|| Career wise I've decided to move into the area of "odd job man".
|| Doing anything and everything, such as fitting kitchens, bathrooms,
|| Obviously this might involve some electrical work, which although I
|| know I'm capable of doing "correctly", I might however not be doing
|| as per a "qualified electrician" and per today's "upto date regs".
There is a certain amouint of work you can do without worrying about part P
and it's this very work that a handyman should be looking for IMO.
To earn a decent crust as a handyman you need to specialise in those small
jobs where you can charge a high fee for the first half hour or so - £30 or
so seems average. If you get involved in bigger jobs your rate will have to
drop to an hourly one which will have to be much lower.
Four half hour jobs per day, two of which extend into the second half hour
at extra cost will earn you more that a daily rate.
Check out a few handyman web sites & check how they operate.
|| I've had a quick gander at this new Part P thingy-ma-bob and I'm
|| already confused, so basically, If I want to do the odd bit of
|| electrical work which will fully comply with all new and updated
|| regs, what courses, exams, etc do I need to take.
|| My local college were very vague when I asked them this question,
|| and I've a feeling they want me to go on any course they've trouble
|| filling. Consequently they've told me a place is available on a PEO
|| Electrical Level 2 (nvq2) 2 year part-time evening course. However
|| they are also running a 2 week intensive Part P course for the
|| princely sum of £700. Should I go on this one?
|| I've also had a look at the NICEIC website and they seem to offer a
|| multitude of different courses, and I don't feel as if I'd get
|| impartial advice from them either.
|| Any advice greatly appreciated.