Person working on a fuse board at the Able Skills construction training centre

A common hurdle preventing people from signing up for a construction training course is the time it might take, and how the course schedule can fit alongside prior commitments.

Our weekend and part-time electrical training is intended to make access to the industry as inclusive as possible and is an ideal option for anyone who may already be in full-time work, have caring and family responsibilities or any other prior commitments that prevent them from attending a training centre throughout the week.

Whether it’s training from complete beginner to Gold Card standard, or existing electricians taking the next step in their career, weekend training can be the perfect solution for those who cannot commit to traditional training schedules. 

How long does it take to train as an electrician on a part-time basis? 

This will vary depending on your prior experience and the level at which you want to train. 

For example, to complete your Level 2 training on a weekend basis, your learning will be spread over 18 weekends through a 36-week period, on a two-weekends-on, two-weekends-off basis.  

If you choose to go on and complete your Level 3 training, this requires a further 15 weekends of learning that will be spread over a 30-week period, again on a two-weekends-on, two-weekends-off basis. 

Home study options 

For those who require more flexibility, a number of electrical courses are also available on a home-study basis. These can be booked in one-week blocks to suit each individual’s schedule, subject to availability at Able Skills. 

Home study electrical courses allow you to complete the bulk of your theory learning at home, at your own pace. You will then need to attend the training centre to complete the practical elements of your electrician training. 

Flexible payments

Along with a flexible schedule, we can also offer manageable payment plans for some of our electrician training courses. You can often begin your training by paying an initial deposit and then spreading the remaining payments across instalments throughout the course duration. 

If you’re interested in learning more about weekend electrical training our team would be happy to advise on the right course for you. Drop by the training centre anytime we’re open for a chat, or If you can’t make it in, call us on 01322 280 202.