An Electrician is someone who specialises in the installation, operation, repair and maintenance of electrical systems, which include wiring, circuit boards and electronics. The nature of their work depends on their specialist training and experience and all work must adhere to strict safety regulations.
Electricians are a vital part of society as electricity has a huge impact on our daily life. Where would we be without TV’s, lighting, computers or radios – all of these staples of everyday life need electricity to function. Electricians are responsible for installing power systems, lighting, cabling and fire protection and are there to solve any problem regarding electricity. They can repair and help maintain modern electrical systems and motors within buildings, offices and homes and are responsible for commissioning, testing, fault finding and repairing building management systems.
To become a good Electrician you need knowledge of electrical theory, legislation, codes and standards of practices, as well as the practical skills needed to install electrical wiring and equipment. Electricians also need good problem-solving skills to be able to diagnose the electrical faults and then be able to communicate that with the people they work with and have an excellent knowledge of safety procedures so the job is completed properly and safely.
You may not have those skills now but the Train4TradeSkills Electrical course is designed to teach you the skills that you need to become a qualified electrician and give you the industry-recognised qualifications that allow you to work as an electrician, either in an employed or self-employed capacity.
Electricians need to be practical and be logical thinkers, be good with their hands and be able to use a variety of tools effectively. They need to have the ability to follow and understand technical drawings, wiring diagrams, building plans and similar documents. Electricians must pay attention to detail and be careful and methodical whilst working, as safety is extremely important when working with electricity, so all the correct safety procedures must be adhered to.
It is important that electricians are able to work independently and on their own initiative, as well as being a good team player and having the ability to motivate others. To do this, you must ensure you have good communication skills and are able to deal with members of the public as well as members of your team.
It is essential that an electrician can adapt to change and their surroundings, as they are required to work outside and need to be comfortable with heights and confined spaces. Electricians also need good problem solving skills to use their technical knowledge to install and repair any electrical systems and equipment.
Regarding previous qualifications, most colleges usually require students to have at least a C grade in Maths and Science at GCSE, but Train4TradeSkills do not state that you need any formal qualifications for the Electrical course, as all candidates will be tested and evaluated during the enrolment process.
Train4TradeSkills offers a uniquely structured blending learning programme, which is a combination of book-based learning with thoroughly research coursework, PC based “e-learning”, and practical training in fully equipped workshops. The Electrical course is carefully planned to enable you to work through the subjects, independently and at your own pace to achieve industry accreditation and make it as an electrician. Successful completion of the Electrical course will see you attain no fewer than ten valuable qualifications with the inclusion of the opportunity to receive the City & Guilds 2356 NVQ Level 3.
Train4TradeSkills courses are another alternative to consider other than college or an apprenticeship. If you already have a full time job or other commitments and you want to become an Electrician then you have another option by studying one of our blended learning Electrician courses and decide whether you want to become an employed or self-employed Electrician.
The Electrical course has been specially designed using techniques developed over the last 50 years and will allow you to absorb the knowledge and skills you need easily, building constantly on your knowledge base. It will serve to reinforce the knowledge you have acquired gradually yet consistently and provided you apply a little dedication to your studies, your skills base will expand rapidly to the point where you are fully ready to pass with flying colours. There has never been a better time to consider a future as an Electrician…