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Topic Title: Qualified electrician???
Topic Summary: What next? Can anyone help?
Created On: 14 November 2012 10:36 AM
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 14 November 2012 10:36 AM
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m4ttyd

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Hi
My name is Mat I am 23 from leeds and are looking to get qualified.

I was unfortunate to not get an apprenteship when leaving school so I enrolled myself in college and completed city&guilds level 2 and 3.
I do have good experience in the industry and have my ECS card.

I had a year or so out of the electrical industry. Earlier this year I completed my 17th edition.
I'm looking now to complete my 2356 NVQ level 3. A few things.....
Would this grade me qualified when completed??
Would I be better waiting and doing the new 2357 NVQ level 3??
What's the best way to go about getting qualified??
Can anyone explain the change of the NVQ level 3??

Thanks
Mat
 14 November 2012 11:22 AM
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zeeper

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2357+2395 = 2356+2394+2395.

Its important you get an NVQ3 because it will be difficuit to sparkie with out it in the future for a young up and comer like yourself.



If I was you go for the 2357+2395. That well get you reconised by the schemes (NIC,NAPIT) As a QS next year.(Once you got some experience behind you).
And it should in time(2 years I think form qualification, maybe wrong) allow you to qualify for a JIB gold card "Approved electrcian"
 14 November 2012 11:32 AM
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Look at what the current expectations are by the JIB - if you can meet their criteria this can then be put on your ECS card and will be recognised.

Alot of people also expect 2391 for testing your work or that of others, although this may also be included in the 2 qualifications you've listed above
 14 November 2012 11:32 AM
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m4ttyd

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So you advise to wait and do 2357 and 2395?
Is there a time limit on doing the 2357?
Will waiting for the 2356 to change to 2357 cost more as im hoping to save and fork out to pay for it myself?
What does 2395 consist of?

On my ECS card at the moment it says electrical labourer.
 15 November 2012 07:24 AM
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If you dont want to wait, crack on and do the 2356, This will allow you along with two references to gain a JIB gold card/ECS graded "electrician".

You need to continue on and get the 2394 and 2395 , Then your be able to get a JIB grade approved electrician. The 2394 + 2395 have replaced the 2391.
 15 November 2012 02:39 PM
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m4ttyd

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Big help zeeper thanks
1 more thing if you don't mind??
What is going to be the difference between 2356 and 2357??
Will they also differ in price??
And am I right in saying the change will take place 31/31/12 ready for the new year??
 15 November 2012 03:19 PM
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Here is what City and Guilds have to say about it.

Have a look at this link for 2356-31

Have a look at this link for 2357-13
 15 November 2012 03:21 PM
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m4ttyd

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Cheers buddy
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