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NVQ Courses Electrician (2330)

NVQ Courses as an Electrician (2330)

Electricians (like plumbers) are essential for current living and will always be required for even the basic electrical problems such as installing a plug socket. An electrician’s job involves maintaining, testing and installing electrical systems – domestic or commercial. Strict health and safety guidelines have to be adhered to, so the responsibility of an electrician is crucial! Therefore, NVQ courses in the electrical industry is certainly recommended.

3% of the Gross Nationwide Production in Britain is accounted by the electric industry, so you may want to think about NVQ courses to become an electrician. As with plumbers, an electrician may want to start up his/her own business and will therefore require certification.


Typical salary: Approx £25k +

NVQ courses Level 1

Safety in an engineering environment
Developing communication skills
Using tools to make components
Wiring circuits
Experience with wiring support systems and electronic circuits


NVQ courses Level 2

Experience with multiple types of cables
Containment systems – conduit etc.
Knowledge of domestic and commercial environments
Testing and inspection
Electrical circuits and theory
Electrical systems maintenance
Developing health and safety awareness


NVQ courses Level 3

Developing further health and safety awareness
Correcting diagnosed faults
Installation of electrical wiring systems and enclosures
Connecting complex wiring systems
Installing and testing complex electrical systems
Communicating complex technical information to clients on all levels


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NVQ Courses in Plumbing

NVQ Courses in Plumbing

Plumbing or heating engineers are (and always will be) in high demand. Building sector jobs have decreased due to the economy, but domestic demand will only increase – especially during the winter months when local plumbers work flat out on boiler repairs and installations. And what about kitchen/bathroom installations, radiator installations, leaking pipes, blocked drains and so forth?

Plumbers are pretty sure to be working every day of their working lives, particularly if they start up their own plumbing company. Therefore NVQ courses in plumbing are an excellent way to get yourself into this industry.

Good communication skills are recommended, as plumbers need to listen to clients and explain the job on all levels.

Salary: Plumbers can expect to earn over £20k when starting out, whilst some self-employed plumbers can earn in excess of £60k.


So what’s involved in an NVQ courses in plumbing?

NVQ courses Level 1

(Usually around 3 months part time)

Requires learning the very basics of plumbing to be in a good position to be in an apprentice.

Working within a safe environment
Installing/testing pipe systems
Rainwater pipes
Sanitary ware
Connecting or installing household appliances.
Installing outside taps
Solve blockage problems in sinks or rains.
Repairing pipes

NVQ courses Level 2

(usually a few years)

More advanced in plumbing techniques such as simple home appliance work.

Commissioning/Decommissioning Systems
Installing Systems
Building relationships with clients
Maintenance of Systems
System Efficiency
Sheet Weathering

NVQ courses Level 3

At this level, you would be required to take on commercial and advanced home plumbing, also developing skills in gas appliances. You would be required to complete this level in order to set up a business.

Technical cold/hot water systems
Systems planning
Technical sanitation systems
Heating systems
Practical tasks
Employment rights
Responsibilities of a plumber
Maintenance of systems
Continuation of relationship building with clients

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NVQ Courses in Health and Social Care

Are you always concerned about people’s well being? Are you working in healthcare and would like to obtain some official qualifications?

One of the most popular NVQ courses is Health and Social Care, designed to enable you to deliver care of an excellent standard, understand the responsibilities required and ensuring those in care are in a safe environment. Typically, these are the requirements for each NVQ courses level:

NVQ courses Level 2 Health and Social Care

– for those assisting and giving essential care to people.
– typical jobs at this level are community support assistant and care assistants (day care or residential).

NVQ courses Level 3

– for those performing specific tasks and responsible for care workers.
– typical jobs at this level would include home care organisers and senior/health care workers.


NVQ courses Level 4

– for those in management.


One main requirement is that you are already in employment (paid or voluntary) and sometimes your employer can sponsor NVQ courses. Depending on your situation, your tutor will either support you at work or offer you a centre to go to.

NVQ courses such as this may be free if your situation qualifies or you may be entitled to Government subsidisation.


Length of time to complete the NVQ Health and Social Care course

This course may take 12 months, but more than likely sooner.


Documents to consider downloading from the City & Guilds official website:

NVQ Level 2 Standards and assessment requirements

NVQ Level 3 Adults pathway: Standards and assessment requirements

NVQ Level 4 Adults pathway: Standards and assessment requirements


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