In any industry, there are professionals with the training to carry out skilled work and others that are woefully under qualified. One of the easiest ways to determine if the electrician you’re planning to use is qualified to complete the work is to determine if they are City & Guilds qualified.
City & Guilds is an institution that provides access to courses and qualifications for a wide variety of careers. From school leavers to those changing career, City & Guilds ensures that the person has the correct training and qualifications to start their career.
In the construction industry, it is difficult to even gain entry to a work site without a qualification. Sites throughout the UK have strict regulations concerning who is allowed on site, and while a tradesperson may have a wealth of skills, without the correct qualifications, they will find themselves barred from the industry.
A City & Guilds qualification provides an accessible route to obtaining further qualifications, experience, and skills in a number of careers including becoming a plumber, carpenter or electrician. While it is not the only qualification recognised by the industry, City & Guilds is recognised around the world.
The City & Guilds electrician qualification ensures that the technician is up to date with all the latest industry regulations. From safe use and operation of electrical equipment to wiring electrical systems, the qualification ensures that the holder is familiar with the current standards set by the British Standards Institute.
As a practicing electrician, technicians must comply with all the regulations for electrical work, and a City & Guilds qualification is designed to provide progression in the role and shows that the holder has developed all the skills needed to carry out the role and responsibilities that are associated with the electrotechnical industry.
While many trades including being an electrician are based on skills and experience, a City & Guilds qualified electrician has shown that they also have the technical knowledge to ensure that they can complete any work safely and in compliance with regulations. While many electricians may continue their learning to achieve other qualifications, a City & Guilds provides a solid foundation for further study or practical experience.
So, while some electricians may have gone the apprentice route and learned their trade from a more experienced professional, a City & Guilds qualified electrician has shown their commitment to keeping abreast of the latest regulations and has documented proof that they have the skills to complete your project.
Even minor electrical projects around the home are accompanied by risks of injury and accidents. Without the skills, expertise, and knowledge, there is an increased risk of fire and property damage. So, a City & Guilds qualification provides the reassurance that your chosen electrician is capable of completing your project and mitigating any risks.
Choosing an electrician can be an overwhelming task, but you don’t need to worry about searching for qualified candidates. All our recommended electricians not only have the skills, experience, and expertise but are also City & Guilds qualified and certified by recognised industry organisations such as NICEIC and NAPIT. This means that you can have the confidence that your home is in good hands.
Absolutely brilliant got our electricity back up and working price was excellent, will be getting him back to sort the wiring out in our conservatory. Definitely recommend Edmonds Electrical.
Highly recommend Perry. Arrived when he said he would, offered good advice and great work. Will definitely be using for all our future jobs!
I highly recommend Perry for all your electrical needs. Has done several jobs for us and has always done a great job at a competitive price. Genuine lovely guy and nothing is too much trouble.
Definitely recommend Perry. He came on time and changed 6 down lights and a plug plus fixed my outside lights which were shorting. All done in one morning.
I have used Perry for several jobs now, ranging from work in a new build through to existing renovations. Perry has been excellent throughout, helping to advise on what would look/ work best, and then carrying out the work to an extremely high standard. He communicates well and is always punctual when completing work. I have recommended him to family and friends, and will continue to do so.
Perry Newman is very polite and courteous and knows his stuff. He installed all new LED lighting in our home. Very Professional and cleaned up brilliantly after he finished. Would recommend him every time.
Extremely reliable service. Perry uses his electric expertise to come up with innovative solutions. Highly recommended.
I can highly recommend Perry for any electrical work. Very professional, works to a high standard, reasonable prices and a great guy to boot. Can not fault any work he has done for us. Wouldn’t go anywhere else.
We have been using Perry for a number of months now and we find him to be knowledgable, very courteous with our customers, very accommodating and an excellent electrician. We would definitely recommend Perry for any of your electrical needs be it big or small.
Not only a knowledgeable electrician but trustworthy and reliable. Very neat and tidy work. Thoroughly recommend.
Great service, good price, more than satisfied with the work carried out
Very happy with Neil Allan from NGA Electrical Services. Professional, courteous and reliable service. I would Highly recommend NGA Electrical Service.
Very swift response and rectified fault quickly.
Excellent Service! Had a problem when all my lights fused - called Ryan late Tuesday afternoon and he was able to visit the following afternoon. Diagnosed a faulty light and wiring in the bathroom. Replaced that light and wiring, also did a couple of upgrades to the fusebox and another existing light. Very happy with both the price, the explanations for the layman, and the quality of the work. Will be arranging for Ryan to attend again as we do have some more upgrades required Highly recommended
Great! Will definitely use again
Excellent service friendly chaps would highly recommend.
Very impressed with the prompt and efficient service at short notice on a Saturday to fix my bathroom light .My daughter called Dan at 9am and Mate was here before 11am and sorted the repair very quickly and was very helpful . Highly recommended.
Very responsive to an emergency need after flooding tripped a fuse, came within the hour of an evening and everything was sorted quickly, professionally and with good value for money! I was able to show the issue by photo in advance to speed up the process too.