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SkillELECTRIC strengthens partnership with Electric Center
SkillELECTRIC 2022 is benefitting from a significant donation of competition materials thanks to a renewed partnership with electrical wholesaler Electric Center. Electric Center is a trading name of Edmundson Electrical, who have supported SkillELECTRIC for over a decade. This year, the Electric Center brand and its industry-leading range of own label Acel products are now the focal point for the strengthened relationship. Across all national heats and the UK final,…
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More are now eligible for Level 3 funding
The Government’s ‘Lifetime Skills Guarantee’ has widened its eligibility criteria so now more can benefit from Level 3 course funding. Until recently, the initiative was only open to those who didn’t already have a Level 3 qualification. From April 2022, any adult in England who is unemployed or earning under £18,525 annually can now also receive free training from hundreds of colleges and training providers across the country, even if…
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Voltimum Tech Talks are back!
Our latest webinar series in collaboration with Tim Benstead kicks off on 9th May 2022 at 7pm with a free, live webinar on: Consumer Unit Installation. The talk will explore: What each should contain SPDs, AFDDs, Circuit-breakers Main switches RCD selectivity Meter tail support Distance from main cut-out Why is this a problem? What to do when maximum distance is exceeded Accessible for maintenance Maintaining warranty Breaking capacity (60947-3 Annex…
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Domestic Electrician apprenticeship receives green light
The domestic electrical market in England now has a formal, funded training structure following the approval of the new Domestic Electrician Level 3 apprenticeship standard. With the new apprenticeship, approved this week by the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education, domestic electrical work now has its own clear identity with an industry standard and assessment route agreed by employers.  Three years in duration, the apprenticeship standard provides a comprehensive Level…
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Save the date: 4th April – free, live training on AM2 regulation changes
BG Electrical, in partnership with Voltimum, is delivering a series of live webinars covering a variety of industry themes and technical topics. This exclusive programme is free to attend and each event comes with a Q&A session. The series concludes on 4th April with a session on AM2 regulation changes, going live from 19:00 – 20:00. During the webinar, Colin McAhren (MIET), Technical Business Development Manager at BG Electrical, part…
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Calling all bright sparks… SkillELECTRIC 2022 now open for entries
Talented electrotechnical students are being encouraged to register for this year’s SkillELECTRIC competition. The application window is now open and runs until 01 April 2022. The event, which is organised by National Electrotechnical Training (NET) and is part of the WorldSkills UK competition network, is designed to promote and showcase high standards and skills across the electrotechnical industry. During the competition, entrants will be judged on a series of challenging…