I've read a good few insightful posts on here but unsure if it applies to me as I don't intend on being a sparky full time. The last year a business partner and I have got into property development (flipping / renting). This is something we do on the weekends in addition to our non related day jobs. The way we extract the best ROI is doing most the work ourselves - joinery, roofing, plumbing, decorating. Now technically I know the very basics of domestic electrics, extending a ring main, fused switch spurs etc. However, we of course want to comply to the legal and safety standards, especially when it comes to one of the most dangerous trades! This means that whilst I know how to do some stuff, we outsource all the electrical work to a competent registered person. They register the work, provide the certification needed for landlords and everything is above board. I know and agree with the general sentiment that not being an electricians mate and not doing a 4 year apprenticeship will leave some big day to day gaps that doing just the course will have. However, this applies to people who want to get in the trade and have that as their career. Being hands on, I'm wondering whether there is value in doing an advanced domestic installer course (C&G 4141, 2393, 2392, 2382) from a place like tradeskills4u and then being able to conduct future work on future properties myself. In terms of chasing walls, browning and rendering walls, lifting boards, lugging kit about, all things I'm used to having experience on a few houses. It would cost a few grand which I believe would pay itself back in 2 houses. This isn't considering when I move to a future property myself and will want the works! (smart home + lighting capabilities etc). I know it would be another couple of grand for the dedicated kit which would mean the returns would take a bit longer. The final thought is that as I wouldn't be doing this as a day job, I wouldn't be able to register as a competent person so will have to budget for building control inspections to ensure it meets part P. Qualifications wise I have a degree in Chemistry and my day job involves regular problem solving and critical thinking. Is my line of thinking alright? Or is there some obvious gap I'm missing? Would love to hear your thoughts!