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Entry Requirements

To ensure eligibility for the experienced worker route, you will need to complete an induction and skill scan to assess your knowledge and suitability.

Delivery Methods

Variable Duration - Portfolio Building
2-3 Days - AM2 Assessment

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About The Experienced Worker Route

Who Can Complete The Experienced Worker Route?

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What's Involved In The Electrical Experienced Worker Route?

Skills Scan

To ensure eligibility for the NVQ experienced worker route, you will complete an induction and skill scan to assess your knowledge and suitability.

A decision will then be made on the route you need to take and what training will be necessary for you to gain your NVQ Level 3.

Portfolio Building

Once on-site, you will collate evidence of your work and upload it to our online platform – this evidence counts towards your performance units.

You will continue distance learning, completing any knowledge units and exams.

AM2 Assessment

On completion or near completion of your portfolio, you can apply for your AM2 –  a required independent assessment.

With your knowledge and performance units, BS7671 exam and AM2 Assessment complete, you can claim your NVQ diploma and apply for your Gold Card as an electrical installer.

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Frequently Asked Questions

Electrician Experienced Worker Route FAQs

Here, you can find several frequently asked questions about our NVQ Level 3 Electrical Experienced Worker Route.

If you have any additional questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch for a free consultation with one of our specialist course advisors.

Do I Need Previous Experience To Begin Training?

To be eligible for the experienced worker route, you must be able to provide proof of experience and qualifications.

Get in touch to learn whether or not you’re eligible to take the experienced worker route to becoming qualified.

Why Train As An Electrician?

The UK electrical contractors market is 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?

How Much Does The Experienced Worker Route Cost?

NVQ Level 3 Electrical installation begins with six weeks of centre-led training.

You must be in the centre Mon-Fri, 8am-4pm.

How Long Does The Experienced Worker Route Take?

The length of our Experienced Worker Route will vary from person to person.

This will depend on the level of experience each individual has and their availability for portfolio completion. 

What Payment Options Are Available?

For more information on payment and finance options for NVQ Level 3 Experienced Worker Route, please speak to our course advisors at 0800 802 1306.

Alternatively, find out whether you’re eligible for finance.

Where Can I Take The NVQ Level 3 Experienced Worker Route?

Our Experienced Worker Route Training for electricians is available at each one of the Options Skills training centres. Located in; Birmingham, Manchester, North London, and South London.

How Often Do Courses Start?

We have new Experienced Worker Route classes starting regularly, so you’ll never have to wait long to begin training with Options Skills.

How Do I Enrol?

To find out more and enrol on our Electricians NVQ L3 Experienced Worker Route, you can request a call via our contact form or call us directly on 0800 802 1306. 

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