and recommend/disapprove of it?

I'm still young, so would be happy to start at apprentice level once I have got this training/experience behind me, its just I cannot enrol on a full time college course as I cuurently have other commitments.

Thanks
 
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Yes and I believe that some people on here have been on LCI courses and reviews were quite good.

Sorry for short reply but have headache.
 
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have they worn your brain out at the college:p
 
I am looking to take a course with OLCI, after being told that spaces at my local college, for a 2 year part time course in c&g electrical installation level 2 (2330), were full.

The course that I am looking to take at OLCI is a c&g level 2 certificate in Electrotechnical technology (2330), which consists of 200+ hours study time and 13 days practical training.

Please excuse my ignorance, but are these 2 courses the same qualification? Also has anybody here experienced OLCI training and recommend/disapprove of it?

I'm still young, so would be happy to start at apprentice level once I have got this training/experience behind me, its just I cannot enrol on a full time college course as I cuurently have other commitments.

Thanks
Hi. 2330 Electrotechnical technology (Buildings and structures) Level 2 is the course you need for electrical installation.

I won't comment on OLCI as I have no experience of them, except to say that 13 days practical training doesn't seem a lot to me. When I did my L2
over 2 years day release at college the time was split evenly between theory and practical. I think I did about 65 days in total over 2 years so we had approx 30 days in the workshop.
 
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rich88

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Cheers for the replies. As I said, the main reason for me wishing to enrol in a course is so that I can learn some skills and gain some experience/knowledge, which will hopefully help me gain employment at apprentice level.
 
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I am looking to take a course with OLCI, after being told that spaces at my local college, for a 2 year part time course in c&g electrical installation level 2 (2330), were full.

The course that I am looking to take at OLCI is a c&g level 2 certificate in Electrotechnical technology (2330), which consists of 200+ hours study time and 13 days practical training.

Please excuse my ignorance, but are these 2 courses the same qualification? Also has anybody here experienced OLCI training and recommend/disapprove of it?

I'm still young, so would be happy to start at apprentice level once I have got this training/experience behind me, its just I cannot enrol on a full time college course as I cuurently have other commitments.

Thanks
Hi Rich,
I have been training with them most tutors in London are good but trying to get problems sorted out with the clerical staff is a nightmare. I took a part p course which was rushed no time to digest I was going to do full sparks course but I have told them no way!

They send the students vouchers that you are meant to be able to use against your courses I have been trying to use them since October (It's now nearly May) and they keep making excuses and ignoring so you can't use them. The course material has mistakes all over - considering we are dealing with safety it should be full proofed but no! Resources we should get we don't, they lose our mark and assessment sheets we send off to them.

They won't refund money that is owed, they tell you that they have left messages when they haven't call us liers.

My answer is if you want good training and DECENT customer service go else where most students moan about them and would never do it again!
 
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We have had a thread recently about them and quite honestly reading that I would say they scored about -50 out of 10.

I would suggest that you turn up at one of their places without warning and ask to be shown around for whats on offer. If they are not willing to do this ask yourself what have they got to hide.

The place I went to not only suggest this but when I turned up I was shown around as promised no hard sell wished me well.

Chris
 
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