quickest way to become an electrician

Being an electrician is a very rewarding occupation: the skills are in high demand, the salary is upwards of £30,000 per annum, and you have the opportunity to be your own boss. Of course, like most good things, becoming an electrician requires work.

You may be wondering what the quickest way to become an electrician is, but the answer to that question depends on the person. Traditionally, electricians have to study in college for years and take on a lengthy apprenticeship in order to become qualified.

Here at Access Training, however, we aim to help you become a qualified electrician in a much shorter timeframe with our Intensive Electrical Courses.


What qualification(s) do I need?

Before you can start working as an electrician, you will need to gain a Level 3 qualification to prove that you are competent enough to work as an electrician, ensuring your safety as well as that of others. Our Professional Electrical Course allows you to acquire a number of Level 3 electrical qualifications in a much shorter timeframe than traditional methods. How long this will take will depend on the student, but a fast track course is still one of the quickest ways to become an electrician.

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Anyone can be an electrician!

Our courses are designed to suit every level of experience and to fit in with a range of lifestyles. For instance, some students choose to complete their course on a part-time basis so as to accommodate other commitments, like work and family. The more experience you have, the quicker you will complete the course, but we welcome beginners too and it is still possible to get qualified quickly if you work hard.

The courses are flexible so that you can complete them at your own pace, and no matter how long it takes, we aim to help all of our students to achieve their goals. By the time you complete your course and receive your qualifications, you will be competent enough to take on work as an electrician.

To find out more about how long it will take for you to become an electrician, or for advice about any of our courses, please feel free to get in touch. We look forward to helping you become an electrician!

See also: Level 3 Electrical Training

Have you become sick of being stuck in the office all day? Do you feel like you want a new challenge? Have you thought about becoming an electrician but not sure what route to take, or what courses are available to you?  Access Training can help.

If you enrol on a college course it can take 2-3 years to become a fully qualified electrician, especially if you are only available to study on a part time basis. Here at access training, we can get you fully qualified in a number of weeks with our intensive training courses.

Our courses are aimed at people who have little to no trade experience. Our courses will guide you through the basics, and teach you the fundamentals of domestic electrical work.  Our Essential electrical course has been designed with the complete novice in mind. The essential electrical course will teach you how to install lighting, sockets, cooker circuit boards, consumer units, and other domestic installations. We will also help you gain your Part P Domestic Installer Qualification and your City & Guilds 17th Edition Electrical Regulations.

Upon completion of our Essential Electrical Course, you will have gained the knowledge to work with domestic electrics.  We also offer a number of more advanced courses, again designed with the complete novice in mind!

Our City & Guilds accredited Professional Electrical course will provide you with a fully comprehensive understanding of electrical installations and the way that they work. If you would like to become an electrician with a broader skill set – then this is the perfect course for you!

In this course we cover a range of units, including an introduction to electricity, electrical unities, safety regulations, earthing and bonding requirements, plus more! We will guide you through gaining your part P domestic installer, C&G 17th edition electrical Regulations, C&G PAT Testing, C&G Fundamental Inspect and test and your C&G periodic inspection & Testing qualifications.

Once you have completed the Professional Electrician courseyou will be armed with all the knowledge and qualifications you need to become a practising electrician. However, you may consider the option to further your knowledge and complete the City & Guilds Design Verification Qualification. This course allows students, to progress into supervisory or managerial roles.

If you are feeling ready for a new challenge, and would like to start training to become a professional electrician, contact us on 0800 345 7492 to book your place on one of our electrician courses. We have designed our training courses so they are flexible, intensive, and, more importantly, affordable. So no matter what your circumstances are, we can help you get all the qualifications you need to become an expert electrician. 

HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are continuing their crackdown on tax evasion and are still focusing with real intensity on those who have completed plumber and electrician training courses. It may seem unfair and particularly vicious, especially given the level of tax evasion that goes on surrounding big money and big business, yet during the crackdown, serious levels of tax evasion have been uncovered.

This week West Midlands plumber David Williams was jailed for evading £91,000 of income tax and national insurance, justifying the high level of attention being given to the tax situation of plumbers, heating engineers, electricians and gas fitters.

The shocking level of tax evaded by Mr Williams over his 10 year career as a self-employed plumber does absolutely no favours for the industry or for the good names of those in the plumbing profession. According to HMRC, nine other plumbers have placed under arrest whilst investigations into their financial situations continue.

It is a real shame that the greedy practices of a few individuals are now injuring the reputation of other alumni from plumber and electrician training courses. This seems to be one of the most widely publicised HMRC campaigns – their 2011 crackdowns on medical professionals, companies evading VAT, offshore investments and private tutors do not seem to have warranted as much national attention.

If you are concerned about your tax situation, HMRC are now implementing a “disclosure opportunity”. Many tax issues are unintentional and these are the issues the tax man is hoping to confront. They are encouraging plumbers and electricians who have unintentionally (or otherwise) not paid their tax correctly to now come forward. If they do they will be hit with a severely reduced penalty rate – 10-20% of the tax owed. In comparison to the usual 100% rate that could affect them later, this is a real incentive to get your finances in order.

All good plumber and electrician training should equip its alumni for working life in their profession – this includes handling their finances. If you are considering beginning plumber or electrician training, ensure you select a course which will give you all the skills you need for a successful career. Here at Access we are proud to provide comprehensive plumber and electrician training. To find out more about our courses please browse the rest of the site or call 0800 345 7492 today.

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