We provide a comprehensive electrical training programme designed to get you working as an installation electrician. Our electrical training course combines practical skills and theory knowledge, with paid on-site experience being a fundamental part of the training.

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

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At Options Skills, our electrician courses have been designed for anyone wishing to become an electrician. Whether you're a complete beginner with no knowledge of the industry or someone who has worked on-site as an electrician's mate, we can help you complete your NVQ Level 3 in electrical training. Our course includes 18th Edition Wiring Regulations and DEI, combining theoretical knowledge with practical skills. 

In stage one, you will be registered with the JIB/ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) as an Electrical Trainee. This card acts as your passport to employment, allowing you to seek paid employment as a trainee. Upon completion of the course, you have your NVQ, but the ECS/JIB Gold Card and status of ‘Installation Electrician’.

Step 1: Centre Led Training

You will begin by attending one of our training centres in either Birmingham, London or Manchester. Delivered in small groups, you will learn essential theory and practical skills. At this stage, we also deliver essential 18th Edition Wiring Regulations and the Domestic Electrical Installers Award (Part P).

Step 2: On-Site Work Experience

You will continue your personal development with real work experience. Alongside a qualified electrician, you will work as a paid trainee on-site. This work experience will be invaluable, helping to build your confidence and knowledge. This stage of training varies in duration, with it taking anything from 1- 3 years.

Step 3: AM2/Gold Card

Following completion of your NVQ, you will be referred to take your AM2 (Achievement Measurement Test). All trainees must complete this test before being able to gain Installation Electrician Status. Once all three steps of your training are complete, you can apply to JIB/ECS for your 'Gold Card'. With this card, you are awarded the status of Installation Electrician.

For more information visit our NVQ Electrician Training Course page or call one of our advisors today on 0800 802 1315.


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