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Our electrician courses combine practical skills and theory knowledge with on-site experience, leading to industry-recognised qualifications and a future-proof career.

In Birmingham, Manchester, Purley and Wembley, experienced tutors deliver training in our fully-equipped centres. In addition, we provide ongoing support for each of our trainees with dedicated trainers and support staff.

Options Skills is a trading standard approved company. We deliver high-quality electrician courses, allowing students to gain industry-recognised qualifications and launch future proof careers.

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NVQ Level 3 Electrician Training

Our NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training Course combines five steps of training. Through a combination of centre-led training, on-site work experience and assessment, students will earn their NVQ Level 3, Inspection & Testing Award and Level 3 EV Charging Point certification – all delivered by Options Skills. Scheme rules dictate that AM2 Assessment must take place at an independent centre.

Upon completing the course, trainees will be eligible to gain their ECS Gold Card and Approved Electrician Status. 

Inspection and Testing 

The Inspection and Testing Award demonstrates that electricians can inspect, test, report, and certify both new (initial) and existing (periodic) electrical installations. This is a valuable qualification that, in tandem with NVQ Level 3 & Wiring Regulations, will allow the holder to apply for Competent Person Status. With the additional AM2 qualification, trainees can apply for their ECS Gold Card and Installation Electrician status. After two years of on-site experience, electricians can then apply for Approved Electrician status.

Domestic Electrical Installer Training/ Competent Person Status

Domestic Installer training on single-phase circuits and installations is delivered during the initial 6-week training period. Domestic Installer Training & Certification as a stand-alone programme is no longer available.  With effect from 1st September 2021, 18th Edition and DEI qualifications in isolation are no longer accepted as proof of competence by many CPS (Competent Persons Scheme) providers. Persons wishing to join a CPS should contact the scheme provider for exact entry requirements, but typically they will require NVQ Level 3 or a minimum of 2-years’ experience and working towards an NVQ Level 3 qualification plus Wiring Regulations and a recognised Testing & Inspection qualification.

UK Qualifications/ European Union

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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