There may be more demand for electrical courses after an industry commentator predicted there will be a rise in the number of houses built in the future.

Nick Whitten, business editor at Construction News, suggested that house starts are set to "gently increase", since he claimed many companies have sold their existing stock of houses.

This could lead to interest in electrical courses going up, as engineers look to make sure they are qualified to tackle the wiring that needs to be installed in new homes.

Regarding construction companies, Mr Whitten remarked: "A lot of them are now building to sales, so what they are selling they are building for. As long as their sales are increasing steadily then they will build more."

Last week, Communities and Local Government reported 24,930 house-building starts took place in the first three months of the year, which is 13 per cent higher than the previous quarter.

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