We’re firm believers that all construction training should be accessible to anyone who wants to build a career in the industry.

However, we also understand that traditional training and entry routes simply aren’t manageable for a lot of people for a variety of reasons. 

To help open up the industry to as many people as possible, a large portion of our courses can be completed on a part-time, weekend basis, rather than just being available during the regular working week.

What are the benefits of weekend training?

The most obvious benefit is that weekend training opens up the electrical industry to those who cannot commit the time to complete a full-time training course.

For some, completing an electrical course in one intensive block will not only be unsuitable in terms of time, but it may also be quite an overwhelming commitment for someone with no prior experience in the industry. Splitting the training into weekend blocks will simply be a more effective way of learning for many people.

Weekend learning can also make payments more manageable, with just a deposit needed to begin your learning. After that, your payments can be split into interest-free instalments, so there’s no need to fork out a large lump sum. 

Who could benefit from weekend training?

Anyone looking to kickstart their electrical career can take advantage of weekend training with Able Skills.

More specific examples of people who can benefit from weekend electrical training include parents who may struggle to arrange weekday childcare. 

It’s also a great option for those who aren’t in a position to take time off work during the week or use up annual leave and lose out on earnings in order to complete the training.

How long does it take to become a qualified electrician when training on a weekend basis?

The completion timescale will depend entirely on the course you’re undertaking and the level to which you want to train.

However, as an 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. 

You can find out more about all the weekend electrical courses on offer at Able Skills here. If you are unsure about which course is right for you, feel free to give us a call on 01322 280 202, or visit us in the training centre and we’d be happy to point you in the right direction.