Are you thinking about a new career? Whether you’re soon to be leaving school or stuck in a job you don’t love, entering the trades is a great step to take. With a huge demand for skilled workers, it’s not only a rewarding job but a profitable one as well. However, you may be unsure of the best way to get there and thinking ‘how long does it take to become a qualified electrician?’
What Are Your Options?
To legally work as an electrician, you need to complete a level 3 electrical or electro-technical qualification – or the equivalent of. While an apprenticeship is a route you can take, there are other options out there. Apprenticeships take around three years to complete, combining college and work experience, however, Options Skills can offer you a different route.
NVQ Level 3
Here at Options Skills, we can offer our NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training Course to people all around the country. Made up of three, easy-to-follow steps, it won’t be long before you’re a qualified electrician.
Step one – Centre Led Training: 8 weeks
Step two – Portfolio Building: 1 – 3 years*
Step three – AM2/Gold Card: 3 days
* Step two varies in duration simply because it is down to the student how long it takes. Undertaking your on-site work experience during step two, duration depends on how hard a student works and how much evidence of this they collect to put towards their NVQ portfolio.
How Long Does It Take To Become A Qualified Electrician?
Motivation and hard work are essential when training to become a qualified electrician. If you’re committed to your new career, you could be qualified in less than a year. And that’s not all. During step one, you will be registered as an electrical trainee meaning you can seek employment alongside a qualified electrician.
For more information, visit our Electrical Training Course page, or call one of our advisors today.