So, you want to become an electrician but you’re not sure where to start. Can you start an electrician training course as a complete beginner? Do you need to have some level of experience first? What is the qualification you’re actually aiming for? There are probably plenty of questions swimming around your head.
Here at Options Skills, we want to make the whole process as simple as we possibly can for our students. That’s why we have tried to answer all of the questions you may have about the qualifications required to become an electrician
Enrolling Onto A Course
You don’t need any prior experience or qualifications to enrol onto our NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training Course. We don’t expect students to have worked as an electrician’s mate before training for their own qualifications. To sign up for our electrical course, you just to need to have a chat with one of our Options Skills advisors, discuss your options and arrange a payment plan.
We do ask students to sit an exam prior to starting the course. The exam simply makes us aware of your level of Maths and English. A basic level of both is required to undertake the NVQ electrical course. This way, we can ensure students have a great chance of gaining their qualifications.
During the first stage of training to become an electrician, students will be signed up as ESC/JIB Electrical Trainees. This will allow them to undertake paid work during step two and build a portfolio.
Upon completing the portfolio, students move onto step three which includes the AM2 (Achievement Measurement Test).
Upon passing the AM2, students can apply to JIB/ECS for their gold card – the final of the qualifications required to become an electrician.
Obtaining a gold card provides you with the status of installation electrician. This allows you to go and work legally as an electrician.