The electrical industry is a great trade, but you need the proper training not just to cope, but to excel in the trade. We offer the very best training facilities, and realistic training methods. We produce, site ready electricians and our training goes well beyond the minimum standards offered by other training centres. Our centre is ideally located with good roads and train routes from all parts of South East and East of England, including London.

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Welcome to Essex Electrical Training

We are Essex Electrical Training

With over 40 years of experience in providing high-quality electrical training, Essex Electrical Training Ltd offers a comprehensive range of specialised courses designed to cater to individuals aspiring to start their career in the electrical industry.

Our team of experienced tutors are dedicated to providing the highest quality training, leveraging their extensive experience to ensure our students receive the best education and training possible. At our electrical training centre located in Braintree, we offer a stimulating and dynamic learning environment designed to encourage hands-on learning and practical experience.

At Essex Electrical Training, we pride ourselves on our commitment to providing our students with the best education and training possible. Whether you are new to the electrical industry or looking to further develop your skills, our comprehensive range of courses will provide you with the knowledge and expertise you need to succeed. Our focus on practical learning, state-of-the-art facilities, and experienced tutors make us the ideal choice for anyone looking to upskill or build a career in the electrical industry.

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What we offer

About Our Courses

At Essex Electrical Training, we offer a wide range of comprehensive courses designed to provide you with the knowledge and practical skills you need to succeed in the electrical industry. Our courses are taught by experienced tutors with years of industry experience, and our state-of-the-art training center in Braintree offers a stimulating and supportive learning environment.

We have a sister electrical contracting company and as a result you will not only learn the trade, but what electricians think and how they behave. Site etiquette is important as is customer relations, pricing, law and the tricks of the trade.

Whether you are new to the electrical industry or looking to upskill and gain further qualifications, we have a course to suit your needs. Our courses range from industry-standard courses to industry-recognised courses in Home Automation and Audio Visual, and everything in between.

We have a good reputation in the industry. To date, all our students who have completed our full course, have gone straight on to full employment in the electrical field. We welcome you to contact any of our ex students and ask their opinion or look at their reviews on Trust Pilot. We are confident of the response you will receive.

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How long does it take to become an electrician?

The journey to becoming a fully certified electrician involves several stages of training. Starting with our 8-week Level 2 electrician course, students are introduced to the basics. To further enhance your expertise, you can then opt for the 18th Edition course, a brief, intensive program lasting only 3 days.


However, to widen your job prospects and gain access to domestic, commercial, and industrial work, we encourage students to undertake the City & Guilds Level 3 course, a 7-week program, followed by the Inspection and Testing course, a 6-day course.


Finally, completing the NVQ Level 3, which includes on-site assessments over a period of 3 to 6 months, leads to full certification as an electrician. This qualification endorses you to work on large JIB (Joint Industries Board) run sites and gives you the gold card certification.

What is the potential income for an electrician?

An electrician’s earning potential can greatly vary depending on factors such as the location of work and the number of hours worked. For instance, working on large building projects in areas like London can yield an annual income of £50K to £100K, albeit with extensive working hours.

Medium-sized Electrical Contractors offer a balance of smaller projects and some smaller sites, along with potential career advancement and more manageable working hours. The income range for this setting can typically fall between £35K to £75K.

Working with smaller Electrical Contractors may entail working for more domestic customers and local authorities, and this may involve “price work”. After gaining some experience you may choose to work for yourself and undertook similar work, before taking on larger projects and then… who knows!

What sets apart an electrician from a domestic installer?

The main distinction between an electrician and a domestic installer lies in the scope of their qualifications and the range of work they can undertake. An electrician, having completed a comprehensive industry-recognised course such as the City & Guilds Level 3, is qualified to work across various domains including domestic, commercial, and industrial electrical installations.


On the other hand, a domestic installer generally completes a shorter course which includes NVQ Level 3 focusing on domestic wiring. This course involves practical training that can be as little as 5 weeks in total, it is not industry recognised and we have never offered such courses as they limit the extent of jobs they can handle. Choosing a full course like the City & Guilds Level 3 opens up more career opportunities without limiting your options.

What's the job availability like for electricians?

The demand for qualified electricians is experiencing a high, with an unprecedented period of sustained work availability. Although the construction industry can be cyclical and potentially affected by economic downturns, holding a comprehensive qualification like the City & Guilds Level 3 provides the flexibility to navigate through these changes.


In fact, medium to large firms often struggle to hire qualified electricians. Additionally, with the rise in popularity of electric vehicles, solar energy installations, and heat pumps, particularly in the Thames corridor, the job market for electricians is expected to grow even further.

Can I transition from an office job to a career as an electrician?

Certainly! The electrical industry provides a rewarding and tangible sense of accomplishment at the end of each job. Electricians often enjoy a good sense of camaraderie, creating a friendly and social work environment. Even without prior experience, we at Essex Electrical Training are committed to teaching you all the required skills and professional etiquette to ensure your successful transition into the electrical trade.

Can I become an electrician without any practical skills?

Absolutely! At Essex Electrical Training, we welcome everyone, regardless of their previous practical experience. Our structured courses are developed to give you a complete understanding of the trade, even if you’re starting from scratch.


Understandably, embarking on a new path can be daunting. At Essex Electrical Training you can “pay as you go” but if you pay for all the courses up front you receive a substantial discount. When you book with us if after two weeks of training you decide to leave the course.


We offer a refund for the balance of your payment.

Do you offer electrician courses closer to London?

While our primary training centre is in Braintree, it’s an easily accessible location for those commuting from London. Our centre boasts excellent road connectivity with ample parking, making it a breeze for those travelling by car. And with most rush hour traffic moving in the opposite direction, your journey should be relatively stress-free.


If you’re reliant on public transport, we are conveniently located just a five-minute walk from the train station. With direct links from London Liverpool Street, you can reach us in under an hour.

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Superb, just completed my course. Russell is a great teacher with vast amounts of real learned knowledge and experience. I'll be back in 2023 for the next part of my training. Thoroughly recommend!


This has to be the pinnacle of electrical training courses. Nowhere in the surrounding area can offer anything comparable.


Russell takes you above and beyond with the practical assessments, adding in many more real world disciplines than those that are required by City & Guilds, giving you a much stronger start in the electrical trade.


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