There are now two ways of entering into the electrician industry since 2011 and these include the City & Guilds 2357 NVQ diploma which is the latest qualification as well as the City & Guilds level 2, which has always been the first step of entering into the industry, it’s been tried and tested for a very long while now. The 2330 level 2 qualification is ideal if you are a total beginner to the electrical industry and once you successfully complete this qualification you can then go on to broadening your portfolio with the qualifications higher up than this one. It’s also useful if you’re already qualified as an electrician but are just looking to brush up on your skills and knowledge. It’s also great if you’ve tried to get on an apprenticeship scheme but never had the chance.
To complete this course you don’t have to undertake any work based assessments and the course will cover every single thing that’s required to succeed in getting you on the right path heading towards your goal of becoming an electrician.
I’ve heard about fast track courses, what are they?
Well basically fast track electrician courses enable you to get the qualifications you need in a lot less time, they are very intense and can be completed in as little as 8 weeks, if you’re able to give your training full commitment. Half of fast track courses are practical and the other half will be theory where you will learn in the classroom before you put your theory into practice with the practical sections. You will gain all the knowledge that’s required for you to work in industrial, commercial and domestic premises.
The costs of fast track courses do vary depending on your course provider and it’s always worthwhile to shop around for the best price, just be careful though that you are getting absolutely everything you need in your course, and that they’re not cheaper for a reason. Also make a point of asking how much of the course is given to the practical sections of your course. Visit or ring up your local training centre for more info on this.
What can I expect to be covered in my City &Guilds 2330 level 2 Course?
Ok, so absolutely everything you need will be covered in your City &Guilds 2330 Level 2 course you don’t have to worry about that, all that you need will be included in it. You’ll be provided with in depth technical knowledge which will be of great benefit if you’re totally new to the industry and also it can be a perfect choice for those who are in the industry and are looking at improving on their already existing knowledge. By taking the City & Guilds 2330 level 2 qualification you won’t have to apply for an apprenticeship as this will cover everything required for a beginner to the electrical industry.
Throughout your course you’ll be covering installation theory, workshop practice and also electrical principles. You’ll also gain knowledge on electro technology while working safely and effectively. You’ll also get up to speed with health and safety regulations and you can also be working on structures and buildings.
What will my training centre be like?
Well training centres have purpose built training areas especially constructed for the construction industry, you’ll have classrooms where your theory lessons will take place and this is where your theory will take place and from there you’ll move to the workshops where all that theory will be put into practice. The bays where the practical training takes place are all fully equipped meet the required City &Guilds standards, the tools that are needed are also included and also all the materials too.
You will be trained up by experienced instructors and it’s their job to get you to meet City &Guilds standards, they are always on hand to help you and to guide you. Don’t be afraid to ask them anything they will be more than happy to be of assistance to you.
Once you successfully complete the City &Guilds 2330 level 2, you can then progress even further with your studies, broadening your portfolio as an electrician.
You can get more info about electrical qualifications and training here: www.cityandguilds.com, www.eal.org.uk or www.electrician-courses.info
Ok so that’s about it from me, that’s all there is to it really, as you can see the City &Guilds 2330 level 2 really is a fantastic qualification to achieve and gets you on the right path to becoming a qualified electrician or if you’re just looking to brush up on your existing knowledge, it really is a perfect choice, especially if you’ve been looking to get on an apprenticeship scheme but haven’t had the opportunity to do so. So I wish you the very best of luck with it and I hope one day you’ll become a qualified electrician.