For those looking to take training as electricians or as domestic installers, enrolling on a great course is essential in order to gain the skills and qualifications necessary to kick-start a career in the trade. However, it is very important to select your training provider carefully in order to ensure that you get the highest standard of tuition.
If you are thinking about signing up for a course and have found a seemingly good training provider, there are several questions that you should ask before embarking on your domestic electrical installation programme. Here are some of the most important questions to ask to make sure that you make the right decision.
Firstly, be sure to ask the training provider if you will get any recognised certification at the end of the course, as this is essential for you to get employment with electrician firms or be legally allowed to carry out domestic electrical installation in properties.
This varies from country to country, so the most important thing to do is to find out from a careers adviser in your region or country what you need to embark on a career in this particular trade. After doing this, ask your training provider if taking their course will result in this essential certification or qualification.
The next thing that you should ask the training provider is what the pass rate is for their courses. This is absolutely essential, as it will mean that you have a higher or lower chance of passing, depending on their response. Those courses which result in a qualification generally have a written and practical examination to pass, and your aim will undoubtedly be to succeed at this.
A training provider that can deliver a very high pass rate is the one that you should be choosing, as it will mean that you will be far more likely to pass yourself. A high pass rate is often a sign of quality instructors who manage to transmit their knowledge effectively, which means that you can realistically hope to pass first time around – or at the very worst, the second time.
The next question that you should be asking your training provider is whether the price of the course is all inclusive, or whether you have to pay for course materials and examinations on top of the initial price of the course.
This is very important to bear in mind, as some providers of domestic electrical installation courses will seemingly offer a very low price for their programmes, but this is fact misleading, as there are several extras that you need to pay for in addition to this. Before you book a training course, ask for a total quote for all the materials, examinations and the instruction that you will need.
Another important thing to enquire about when you consider taking a domestic electrical installation course is the number of people participating in the programme. In many cases, people find that smaller groups are better for learning, as they provide more one to one interaction with the instructor, which can then mean learning is more efficient.
The problem with larger groups is that it is more difficult to get individual attention from the instructor, who would otherwise be able to help you get the most out of the course and overcome any particular problems that you have. Smaller groups are often far more efficient for this.
These are just a few things that you should aim to discover before you book yourself onto an electrician or domestic installer course. By finding out the answers to the above questions you will be able to ensure that you select the right programme for you.