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Qualified Electrician Course

Our 4 Steps to Qualified Electrician Course, has been designed to allow learners who are not on an apprenticeship to self-fund their electrical training. These 4 Steps are designed to give flexibility in learning and can be booked individually or as a package. Learners will typically start on Step 1, if they are new to the electrical industry. Learners who complete Step 4 and AM2 will be recognised as qualified electricians and are eligible to apply for an ECS Gold Card.

STEP ONE

18 days

Domestic Installation Skills

  • Begin your journey to become an electrician
  • Gain valuable skills in fundamental installation theory and domestic wiring.
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STEP TWO

25 Days

Diploma Level 2

  • Complete the City & Guilds 2365 Level 2 Diploma
  • Build on technical knowledge and develop skills in commercial wiring systems.
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STEP THREE

31 Days

Diploma Level 3

  • Complete the City and Guilds Level 3 Diploma
  • Learn how to design and inspect & test a full electrical installation.
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STEP FOUR

6-18 months

Electrical NVQ Level 3 Portfolio

  • Begin the City and Guilds NVQ Level 3 portfolio
  • To complete the full NVQ, you will need to complete an AM2 assessment (not included).
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Qualified Electrician Course

Our 4 Steps Explained

At Trade Skills 4U we recognise that not every learner will start their journey with suitable employment for an apprenticeship. Our 4 Steps programme has been designed to allow learners to start self-funding their electrical training. Should the learner find employment at any stage during their training, we will ensure a smooth and easy transition to a funded apprenticeship. This transition can take place at any point, even at Step 4 (NVQ Level 3), where the learner will be completing their performance outcomes (portfolio). Once the learner has successfully completed all 4 Steps, including AM2, they will be recognised in industry as a qualified electrician and will be eligible to apply for an ECS Gold Card.
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Our Students Start Here
  • Domestic  Installation Skills
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  • Fundamental Technical Installation  Theory
  • Building Regulations
  • Fundamental Inspection & Testing Workshop
  • Wiring Regulations
Domestic Installation Skills
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  • Advanced Domestic Installation Workshop
  • Commercial Installation Skills Workshop
  • Technical Installation Theory
  • Health and Safety
  • Principles of Electrical Science
  • Communicating With Others Within Building Services Engineering
  • Safe Isolation (Single and Three-Phase)
Diploma Level 2
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  • Electrical Systems Design
  • Fundamentals of Environmental Technologies
  • Principles of Electrical Science (Advanced)
  • Career Awareness in Building Services Engineering
  • Inspection & Testing Workshop (Advanced)
  • Fault Finding Workshop
  • Three-Phase Inspection & Testing
Diploma Level 3
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  • NVQ Level 3 Portfolio
  • AM2 Assessment (Not Included)

NVQ Level 3 E-Portfolio

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Complete our 4 Steps and AM2 to become a fully qualified electrician eligible for an ECS Gold Card.

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Qualified Electrician Course – 04 Steps

4 Steps Explained

How to become an electrician?

We have always been passionate about giving our learners the same opportunities regardless of age, experience or background. If you want to become an electrician then the 4 Steps is the right course for you.

Please watch the explainer video and read all the content below, should you need any more information, or have any questions, please give our course advisors a call.

We also offer a City & Guilds 2365 combined Level 2 & 3 course package

Take a Journey Through the 4 Steps

STEP ONE 18 Days

Domestic Installation Skills

This course opens the door to a brighter future as an electrician.

You’ll start developing essential skills in domestic wiring, fundamental technical theory, Building Regulations, Inspection & Testing and Wiring Regulations. These skills can make you attractive to employers who may wish to consider you for an apprenticeship. If you don’t yet have employment in the electrical industry, don’t worry, you can continue your training on our 4 Steps self-funded training route; building essential knowledge and skills on your journey to becoming an electrician.

ICOPRICE

£1591 (£1899 Inc VAT)

ICOENTRY REQUIREMENTS

No formal entry requirements

ICOCOURSE LOCATIONS

Coventry, Gatwick, Leeds, Warrington

ICOQUALIFICATION

Begin City & Guilds 2365 Diploma Level 2 (Complete Step 2 to achieve the full Diploma)

COURSE OVERVIEW

A complete foundation in domestic wiring and essential technical theory; the perfect starting point for anyone new to the industry wanting to become an electrician or specialise in something new. The first step of our 4 Steps programme, and one of our most popular courses. The course breaks down as follows:

  • 10 Days Practical In-Centre
  • 3 Days eLearning
  • 5 Days Virtual Classroom
STEP TWO 25 Days

Diploma Level 2

This course forms Step 2 of our 4 Steps programme to becoming an electrician, taken on its own or as part of a package.

Step 2 covers the City and Guilds 2365 Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations. The course covers a range of electrical installation skills, plus much of the science and theory units required to progress to more advanced commercial electrical installations. Once you complete this course, you can move on to Step 3, which is our Level 3 Diploma. As a minimum, you must have completed all the units contained within our Step 1 course package before you can book this Step 2 course.

