How to become an Electrician

City and guilds Electrical courses

When you start thinking about becoming an electrician you will most likely first ask yourself how do I actually become a fully qualified one? We pride our centre as one of the few training providers in the UK where you can actually do your full qualification from the beginning to the end.


We do offer a great learning environment, supportive teachers and multiple courses in order for you to become an electrician and to up your skills during your career as an electrician.


As you may have noticed there are some training providers in the UK that will sell you courses that last 5 weeks and are titled “Part P course”, which make you think that you will be a qualified Electrician on completion. When really they will sell you a package of make shift courses, that teach you very basic subjects and at the end of it you may earn the title of a “Domestic Installer”. Whilst these courses are ok for “experienced” electricians without any qualifications, they are less than ideal for someone looking into becoming an Electrician from scratch therefore we do not recommend you taking one of these courses if you are new to the Electrical Installation career. 

Once you have achieved all 3 of these qualifications, you will hold the same qualified status of “Electrician”, as a four year Electrical Apprentice, who has just finished their training. The Joint Industry Board (JIB) of Electricians sets standards, wages and grades for their members of the Electrical Industry and one of the largest and most respected regulated bodies in the industry. If you want more information on what they set for requirements, to hold the status of “Electrician” then you can check out Section 4 of their handbook.

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