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Hi, im interested in doing a course , iv been hearing bad things about other companies offering "fast track" courses. Has anyone done a course with Trade Qualified Ltd? i spoke to one advisor from the company and he never once tried to hard sell me the course, he said i should take my time in making a decision as its a big step.

Below is what they are offering for 5-6k, can anyone tell me if im getting my money's worth?

**Inspection Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations City & Guilds 2391-10
**The 17th Edition of the Institute of Electrical Engineers Wiring Regulations
City & Guilds 2382
**Electrical Portable Appliance Testing City & Guilds 2377

**Domestic Installer Certificate (for Part P certification) - Full Scope
**Essential Electrics

**Appointed Persons First Aid Health and Safety Executive
**CSCS Site Safety Card Joint Industry Board


The17th Edition Regulations are a legal requirement from 1 July 2008. All students will sit this examination to comply with the new legislation.** The C&G 2391-10 has been updated from the C&G 2391-01 and will incorporate changes arising from the new 17th Edition Regulations. There were plans to rename the qualification to the 2392 but this will not now occur.

Many Thanks
John
 
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kopsaint

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rip off mate,best advice i can give you is do all the courses through your local college,it will cost you a lot less.
 
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pete0nline

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No this is a bit expensive, Try technique training if you can get down there, did the course with them and was impressed with the resources and lecturing staff and the after course support that they provide.

good luck

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Hi, im interested in doing a course , iv been hearing bad things about other companies offering "fast track" courses. Has anyone done a course with Trade Qualified Ltd? i spoke to one advisor from the company and he never once tried to hard sell me the course, he said i should take my time in making a decision as its a big step.

Below is what they are offering for 5-6k, can anyone tell me if im getting my money's worth?

**Inspection Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations City & Guilds 2391-10
**The 17th Edition of the Institute of Electrical Engineers Wiring Regulations
City & Guilds 2382
**Electrical Portable Appliance Testing City & Guilds 2377

**Domestic Installer Certificate (for Part P certification) - Full Scope
**Essential Electrics

**Appointed Persons First Aid Health and Safety Executive
**CSCS Site Safety Card Joint Industry Board


The17th Edition Regulations are a legal requirement from 1 July 2008. All students will sit this examination to comply with the new legislation.** The C&G 2391-10 has been updated from the C&G 2391-01 and will incorporate changes arising from the new 17th Edition Regulations. There were plans to rename the qualification to the 2392 but this will not now occur.

Many Thanks
John

Do not know where you got told this but the 17th Edition is a NON-STATUTARY document and therefore not a legal document. It is the EAWR and HSWA which are legal documents and the 17th can be used in court to show that you are not complying with them.

2392 is a course which is a level 2 which deals with inspection and verification of single phase installations such as houses and not the full blown 2391 which does 3 phase installations.
 
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John_

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hi guys, thanks for the replies. I know what they are offering is on the expensive side but i don't mind as its a investment into my future.

Technique training i did have a look at but 4 weeks to do theory and pratical seems too short, with Trade Qualified Ltd you do 4 weeks pratical split into 4 1 weekers and rest is theory for a year or maybe more depends how much you study in your spare time.

College is not a option for me as its part-time and they only offer it during my work hours, need to keep my current job and study the trade.

Ok so ian.settle1 the Inspection Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations City & Guilds 2391-10 they are offering is that the best you can get when it comes to installation?

Many Thanks
John
 
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jaldred

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Do it at college if you can.... there are colleges out there that will run part time eves or even weekends. Make sure you start your NVQ while you're at it.... I've read lots of threads on here bad mouthing the value of the NVQ 3 but at the end of the day that is the only way you will become recognised as a fully qualified electrician across the board. Also useful if you ever decide to look for work abroad.
 
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dean7828

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hi i recommend you do the 2330 first, its a bit longer but you can skip the first year so only will be 2 years, this will give you the technical qualification and during this you can do the nvq which will give you the practical qualification, the 17th edition is enrolled into this course so you wont have to sit the 60 question 17th exam. this is the better route you don't really need the P.A.T. qual if you not going to use it, the only other one you will do after this is the 2391 which will qualify you as an approved electrician.
 
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jimwee79

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Hey Everybody please READ this.

Trade qualified is a waste of money trust me I know, i`ve done the course and been ripped off. if you want the quals that tq offer you can go straight to the training centre and book it all there, it `ll save you a couple of thou. Please don`t go thorugh any training providers its a lot of expense for absolutely no help.
 
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alanjcherry

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Please give details of centres to book at and what Trade Qualified actually provided for you.
 
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S.Mann

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Hi,
I have been looking at trade qualified aswell and have been delaying signing up. I spoke to a rep at the NICEIC ( shown on TQ's website) and she suggested that the only proper way into this career is through the 2330, however, she also said that 2330 is not necessary to be registered with them. Please can you let me know if you had any luck with the training centre.
 