ICOPRICE

£2297 (£2725 Inc VAT)

ICOENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Step 1

ICOCOURSE LOCATION

Coventry, Gatwick, Leeds, Warrington

ICOQUALIFICATION

Complete C&G 2365 Level 2 Diploma

COURSE OVERVIEW

Advances your skills in domestic and commercial installation. Further training on H&S, science, installation techniques and communication.

  • 5 Days eLearning
  • 20 Days Practical and Theory In-Centre

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STEP THREE 31 Days

Diploma Level 3

This course forms Step 3 of our 4 Steps programme to becoming an electrician, taken on its own or as part of a package.

Step 3 covers the City and Guilds 2365 Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations. This advanced course is designed for those who have already completed the Level 2 Diploma (Steps 1&2). Candidates that complete both Level 2 & 3 diplomas can progress to complete the C&G 2357 NVQ and become qualified electricians. We also offer a City & Guilds 2365 combined Level 2 & 3 course package (Steps 1-3).

ICOPRICE

£2735 (£3245 Inc VAT)

ICOENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Steps 1 & 2 (C&G 2365 Level 2)

ICOCOURSE LOCATIONS

Coventry, Gatwick, Leeds, Warrington

ICOQUALIFICATION

C&G 2365 Level 3 Diploma

COURSE OVERVIEW

An advanced course for those who have already completed their Level 2 Diploma. Ideal for those looking to advance their electrical knowledge and skills.

  • 6 Days eLearning
  • 23 Days Practical and Theory In-Centre
  • 2 Days VCT

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STEP FOUR 6-18 Months

Electrical NVQ Level 3 E-Portfolio

The electrical NVQ Level 3 forms Step 4 of our 4 Steps programme to becoming an electrician. This is the final step to gaining your ECS Gold Card.

The C&G 2357 NVQ can be completed remotely via our innovative online e-Portfolio system, which enables you to upload various types of evidence electronically, saving you time and paperwork. Our assessments are completed remotely, which means you can set up an assessment when you have completed a particular task, rather than having to plan an on-site visit. Before you start you will receive an induction, which will explain the full process. You will also be assigned a dedicated assessor and will receive ongoing support to ensure you complete in a timely manner.

ICOPRICE

£1500/1625 (£1763/1913 Inc VAT)

ICOENTRY REQUIREMENTS

Steps 1-3

ICOCOURSE LOCATIONS

Online Portfolio

ICOQUALIFICATION

C&G 2357 NVQ LEVELevel 3 Electrical Installation/ Maintenance

COURSE OVERVIEW

The final step to gaining your ECS Gold Card. You will need to have relevant employment and be able to carry out the range of work necessary to complete your assessments. This is not a training course, it is an assessment of competence for those who have completed Steps 1-3.

*AM2 not included, this will be an additional cost.

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4 STEPS REVIEWS

Hear From Our Students

Take the time to listen to our 4 Step student experiences while training with us. It gives a valuable insight on what to expect.
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Step 1 review

Mike

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Step 2 review

Hendricus

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Step 3 review

Mathew

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Step 4 review

Carol

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Pay as you train, we're here to help!

We understand that some of the courses can be difficult to pay all at once, therefore, on our longer courses you can Pay As You Train, which means you pay week by week interest-free.

Pay As You Train is only available on our longer courses. Typically we will agree on a payment plan with you, where you will pay a deposit, and then pay a set amount 21 days before each class start date.

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Frequently Asked Questions

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How long does it take to become an electrician?

Generally speaking, an apprenticeship runs over 3-4 years. If you go down the Diploma & NVQ route, the timescales can vary, but most people complete it in 2-3 years.

There are many excellent reasons to become an electrician and join this ever-growing industry. Once you have your core skills and qualifications, there are so many areas to move into. It is an exciting and financially rewarding industry.

To become an electrician you will need a basic understanding of maths and science. We recognise that every learner is different. We will give you all the support you need to feel confident in your learning. Our teachers and Customer Care team are always on hand for extra support if required.

There are many areas you may wish to diversify into once you become an electrician including domestic, commercial and industrial. You may consider working with green technologies such as EV charging, solar PV, battery storage, smart homes, wind or heat pumps. You could also consider Periodic Inspection & Testing, electrical design or HVAC. The possibilities are endless!

You can start self-funding your training on Steps 1-3. You will need suitable employment in the electrical industry to complete your Step 4 NVQ and AM2.

If you find suitable employment at any point, you may wish to transfer to one of our funded apprenticeships to complete your training. For more information visit our apprenticeships page.

The AM2 is not included in the cost of the course. This can be booked separately once you have completed your Step 4 assessments.

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Notifiable work is a term used to describe particular types of electrical work that are subject to compliance with Building Regulations notification or approval.

Electrical work in a dwelling (England), or associated with its surroundings, is notifiable to a local building control body where the work includes:

  • the installation of a new circuit
  • the replacement of a consumer unit (fusebox)
  • any alteration or addition to an existing circuit in a special location*

*A special location is generally a room containing a bath or shower, swimming pool or sauna heater.

For more information please refer to Approved Document P

https://assets.publishing.service.gov.uk/government/uploads/system/uploads/attachment_data/file/441872/BR_PDF_AD_P_2013.pdf