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Training to be an Electrician

Since 2011 there are now two routes into the electrical industry and these include the all new City & Guilds 2357 NVQ Diploma and also the City & Guilds 2330 Level 2.

The City & Guilds 2330 Level 2 has always been regarded as the first stage when entering into this industry. It has been a tried and tested way of entering into this industry for a long time.

So if you haven’t got any previous experience as an electrician or haven’t got the time for an electrician apprenticeship then this could be the perfect choice of course to begin at and then once successfully completed you can then go on to progress even further broadening your portfolio within the industry.

You aren’t required to too undertake any work based assessments and the course covers absolutely everything required to get you on the right path towards and exciting new career as an electrician.

What about fast track courses?

You can have the City & Guilds 2330 level 2 on what is called a fast track basis which requires a lot less time to complete this could be completed in as little as 8 weeks if you’re training on a full time basis. 50% of fast track courses are practical and you will gain all the knowledge that’s required for work in domestic, industrial and commercial premises.

Prices for fast track courses do vary so it’s always worthwhile to check out different course providers but be careful that your course is cheaper in one place than another because you are missing out on important sections that are required. Your local training centre will have much more information on this.

What’s included in my course?

Throughout your course you will be provided with in depth technical knowledge which is the perfect for novices in the industry. It’s also a good choice for those who are already working in the industry and want to improve on your technical knowledge. Taking this course will also mean you don’t have to complete an electrician apprenticeship.

This course covers workshop practice, installation theory and electrical principles. You’ll be working safely and effectively while gaining knowledge on electro technology and you’ll get up to speed with health and safety regulations, you’ll also be able to complete work on buildings and structures.

Where will I be training?

The place you’ll be training at will have a purpose built training area with classrooms where your theory lessons will take place there you’ll be able to brush up on your theory sections before they can be put into practice when you enter the workshop. The practical training bays are all fully equipped and meet with City & Guilds standards and requirements. All tools that are needed are also supplied and all materials too.

Your teachers are experienced instructors and it’s their job to train you up to meet with City & Guilds standards, they are always on hand if you require any assistance.

Once you successfully complete your course you will then be able to go further into the industry.

Well that’s it from me, as you can see the City & Guilds 2330 is the very best way of first entering into the electrical industry or if you’re looking to broaden your portfolio. So good luck with it and hopefully someday you’ll be a fully qualified electrician.

If you would like to learn more about electrician qualifications check out: www.eal.org.uk, The City & Guilds, or www.jtltraining.com