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Apprentice Taster Day Video

Posted by Christos Panayiotou on 12th March 2012

Back in February we launched our electrical taster week course designed to give 16-19 year olds a chance to experience what working as an electrical apprentice could be like.


We have a range of video's available to view in our video gallery.

Following attendance at our taster day we have added details of many young apprentice applicants to the website. If you are thinking of taking on an apprentice feel free to contact us about anyone you see on our young persons job board.

Don't forget to check out our 2357 Course or any of our electrical courses online today.


Categories: ts4u taster events, events, apprenticeships

Our second 17th Edition amendment seminar

Posted by Chloe Bennett on 25th August 2011

Our second 17th edition amendment seminar was last night and what a great seminar it was. Our instructor James Deans stole the show this time as he led our 30- something guests into the world of the changes and helped them to discover how the said changes will affect them.

I have seen some comments on various websites and forums where existing electricians have expressed their initial feelings about the green book but I assure you, the changes are certainly worth looking into.

There are over 700 changes to the BS 7671 and even though many of these are editorial, there are some major changes which you can’t fight knowing about. The changes include additions as well as amendments and will affect everyone from designers, engineers and contractors to project managers, maintenance technicians and electricians.

Due to the demand and the necessity to know these changes we have decided to teach them right up until January 2012 when the changes get put into practice.

If you are interested in coming along to one of our free seminars, visit our events page or choose from one the dates below:

17th Edition amendment 1 - 28th September 2011 - 6.30pm - 9pm

17th Edition amendment 1 - 26th October 2011 - 6.30pm - 9pm


Categories: company news, ts4u taster events, events, 17th edition

Our Solar PV Taster Morning

Posted by Chloe Bennett on 24th August 2011

Our taster mornings are a great way of getting to know some of the facts about a trade/industry before you jump straight in. We also find that holding open and free events like these are a great way of showcasing our facilities and allowing potential customers to visit us and see how we operate.

On Saturday 20th August, we held our first Solar PV Taster morning at our dedicated Renewable energy Training Centre, Crawley, West Sussex. The event itself lasted just over 3 hours and featured a presentation on the overview of solar PV installation as well as live demonstrations of roof installation, testing and maintenance.

Paul Chapman, our excellent electrical and solar PV instructor, managed a great audience of 25 and helped uncover what life could be like as a solar PV installer.

Some Feedback from our Solar Pv Taster Candidates:

- Sean Tierney via Twitter

"Great intro to #solarPV by @TradeSkills4U. Really informative and i will definitely be signing myself and others up for #MCSCertification"

- James Imray via email

"I came to the solar PV taster on Saturday and would like to thank you all for the morning, I found it very useful and will be in touch soon to organise some training."

If you are interested in coming to an open day or want to experience a taster in the electrical or renewable industries visit www.tradeskills4u.co.uk/pages/events for more information.


Categories: company news, solar pv, ts4u taster events, events

17th Edition Amendment 1 Seminar

Posted by Chloe Bennett on 18th August 2011

Yesterday we held our first FREE 17th Edition amendment 1 seminar; a seminar designed to cover the regulation changes that were published 1 July 2011 for those who have already completed their City & Guilds 2382 17th Edition course.

The seminar, which could have easily been quite hard to listen for anyone on a Wednesday evening, was made very enjoyable by our valued instructors, James Deans and Andy Hay-Ellis. This combined with a great collection of both present and past customers has hopefully inspired customers for the future.

The event was held in our renewable centre on Royce Road, 100 yards from our specialist electrical centre in Crawley, West Sussex and delved into the major changes reflected in the amendment 1 such as:

• Section 444 – Measures against Electromagnetic Disturbances

• Section 534 – Devices for Protection against Overvoltage (surge protection devices)

• Section 710 - Medical Locations

• Section 729 – Operating or Maintenance Gangways

• Changes to the periodic inspection report

• Changes to Fuse Standards

Next week, we will holding our second and final seminar next Wednesday 24th August at 6.30pm, and for those who are interesting in attending – we have extended our capacity to make sure everyone who is interested in these changes, can benefit from our last FREE seminar.

Click here to register


Categories: ts4u taster events, events, 17th edition

FREE 17th Edition Seminar

Posted by Chloe Bennett on 19th July 2011

The 17th Edition course amendments were published on 1st July 2011. To help you and your colleagues gain an appreciation of the changes and additions incorporated in the first amendment, we are holding a one off free seminar on 17th August 2011 at 6.30pm, aimed at all those involved in the electrical installation industry.

If you are a designer, engineer, electrician, electrical contractor, maintenance technician, project manager or tutor/trainer in these areas, you will need to know about the following changes and additions:

Measures against electromagnetic disturbances - new section 444;

Devices for protection against overvoltage (surge protection) - new section 534;

Medical locations - new Section 710;

Operating or maintenance gangways - New Section 729;

Model forms for certification and reporting - Appendix 6;

This evening theory course covers the regulation changes being introduced by the First Amendment to the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations, published in July 2011.  It is designed for those who’ve already completed the City & Guilds 2382 17th Edition course. There is no assessment involved as there isn’t a qualification specific to this course.  However, delegates will receive a Trade Skills 4U Certificate of Attendance.


Categories: ts4u taster events, events, 17th edition