Cheapest place to do intensive elcetrician course

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Found 10th May 2010
Hello i was doing an electrician course at college while working as one but the firm went broke and college said i couldnt continue without an employer so had to stop. I really dont want to go to college again as i know how to do the job i just need the tickets so i can get a job. So i want to do a quick intsenive course so i can get a job. Would i be able to get any funding from the government to help pay for the course? Ive been unemployed for a year but i havent had any benifits or funding previously

Any help would be great. Oh i live in Worthing , West sussex so a local'ish center would be prefered

Thanks

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I dont know but think maybe a call to the local employment office and ask them about schemes maybe? Also any of the big electrical companies - get in touch and ask about apprenticeships as they would pay also for college

Good luck and good on u for bettering yourself

bossyboots;8571711

I dont know but think maybe a call to the local employment office and ask … I dont know but think maybe a call to the local employment office and ask them about schemes maybe? Also any of the big electrical companies - get in touch and ask about apprenticeships as they would pay also for collegeGood luck and good on u for bettering yourself



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StevenA2000_uk;8571751

LOL - the fountain of all knowledge aka the Oracle......the Bootser has … LOL - the fountain of all knowledge aka the Oracle......the Bootser has spoken!!!



shuttit you - am sure your advice would be get up each day at 2pm scratch your arse and open a bottle of buckie then head down and sign on :whistling:

Nice to see someone trying to get on in life - makes a good change

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get to the jobcentre and ask to speak to an advisor, they will let you know what you can and cant do

OP, You can't get the tickets as you put it without going to college,

The best thing for you to do is sign on with an agency and get a job as a sparks mate and with a job in place go to the college and enroll for an evening course.

I have someone who works with me who is doing it this way, he does have to pay for the college course himself its around £600 per term and hes in his second year now.

You can apply to the J.I.B for grading as an adult trainee,i doubt this is what you want to hear but i'm afraid there are no short cuts to becoming the real deal(like me);-):thumbsup:

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transit;8572596

OP, You can't get the tickets as you put it without going to college,The … OP, You can't get the tickets as you put it without going to college,The best thing for you to do is sign on with an agency and get a job as a sparks mate and with a job in place go to the college and enroll for an evening course.I have someone who works with me who is doing it this way, he does have to pay for the college course himself its around £600 per term and hes in his second year now.You can apply to the J.I.B for grading as an adult trainee,i doubt this is what you want to hear but i'm afraid there are no short cuts to becoming the real deal(like me);-):thumbsup:




Hi thanks for your feedback but does that mean the 12 week intensive course would not have the same qualifiaction as goin to college once a week for a couple years
these are what i would gain:
17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations - City & Guilds Level 3
Certificate in PAT TestingPAT Testing - City & Guilds Level 3
Certificate in Building RegulationsBuilding Regulations - City & Guilds Level 3
Certificate in Building RegulationsLogic Full Scope Electrical Part P Scheme
RF Training Electrical Installation Certificate
or Part P 'Full Scope' qualification

Will these be any good for geeting a job
Its just that i had 3 weeks left of my first year and had to stop, I really cant do 3 years of college, the thought is gutwrenching and boring as i know what i am doing
cheers

watugot;8572702

Hi thanks for your feedback but does that mean the 12 week intensive … Hi thanks for your feedback but does that mean the 12 week intensive course would not have the same qualifiaction as goin to college once a week for a couple yearsthese are what i would gain:17th Edition IEE Wiring Regulations - City & Guilds Level 3Certificate in PAT TestingPAT Testing - City & Guilds Level 3Certificate in Building RegulationsBuilding Regulations - City & Guilds Level 3Certificate in Building RegulationsLogic Full Scope Electrical Part P SchemeRF Training Electrical Installation Certificateor Part P 'Full Scope' qualificationWill these be any good for geeting a jobIts just that i had 3 weeks left of my first year and had to stop, I really cant do 3 years of college, the thought is gutwrenching and boring as i know what i am doingcheers



To be honest, no,

The main thing i cant see on the list is the AM2 which is the final pratical exam, it takes place over 3 days and without it you cant get a J.I.B card,

You really need to be aiming for a J.I.B card grading as its a compulsory requirement for employers.

Just be wary of these college courses that sound to good to be true because at the end of it you could end up without employment ,

The best thing to do is opt for the suggestion i made earlier, i know it sounds painful but its worth it in the end, i was an apprentice for 4 years doing 6 week block release college for 2 years and earning just £41 per week.......sounds rubbish but it doesnt last forever :thumbsup:

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transit;8572857

To be honest, no,The main thing i cant see on the list is the AM2 which … To be honest, no,The main thing i cant see on the list is the AM2 which is the final pratical exam, it takes place over 3 days and without it you cant get a J.I.B card,You really need to be aiming for a J.I.B card grading as its a compulsory requirement for employers.Just be wary of these college courses that sound to good to be true because at the end of it you could end up without employment ,The best thing to do is opt for the suggestion i made earlier, i know it sounds painful but its worth it in the end, i was an apprentice for 4 years doing 6 week block release college for 2 years and earning just £41 per week.......sounds rubbish but it doesnt last forever :thumbsup:



It actually says " This course focuses on the City and Guilds 2330. The 2330 is the current Electrotechnical certificate to enable candidates to become a qualified electrician. After completion of the 2330 Trade Services can offer on-site assessment once you have a work placement to allow you to gain your work based evidence for your NVQ Level 3. Once you have both the NVQ Level 3 and 2330 you can then register with the JIB as a fully qualified electrician.

I guess i will just have to phone around to a college and these training centers for more info

Cheers

watugot;8573368

It actually says " This course focuses on the City and Guilds 2330. The … It actually says " This course focuses on the City and Guilds 2330. The 2330 is the current Electrotechnical certificate to enable candidates to become a qualified electrician. After completion of the 2330 Trade Services can offer on-site assessment once you have a work placement to allow you to gain your work based evidence for your NVQ Level 3. Once you have both the NVQ Level 3 and 2330 you can then register with the JIB as a fully qualified electrician. I guess i will just have to phone around to a college and these training centers for more infoCheers



That on site assessment you mentioned involves a tutor attending site and taking pictures of you doing certain tasks, which tbh isnt always practical....

The lad i mentioned who works with me has had me taking pictures of him carrying out certain jobs, but from what hes told me when he thinks hes covered all the requirements they ask for more.

I know my employer is sceptical about these courses because of the apparent no need to take the AM2, which we have all had to pass.

I wish you good luck but just be wary with what they tell you and like you say ask them plenty of questions , especially regarding the AM2 :thumbsup:

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transit;8573661

That on site assessment you mentioned involves a tutor attending site and … That on site assessment you mentioned involves a tutor attending site and taking pictures of you doing certain tasks, which tbh isnt always practical....The lad i mentioned who works with me has had me taking pictures of him carrying out certain jobs, but from what hes told me when he thinks hes covered all the requirements they ask for more.I know my employer is sceptical about these courses because of the apparent no need to take the AM2, which we have all had to pass.I wish you good luck but just be wary with what they tell you and like you say ask them plenty of questions , especially regarding the AM2 :thumbsup:



OK thanks again for your time
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