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What courses do I have to attend in collage in order to get electrician qualification?
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You may have to wait until people start coming home from work or collage later, to get an up to date answer...

But if you want to be a fully qualified electrician you need a ''Core'' electrical C&G qualification, which used to be C&G 2330 Level 2 and 3. I understand that this qualification has now been up-dated to a different number and course. But that is where you are going to have to wait, for those that know about the updates etc. ... Sorry!!!
 

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I think your best bet is to go down your nearest Further Education College and ask in the Electrical Department.
They should be able to give you all the information you need.
Good luck!
 

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The C&G 2357 is the newer course and would be the most suitable option. This incorporates the NVQ which is being regarded as the key attribute to assess an individuals competence and recognition as an Electrician.

The problem currently is that you need to in the working environment for enrolment of this course as the NVQ will require on site assessments and observations.

If you are not currently in the work place and are changing career, the C&G 2330 technical certificate is still currently open for registration (till December) and this would offer the opportunity to gain the technical training in the mean time, then you can seperatley achieve the NVQ one you have taken up the work.
 

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Before you start training you need psychic abilities, to be a contortionist, hands the size of a fairy's with the strength of a Gorilla, skin and lungs impervious to asbestos and glass fibres, a good grasp of basic physics, and most importantly the ability to use a search function on an internet forum or search engine.

There is a (several) thread(s) on here which details what qualifications are available, but you can only become an electrician if you can find them.
 

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back in my day, you had to work for 4 years , for slave wages, and attend college once a week- after passing final exams you were an "improver",
as soon as you became a sparky proper, they sacked you&took on another boy, to replace you
 
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back in my day, you had to work for 4 years , for slave wages, and attend college once a week- after passing final exams you were an "improver",
as soon as you became a sparky proper, they sacked you&took on another boy, to replace you
That's not my experience of the company i trained with, they kept hold of all the apprentices that passed final exams and completed their indentures. As for wages, ...yes they were lower than most of what my mates were making at the time, but then they were paying for all the training at the company training centre and at the various higher education collages. Most of those old mates, got stuck in dead end jobs, or have had to work there arse's off to keep a roof over their families heads. A couple of them did OK though, and started successful businesses... So it's all horses for courses at the end of the day...

In all, i spent nearly 8 years in company sponsored training, and for the last 2 or 3 years or so, on a very decent salary, ...I was, a quite well off student at uni, with a 2 year old MK 1 Escort to run around in too...lol!!!
 

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back in my day, you had to work for 4 years , for slave wages, and attend college once a week- after passing final exams you were an "improver",
as soon as you became a sparky proper, they sacked you&took on another boy, to replace you
Yep thats exactly how it worked out, well for me anyhow
 
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