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  1. samjmedhurst
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    samjmedhurst New EF Member

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    Sevenoaks
    Hi,
    Has anyone used or gone through training/ qualification with Access Training Centers?
    They appear to offer condensed courses (8-12 Weeks) that can get you certified as a domestic/ commercial electrician.
    On their website they mention City and Guild certifications, but don’t list the actual qualifications issued by City and Guilds.
    The trust pilot reviews seem to have a lot of poor reviews on the provider and the courses that are offered.
    I want to make sure the course is genuine and will get me ready to become an electrician rather than pay £3500 for a bogus course. If anyone has been on this course or can shed some light that would be much appreciated.
     
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    SparkyChick Making a banana smoothy for my fave gorilla Staff Member Moderator

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    The best course of training is to find a local college that offers C+G 2365. Get that up to level 3, then do an NVQ and AM2.

    Personally I used Access Training and did a short course, but I've since been working on the level 3, AM2 and NVQ. If you've got plenty of background knowledge and relevant experience, short courses can be a valid entry point, but if you haven't got any relevant experience, steer well clear.

    Go the college route and look for work as an electricians mate.
     
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    Last edited: Mar 14, 2019 at 11:02 PM
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    FatAlan Trainee Trainee Access

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    Hi Sam. I used Access Training at Edenbridge a couple of years ago now. If you search this site you’ll see my comments which are not particularly complimentary. I did the Logic Certification domestic installer and a range of C&G courses including 2382, 2394&5. I’d whole heartedly agree with SC’s comments above re doing the 2365 route which funnily enough I’m doing at a local college for a fraction of the cost. Enjoy and immerse yourself in the subject. There are loads of other training providers out there which have ranging reviews.
     
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  4. Tes369
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    Tes369 Regular EF Member

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    Cumbria
    Best course of action is if you're currently unemployed sign on and go to your local college. You get training free to level two or at a greatly reduced rate.

    * Get a job as an Electricians mate.
    * Find a evening course doing level two electrical installation. Do not buy any books you will most likely be given (Trevor linsley electrical installation at college.

    *Buy BS7671 18th edition
    * At college do Electrical Installtion level 2
    * BS7671 18th edition.
    *Testing and inspecting 2392.

    When you're finished don't go thinking you're an Electrician because you're not. Only after a good few years on the tools and doing the nvq3 portfolio and AM2 will you be at the standard to apply for your card.

    Good luck

    PS. I worked with a electricians mate recently who forked out £7500 on fast track courses. He was pretty good with containment but totally wasted his money... And still a mate.
     
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    Last edited: Mar 15, 2019 at 12:17 AM
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    45140 Regular EF Member

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    eleanor jones looking for a post

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    I did 3 years at local collages still learning. I am a mature student, on site is where I learn , collage just gave me the basics. still learning on site.
     
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