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alanjcherry

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I called the training centre a couple of times but never managed to speak to anyone that could answer my questions.
I have signed up with Trade Qualified as with the current job it is the only way I can complete the course.
Sorry I can't offer any helpful information.
 
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patricklondon

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it has often come up on this forum that the guys that have done the fast track themselves find it v difficult to get employment as electricians as contracters want people with more experience. the next step becomes offering on here to work for free, just look at the new member introductions. this is made much worse now because of high unemployment and a very slow property market etc etc, which is usually the last area to recover after a recession. if after taking this into consideration you still think now is a good time to start to learn to become an electrician i would seriously recommend taking the part time study option. this way is given greater respect in the industry and will allow you to continue to earn money elsewhere until nearer qualified. are you sure there are no evening classes you could try perhaps even in the next town.
i really dont want to dishearten, just trying to be realistic
 
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alanjcherry

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Thanks for your interest, my situation is that from 1992 - 1996 I completed a 4 year Electricians apprenticeship, at the time I didn't sit the AM2 test to get my "ticket" as I joined the army. I am currently working overseas so I am only in the UK every 3 months which will allow me to do the practical side of the course. As mentioned I have all the qualifications from my apprenticeship minus the final exam I just need to get upto date with the current regulations and to get my tick in the box. I have kept my hand in on the practical side over the years.
 
I'm in the middle of doing this TQ course. At best they are hopeless. At worst they tell lies about the frequency of the courses. One course running every week I was told. Try one every three months, thats if you can get on it, then if you can get the time off work to attend. Avoid like the plauge and try reading Brian Scadden's Electrical Installation Work, book. It get's a bit tricky trying to just learn from a book, however Youtube and Wikipedia are a great assistance. Then look at local courses that give you the practical experiance that you will require.
 
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TQisaripoff

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Trade Qualified Ltd have shut their office and moved, and their phone lines are now dead. I have asked them for a refund of my 5k course, seeing as I can't complete it, because they have gone in to hiding. No response. Anyone with any further information about this company, I would certainly appreciate it.
 

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That's shocking TQ sorry to hear that buddy. Can the police not do anything to find them for you, then take them to court?

Happening more and more with these ****ty little training providers, not sure what can be done to stop people like your good self getting stung though.

All the best, Mark.
 
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titch

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Please read comments on atl i have just put comments on t q was connected to atl, I have contacted the police and the fraud company want anyone con Hi again i have just had a telephone call to say they have done a bunk a friend of mine has just visisted the site and the owners of next door has given him a contact and a address (removed) and police my son has also lost alot of money please keep intune to this site or look on this site for ATL we might be able to get our money back GOOD LUCK
 
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bigbaddave

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It makes you sick when this happens, Unfortuantly getting your money back when companies go bust in a knightmare as all there assist get sold and whats left pays there creditors. HMRC are always top of the list and then if any is left over then it pays the next people on the lift

Horrible horrible news
 
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shagbite

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it's funny how people keep using these training providers. colleges are far cheaper and you never see them doing a moonlight flit with six grand of your hard earned.
 
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TQisaripoff

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it's funny how people keep using these training providers. colleges are far cheaper and you never see them doing a moonlight flit with six grand of your hard earned.
I expect many people are in the same boat as we are - we have two young kids, my husband works from 7am to 7pm and simply doesn't have the spare time to do a college course.
 
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Octopus

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I expect many people are in the same boat as we are - we have two young kids, my husband works from 7am to 7pm and simply doesn't have the spare time to do a college course. But regardless of reason, it doesn't make it acceptable that (removed).
You may think that but I'm not convinced that this forum would be the place to state this??
 
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Octopus

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If a training company has gone bust, and if you've paid by credit card, you can claim the monies back from the card company.

It'll take time but the money will should come back to you.
 
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TQisaripoff

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Can those who want more information on Trade Qualified Ltd and have also been scammed please ask for it on here, and then I will private message you, seeing as my posts are being edited when I try and expose the Director of this company.
 
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titch

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Hi i am intrested, also can you tell me how i can email you privately as i have spoken to my sol this morning and have got an app on wed i would like to share with you and other but with out the director viewing these site HOW CAN I DO THAT when we have started and all above board then i can put on webb for everyone to see.
Can those who want more information on Trade Qualified Ltd and have also been scammed please ask for it on here, and then I will private message you, seeing as my posts are being edited when I try and expose the Director of this company.
 
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TQisaripoff

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Titch are you on the Facebook site, bringtradequalified2justice? I'm going to inbox you on here now, basically, go to the top of the page and look in your private message inbox. Let me know if you have any troubles.
 
