Reports of Electricians Earning up to £156,000 a Year

Due to a massive skill shortage in the UK it is reported by recruitment firm Manpower and published also in the Daily Mail that some electricians are earning up to £156,000, which means they are making £3,000 a week.


This is a significantly high sum reported and enthuses us as a training centre to teach and qualify people to fulfil their ambitions as an electrician. It would mean that some electricians earn more than the Prime Minister of this country.


There is also an ONS Study published in November 2020 exemplifying how the average earning of an electrician in the UK has increased almost by 9% since 2017 to £33,495 in 2020. This figure stands at a higher £37,529 in London. It just shows how much demand there is for electricians in this country and that it is a good avenue of trade to practice.


With an anticipated increase of 56% in global construction work by 2020, this makes it a perfect career to invest in. It is reported that electricians are the best paid tradesmen around the world.



But How Realistic Is This?


Usually, electricians earning high sums of money are established self-employed electricians. Self-employed electricians can expect to be paid around £35,000-£40,000 a year in London & South East. This sum could be much higher as reported in the studies above.


Electricians can expect to earn around £40-£80 per hour for normal work they can envisage to do. For instance, when conducting an installation for an electric cooker, you can expect to earn £50-£80 for a 0.5hr-1hr job. Similarly, a light fitting replacement could be charged at around £40-£60, again for a job.



Key To Earning More?


To be a electrician earning high sums of money, reputation is a key thing that needs to be developed by any self-employed electrician aiming to earn high sums of money as stated in this article.


You should expect to do a lot of hard work and conduct them at a high standard. You should also be keeping your promises and turn up to places you said you will on time, to ensure dependability. These things in turn, will encourage people to recommend you to others and that is what you would want as a self-employed electrician.


Finally, always but always look to invest in yourself by increasing your knowledge and qualifications where you can. That way you could be doing more challenging work that you can expect to earn more for as there will be less and less people with the same level of qualifications as you.


So make sure you check our electrical courses here and see how you can invest in yourself.

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Work Progress Update


As of the end of March we are now Open. We have courses available to book right now!


February 2021


Work is ongoing at our training centre so that we can be in service for next month. We are very excited with the progress we are making and it seems we will be prepared quicker than initially thought.


Learn Trade Skills is coming soon will start off with Electrical Courses and will provide the Packages: Starter, Intermediate & Professional. With these packages you will be able to cover a multitude of qualifications such as City & Guilds: 2391, 2392, 2377 (PAT Testing), 18th Edition 2382, 2393 (Part P), Domestic Electrical Installer (D.E.I).


With the Professional Package you will be able to get the all these necessary qualifications mentioned above within 30 working days and go ahead to complete domestic and commercial electrical works.


Who Is It For? 

People who want the most effective and efficient way of getting a complete package of electrical qualifications.

Learners who have little to no electrical experience

Electricians who are missing a set of qualifications and find it in this package

Electricians who want to become an Electrical Inspector.

A Professional Electrical Course for students who want to update their knowledge on the latest electric industry knowledge and requirements.


We will later introduce our NVQ Level 3 in Electrical Installation course and City & Guilds Level 2 and Level 3 Electrotechnical Craft 2365 course once things are running smoothly. So be prepared as they are coming soon too.


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How To Become An Electrician

Learn Trade Skills 4 Steps to Success



It has been reported by newspapers that electricians are earning up to £156,000 a year. A recent study by The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) has suggested that the UK will need around 12,500 – 15,000 electricians are needed to accommodate forecasted growth.


The usual routes people take are one of two to become an electrician:


An apprenticeship lasting over 4 years


Achieve certificates through Electrical Courses typically lasting 2-3 years (NVQ Level 3)



LTS 4 Steps to success


To become a registered electrician, it can take a lot of time and financial commitment. We have simplified a path for our students to exemplify how to become an electrician in the most efficient and practical way. 


Our four steps to success is there to show you the route for those who have the ambition of becoming a fully qualified registered electrician and obtain a JIB Graded ECS Gold Card. This can be picked up by anyone with any level of experience.


