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How To Become An Electrician

Learn to Become an Electrician in the UK 2024

News outlets reported that there are many electricians that earn over £100,000 a year. A recent study by The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) has suggested that the UK will need around 12,500 – 15,000 electricians to accommodate forecasted growth.

There are many routes to get into the electrical trade and we provide all the
options here at Learn Trade Skills and keep things flexible to people’s needs.

For maximum success we keep classes limited to 10-12 people so that everyone can pass and not get lost in the system. We also guarantee employment support until you get your first job hence why we are very popular and have 5* reviews on Google Maps!

Steps to Become An Electrician
Steps to Become An Electrician
Steps to Become An Electrician

The 3 Main Routes

4 Steps To Success When Learning To Become An Electrician

Learn Trade Skills has simplified the route to becoming a qualified electrician for those who may have limited time and needs to come to a working capacity as quick as possible through our 4 step-by-step guide. This is the market’s most efficient way to start earning and gaining experience in the industry while working towards achieving a JIB Graded ECS Gold Card.

The pathway to earning a Gold Card can be lengthy and financially demanding. Hence, we created a path for those with other responsibilities and who want to make money simultaneously. It’s also an excellent option for those already in the field and needing the relevant electrical qualifications.

This is mainly aimed at non-experienced people, but if you are an experienced electrical person looking to achieve a Gold Card, you will be eligible for a fast-tracked programme. To get more information on gaining a Gold Card or our fast-track programme, please call us on 01992 413503 to discuss further.

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Steps to Become An Electrician

The first step to becoming a fully qualified electrician with Learn Trade Skills is to take on our Professional Electrician Package Course.

Professional Electrician Package course, you can begin step 2. This would be to gain experience in the field or complete the Level 3 Electrotechnical Craft Diploma.

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Step 3 / how to Become an Electrician

As stated in the previous section, this step is for those with five years of electrical experience with the relevant certificates or who have completed the Level 3 Electrotechnical Craft Diploma (Level 3 2365).


After you complete NVQ level 3 portfolio, you are on to the final step of achieving your ECS Gold Card by completing the AM2 exam. This is a 2.5-day exam where you will be given a project that you must create on an electrical board to prove your competence.

One of the most common routes (and the industry preferred route) for those learning to become electricians is the apprenticeship route. An electrical apprenticeship typically lasts around 4 years in a college in order to achieve an ECS Gold Card.

However, those who take the “apprenticeship” route with Learn Trade Skills can complete this method between 1-2 years with our Gold Card Package .
This is a flexible course that targets those who need to train as efficiently as possible by training full-time and those who are interested in training during the evenings.

To break this down, 15 weeks are spent training full-time, followed by an on-site portfolio which usually takes around a year to complete. 

The following certification is included within our Gold Card Package:

Steps to Become An Electrician

The experienced worker route is ideal for any individual who has 5 years of electrical work experience in the UK and requires and ECS Gold Card.

Once the candidate has attained their certificates (Level 2 2365, Part P, 18th Edition, and Inspection and Testing), they will be able to progress onto the next stage, which is the Level 3 NVQ Experienced Worker Route.

Learn Trade Skills have dedicated a Package Course for those with 5+ years of proven experience and no electrical certificates. This is know as our Experienced Worker Package and includes all of the qualifications needed to apply for an ECS Gold Card.

Steps to Become An Electrician

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