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What Is The ECS Gold Card?

Hand holding an ECS Gold Card

If you work within the trade industry, are on your way to doing so or are even just considering it, you may have heard of the ‘ECS Gold Card’ at some point.

There are several different cards, qualifications, and certifications available to people in the electrical industry, but things can get a little confusing with so many.

Before you sign up for a training course or decide on your career path, it’s vital that you know what it all means.

What Is JIB?

JIB stands for Joint Industry Board. An impartial organisation, JIB sets the standard for employment, grading, welfare and apprentice training within the electrical industry.

The JIB helps to maintain stability in the workplace. Doing so helps to assure clients that they are dealing with qualified and competent workers.

The JIB administers the ECS scheme in England, Wales, and Northern Ireland.

The Scottish JIB administers the scheme throughout Scotland.

What Is ECS?

ECS stands for Electrotechnical Certification Scheme, with the scheme being recognised and endorsed by the industry. ECS is the ID and competence card scheme for electrotechnical operatives throughout the United Kingdom.

What Is The ECS Gold Card?

ECS has a range of cards available depending on the qualification(s) you have obtained.

The ESC Gold Card, in particular, is an ID that proves the holder is a qualified installation technician. Therefore, it is evidence the holder has completed the necessary training and is a competent electrician.

The card certifies that the holder can work unsupervised on installing, commissioning, and maintaining low voltage electrical and electronic devices/appliances.

How Do I Get An ECS Gold Card?

To get an Installation Electrician ECS Gold Card, you must first gain your NVQ Level 3.

The Options Skills NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training Course provides all the formal training required to become an installation technician. Through centre led training, on-site experience and AM2 assessments, trainees can apply for their ECS Gold Card.

What Is AM2 Assessment?

AM2 is an independent assessment of skills and knowledge. This test is undertaken by an independent AM2 centre.

Where Can I Train?

For more information about the NVQ Level 3 Electrical Training Course, call one of our Options Skills advisors on 0800 802 1306. Alternatively, fill in our online contact form, and one of our advisors will get back to you asap.

All data correct at time of publication.