Hello, I'm 32 years old. I am employed in a completely unrelated industry but now I'm looking to retrain as an electrician. I have a young family and financial commitments so I am looking for part time study options (evening / weekend). My understanding is that I need to complete level 2 and 3 city and guilds qualifications, and ideally have placement / work experience. I have weekend work lined up, as a sparkies mate. But I haven't been able to get onto any college courses to complete the qualification. I have contacted city and guilds who told me how I can find local training centres in my area, but other than the fact none of them ever call me back, these training centres seem to have mixed reviews and or only deliver EAL courses. Does any one know of any other alternative ways to get the qualification and break in to the sector? Any help or advice is welcome.