How To Become An Electrician

How to Become an Electrician

Learn Trade Skills 4 Steps to Success

 

 

It has been reported by newspapers that electricians are earning up to £156,000 a year. A recent study by The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) has suggested that the UK will need around 12,500 – 15,000 electricians are needed to accommodate forecasted growth.

 

The usual routes people take are one of two to become an electrician:

 

An apprenticeship lasting over 4 years

Or

Achieve certificates through Electrical Courses typically lasting 2-3 years (NVQ Level 3)

 

 

LTS 4 Steps to success

 

To become a registered electrician, it can take a lot of time and financial commitment. We have simplified a path for our students to exemplify how to become an electrician in the most efficient and practical way. 

 

Our four steps to success is there to show you the route for those who have the ambition of becoming a fully qualified registered electrician and obtain a JIB Graded ECS Gold Card. This can be picked up by anyone with any level of experience.

 

Before there was no simple method to do so as those who took this route would have to repeat a lot of the same course material since the credits they earned were not transferable. This is no longer the case and our four steps to success resolves this issue.

 

 

Our plan directs those with the ambition to become fully qualified electricians on what is the most effective and efficient way to go about this especially for those who have or want to take the Domestic Installers route. Your path to success starts here with Learn Trade Skills.

 

4 Steps to Become an Electrician

 

Step 1

 

This is where everyone taking this journey will start off.

 

 

LTS Professional Package

30 Lesson Days

 

Modules covered

 

LCL Domestic Electrical Installer (DEI2020)

Level 3 Part P – Building Regulations 2013

Level 3 18th Edition Wiring Regulations

Level 3 PAT Testing

Level 2 Domestic Inspection, Testing and Initial Verification

Level 3 Commercial Initial and Periodic Electrical Inspection and Testing

 

 

When Qualified You Will Be Able To:

 

Work as an Electrical Installation Inspector

Self Certify your own and other electricians work

Produce EIC – Electrical Installation Certificate to landlords and business owners

Produce EICR – Electrical Installation Condition Report to landlords and business owners

Install electrical wiring systems within domestic and commercial settings.

Carry out PAT testing of electrical equipment for landlords and business owners within domestic and commercial settings.

Work for yourself and/or open your own electrical installation company

Work for other electrical installation and maintenance companies.

Become a Part P registered “Approved Electrician” with one of the Part P scheme providers such as NICEIC, ECA, ELECSA or NAPIT.

Allow you to progress to the Electrotechnical Craft Diploma where you can develop theoretical knowledge and work towards your AM2 qualification.

 

Click Here for the Professional Package

 

 

 

Step 2

 

Once you complete Step 1 you can directly start 2365, which will further your theoretical and practical training.

 

 

Electrotechnical Craft Diploma in Electrical Installation

4 Months

 

 

When Qualified You Will Be Able To:

 

Be able to do everything listed within Step 1 plus

Further practical training in Domestic and Commercial Installations

Gain knowledge in designing electrical systems

Gain knowledge in electrical motor control systems and be able to implement electrical system designs

Allow you to progress to a NVQ Occupational Assessment where you can exemplify your practical ability and work towards your AM2 qualification.

 

Click here for the Electrotechnical Craft Diplomas

 

 

Step 3

 

Candidates who complete Step 2 will progress to the next step which is the NVQ work based assessment process where they will be assessed for their practical ability.

 

NVQ Level 3 Occupational Assessment

6 Months to 18 Months

 

2356 or 2357 will depend on candidates’ previous electrical installation experience, however both qualifications do have identical value.

 

 

When Qualified You Will Be Able To:

 

Be able to do everything listed within Step 1 & 2 plus

Comply with regulations to safely communicate and implement health & safety at work settings

Prove your practical ability within various electrical system installations

Apply for a fully qualified electrician status with the JIB for which you can gain full status after your AM2 assessment.

Allow you to take the AM2 Assessment to showcase your practical training and theoretical knowledge you gained from Step 2 & 3

 

Click Here for the NVQ Occupational Assessment

 

 

 

Step 4

 

All candidates who successfully complete Step 3 will go proceed to a final assessment to prove their theoretical knowledge of electrical installations and be assessed for their practical ability. 

 

AM2 (Achievement Measurement 2) Assessment

1 ½ Days

 

 

When Qualified You Will Be Able To:

 

Gain a fully qualified electrician status with the JIB and work for an Electrical Contracting company that is a member of the JIB.

Be able to apply and obtain a ECS Gold card.

Gain the status of Approved Contractor with one of the scheme providers such as NICEIC, ECA, ELECSA or NAPIT.

Once you obtain the ECS Gold Card, gain access to construction sites to carryout inspection and electrical installations.

 

 

 

 

At The End You Will Be Able To:

 

Work as a fully qualified electrician and run your own business or even work for another company.

 

Install electrical wiring systems within domestic and commercial environments.

 

Certify your own installation as well as other electrician’s works in homes and commercial properties.

 

Produce periodic inspection & test certificates now called EICR – for circuits in home and commercial environments.

 

Work on commercial maintenance contracts within hotels, restaurants and offices etc.

 

Carryout PAT testing of electrical equipment within domestic and commercial settings.

 

Apply for a JIB Graded ECS Gold Card

 

 

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