Here at Able Skills we have been back for a while helping people to learn new skills, improve their ability and achieve qualifications. If you are working towards becoming a professional electrician then you have likely completed a Level 2 City & Guilds Electrical course, your next step would be taking on a City & Guilds Level 3 qualification! Here at our training centre we have spaces now available in July on the 10th & 11th!

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The Level 3 City & Guilds Electrical course is 6-weeks long in total and covers a huge amount of topics. You'll be taught through a mix of both hands-on practical training and theory sessions. Our instructors are absolute experts in the trade and have years of experience teaching. They will work through each subject at a steady pace.

Our electrical workshops are newly renovated and equipped with all of the tools, materials and recourses you could possibly need. This course is the natural progression from the Level 2 and will expand on your knowledge, covering things like electrical system design, electrical science,  inspection & testing procedures, fault diagnosis and a lot more!

Want to book the course?

If you are interested in starting your Level 3 Qualification in July please give us a call on 0808 100 3245. Over the phone we can answer any questions that you have and discuss the process in more detail. The course requires a £1,000 deposit to secure your starting date, the rest can be paid in 6-weekly instalments of £332.50 - We are looking forward to helping you on this next step towards becoming fully-qualified as and electrician.

What is the next step?

After gaining your Level 3 Qualification you will next want to gain an understanding of the 18th Edition. This is the set of guidelines that outlines the industry standard for health & safety when it comes to electrical installations.

If you work on electrical installations in the UK then you need to know about the BS 7671 as this applies to the wiring installation you will be working on. We offer a 3-day course that aims to help you gain familiarity with the regulations and understand their application.

The course is completely theory based. Over the three days you will learn in a classroom environment, learning through examples as you prepare for the exam. The test is a 2-hour multiple-choice, on-line examination.

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The exam is 'open book', meaning that you will be able to look up wiring regulations and refer to the 18th edition book during the exam process. The trick is understanding their application and where to find them in the book itself.

From here you will want to take on C&G 2391-52 (Level 3 Award in Inspection and Testing) or maybe PAT Testing. If you are looking to be recognised as 'fully-qualified' then you will need to work out in the industry for a while then contact us to take on a Level 3 NVQ - This is a work place assessment, meaning you will be judged on your ability in the workplace. We will send out an electrical assessor to your place of work, whether that is in a residential setting or elsewhere to conduct a competence test.

Finally, to become eligible for a JIB Gold Card, the seal of approval for a fully-qualified electrician. You will need to successfully complete an AM2 assessment! The purpose of the AM2 is to ensure all qualified electricians achieve a single standard that has been agreed by the employers in the industry as meeting their needs from qualified personnel. We have a dedicated AM2 centre and conduct the test, in all aspects over a 3-day period.

Contact us:

Call us on 0808 100 3245 - We are more than happy to help answer any questions you have about a particular course. We can also provide guidance on achieving your personal career goals through training. Whether you want to take on our City & Guilds Level 3 course in July or any other training that we offer!

You can also contact us via email on [email protected] or even visit us in person. We are open 7-days-a-week between 8:30 - 16:30 - We can talk about training options in more detail and even show you around our facilities. Please make sure that you are conscious of social distancing and wear a mask whilst talking to our staff.