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Anyone been on a course by the above. Any feedback greatfully appreciated

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sparks72

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Hi m4tty.

Do you know how much these courses are?
Do you have any knowledge of the course you want to take?
 
Hey

I just sign up the Full Scope Electrical Installer course with T4tradeSkills and start it straight away, but the adviser didnt metion to me that to become electrician or to achive the NVQ level 3 I have to be employed in the electrical area and I will need 2 years on site experience as electrician to be able to apply for the JIB :-((. I ask him lot of question before I sign the paper, but as all seller they just want to sale and he did. So it will cost me £5.700 but luckly it is split in 42 months wich will be £135.00 every month.

So far I enjoyed the books and the software, I give more information soon
 
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m4tty

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Hi, thanks for replying.

I also just signed up about a month ago to the same course as sparkyBH above $5700 $135/month (sorry pound sign dont work) and have completed the first folder TMA1 - 8 and scenario cd it all looks really good. now im waiting for the next part of the course which the college are waiting for from the printers ?? as im unemployed with 3 kids and mrs to support ive not got forever and my salesman course rep told me its spread over 4 years interest free 135 per month but he said i could complete the Full Scope within 12 months. I know it aint gonna happen overnight and i dont want to go out there unless i know what im doing but ive rewired a few houses in my time and built extensions etc so its not all new to me just the technical side. What area are you from sparkyBH ??

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kenhom82

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just signed up to the train 4 trades course, the sales guy was the usual smooth slick talker but my instincts are tellin me it is all above board. i looked for courses for a long time to qualify me. as im 27 with a full time job and family this is the only way i can qualify to a NVQ level 3, luckily i am already a JIB electrical labourer so getting the assesments at work should be ok,however i am still worried i may have blown 6 grand but who wouldnt be

just signed up to the train 4 trades course, the sales guy was the usual smooth slick talker but my instincts are tellin me it is all above board. i looked for courses for a long time to qualify me. as im 27 with a full time job and family this is the only way i can qualify to a NVQ level 3, luckily i am already a JIB electrical labourer so getting the assesments at work should be ok,however i am still worried i may have blown 6 grand but who wouldnt be
 
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sparks72

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Hi, thanks for replying.

I also just signed up about a month ago to the same course as sparkyBH above $5700 $135/month (sorry pound sign dont work) and have completed the first folder TMA1 - 8 and scenario cd it all looks really good. now im waiting for the next part of the course which the college are waiting for from the printers ?? as im unemployed with 3 kids and mrs to support ive not got forever and my salesman course rep told me its spread over 4 years interest free 135 per month but he said i could complete the Full Scope within 12 months. I know it aint gonna happen overnight and i dont want to go out there unless i know what im doing but ive rewired a few houses in my time and built extensions etc so its not all new to me just the technical side. What area are you from sparkyBH ??

cheers
That's all good,

as long as your 100% sure in your own head (and wallet)
that you can complete the course,
get your head stuck into all the books you can & ask questions.
good luck for the future :D
 
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kenhom82

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im in north east, fortunately i work for an electrical contracting company so i suppose i have a head start, i think the hard bit wil be the understanding of electricity itself
 
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sparks72

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im in north east, fortunately i work for an electrical contracting company so i suppose i have a head start, i think the hard bit wil be the understanding of electricity itself
Like I said, ask questions to gain a better understanding,
if the company you work for has an engineer pick his or her brain :)
 
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Digger 89

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Hey

I just sign up the Full Scope Electrical Installer course with T4tradeSkills and start it straight away, but the adviser didnt metion to me that to become electrician or to achive the NVQ level 3 I have to be employed in the electrical area and I will need 2 years on site experience as electrician to be able to apply for the JIB :-((. I ask him lot of question before I sign the paper, but as all seller they just want to sale and he did. So it will cost me £5.700 but luckly it is split in 42 months wich will be £135.00 every month.

So far I enjoyed the books and the software, I give more information soon
I am considering the same course but i didnt realise that you needed 2 years on site experience and employment . My advisor said i would be fully qualified and able to work straight away after the course duration. Is this not true.....?
 
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Mac

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I am considering the same course but i didnt realise that you needed 2 years on site experience and employment . My advisor said i would be fully qualified and able to work straight away after the course duration. Is this not true.....?
They'll tell you whatever mate to part with your money and to get a sale:eek:
 
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Digger 89

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They'll tell you whatever mate to part with your money and to get a sale:eek:
Did you have an advisor interview you aswell then pal? or just know this from experience?

They'll tell you whatever mate to part with your money and to get a sale:eek:
So basically i should get an employer first and then start the course? Im guessin your in the know mate and i just need some decent advice :confused:

cheers pal
 
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sparks72

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Did you have an advisor interview you aswell then pal? or just know this from experience?



So basically i should get an employer first and then start the course? Im guessin your in the know mate and i just need some decent advice :confused:

cheers pal

I would mate,
qualifications without experience isn't worth a carrot,
especially in today's market.
 
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wurm

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HEY ALL

ive been doing this course now for a few months .......i was told i HAD to do the domestic installer before moving on to the full scope .....so thats just under 4k im out of pocket for a start......course going ok ..done tma's 1-8 just got back the book containing 9-11....before first 2 weeks practical training.....

had had some concerns regarding the qualification suitability to emplouyment but i se a few people have said its all good so my mind is at rest now ....

has anyone doing this course been to do their practical tests yet any pointers on what to expect once im there........

ie how long after completeion of the nessesary tma's is it until u actually go into the centre .....

also is lutpon really the only training centre ? isnt the one in the midlands or anything?.......
 
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GazBraz

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Hi, I too have just finished 1-8 modules, and so far so good. This thread has flagged up some bad salesmen, but the guy who signed me up seemed on the money. Told me everything i needed to know, and wasn't pushy, obviously some cheesey sales pitches, but he even gave me 48 hours to think about it. I'm ok with it. I'll be in Leeds for my practical, is that easier for you or are stuck in the middle of nowhere ? As for getting employment, i would be happy to gain employment and experience before risking myself and the public, you can read all the books in the world but without hands on experience and mistakes, you'll never been good at what you want to do. Patience is the key. Good luck with it.
 

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