We deliver a range of electrician training courses and certifications designed to assist beginners entering the industry as well as existing electricians looking to update their qualifications or upskill.
As systems, homes and businesses change, so has the UK electrical industry with more people opting for electric heating over gas. This boom means there is a huge demand for electricians presenting a unique opportunity for you to learn a trade and enter a motivated market.
To help you get there, we’re proud to deliver tried and trusted electrical training courses that will help beginners, career changers and established electricians to ensure they’re confident and secure in future-proof careers.
Accredited Electrician Courses
NVQ Level 3
Earn your NVQ Level 3, 18th Edition Wiring Regulations and become a fully qualified electrician through our domestic Electrical Training Course.
The 18th Edition course ensures new entrants and existing electricians are up-to-date with the latest regulations.
Period & Initial
Testing & Inspection
Develop the knowledge and skills to professionally carry out inspection and testing on electrical installations.
(Electric Vehicle) EV
Charge Point Installation
Learn the key skills required to install, fault find, inspect and test electric vehicle charging points.
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Experienced Worker Route
Our experienced worker route is aimed at those who already have experience within the electrical industry.
As a testament to our electrical training approach, Options Skills are immensely proud of the positive reviews and feedback we consistently receive from our students and existing electrical engineers renewing or upskilling their regs and electrical qualifications.
The success stories of our electrician trainees speak volumes about the transformative impact of our electrical training programs on their lives and new electrical careers.
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The Future of the Electrical Industry
While we think electricity is an essential part of our lives now, our dependency is growing as more of the world becomes connected and technology develops. In fact, the global demand for energy consumption will increase by 30% by 2040.
A big part of this is the changes put forward as we move towards a net-zero future.
Electric vehicles are growing rapidly in popularity, and by the end of February 2022, over 420,000 electric cars were on the road and over 780,000 plug-in models (including hybrid models). As the demand for the vehicles increases, so does the need for EV charging points and electricians fully qualified to install and maintain them.
Solar panels have been part of our landscape for decades. However, as technology develops and powering our homes becomes more expensive, more people are looking to generate power using solar energy and rely less on the national grid.
Some homeowners are looking to replace gas boilers with electric boilers. With fewer carbon emissions, less noise and more flexibility in the placement, it’s a no-brainer. In addition, with reports of gas boilers eventually being banned in the UK, many people replacing their boilers are choosing electric options to stay ahead of the curve. This, along with rewiring older homes, means that there are plenty of opportunities for electricians.
Full-time & Part-time Electrician Courses
Training for a new career requires time, plenty of hard work and commitment, and we want to encourage as many people as possible to take up the trades.
We understand that not everyone can complete their training in one block, whether due to current work or family commitments.
As a result, we offer our NVQ Level 3 Electrical training course both full-time and part-time.
The course is broken down into two stages.
To pass stage one of training, you’ll need to complete six weeks of centre-led training. We’re happy to help you fit this around existing commitments and split training into three two-week training blocks.
In stage two, you will be on-site working, and whether you do this full-time or part-time will depend on yourself and your employer.
Working full-time should allow you to complete your training course sooner; however, part-time electrician training may be a much better choice for you. If you’re looking for a more flexible training option, perhaps fast-track electrician training or the experienced worker route is for you.
Whichever way you choose to complete your training and earn your electrician certification, our course advisors are on hand to help you find a start date and schedule that suits you.
Career Opportunities for Electricians
There are several routes within the domestic electrical industry for new entrants and existing electricians.
As existing electricians reach retirement age and the housing market increases, considerable gaps exist. The need to meet demand provides electricians with the benefit of new and exciting challenges within their work and higher salaries than ever before.
Career paths for electricians include:
- Domestic Electrician
- Installation Electrician
- Approved Electrician
- Renewable Energy Specialist
- Business Owner
Why Are Electricians Important?
Electricity is an essential part of life for people across the globe. Since the late 19th century, when it was first introduced in homes, electricity and technology have developed, and we now use it to light rooms, cook food, heat our homes and power vehicles.
Life would be very different without it, and we would not have the high quality of life we have now. This is because we depend on it, and society is built around always having a working flow of electricity.
As such, we need skilled professionals to plan, design, install, maintain and repair a wide variety of electrical projects and installations.
Electricity is complicated and can be dangerous, so electricians train specifically to understand and manage the risks.
A good electrician will have trained for years, gained considerable knowledge and practical experience, and dealt with a whole host of domestic electrical projects safely and efficiently.
Who Can Enrol On Our Electrical Training Courses?
We welcome students of all ages to enrol on our electrician training courses – we simply require you to be over 18.
No previous experience in the trades industry is needed to enrol. However, we ask all those looking to book a space to complete an aptitude test.
To enrol on any of our electrician training courses, you request a callback from our advisors using our online contact form.
Our course advisors are happy to talk you through the details of our courses and answer any questions you may have.
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