Retrain as an Electrician
We frequently get enquiries from people who wish to retrain as an electrician and we worry that they are possibly misinformed or wrongly advised.
DCET are able to deliver any bundle of training or qualifications that you think might be helpful to you. This is exactly in line with the offers seen elsewhere, notably in the on-line links. Give us a call and we can talk you through this. We can offer exactly the training offered elsewhere, and almost certainly to a higher standard.
For example, DCET now offer the special electrical training package which is a two week course designed to help individuals gain employment within the electrical industry usually as an electricians mate.
The Joint Industry Board (JIB), who help to set the standards for training, competence and terms and conditions require that to be graded as an Electrician an individual must satisfy the following conditions:
(1) Must have been a registered Apprentice or undergone some equivalent method of training (bundles of qualifications do not achieve this!) and have had adequate practical training in electrical installation work.
(2) Must have obtained an NVQ Level 3 in electrical installation work (or approved equivalent) - see Note 1.
(3) Must have obtained a pass in the City & Guilds 2360 Electrical Installation Theory Part 2 Course Certificate or the EAL Diploma in Electrotechnical Services (500/3526/5) (or approved equivalent).
Note 1: If the applicant meets the other two criteria but has not achieved an NVQ Level 3 in electrical installation, then a "Provisional" grading may be awarded if the following criteria are both satisfied:
(a) have obtained at least the City & Guilds 2360 Electrical Installation Theory Part 2 Course Certificate or EAL Diploma in Electrotechnical Services (500/3526/5) (or approved equivalent)
(b) have obtained Achievement Measurement 2 or must be able, with the application for Grading and any other relevant supporting evidence (i.e. the City & Guilds Electricians Certificate) which may be required, to satisfy the Grading Committee of his experience and suitability.
Must be able to carry out electrical installation work efficiently in accordance with the National Working Rules for the Electrical Contracting Industry, the current I.E.E. Regulations for Electrical Installations, and the Construction Industry Safety Regulations.
Many short courses imply that an individual can become a Domestic Installer, which usually requires the joining of a competent person scheme. We advise that before undertaking any training you check with the competent person scheme provider, as they may not accept the short course qualifications.
At DCET, we pride ourselves on our high quality training and are happy to deliver any of the short courses to the highest standard, either separately or as a bundle, providing that you fully understand, and are aware of their limitations. It is great training, but you won’t be a ‘qualified electrician’.
For more information ring us on 01392 829100.