Experienced Worker Route
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.
Whether you are part-qualified or a time-served electrician, this tailored training programme is designed to suit you and your schedule.
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.
Who Can Complete The Experienced Worker Route?
As an experienced operative with older, recognised electrical qualifications, you may be suitable for the JIB Mature Candidate Assessment route.
To qualify for this experienced worker electrical training, you must 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, or 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 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
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.
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.
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.
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?
Where Can I Take The NVQ Level 3 Experienced Worker Route?
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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