Electacourse consider their approach to be:
Entry Requirements: PET can only fund learners who are in, or close to transferring to open conditions – this enables the learner to complete the course in time to be able to travel to nearby exam centre (See exam info below.) Level 2 English and Maths is required, and learners should ideally have prior experience or study in electrical field. If a learner has previously passed the 17th edition, it is still recommended that they complete the full 18th course.
Assignments: None, but the course containts over 1,000 practice questions.
Exams: The City & Guilds 2382-18 multiple choice exam is open book and is designed to test the examinee’s ability to locate regulations within the book in a tight time scale (60 questions in 120 minutes). It can only be taken at Electacourse partner centres on ROTL or after release (19 centres across UK).
CAT D Prisons and Nearest Exam Centre:
Ford (Sussex) – Basingstoke: (50 miles)
Kirkham (Lancashire) – Manchester (30 miles)
North Sea Camp (South Lincolnshire) – Nottingham (60 miles)
Standford Hill (Kent) – Maidstone (20 miles)
Springhill (Buckinhamshire) – Ealing (30 miles)
Leyhill (Gloucestershire) – Gloucester (25 miles)
Hatfield (South Yorkshire) – Hull (50 miles)
Thorn Cross (Cheshire) – Manchester (20 miles)
Prescoed (South Wales) – Bristol (30 miles)
Prison Support Requirements: The course is on a CD Drive, so access to a stand-alone computer is necessary. The prison will need to contact Electacourse to arrange the exam at a local centre when the learner is ready.
Tutor support: The course is self-contained but Electacourse are happy to be contacted in the event of any queries.
What’s Next? Learners can consider a wide range of courses to complement this qualification, including NEBOSH Level 2 or 3 courses (ATM Safety), or alternatively an Open University Access Module, such as Science, Technology and Maths (YO33).
Find Out More: From Electacourse directly here
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