Can I start an Online Electrician course whilst furloughed?


We are now in a third national lockdown but this time feels like the last with the rollout of vaccines. However, you may be thinking about what to occupy your time with whilst furloughed. You may be thinking that it's time to learn some new skills and work towards a brand new career, with all the uncertainty surrounding employment tradesmen and women have been able, for the most part, to continue to work and prosper throughout lockdown. Unfortunately, we cannot have students training at our facility at the moment, although, you can get started with our Home-Study options for both our City & Guilds Level 2 & 3 courses. These are the most essential and fundamental electrical qualification and will form the basis for all your electrical knowledge.Today we are going to look at the government advice and how you can get started learning with electrician courses, from the comfort of your own home!


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Can I start an Online Electrician course whilst furloughed?


What is the latest Government advice?


Chancellor, Rishi Sunak has now extended the Furlough Scheme until mid-March 2021. The rules are unchanged - whilst furloughed, employees can engage and enrol onto a training course to enhance skills and further their education. So, the answer is yes you can engage in any remote training that you would like including our Home-Study courses. This is a great way to make a more inspiring start to the year and in turn work towards a better and more stable career for yourself in the long term. What you are not supposed to do whilst furloughed is make money for any other kind of organisation and or provide services for your current organisation. Almost 10 million people are currently in the same situation, instead of being bored at home make this time productive and take advantage of remote training options!


How do Home-Study courses work?


Our Home-Study options for both City &  Guilds Level 2 & 3 qualifications are a great opportunity to get started working towards a new career at your own pace. These option work by giving you a 'Home-Study Pack' which effectively will replace the instructor for just the theory side in your own time, at home you'll study the information provided once you feel confident in that knowledge, you'll book in time with us to learn the practical, hand-on side and complete the relevant assessments. In addition to the pack, you will also receive the relevant City & Guilds textbooks as well as access to the online learning platform Smartscreen and contact details for one of our expert instructors. To get started, give us a call on 0808 100 3245


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Here are the City Guilds official textbooks you'll receive alongside our Home-Study Pack.


Once you have gained a good understanding of the theory side of the course through studying at home you will look to book 4-weeks if you're taking on the Level 2 and 3-weeks if you're taking the Level 3 to take on the practical side here in our workshops when it is safe to do so. During this time you will be taught by the very same instructors that you would on the traditional course and receive the same high-level, comprehensive training that we have been teaching for almost 20-years! We are proud of the training that we provide and our talented instructors will prepare you fro the industry by covering all of the relevant topics at a good pace that challenges you and guides you towards a new, successful career in the trade! After this course you will require additional training before looking for work, however, this is the ultimate starting point for an aspiring electrician and will give you the best possible foundation to build upon. Below is a video of students taking on the practical side of a Home-Study course with us...




Need more Information?


Our office team are still working tirelessly to rearrange courses and help those looking for remote training options for electrician courses. Feel free to contact them over the phone on 0808 100 3245 - They are happy to help in any way that they can, whether you are looking to process a booking or simply as some questions about how a course works. Our office is still open 7-days-a-week between the hours of 8:30 - 16:30! Alternatively, you can ask any questions through email at [email protected] - All the Electrician courses that we teach result in industry-recognised City & Guilds qualifications, we are a trusted centre with a great reputation!