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No experience is required to enrol on any of these electrical courses.

Essential Electrical Course

Our basic electrical training course – learn the ropes and get qualified!

Includes the following qualifications:
  • Part P Domestic Electrical Installer
  • 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
  • Building Regulations for Electrical Installations in Dwellings
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Professional Electrical Course

Get qualified and kick-start your career as an electrician!

Includes the following qualifications:
  • Part P Domestic Electrical Installer
  • 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
  • Building Regulations for Electrical Installations in Dwellings
  • PAT Testing (Portable Appliances)
  • Fundamental Inspection & Testing
  • Initial Verification
  • Periodic Inspection & Testing
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Premier Electrical Course

Even beginners can get qualified to the very highest level with this deluxe electrical training package.

Includes the following qualifications:
  • Part P Domestic Electrical Installer
  • 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
  • Building Regulations for Electrical Installations in Dwellings
  • PAT Testing (Portable Appliances)
  • Fundamental Inspection & Testing
  • Initial Verification
  • Periodic Inspection & Testing
  • Design, Erection & Verification
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Eco Electrical Course

A comprehensive introduction to the electrical trade – includes an electric vehicle charging qualification!

Covers the following areas:
  • Basic electrical training
  • Electrical installation testing
  • EV chargepoint installation
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Portable Appliance Testing

This course is designed for experienced candidates who wish to gain their Portable Appliance Testing qualification. This is a requirement for anyone who inspects and tests electrical equipment.

Areas covered on this course include:
  • Inspection and testing
  • Managing the testing process
  • Certifying the safety of electrical equipment
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18th Edition

All professional electricians must be familiar with the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations – this course will equip you with all the essential knowledge, allowing you to achieve your 18th Edition qualification and meet the standards required of workers in the electrical industry.

Candidates will learn:
  • How to comply with IET Wiring Regulations
  • Particular requirements for special electrical installations
  • How to select electrical equipment
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Initial Verification

This course will teach you how to test electrical installations at industry level. Passing this course will enable you to work with single phase and three phase installations.

Course content includes:
  • Inspection, testing and certification of electrical installations
  • Meeting legal requirements
  • Issuing Electrical Installation Certificates
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Fundamental Inspection & Testing

People who wish to learn inspection and testing skills will find that our Fundamental Inspection & Testing course meets their needs perfectly.

  • Learn how to safely isolate electrical systems
  • Understand initial verification, visual inspection, and functional testing of single-phase installations
  • Get qualified to complete test certificates and schedules
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Periodic Inspection & Testing

Our Periodic Inspection & Testing course enables you to carry out periodic inspection and testing on existing electrical installations.

Here are some of the key areas covered:
  • Safe isolation
  • Inspection and testing
  • Understanding of coding and classification of faults
  • Issuing electrical installation condition reports
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Combined Inspection & Testing

Completing this course will earn you three qualifications that allow you to inspect, test and verify a comprehensive array of electrical installations.

We will teach you to carry out the following tasks to a professional standard:
  • Verifying new installations
  • Periodic inspection and testing
  • Issuing electrical test certificates and reports
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Electrical Design Course

Are you ready to gain the highest electrical qualification we offer? The Electrical Design Course is strictly for experienced candidates only.

If successful, you’ll be qualified to:
  • Design electrical installations
  • Comply fully with safety legislation and regulations
  • Work with architects and other professionals
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Part P & 18th Edition

This combined 18th Edition and Part P course is designed for tradespeople and other individuals who wish to carry out their own domestic electrical work. It is ideal for electrical and non-electrical professionals.

You will learn how to:
  • Install, inspect and test a range of systems
  • Comply with the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
  • Incorporate electrical work into the services you offer
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Electrical Vehicle Charging Course

Become a qualified EV charging point installer!

If you’re a qualified electrician with some experience already under your belt, this course will teach you everything you need to know about installing electric vehicle charge points. This is an increasingly in-demand service, so you should definitely add it to your skill set if you want to maximise your future success!

Areas covered include:
  • How to install an EV charger
  • Charging point commissioning
  • Installation inspection and testing
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Electrician Salary Range

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

If you’ve grown tired of office work, or you’re looking to take your practical skills beyond doing work in your own home, then becoming an electrician could be the perfect career move for you.

