How to become an electrician

This course has been designed specifically for anyone looking to become a domestic installer quickly at an affordable price. It is suitable for people with little or no installation knowledge as well as associated trades persons looking to do their own work. We offer an extensive range of electrician courses.

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Why take our intensive course route?

High quality

Whether you have just left college, want to get more qualifications, unemployed, simply want to re-train or add a skill to your current trade we will have the right electrical courses for you. We specialise in providing high quality training with our focus on getting you to the level you need quickly in a professional, friendly and supportive environment.

Domestic route

The qualifications and skills achieved in this course will allow you to join a Government approved Part P Competent Scheme provider. This will allow you to carry out installations in domestic dwellings or similar and self-certify that your work meets the current requirements set by Government legislation.
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Commercial route

After completing our domestic course and having gained some site experience you may want to improve your qualifications to allow you to work in commercial and industrial premises or conduct periodic inspections. Our combined inspection, testing and periodic package will certainly be for you if you want to progress further.
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Why EC4U?

  • Award winning facilities
  • Professional, friendly and relaxed environment
  • All our staff go the extra mile to make sure you succeed
  • Unique centre with real life building scenarios
  • Quality teaching¬†at competitive prices
  • Small class sizes
  • Supportive environment
  • High exam pass rates

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Our Intensive Training Route

Domestic Installer CourseDomestic Installer Course

Our Domestic Installer Course is aimed at anyone who is 18+ and cannot afford either the time or cost associated with all the other courses mentioned below. Essentially, it is for people looking to get on the first rung of the ladder within the industry who are focusing on domestic installations rather than industrial and commercial.

The course is split up into 4 individual courses (Key stage course, Level 2 inspection and testing course, Part P course and 17th edition course) which will give you the key knowledge, skills and competency to become a Domestic Installer. It will also allow you to apply to join a Part P scheme provider (NICEIC/ELECSA/NAPIT) and self-certify that your electrical work meets current building regulations.

Alternative Routes

City & Guilds 2365City & Guilds 2365

This is predominately aimed at 16-18 year olds and usually is delivered by colleges and fully funded by the government. Since August 2013 it has become mandatory to stay in full time education until the age of 18 which is where this City and Guilds 2365 fits the bill.

Within the course you will have to take the Level 2 in their first year and if successful move on to the Level 3 in the second year. At the end of the 2 years you will undoubtedly have experience and knowledge but will be required to get a job as an apprentice if you wish to complete your NVQ qualification.

Essentially the NVQ part is 12 months of onsite assessments, a couple of units not covered in the 2365 course and your AM2 (Final Exams). To do this you will have to move over to the City and Guilds 2357 qualification and complete the additional units in order to become a fully qualified. A word of warning to anyone considering this course if you do not have a job you cannot complete the course and become fully qualified.

City & Guilds 2357City & Guilds 2357

This course can be aimed at anyone 16+ and is delivered by both Colleges and privately owned training companies. Within the college environment the course is usually part time and can take 3 years to complete where as it can be done far quicker via the private companies as it is a full time course.

There is funding available for this course via the Government depending on age and figures can be obtained from the Skills funding agency. There is only a level 3 in this course which is split up into knowledge/workshop units and takes place at either the college or training centre and the NVQ performance units which are essentially onsite assessments.

Another word of warning as with the City and Guilds 2365 if you are not in employment you will not be able to progress any further. Assuming positively you are in employment and you pass the performance units of the course you will then have your AM2 or final exams to complete and if successful you will be fully qualified.

EAL DiplomaEAL Diploma

Essentially this is the same course, qualification and same outcomes if successful as the City and Guilds 2357 just a different provider equally well recognised within the industry.