Our experienced worker route is aimed at those who already have experience within the electrical industry. So whether you are part qualified or a time-served electrician, we can tailor our training programme to suit you. To be eligible for the experienced worker route, you must provide proof of your experience and qualifications.
Upon completing your training, you will hold an NVQ Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification and Inspection and Testing Award, as well as years of experience in the trade. This can be used to apply for your Electrical Installer Gold Card.
As an experienced operative with older, recognised electrical qualifications, you may be suitable for the JIB Mature Candidate Assessment route.
You will have a minimum of 5-years of verifiable experience in the industry. Additionally, you must hold older qualifications such as City & Guild 236 Parts A & B, City & Guilds 2360 Parts 1 & 2, City & Guilds 2351 Level 2 & 3, City & Guilds 2330 Level 2 & 3.
Following an initial assessment for suitability and induction, we will enrol you on the programme. You will then be required to complete an on-site portfolio using our online portfolio builder. Your portfolio will consist of 8 Performance Units and one knowledge unit for Inspection and Testing – this consists of an online exam and practical assessment which will take place in the centre. You will also be subject to on-site assessment by a qualified assessor.
If you don’t hold a current the wiring regulations qualification, we offer this qualification separately. Before applying for your ECS Gold Card, you will also need to undertake an AM2 assessment at an independent centre
After an induction and skill scan to assess your knowledge and suitability, a decision will be made on the route you need to take.
Work on-site alongside a mentor as a paid electrical trainee to build your NVQ portfolio.
Demonstrate competency to inspect, test, report, and certify new and existing electrical installations.
Complete your AM2 assessment and apply for your ECS Gold Card and Installation Electrician status.
Earn Approved Electrician status after two years working as an electrician in a team-leader role.
Knowledge units are theoretical work that you will complete in your own time and at your own pace, thus cutting down on centre-led training time considerably. Support will be available to you via a nominated tutor and NVQ assessor. Remember you will need to attend the training centre to undertake an assessment for each knowledge unit.
Whilst working in the industry, you will build your portfolio, known as Performance Units, and submit them for assessment via the online portfolio platform. You will also be subject to on-site assessment from an NVQ Qualified assessor. There will be a minimum of 2 visits from your assessor. Remember each visit will cost £250. Your assessor will work with you in order to optimise each visit.
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Frequently asked questions about our experienced worker route.
To be eligible for the experienced worker route, you must be able to provide proof of experience and qualifications.
The UK electrical contractors market is reputedly worth around £18.2bn a year (source: AMA Research). However, it is highly fragmented and comprised mainly of independent contractors and sole traders.
The industry is characterised by poor service and unreliability. Consumers are wary of who they appoint and often find it challenging to find trustworthy tradespeople. But, when they do, they use them repeatedly and recommend them to other people.
The size and maturity of the sector combined with the failure of the general competition to meet customer expectations represent a real opportunity to profit from a professional and customer-focused local service.
A shortage of skilled workers and an increase in new housing means that electricians are in high demand. Those currently in the trade are earning far beyond the average UK salary, averaging around £30,784 (source: Office of National Statistics)
For more information, read How much can I earn as an electrician?
The experienced worker route costs £1,250.
Addition costs may be applicable for BS7671 18th Edition.
AM2 is undertake at an independent centre and cost will vary.
For more information on payment options, please speak to our course advisors on 0800 802 1306.
It is a requirement that you must complete the NVQ portfolio as a paid trainee in stage two. Therefore, we register you with ECS in stage one, allowing you to gain your ECS Trainee card.
Following stage one, our in-house recruitment team can assist you in finding employment.
They will help you create your CV and reach out to our network of employers to find suitable roles for you. From there, they will offer interview techniques and tips, supporting you throughout the interview process and during employment.
Our recruitment team have a 90% success rate in finding our students employment within one month of completing the first stage of training.
As a domestic electrician, you’ll be qualified to work in domestic settings and carry out a range of installations, maintenance and inspection.
As an installation electrician, you will be qualified to work unsupervised on installing, testing, and maintaining low voltage electrical and electronic devices and appliances.
In the role of an approved electrician, you will be expected to design, install and verify electrical installations in both domestic and commercial settings.
We are trading standards approved training provider, meaning we have been audited by trading standards and meet their criteria.
We have over 1000 5-star views from past students across our training centres.
Established nearly ten years, we have four training centres across the UK.
We put a significant focus on practical, hands-on learning.
We keep class sizes small to ensure focused learning and plenty of individual tutor time for students.
We offer two free exam resits when necessary, deliver refresher training and provide ongoing support to all our students.
We boast our own purpose-built online learning platform to support students in their training.
Our in-house recruitment team assist students in finding employment upon completing their training.
Enrolment is available all year round for our experienced worker route.