If you want to become a fully qualified electrician, you need to train to achieve JIB gold card status.

Achieving this status requires you to complete a progressive sequence of electrical courses qualifications which, when completed, will provide you with separate but complimentary skills in a specific electrical area.

This progressive sequence includes the electrical qualifications City & Guilds 2330 at levels 2 and 3, City & Guilds 2382, City & Guilds 2391 and certain sections of the newly created City & Guilds 2357.

The City & Guilds 2357 was introduced in 2011 to replace the City & Guilds 2330 at levels 2 and 3 but the 2330 has not been completely phased out and both routes remain an acceptable entry level route into the electrical industry.

Once the first sequence of qualifications has been completed a trainee will be required to register on a Part P scheme so that they can self certificate the work they perform in domestic dwellings.

In order to be able to perform PAT Testing, a trainee electrician will have to take the City & Guilds 2377 and the following qualification they will need to take is the City & Guilds 2392 as a precursor to the City & Guilds 2391 complex exam.

With so many qualifications required to complete the JIB Gold Card package, a considerable investment of time and money is needed from anyone who wants to become an electrician, which makes choosing the right training centre essential.