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Octopus

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Can those who want more information on Trade Qualified Ltd and have also been scammed please ask for it on here, and then I will private message you, seeing as my posts are being edited when I try and expose the Director of this company.
You post was edited as what you stated could get this site sued. Nothing against you or what is happening BUT you shouldn't be stating things as you did or they will be edited or worse edited and your membership he will be taken away.

Nothing personal, just Dan likes to keep things legal!
 
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titch

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PLEAS CONTACT TQisaripoff under ATLgone bust there is info
I'm in the middle of doing this TQ course. At best they are hopeless. At worst they tell lies about the frequency of the courses. One course running every week I was told. Try one every three months, thats if you can get on it, then if you can get the time off work to attend. Avoid like the plauge and try reading Brian Scadden's Electrical Installation Work, book. It get's a bit tricky trying to just learn from a book, however Youtube and Wikipedia are a great assistance. Then look at local courses that give you the practical experiance that you will require.
 
As far as I no tradequalified will not answer your phone calls on the 0845 number but they will still take your money to start the electrician course and you deal direct with the training center if you started your course with atl they will not let you near any center cos atl has already been paid for your course and tradequalified cannot get the money back on the 13 Nov 2012 the new director took over and sack or removed 4 others his name is vinay kanani.
 
Tradequalified is still trading as per company's house and his last tax account were handed in on the 6 Oct 2012 and the company is still active.vinay kanani has a Facebook page and he is on twitter and has 9 propertys around wembley and London I do have is home address to from company house if you have a course from tradequalified take them to the small claims court for breach of contract (if you win )and then pay 60 quid to upgrade to a high court rit
 
Thanks mate got in to a very heated argument with some bloke call rolf on the phone they are still taking money off people what a bunch of flukers still got the phone number if you would like it I'll post it later

BEWARNED STAY AGAIN FROM TRADEQUALIFIED
 
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marxx

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I paid for the course in December - Deposit on the 4th, and Total on 20th December.

No replies to e-mails and numbers are not working.

I need to get my money back.....
 
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TQisaripoff

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I paid for the course in December - Deposit on the 4th, and Total on 20th December.

No replies to e-mails and numbers are not working.

I need to get my money back.....
Sorry Sewers, just saw that. Have you both joined the FB page, bringtradequalified2justice ? I found them the most informative, at least then we can see what is going in. Marxx - you should get a letter by Monday, we have got ours, they have gone in to liquidation. The Facebook site explains all quite well.
 
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I too have booked a course with trade qualified and paid a deposit. I have took action to reclaim my deposit with the bank as I used my credit card. Does any body know who the solicitors or company who is dealing with the liquidation ans this information would really help my case. They completely mis soled the course to me. Hope all you guys/grils out there have some success in getting your money back.
 
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TQisaripoff

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I too have booked a course with trade qualified and paid a deposit. I have took action to reclaim my deposit with the bank as I used my credit card. Does any body know who the solicitors or company who is dealing with the liquidation ans this information would really help my case. They completely mis soled the course to me. Hope all you guys/grils out there have some success in getting your money back.
Henry, go on the Facebook site for the details. Someone has kindly set it up and I for one have found it to be very useful.How do you know that Sewers?
 
Because I have received a email from them with details of the course and cost
[email protected]
Mobile. 07831330071
Tel. 01225 701843
So there still taking money
 
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Octopus

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Prepackaged liquidations are the norm, and legal too amazingly. Leave behind the debt and start again.
 
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TQisaripoff

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Sewers1966 are you on the facebook page? I'd like to speak with you, if you inbox them on the Facebook page bringtradequalified2justice, it will get forwarded on and I can contact you directly. Of note, it seems one victim has an interview today with a BBC reporter.
 
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Just avoided getting ripped off myself. Registration papers arrived yesterday and read your comments in time. I think they are now trading as 'Train a Trade'. Their cover letter had no contact details, no website etc... I will be reporting them to the Trading Standards. Thanks, you saved me £5k. I am looking to do a course but very reluctant to go via any other route then local colleges?

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Octopus

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Just avoided getting ripped off myself. Registration papers arrived yesterday and read your comments in time. I think they are now trading as 'Train a Trade'. Their cover letter had no contact details, no website etc... I will be reporting them to the Trading Standards. Thanks, you saved me £5k. I am looking to do a course but very reluctant to go via any other route then local colleges?

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You can't report them for anything if they've set up again. Its legal.
 
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Plumbinator

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Trade Qualified have set up as Certifi Training, haven't they? Yeah, it's legal. Doesn't mean they won't rip off hundreds of people, same old dodgy people in charge, willing to put hundreds of people out of pocket. Do your homework on your courses, there is no fast track. Go to college!
 
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AJH 1

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Hi, I know where TQ are now I don't know there address but i will find out, they are on the same road as before behind the chip shop in between Fareham and Portchester, Hampshire
 
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