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We provide comprehensive electrical training programmes designed to get you working as an installation or domestic electrician. Our electrical training course combines practical skills and theory knowledge, providing students with the opportunity to find paid on-site work experience during step two.

Our courses are based in Birmingham, Manchester and London in our fully-equipped training centres and delivered by staff with years of industry experience. We provide on-going support for each of our trainees with dedicated trainers and student liaison managers.

Options Skills is a trading standards approved company delivering high-quality training courses. Allowing students to train and gain industry-recognised qualifications in their chosen trade.

For the step-by-step process of becoming an electrician, visit: How To Become An Electrician

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NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training

Our NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training Course combines three steps of training. For six weeks, students will attend one of our training centres where they will learn essential skills and knowledge. During this time, they will gain their ECS Trainee Card. With this card, in step two, students can go out to work as trainees and build up their portfolio. Once they have completed a sufficient amount of work to a high-standard, they will go onto take their AM2 Assessment. Upon completion of this, students will have earned their NVQ Level 3 and be eligible to gain their ECS Gold Card.


Domestic Electrical Installer Award

Our Domestic Electrical Installer training combines essential practical skills with theroetical knowledge of the electrical industry. Through the training course, students will gain both their Domestic Electrical Installer Award and 18th edtion wiring regulations. Upon completion of the course, trainees can join a competent members scheme and go out to work in single phase, domestic dwellings. 

This course is no longer available as a stand alone programme. With effect from 1st September 2021, 18th Edition and DEI qualifications in isolation will no longer be accepted as proof of competence by many scheme providers. Persons wishing to join a CPS should make contact with the scheme provider for exact entry requirements but they are expected to NVQ Level 3 or a minimum of 2-years’ experience and working towards an NVQ Level 3 qualification.

Up to 31st December 2020 Regulated qualifications and UKAS Accredited certificates of competence issued in the UK were widely recognised by other EU member states. However since the UK’s withdrawal from the EU, individual member states that previously recognised a UK qualification may now no longer do so. Learners undertaking qualifications on the basis that it is recognised by an EU member state should in the first instance make enquiries with the relevant bodies in that Country to confirm its recognition status.


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