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wrighty

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ive been made redundant today, for the 2nd time in 2.5 years, i dont have my 17th edition or my 2391. Im looking into options and realise these 2 qualifications are going to be essential for me to either obtain a new job or go flying solo n take on the world ha. Im time served came out of my time in november 2009 so im wondering where to start with these courses. im abit reluctant to fork out for the 2391 straight away just with the pass rate etc n my own confidence. although the 17th i know you used to be able to do exam only dont think thats possible any more, So for those of you in the know where do i start with the 17th. what course do i need to sit or am i able to sit? im looking for the cheapest shortest route but abit unsure with this?
 

trev

Regular EF Member
Any of your local colleges will put you right with 17th mate but my local one needed me to have it before they let me on to 2391
 
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Dave 85

Dont know, if you got 16th I think its a one day update. You dont need 2391 to go solo.
 

telectrix

Scouser and Proud of It
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college cost for 17th is around £240. can be done evenings for 12 weeks. that would be you 1st step.then, if you are going self employed you can join one of the scams.
 

telectrix

Scouser and Proud of It
Respected Member
if your 16th was before 2001, the update is a no go. you have to do the full 2382. and i have heard, may not be true, that now thye 17th amendment ( BGB) has come in, the update is dead anyway
 
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Andy78

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Depends on the college too. I went with a local training provider who were happy to let me sit the exam only with no 16th qualification. I got my head in the book and passed no probs.
 
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D80

if your 16th was before 2001, the update is a no go. you have to do the full 2382. and i have heard, may not be true, that now thye 17th amendment ( BGB) has come in, the update is dead anyway
Heard the same, the update being dead. Even if not may be hard to get a course for it now, most will have either updated already or have zero intention of ever doing it.
 

Andy78

Respected Member
LOL well yeah, but it was a nice surprise to be allowed to take the exam with no course attatched especially having no 16th. The local colleges wanted the full force of my wallet to descend upon their coffers to even entertain me.
 

supasparxs

Electrician's Arms
Sorry to hear that you have been made redundant again.

I think you will have to get 17th edition qualified.

How much experience do you have in inspection and testing?
Do you have any experience testing?
 

wrighty

Regular EF Member
yeh i have testing experience, did a bit of inspect and test on schools etc at my last place but not done any for a while, most recent company had a dedicate tester they sent around.


as previously said, how do you go about with your installs n signing off etc without 2391? ive looked into this before last time i was out of work etc but its all abit of a grey area to me
 

jase

Electrician's Arms
anyone can get their installs signed of by building control but you will have to notify them before you start work and this is expensive, anywhere between £120-£220, you can sign off your own work if you are registered with a scheme, you only need to be 17th edition to register ( and of course pay your yearly fee)
 
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Guest112

mate if youve genuinely been made redundant go to your local job center and they will put you on courses cant remember the formal name for the situation/reasoning but i know you will definately be able to get your 2391 and 17th ed for free go down and speak to them do it mate
 
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