Thursday, February 9, 2012

Electrical Training Courses

Electrical Training Courses are suitable for all skill levels; from new entrants to the electrical industry, to tradespeople looking to cross skill from another trade, through to professionals looking to upgrade their qualifications and skills.

There are a wide range of courses available, from part time, full time, weekend, week day, long term to short term - so youre sure to find a course that you can fit around your life. There are also many different levels of courses available.

NVQs provide the candidate with work-based, practical experience as well as a qualification and are designed for 16 to 25 year olds. In order to qualify for an NVQ you will need four GCSEs at grade C or above in Maths, Science and English.

If you are over 25 you will need to look into a technical certificate such as a City & Guilds. Or you can undertake one of many Part P courses. These courses are designed to give individuals formal electrical training in the field of Domestic Electrical Installation Work. These qualifications are recognised by accreditation bodies, meaning that you can register with these bodies and certify your own work. By participating in Part P training you also have peace of mind that your work is safe and compliant.

One of the most popular courses is the BPEC Part P Electrical Full Scope course. Some courses require an element of electrical knowledge and experience but this course is ideal for beginners. The course covers levels A,B,C and D of electrical work and once the course is completed you will be able to join the full scope electrical competent persons schemes offered by ELECSA. You will also be able to test and certify your own work.

Renewable energy sources are becoming increasingly popular, especially with the feed-in tariff being introduced to encourage UK homeowners to switch to energy sources such as heat pumps and solar panels. This demand for qualified installers is a great opportunity for any electricians looking to increase their offering. There are many top-up courses available to allow you to fit renewable energy sources. Please be aware that to legally install Solar P.V you need a Part P Qualification Full Scope and the 17th edition courses qualification.


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