This qualification is designed solely for those have been working in the electrotechnical industry as a practicing electrician for a minimum of 5 years and who can demonstrate their technical knowledge, performance and competence to the industry standard at Level 3 and in line with the current edition of the IET wiring regulations (BS 7671).
It forms part of enabling the experienced worker to apply for an ECS Installation Electrician Gold Card.
This qualification is
not suitable for new entrants to the electrotechnical industry, apprentices, or other operatives who require any training, or those who have completed an electrotechnical technical certificate with less than five years’ relevant industry experience.
Where the learner cannot provide documented evidence of previous technical qualifications, or they have qualified outside the UK, the Assessor must provide auditable evidence that the knowledge and understanding evidence of each unit has been satisfied.
This qualification requires between 150-200 hours input from the student, depending on quality and availability of evidence provided.
To be eligible to apply for the ECS gold card with this route the learner must have achieved:
• This qualification: City & Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification,
• A current industry recognised Level 3 Award in the requirements for electrical installations (BS 7671),
• An industry recognised Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations (which may be achieved as part of a combined Award with periodic inspection and testing),
• The AM2E Occupational Test (from NET).