Why become an Electrician?

In this article, we explain why pursuing a career as an Electrician can be rewarding and whether this is the right route for you.  

There is an increasingly rising demand for Electricians, with the industry always needing people. Electricians require a broad range of skills and proficiencies to be able to diagnose electrical problems and find solutions to fix the problem. 

Some pros of entering this sector include:

  • It pays an excellent salary
  • Challenging, versatile work
  • Step by step career advancement
  • Freedom and flexibility of working in different settings

So, what are the next steps?

You are new into the field, unsure of where to start, trying to figure out which qualification is right for you? To make your life easier, we have simplified the process and broken down the course into different stages.

A Guide to becoming a Qualified Electrician:

Stage 1: Part P

If you are a New Entrant to the Electric Industry, begin with the fundamentals of Electric. This is for learners who are new to the electrical industry or working as a Heating Engineer, Plumber or Kitchen fitter or dealing with electrical installations in dwellings and wish to understand the requirements of applicable Building Regulations. Part P covers the requirements of notification of electrical installations in dwellings in England to local building control authority direct or through Competent Person Scheme and follows the Electrician’s guide to the Building Regulations published by the IET. 

Stage 2: 18th Edition

This qualification is for learners involved in the electro technical sector such as Electricians, Designers or Inspectors who wish to update their knowledge to the IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition and wish to gain a nationally recognised qualification at Level 3, to demonstrate their knowledge and understanding of the latest wiring regulations. It covers the full content of BS 7671: IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition. The regulations apply to the design, erection and verification of electrical installations and additions and alterations to existing installations. At successful completion of this course learner will receive an EAL certificate.

Stage 3: Inspection and Testing

This qualification is for those electricians who wish to carry out the periodic inspection and testing of electrical installations and issue Electrical Installation Condition Reports and those who wish to acquire new knowledge and skills.  This award gives the opportunity for individuals to develop and/or enhance their knowledge and skills in the periodic inspection and testing of single and three phase low voltage electrical installations. At successful completion of this course learner will receive an EAL or City & Guilds certificate.

Upon successful completion of the above three stages, you are eligible to work as an Electrician.

We also offer other courses such as Electrical Vehicle Charging Points, Fire Alarms and PAT Testing, which can be added on to boost your skills portfolio.




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