Electrician Training Courses Overview

 

All of our electrical courses are up to date with the latest electrical standards meaning that the qualifications are relevant to your field of work. Our training & assessments are carried out by highly qualified and professional trainers, with years of industry experience at some of the most recognised electrical employers. Training is delivered from our well-equipped centres in Paisley and Dalgety Bay.

Why Become An Electrician?

Electrical engineers develop an array of knowledge within their electrical skill set that many other trades do not have. Electrical work brings a new problem to solve each day and no day can ever be the same. The benefits that come with being in this trade are limitless and the career potential is forever going with an increase in demand. 

Our Training Centre

Our training centre is based in Paisley, a 5-minute drive from Glasgow Airport. We’ve been training students from 2011 and are regarded as Scotland’s leading electrical training provider. Our courses have been designed bespoke to cover a range of theory and practical training covering real-life situations so that you are comfortable using your new knowledge and qualifications after completing your training. We welcome any potential students to visit our premises and speak to a member of our team, we’d be delighted to answer any questions that you have. If you’re passing by students in the centre, you’re more than welcome to ask them for feedback on their training.

 

 

Our courses only run with small class sizes with a maximum of 8 students for practical courses which allows our learners to have as much attention and support as possible. All of our trainers are NVQ qualified electricians with teaching and assessing qualifications to ensure you receive the best training available.

 

 

If you’d like to find out more about how to become an engineer, read our handy electrician guide or contact one of the team today.

 

A career as an electrician – is it right for me?

 

If you’ve grown tired of office work or are looking to extend your electrical skills beyond basic DIY at home, then becoming an electrician could well be the perfect career move for you!

 

Working as an electrician is a rewarding, challenging and fulfilling job due to the variety of the work and the fact that electrical goods and technologies are constantly evolving. Qualified electricians install, test and maintain electrical wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures throughout a variety of different properties and business premises. They determine the effectiveness of a range of crucial services, such as lighting, power and security as well as ensure the smooth day-to-day running of other types of electrical equipment and systems.

 

An electrician’s responsibilities usually include:

  • Designing and planning the layout of wiring, equipment and fittings
  • Installing initial wires (known as ‘first fix’) and connecting them to sockets, light fittings, power supplies and other fittings (known as ‘second fix’)
  • Fitting fuse boxes and circuit breakers
  • Testing wiring and other electrical equipment, then fixing any identified faults
  • Running cables and connecting computers, vehicle charging points and smart meters to power supplies

 

What does the future hold for electricians?

The future is very bright for qualified electricians in the UK, due to the significantly increased demands of the latest technologies.

 

The electrical industry is growing at an exponential rate and, as a result, the need for skilled workers is higher than ever before. Becoming a qualified electrician is seen as a ‘future-proof’ career choice since emerging and future technologies are expected to be the major drivers for the increase in electrical-based demands over the next decade. The complexity and ever-growing abundance of these new technologies will co-exist with more traditional forms of electrical work (e.g. installing and testing wiring and other electrical equipment), so there will be more than enough work to go around!

 

The electrical trade is not only seen as a shrewd career choice; it is a career that will enable electricians themselves to grow along with their trade as the world navigates new frontiers in electrical systems. New technologies such as e-mobility (e.g. vehicle charging) and Wi-Fi technology are named in the top three forces for change in the electrical industry in the next decade. Other areas that are likely to influence your career in future include changes to regulations in areas such as energy efficiency and renewable energy. These are truly exciting times.

 

Electrician career options

Did you know that by 2023 the UK will need between 7,500 and 10,000 electricians? Due to the current shortfall, opportunities are widely available and cover a wide variety of different electrical fields. There really is something for everyone.

 

If you’d like to work for a contracting firm or aspire to own your own business, becoming an electrician could be for you. Aside from an entrepreneurial spirit, you will need to have the technical skills along with a good understanding of regulations, developing trends in technology, and the necessary technical skills to design, install and test electrical installations.

 

Additionally, you could decide to specialise in a certain area of the trade, dedicating yourself solely to domestic, commercial or industrial work, or to installation and maintenance.

 

Other potential roles for electricians include Electrical Supervisor, Electrical Engineer, or Foreman. Also, once fully qualified and experienced, it is possible to apply to become a Master Electrician, the highest (and most lucrative) level of electrical engineer.

 

These are just a few examples of the amazing opportunities available to you, should you choose to become a qualified electrician.

 

Electrical Qualifications

Our electrician courses and qualifications are recognised by employers throughout the UK and are accredited by leading awarding bodies such as City & Guilds and LCL Awards.

 

Contact our customer service team today for further information on our range of qualifications or to book your training.

Award Winning Customer Service

 

Only the best of the best are rewarded with a Feefo Gold Trusted Service award. Every business that wins goes above and beyond to provide exceptional customer experience, year-round!

 

To achieve Feefo’s coveted Gold Trusted Service 2019 award, a company must have collected at least 50 reviews between January 1st 2019 and December 31st 2019 and achieved a Feefo service rating of at least 4.5.