Take a look at the routes to becoming a qualified electrician whether it’s via an apprenticeship or another path.
If you want to become a qualified electrician, an apprenticeship is the training route preferred by the industry. Traditionally apprenticeships were only for young people, but now employers in England can receive funding for apprentices of any age. Take a look at our Apprenticeship route below for more information.
If you can’t find an apprenticeship vacancy there are other training routes you may be able to follow. However, it’s just not possible to become a qualified electrician until you are working in the industry to gain on-site practical experience.
You also need to be wary of training courses that claim to qualify you as an electrician within a few weeks or months. If you’re completely new to the industry this is simply not possible! Take a look at our advice in this area.
Take look at the routes below. You can select any route to read the full details and download the training journey, or alternatively download all routes and guidance.
These routes currently cover England. More advice for the rest of the UK will be available soon.