What's Included In The JIB Gold Card Course?


Our ultimate all-in-one electrical courses package for aspiring electricians is our Gold Card Approved Electrician course. Almost everything that is available at Able Skills from an electrical point of view has been put into this package which exceeds the requirements of a JIB Gold Card. This electrical course is a no brainer for a potential candidate, gaining teaching on a variety of subjects at a discounted price compared to taking these courses included individually. In this article, we will go through everything included in this package... 


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Here is an example of what you are looking to achieve by completing this course - an ECS Gold Card!


City & Guilds Level 2:


This is the ideal start for not only those who seek JIB Gold Card Status but for those who are looking to start working on-site and maybe want to book further Electrician Training further down the line...For anyone reading this who already holds some electrical experience but needs some form of qualification, rest assured this is something you can do too! The level 2 can be achieved over a period of 7-weeks!


City & Guilds Level 3:


Yes...The Gold Card Approved Electrician course also includes Level 3. This is a natural step to take after completing Level 2 and will give you further knowledge on a more detailed and advanced variety of subject, again over a period of 7-weeks. Further insight into topics like; inspection & testing procedures, fault diagnosis and rectification and installation design are invaluable for somebody seeking employment as an electrician the more you know the more jobs available to you! The course will be a hands-on mix of both practical workshop tasks as well as classroom-based theory.


PAT Testing:


The next course included in this package is PAT Testing or Portable Appliance testing. Portable Appliance Testing courses are predominantly theory based as there are on-line exams to complete however there is also a practical assessment associated with the C&G 2377-22 award so practical training with the aid of PAT testing equipment will be undertaken. This is an essential skill when looking to complete any type of electrical maintenance!

This will include the two sperate qualifications: 

  • C&G 2377-22: In-Service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT)
  • 2377-32: Management Requirements for the Maintenance of Electrical Equipment


18th Edition course:


If you are an aspiring electrician then you may well have heard about the 18th edition.  The 18th edition is the latest document outlining the standards for electrical wiring. UK’s standard for electrical wiring installation was released in 2018 and is now fully in force. It is a requirement that everybody working in the world of electrics is familiar with the layout, content and application of this 'book'. This is not a legal requirement, but as this standard is recognised as the most thorough and is published by the UK’s highest governing body in terms of electrical installation, The Institution of Engineering and Technology, it is seen as a mandatory resource. Our 3-day course will prepare you for the exam in a very structured and planned out manner.


Inspection & Testing:


Next, Inspection and Testing! Which teaches students everything they need to know regarding initial verification and periodic inspection and testing. The instructor will go through everything that you will be expected to know about Inspection and Testing on both new and existing installations. The tuition for this course is entirely theory-based and will be completed via an online exam and a written exam. - In addition, candidates will; also need to successfully complete a 2.5 hour practical assignment; comprising of a full Initial verification and a Periodic inspection (combined within the same assessment) of a three-phase electrical installation, including completion of all appropriate documentation.


AM2 Assessment:


Last, but not least is the AM2 or Achievement Measurement 2. Here at Able Skills, we have a designated AM2 centre so that this final section can be completed correctly isolated from the busy training centre. This is not a course but a test of competence. This is an industry-wide recognised test and is a sign of high-level understanding - should you complete your AM2 it will place you above many others that are not currently an experienced Electrician.


Want some more information?


If you would like some more information about the Gold Card Approved Electrician course or any other electrical courses talked about in this article, then get in contact with us! Either call 0808 100 3245 or Come down to our office, we are located in Dartford. We have an open policy meaning we encourage people to come in during opening hours to ask questions, look around and be guided on the best route in terms of the Gold Card Approved Electrician course / general electrical courses. Alternatively, you can enrol online - simply select the course you are interested in and click 'Book Now' or 'Reserve Your Space' - follow the instructions from there and you'll be one step closer to becoming a professional.

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