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The Right Training Takes Time

There are no quick fixes to becoming a qualified electrician! You’ll need time to embed your learning and knowledge.

There are no short cuts to becoming a qualified electrician. For those starting from nothing, four years is the usual period of time involved. Some commercial training providers may offer intensive packages where knowledge courses are condensed into a few weeks or months. Although this may seem an attractive option, we strongly recommend caution. Consider whether this really allows you to properly embed the learning and, most importantly, remember that knowledge only takes you part of the way.

You cannot become a qualified electrician without real work experience. It’s often easier to learn and apply the knowledge at the same time as doing real work, rather than learning theory in isolation with no chance of putting it into practice.

Next Steps: 

Take a look at the recommended training routes to becoming a qualified electrician.

You can also read our advice on promotions you may see to become a ‘Domestic Installer’ or ‘Domestic Electrician’.

Our Industry Qualifications page gives the full detail on the qualifications listed in our recommended training routes.