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  1. seza

    seza New EF Member

    Hi and happy new year to all,

    Apologies if this has been asked before,

    I have been around electrics all my life in a DIY capacity, learnt from competent electricians over the years,
    Now I hope to gain the required qualification, my question to you is simply ...
    What are the bare minimum steps I need to take to achieve that quickly and cheaply?

    Many thanks.
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  2. Andy78

    Andy78 Respected Member

    Kingston upon Hull
    Is it me or is this site daily becoming more and more full of chancers having a giraffe ?
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  3. chris gray

    chris gray Electrician's Arms

    50k salary makes people think it’s worth a go
  4. DPG

    DPG Respected Member

    S Yorkshire
    Using the words 'bare minimum, quickly and cheaply' do not inspire much confidence.
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  5. peterhyper

    peterhyper Regular EF Member

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  6. peterhyper

    peterhyper Regular EF Member

    Do you only work part time?
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  7. spinlondon

    spinlondon Forum Mentor

    Harlow Essex
    I thought all these Part P schemes want you to have NVQ3?
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  8. Andy78

    Andy78 Respected Member

    Kingston upon Hull
    The government want all part P schemes to only accept NVQ level 3 QS. No idea if that actually happens or not.
  9. oracle

    oracle Electrician's Arms

    Without wishing to offend, would you want to have a doctor who did the bare minimum, easiest and cheapest way to qualify?

    Don't know how long "all your life" is, coming to the UK twenty years ago, after 35 years as a fully qualified electrician, I spent three years of night courses to meet the JIB requirements.

    There are many others on this forum, some far more qualified than me who have also invested time and money in their careers.

    Minimum, cheapest and quickest just doesn't cut it. If you want to get a career as an electrician then there are several good options, all of which will require time, motivation and money.
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  10. Gavin John Hyde

    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

    Business Name:
    Sulis Electrical Services Ltd
    okay not that i agree or approve of this but the bare minimum for niceie / elecsa DI scheme is
    18th edition
    2392 testing
    sit there online exam at home with your books for equivalent knowledge to satisfy the level 3 QS criteria.
    have the correct books (BBB and OSG)
    get a MFt with calibration
    fill the forms in from website and pay the fees.
    show them a fuse board change in your own home or a family members and that is basically it.
    you could do the 2 courses above in a week!
    so maybe i should do a 5 day wonder course?

    you do not need a NVQ3 to join the DI scheme as the online test they provide is said to be equivalent technical knowledge!?
    Once you have been on the Di scheme for a year you could then move upto the AC without 2394/5 or 2391. its all about money!
  11. happyhippydad

    happyhippydad Member Electrician's Arms

    The 'bare minimum steps' would be to

    1.Find a domestic installers course that has good reviews.

    2. Complete the course.

    3. Buy £2000 of equipment plus how ever much on a van.

    4. Get PL insurance, equipment calibrated and register as a sole trader.

    5. Spend around 1 year working with a qualified, experienced electrician.

    6. Apply to a Part P scheme and pay the fees. Organise your health and safety policy, complaints procedure, risk assessments

    7. Never stray from Domestic work as that is what you will be qualified in.
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  12. Matthewd29

    Matthewd29 Regular EF Member

    Bare minimum won't cut it. You might be a domestic installer on paper afterwards but you most definetly won't have the required experience. Wrong attitude from the start here
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  13. ipf

    ipf Forum Mentor

    Bare minimum requirements...…….underpants.
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  14. peterhyper

    peterhyper Regular EF Member

  15. casperLennon

    casperLennon Electrician's Arms

    Business Name:
    Raylex electrical
    So if I have nvq3 would I still have to do an online test? Does having that qualification make any difference? And what if I have 2391 as well?
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