How a foreigner can get C&G qualifications in UK

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rafaelsaraiva

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Hi ppl, I'll move to London soon, I have some years of experience as electrician in Portugal but I am a bit worried because I don't know wether I can get C&G 17th edition in UK or not, anyone knows how to get it?

Thanks for ur help.

 

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Not sure Mate.Any idea, Chaps?
That has to be worth a scooby snap for that reply :^O :^O:^O

Sorry mate but the beers are going down nicely at the mo

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Hi ppl, I'll move to London soon, I have some years of experience as electrician in Portugal but I am a bit worried because I don't know wether I can get C&G 17th edition in UK or not, anyone knows how to get it?Thanks for ur help.
Hi raf... welcome to the forum..

Not sure m8?

have you tried contacting C&G themselves?

I did a quick search & they have a web site..

which also has international links?

http://www.cityandguilds.com/cps/rde/xchg/SID-88936CE7-E598C8FF/cgonline/hs.xsl/CentreSearchResults.html?fCountrySearch=true&PARTGROUP=City+%26+Guilds&fQualificationID=2360&fQualificationType=Vocational&fQualificationName=Electrical+Installation+%28Old+programme%29&fQualificationLevel=&fCountry=Portugal

as said I have no personal experience but the C&G staff may be able to point you in the right direction??

http://www.cityandguilds.com/cps/rde/xchg/SID-88936CE7-E598C8FF/cgonline/hs.xsl/9778.html

 

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you may be able to get your qualifications verified to a UK standard,

you deffo wont just get a swap to a C&G certificate without doing the C&G exam, but if your papers are up to date you may either be offered a short course, 1day, or a letter of equivalency(which isnt worth jack TBH).

I have a few european exams and in the end its down to actually doing the C&G papers,

and of course you will also need a UK health and safety exam too.

do you have a current IOSH.?

 

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Hi ppl, thank u for ur help, I'll have a look at C&G website and contact them again, because I contacted them once but it seemed to me that the lady doesn't really know what was talking about... Sorry my ignorance, but what is IOSH?

Cheers mates

 

rafaelsaraiva

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And by the way, can u tell me wether is it possible for me to take these exams? (C&G and Health and Safety) and how?

Thanks one more time :8}

 

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IOSH is a worldwide H&S exam(health and safety), you may already have it, its used in dozens(100's?) of countries.

check out ECS (electrotechnical certification scheme) website, and city and guilds website is best bet,

 
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I would think regardless of what you have you will have to sit and pass the 17th mate.

Just contact a college in London or even call NICEIC? Their course are expensive, you will get cheaper if you go direct to a college :)

 

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I am from portugal as well (Lisboa)and took C&G2381,2391, bit difficult but worth it ...

 
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