An electrician installs, tests, and maintains electrical wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus, and fixtures in a range of different properties and business premises. This could be for lighting, power, security or for many other types of electrical equipment.
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 (‘second fix’)
  • Fitting fuse boxes and circuit breakers
  • Testing wiring and other electrical equipment, then fixing any faults found
  • Running cables and connecting computers, vehicle charging points and smart meters to power supplies

How to become an electrician

No experience is necessary to undertake one of our electrical courses, but professional qualifications are vital if you want to stand out from the crowd.

Getting certified with professional qualifications will ensure you’re up to date with the latest skills and regulations, plus it will enable you to have the necessary understanding to start your first role in the electrical trade.

When you become an electrician, you’ll be able to work within a multitude of disciplines across many industries, or work for yourself. You could be contracted to work for a larger national company, or perhaps you’ll be employed and work-in house for one of the world’s best-known companies.

There are many doors open to an electrician – you could end up working for a smaller specialist firm, or even go self employed. Your salary will vary based on who you’re working for, the experience you have under your belt, and how qualified you are.
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What does the future hold for electricians?

The UK needs more electricians to keep up with the demands of the latest technologies.

The electrical industry is growing at an exponential rate, and the need for skilled workers is increasing. Becoming a qualified electrician could future-proof your career, since emerging and future technologies are expected to be major drivers for this increase in demand over the next decade. And of course the more traditional forms of electrical work – installing and testing wiring and other electrical equipment – will always be in demand too!

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. Other areas that are likely to influence your electrician career include changes to regulations in areas such as energy efficiency and renewable energy.

Electrician career options

Did you know that, by 2023, the UK will need between 7,500 and 10,000 electricians?

If you’d like to work for a contracting firm or you aspire to own your own business, becoming an electrician could be for you. You will need to have the technical skills 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 or maintenance. (These are just a few examples.)

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

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Why become an electrician?

  • One of the highest-earning trades
  • Gain in-demand skills and professional qualifications
  • A career for life
  • Challenging, interesting work
  • Be your own boss
Our electrical training programmes have helped countless people to gain industry-recognised qualifications and become fully certified electricians; we can also help experienced electrical workers to refresh and build upon their previous training. Please select one of the options listed above, or call Access Training on 0800 345 7492 to learn more about how we can help you to get qualified.
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Flexible, Intensive Electrical Training
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Are you unmotivated by your current job? Our intensive electrical training courses are designed to give you hands-on experience and give you all the necessary qualifications so that you can change careers quickly. It would normally take 2-3 years to become a fully-qualified electrician, but our practical training programmes allow you to earn industry-standard qualifications in much less time!

Electrical Courses for Mature Adult Learners

Our electrical training courses are open to all adults, regardless of age, background, gender, or previous experience. Our flexible course schedules will allow you to complete your training around your personal commitments - if you need to carry on with your current job while training for your new career, or if you have other commitments to work around, we will endeavour to accommodate you.

Of course, we don’t exclusively offer electrical training programmes for newcomers. We can also help established electricians update their existing qualifications with advanced courses and specialised training. Contact us today for more information.

Why Access Training?

Here are just some of the reasons to book your place on one of Access Training Academies' electrician courses:
We always keep our class sizes small, ensuring that each student receives plenty of contact time with his/her appointed tutor.
Our approved centres are fully equipped to provide trade training programmes.
Access Training Academies’ electrical courses give you hands-on experience through practical training while also covering all the necessary technical theory.
Historically, our pass rates have consistently been above the national average.
Join a Competent Person Scheme, officially registering you as a safe, proficient domestic electrical installer.
We can provide flexible, intensive training courses during the week and weekends to suit your individual needs.
If you need a specific electrical training package, we are capable of delivering bespoke courses.
Our electrical training packages are designed to qualify you to work in domestic, commercial and industrial environments

Are you already a practising electrician?

We have a range of courses that are specifically designed for practising electricians, and each one is very competitively priced. We offer bespoke courses and training solutions to electrical and commercial organisations of any size, from small individual contractors to large enterprises such as councils and electrical contractors.Contact Us

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