As a working electrician you should always be looking for ways to enhance your career and potential. Here at our training centre students are learning new skills through our electrician courses every single day!

It's never too late, whatever your existing qualifications are, age or role in the industry there is always room to improve. Gaining new qualifications, skills and confidence in your ability can drastically change your earnings.


The industry needs new skills:

Now that restrictions are being lifted there has been a sharp rise in construction work. As well as commercial jobs, domestic demand and more activity in the industry overall. One issue the industry is facing is that there simply are not enough electricians in the UK. Those with the right skills are seeing huge wage increases as a result.

Expanding your personal skills can allow you to take on new opportunities that you might not have considered before. Whether that’s transitioning to self-employment or moving into a whole new role within the trade. The industry not only need more electricians but it needs more advanced skills. Taking on further training will see you experience more avenues of work and therefore more ability to earn.

Here at Able Skills we offer a wide range of high-quality Electrician courses

Increase your credibility:

Reputation is important in all trades. If you are working as an Electrician and have not yet completed an NVQ then now is the time! The reason most people set out on the path to completing their NVQ Level 3 is to meet the criteria to become an ‘ECS Registered Electrician’.

As after completing a National Vocational Qualification in electrics you are eligible for a JIB Gold Card. the card identifies you as a fully-qualified electrician. Therefore allowing you to work on many sites around the country and solidifies your status as an electrician.

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Once you successfully complete your Level 3 NVQ you can apply for the card at You will need to provide proof that you have the right qualifications for the card you're applying for. You can upload these as scans, or good quality digital photographs. 

Take on a new role:

For those who have been working in the industry for a number of years, you may want to consider a new role. You may want to progress into a management role. In this type of role is where you would get to design the electrical systems being used in the industry as well as install them. To do this you would need a Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations.

Within the electrical industry this award is seen as a prestige qualification. This is reflected in the challenging nature of the course and assessment. However, at Able Skills we make the process as simple as possible over the 5-days. The course is completely theory orientated and is assessed via a 3-hour written exam set by City & Guilds. You will also need to complete a design project for which the minimum recommended time is 40- hours. This is carried out in your own time.

Although this is a more advanced course our electrical experts have been teaching the award for many years. They understand how to relay the right information to our students. Structured revision assistance is provided to get you up to speed. And you will receive all of the guidance you could possibly need from our assessors.


For more insight:

If you would like to learn more about the different City & Guilds Electrician training courses that we offer, you are welcome to call us anytime on 01322 280 202. Our office team are on hand to talk in more detail about how specific courses work and the best route to take when looking to achieve a certain role within the trade.

You are also welcome to come and visit our training centre anytime. Our office here in Dartford, Kent is open 7-days-a-week between 8:30 & 16:30! Whilst here you can speak to a member of staff in person and get a sense of what we have to offer by having a look around our facilities for yourself.