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91% see benefits of upskilling to cover domestic electrical tasks



 Jul, 05 - 2016   Electrical

Are you a heating or plumbing engineer?

Are you often asked to go above and beyond your skill set?

Do you often need to call on a sparky to help you complete a job?

Would it save you time and money if you could carry out domestic electrical tasks, such as wiring a boiler, yourself?

 

We think upskilling – basically learning new skills to complement and increase your working capacity – is essential to the future success of the plumbing and heating industry.

Constant learning will make you stand out amongst your competitors, allowing you to win more work and to offer a more complete, multi-skilled and cost efficient service to your customers.

 

The Survey

 

We wanted to hear from the front line of the heating and plumbing industry, so we asked you in our Electrical Skills Survey whether electrical work was becoming a more important part of your role.

  • 77.93% of you are required to complete domestic electrical work as part of your role
  • 63.35% said this requirement had increased in recent years

 

There are some jobs commonly undertaken by heating engineers that require more than just ACS qualifications and Gas Safe Registration.

To do the whole job, including wiring in the electrics, engineers often need to call an electrician to add the finishing touches, or learn to do the ‘sparky’ bits themselves.

  • 91% of you could see how becoming a multi-skilled operative could benefit you.
  • 85.19% would like to learn to carry out domestic electrical work.

 

By adding the fundamentals of domestic electrical installation to your offering, such as Part P and 17th Edition Wiring Regulations, you can provide your customers with a total, time and cost-effective service, removing the need to wait for additional trades’ people to finish off a job (and add their fees to the bill).

  • 62.63% of you said having the relevant electrical skills and qualifications (such as Part P, 17th edition etc) would help you win more work;
  • 61.11% agreed it would help you save time on a job; and
  • 62.63% of you agreed it would save costs on a job.

 

If you’re looking to add the domestic electrical installer string to your bow, we offer a Domestic Electrical Installer Course for new entrants which will equip you with the qualifications you need to undertake domestic jobs and allow you to join a competent persons scheme like NICEIC.

It comprises three key elements:

  • Domestic Electrical Installer Part P Course
  • 17th Editions Wiring Regulations Course – Level 3
  • QCF qualification in Initial Verification Certification of Electrical Installations –Level 3

 

Sound interesting?

Come to one of our free open days at our Northholt training centre to find out for yourself.