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Electrical Qualifications For 2012

Training centresacross the UK have received notification from City & Guilds regarding an extension to current end registrations dates of certain electrical courses qualifications.

The C&G 2357 - Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment was introduced in 2011 and was supposed to replace the existing C&G 2330 at levels 2 and 3.

For a number of reasons, electrical trainees will be able to register on the 2330 qualifications until 31st January 2013 and can take them as an alternative to the C&G 2357.

Due to these changes, there has been confusion amongst many electrical trainees about what qualifications they should take with training providers in order to enter the industry.

All reputable training providers will continue to promote the new suite of qualifications developed by Summit Skills (2357, 6187, 6188 and 6189) as providing the primary route to employment within the various building services markets.

It is clear, however, from this last year that the favourite training option for adult learners looking to get into the electrical industry is still the technical certificate, C&G 2330 levels 2 and 3 supported by 17th Edition and Inspection & Testing and followed up with the level 3 NVQ.

It is very important that any learners who currently achieve only the current technical certificates (or any newly developed replacement qualifications) will not be recognised as fully competent within the industry until they are able to achieve the NVQ or the Performance Units provided within the QCF qualifications.