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HNC in Electrical Building Services?


thomas123

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Hi,

Would this be a good qualification to have? What career opportunities would this open up for me?

Are there any other degree level qualification that an electrician can have?

Thanks,

Aaron

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I think it is a good qualification which could help you obtain a supervisory/ managerial role in building facilities management.

As far as being an electrician is concerned, I think what you can do with your hands is far more important than the letters after your name. I have a HNC in electrical eng which I have had since 1991 but in the electrical contracting industry I have not found it to be a lot of use.

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what qualifications would you need to design electrical installations for large sites etc?

A HNC in Electrical Building Services , Aaron !!

Excellent Qually to have IMO . A few years as an apprentice on the tools would give you an excellent grounding in the practical side of the dark arts.

If you are looking at quallies of that ilk then you are destined to leave the tools behind and move on to greater things.

Lets face it a basic C& Gs is enough to be a sparks.

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what qualifications would you need to design electrical installations for large sites etc?

im no expert but i would have though electrical engineering would be a better course if thats your goal.

ive looked in to it a few times but it always boils down to the same thing i could not spare enough time.

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I'd say it would be pointless Aaron, in the contracting industry unless you are going to be designing projects for someone like N.G.Bailey etc. Generally we don't design large projects , we just do 'em. As I said , if you have the ability to attain HND s etc you would be over qualified for the practical contracting side but that grounding would stand you in good stead for the future.

You would be looking to work for a consultant, local authority etc.

An apprentice who worked with me years ago progressivly kept passing exams , moved on , and is now a Project Design Engineer in the NHS .

I know that contractors have come unstuck when trying to pull the wool over his eyes by not realising he has served his time in contracting.

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