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  1. seza
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    seza New EF Member

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    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
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    Andy78 Respected Member

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    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
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    chris gray Electrician's Arms

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

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    Using the words 'bare minimum, quickly and cheaply' do not inspire much confidence.
     
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    peterhyper Regular EF Member

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  6. peterhyper
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    peterhyper Regular EF Member

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    Do you only work part time?
     
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  7. spinlondon
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    spinlondon Forum Mentor

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

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    The government want all part P schemes to only accept NVQ level 3 QS. No idea if that actually happens or not.
     
  9. oracle
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    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
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    Gavin John Hyde Electrician's Arms

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    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
    Insurance
    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
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    happyhippydad Member Electrician's Arms

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    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
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    Matthewd29 Regular EF Member

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    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
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    ipf Forum Mentor

    Bare minimum requirements...…….underpants.
     
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  14. peterhyper
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    peterhyper Regular EF Member

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  15. casperLennon
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    casperLennon Electrician's Arms

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    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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