Train to Become an Electrician | Professional Electrician Courses
Home » Electrician Courses » Training to be an Electrician

Training to be an electrician

Contact Us
  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.

Nationwide Job Opportunities

Major companies looking for our students.

Experience Needed

No qualifications or experience required.

Class Sizes

Limited class sizes for higher standard training.


Continued support after you've qualified.

Hidden Extras

Upfront about costs, no nasty surprises.

Train to become an electrician in 3 simple steps

Train to become an electrician following a logical 3-step approach.
Developed to ensure you receive the best possible training and preparation for your new role as an electrician.

Step 1: Centre Led Training

When you train to become an electrician with Options Skills, step one takes 40 days and can be done on either a full or part-time basis. You will receive centre led instruction at one of our own fully equipped electrical training facilities. Essential theory is combined with practical training sessions that build your confidence and knowledge. The course incorporates the new 18th Edition Wiring Regulations and DEI Qualifications – sometimes referred to as Part P. Receiving your JIB/ECS card, you will be able to seek employment and earn while you train. 

Step 2: On-Site Work Experience

During step two, you will work alongside a qualified electrician as a paid trainee, collecting evidence for your NVQ portfolio. You will also continue to work on your knowledge units, completing them in your own time. Drop-in sessions and online support will be available throughout this time. Work experience is an essential part of the three-step course and will help to build confidence and knowledge.

Step 3: AM2/Gold Card

Following your on-site work experience, you will undertake your AM2(Achievement Measurement Test).

An independent assessment of your skills, this is undertaken by an independent AM2 centre.


Upon gaining your JIB/ECS ‘Gold Card’, you are awarded the status of ‘Installation Electrician’. 

‘Gold Cards’ are renewable every three years. 

At Options Skills, you can train to become an electrician whether you’re a beginner or an existing tradesperson wanting to add electrical training to your skillset. 

People of all ages and from all over the world have become electricians with Options Skills.

The UK electrical contractors market is vast and is said to be worth around £18.2bn a year (source AMA Research). However, it is highly fragmented and comprises mostly of independent contractors and sole traders.

The industry is characterised by poor service and unreliability. Some tradesmen exploit customers and rogue practice is regularly publicised. Consumers and companies are therefore wary of who they appoint and employ, often finding it difficult to find a reliable and trustworthy electrician. However, when they do they use them again and again and recommend them to others. Options Skills have devised their 3 step electrician training and support packages based on years of industry experience. Genuine opportunities exist for people who are dedicated, passionate and hard-working.

Changing career is a major decision and one that cannot be taken lightly. It is a choice that can only be made after careful consideration and much thought.

If you decided to retrain for a new career as a qualified electrician, you must ensure you have chosen a provider who will be able to meet your needs and deliver a high-quality service – providing you with the perfect platform from which to launch your career.

Here at Options Skills, we pride ourselves on providing our students with the best opportunity to start a career as an installation electricians. We offer support both throughout and after training, including marketing opportunities.

The Electrician Training Courses package has been developed to provide you with necessary qualifications and the comprehensive training package available. We have combined this with marketing support to help you benefit from the potential offered by owning your own installation electrical business.

Training as an electrician with Options Skills will take place at one our certified training centres in Birmingham, London or Manchester. In order to legally work as an electrician, you must be deemed as competent. Most contractors join a competent persons scheme to demonstrate this to their customers and local building control (who must be notified of all installations that fall under Part P of The Building Regulations). Scheme providers such as NAPIT will ask electrical contractors to prove they have essential qualifications, experience and professional career development in place. This can appear to be daunting for new entrants to the industry however, Options Skills will help you by providing great training, real qualifications and on-site experience to provide you with a seamless, logical and legal training pathway for you to follow.

See what our students have said about our training

Read the great feedback from our trainees

We pride ourselves in offering a great service and training to our students. With that in mind we teamed up with FEEFO™ to collect impartial reviews with our trainees once they have finished their course. FEEFO™ is a leading review platform, offering an unbiased independent review platform to leading UK businesses.

Latest electrical course news and updates

Electricians You Should Be Following

Career Change | From Plasterer To Electrician

Government 5k Heat Pump Grant