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Burney

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hi all ive been a Mate for longer than i care to remember (11 years on and off) i used it to put me through college for computing courses and have basically did it all my life. I now have decided to knock the computing lark on the head and become a sparky. But time is not of the essence and i want to get qualified ASAP. whats the quickest way i can get amongst it. Is there any routes that are quicker than what my local college are offering me.

part 1 - 1 year
part 2 - 2year
part 3 - 1/2 year :(

i have a degree in enginerring but its multimedia based eg radio technology, computer networks etc etc do you reckon i could atleast jump in half way somewhere avodiding the level 1 course.

help me out guys im in bits need to be put n the know cheers.
 
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Bane

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EAL Domestic Installer Scheme
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Think you can do all that within 6-8 weeks.
 
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Burney

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sounds good. could i bag a jib card after going through this route or i will i be out cast for not doing the four year route :confused:
 
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Bane

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Hmmmm. Now your asking something.

I think you could.

Best bet, keep checking on here periodically, someone will give you a definite answer. Everyone at work at moment!
 
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montybaber

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Hi there

Like Bane said you can go a quicker route but personally I cant recommend it, i have been a sparky for 12 years and spent 5 of them going to college and everyday I learn something new

And i'm fairly sure you cant get a JIB card with those qualifications
 
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Burney

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cheers monty

is that final answer then guys :( i got to do part 1,2,3 etc etc
 
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montybaber

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You have to take your choice, at the end of the day if you feel after the shorter qualifications you have sufficient knowledge to go out and make a living then why not :).

On the other hand with all those years practical experience and obvious intelligence to gain a degree, with enthusiasm and hard work you could well be suitably competent after the short courses.

Just because you have been to college for years does'nt mean you have taken anything in ;).
 
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Bane

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If it's comercial/Industrial your after then yeah, 2330 is the way I think.

Domestic, then go for what we said. EAL etc
 
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wayne

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as bane and monty are saying ,for the JIB card or its proper title the ECS card(electricians grade) you need level 3 nvq
 
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Burney

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as bane and monty are saying ,for the JIB card or its proper title the ECS card(electricians grade) you need level 3 nvq
ok is there anywhere or any chance a college would take you on to do level 3 with the shorter intensive course under your belt??

i hope know one takes offense for my quickie approach i have utmost respect for those that have gone through the apprentice route (my father is one of them) or college off there own back, im just trying to change career and after spending 4 years at uni i need the transition to happen sooner rather than later cheers
 
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Bane

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I don't think most people on here give a ---- which route you take (I don't mean that in a bad way, more like they won't take offence).

It's a bit like PADI and BSAC (diving groups). WHo gives a ----? Get in the water and go!!!!

But, back to your question, I think you could take level 3 now with all your experience. Phone the college and ask them about this, I think they will offer you an onsite assessment on something familiar. Where someone comes out and (surprise,surprise) assesses you and your competence/ability/knowledge.

Phone the colege and ask and let us know.
 
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