Before there was no simple method to do so as those who took this route would have to repeat a lot of the same course material since the credits they earned were not transferable. This is no longer the case and our four steps to success resolves this issue.



Our plan directs those with the ambition to become fully qualified electricians on what is the most effective and efficient way to go about this especially for those who have or want to take the Domestic Installers route. Your path to success starts here with Learn Trade Skills.


4 Steps to Become an Electrician


Step 1


This is where everyone taking this journey will start off.



LTS Professional Package

30 Lesson Days


Modules covered


LCL Domestic Electrical Installer (DEI2020)

Level 3 Part P – Building Regulations 2013

Level 3 18th Edition Wiring Regulations

Level 3 PAT Testing

Level 2 Domestic Inspection, Testing and Initial Verification

Level 3 Commercial Initial and Periodic Electrical Inspection and Testing



When Qualified You Will Be Able To:


Work as an Electrical Installation Inspector

Self Certify your own and other electricians work

Produce EIC – Electrical Installation Certificate to landlords and business owners

Produce EICR – Electrical Installation Condition Report to landlords and business owners

Install electrical wiring systems within domestic and commercial settings.

Carry out PAT testing of electrical equipment for landlords and business owners within domestic and commercial settings.

Work for yourself and/or open your own electrical installation company

Work for other electrical installation and maintenance companies.

Become a Part P registered “Approved Electrician” with one of the Part P scheme providers such as NICEIC, ECA, ELECSA or NAPIT.

Allow you to progress to the Electrotechnical Craft Diploma where you can develop theoretical knowledge and work towards your AM2 qualification.


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Step 2


Once you complete Step 1 you can directly start 2365, which will further your theoretical and practical training.



Electrotechnical Craft Diploma in Electrical Installation

4 Months



When Qualified You Will Be Able To:


Be able to do everything listed within Step 1 plus

Further practical training in Domestic and Commercial Installations

Gain knowledge in designing electrical systems

Gain knowledge in electrical motor control systems and be able to implement electrical system designs

Allow you to progress to a NVQ Occupational Assessment where you can exemplify your practical ability and work towards your AM2 qualification.


Click here for the Electrotechnical Craft Diplomas



Step 3


Candidates who complete Step 2 will progress to the next step which is the NVQ work based assessment process where they will be assessed for their practical ability.


NVQ Level 3 Occupational Assessment

6 Months to 18 Months


2356 or 2357 will depend on candidates’ previous electrical installation experience, however both qualifications do have identical value.



When Qualified You Will Be Able To:


Be able to do everything listed within Step 1 & 2 plus

Comply with regulations to safely communicate and implement health & safety at work settings

Prove your practical ability within various electrical system installations

Apply for a fully qualified electrician status with the JIB for which you can gain full status after your AM2 assessment.

Allow you to take the AM2 Assessment to showcase your practical training and theoretical knowledge you gained from Step 2 & 3


Click Here for the NVQ Occupational Assessment




Step 4


All candidates who successfully complete Step 3 will go proceed to a final assessment to prove their theoretical knowledge of electrical installations and be assessed for their practical ability. 


AM2 (Achievement Measurement 2) Assessment

1 ½ Days



When Qualified You Will Be Able To:


Gain a fully qualified electrician status with the JIB and work for an Electrical Contracting company that is a member of the JIB.

Be able to apply and obtain a ECS Gold card.

Gain the status of Approved Contractor with one of the scheme providers such as NICEIC, ECA, ELECSA or NAPIT.

Once you obtain the ECS Gold Card, gain access to construction sites to carryout inspection and electrical installations.





At The End You Will Be Able To:


Work as a fully qualified electrician and run your own business or even work for another company.


Install electrical wiring systems within domestic and commercial environments.


Certify your own installation as well as other electrician’s works in homes and commercial properties.


Produce periodic inspection & test certificates now called EICR – for circuits in home and commercial environments.


Work on commercial maintenance contracts within hotels, restaurants and offices etc.


Carryout PAT testing of electrical equipment within domestic and commercial settings.


Apply for a JIB Graded ECS Gold Card



Check our courses here