Training in Scotland?
If you live or train in Scotland here are some information and links you should find helpful.
To become a full qualified electrician there are one of three routes to follow. Regardless of which route you take, you will also need to complete the FICA test at the end of your training before you can gain your qualification.
Modern Apprenticeships– apprenticeships are now available for all ages and are the recommended route for those joining the industry with no prior experience.
Adult training scheme– if you’ve been working for a year or more as a labourer but have no formal qualifications you may be able to join the Adult Training Scheme via SECTT. You will need to have been in full time employment with an electrical contractor for at least 12 months.
Crediting Electrotechnical Competence– if you have been working as an electrician for a number of years but have not yet gained a full SVQ, the CEC scheme allows you to have your previous experience and qualifications assessed.
For all these three routes you need to contact the Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT).