How to Become an Electrician
The demand for electricians is driven by renewed activity in the house building market, increasing regulations for installers and landlords plus the fact that electricians and domestic installers must now be qualified and members of a recognised ‘competent persons scheme’ if they carry out electrical installations in a domestic property.
Knowing how to become an electrician can be quite a daunting question for would be electricians. There are a number of different qualifications and knowing which route to follow can seem complicated for the uninitiated. Here at Options Skills, we’ve made it simple.
NVQ Level 3
If you are seeking employment with your electrical qualifications we would recommend that you aim for an electrical NVQ as some employers will want to see this as will certain Competent Person Scheme providers. NVQ training will take place over a longer period of time and must include an on-site portfolio of evidence. NVQ Electrical Training Course can take place at a number of locations across the country. Please contact us for more details.
The course will provide you with practical skills and knowledge as well 18th Edition Wiring Regulations and Domestic Electrical Installer qualifications. This course, together with the qualifications, will allow you to apply for membership of a recognised Competent Persons Scheme. Membership of a Competent Persons Scheme will allow you to notify or ‘sign off’ your own installations via your scheme provider.
JIB/ECS Trainee Card
During your NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training Course, you will be registered with JIB/ECS as an electrical trainee. This card acts as your passport to work within the industry, allowing you to seek paid employment as a trainee.
JIB/ECS Gold Card
Upon completing your NVQ and AM2 assessment, you can apply for the JIB/ECS Gold Card. Once you receive this card, you will be awarded the status of Installation Electrician and be able to go and work legally as a qualified electrician.
For more information visit our NVQ Electrical Training Course page or contact one of our advisors today 0808 301 496