The objective is that those persons who successfully complete this Experienced Worker Assessment Route will be judged to have met the eligibility requirements sufficient to apply for an ECS card from the JIB in the occupation that they have qualified.
This assessment route 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 last five years relevant industry experience (relevant industry experience gained whilst training can be acceptable and will be verified as meeting the qualification requirements). Such candidates are required to study and complete the training and assessment requirements of: the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, structures and the environment) or the Level 3 Electrotechnical qualification (installation) or (maintenance).
Where the candidate cannot provide documented evidence of previous technical qualifications, or has qualified outside the UK, the assessor must provide auditable evidence that the knowledge evidence of each unit has been satisfied.
As a part of the programme of assessment to achieve this qualification, it may be considered necessary for the candidate to take a CPD qualification such as the IET Wiring Regulations (BS7671) or inspection and testing.
This qualification requires occupational evidence from the workplace.
This qualification is for:
• Experienced operatives who are/have been working in the electrotechnical industry as
practicing electricians for a minimum of 5 years
• Those who wish to have their competencies recognised by the JIB and hold an ECS
• Those who wish to develop their career
• (Please refer the strict entry requirements in section 5)
What does this qualification cover?
The competencies involved with electrical installation and commissioning. The qualification is made up of 9 mandatory units covering safe site working, technical and functional information, health and safety, installation, preparation and practice, diagnosing and correcting faults, connecting wiring systems; and inspection, testing and commissioning. Integral to this qualification is the Electrotechnical Occupational Competence Unit which is assessed by the AM2. The units are listed later in this document. The learner must complete the 9 mandatory units to achieve this qualification.
Accreditation and industry support for this qualification
This qualification is recognised by the Joint Industry Board (JIB) as meeting the recruitment for an ECS Installation Electrician card. Full details of the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) are available from www.ecscard.org.uk. This is not accredited on the RQF (or QCF) but imposes the same assessment requirements and quality assurance procedures as a similar regulated qualification.
The qualification will be obtained by the learner once they have completed the mandatory units and one of the pathways relevant to their occupational role.
• ET3-001 Ensure Safe Site Working
• ET3-002 Provide Technical and Functional Information
• ET3-004 Maintain a Healthy and Safe Working Environment
• ET3-011 Diagnose and Correct Faults in Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment
• ET3-012 Prepare to Install Electrical Wiring Systems, Wiring Enclosures and
• ET3-013 Install Electrical Wiring Systems, Wiring Enclosures and Equipment
• ET3-014 Connect Wiring Systems and Equipment using Safe and Approved Methods
• ET3-015 Inspect, Test and Commission an Electrical Installation
• EOC3/001 Electrotechnical Occupational Competence (AM 2)
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 certificate with less than last five years relevant industry experience (relevant industry experience gained whilst training can be acceptable and will be verified as meeting the qualification requirements). Learners must be of a minimum age of 21 years old.
Exam and assessment
This qualification is designed to take into account the existing qualifications and experience of the ‘experienced worker’. However, irrespective of the knowledge evidence presented, the assessment centre must be able to show through audible evidence that the candidate has fully satisfied the knowledge requirements of each unit.
The candidate will also be expected to demonstrate an acceptable knowledge of the current industry requirements with respect to the IET Wiring Regulations and inspection and testing. Candidates must also be able to provide sufficient valid and authentic evidence from site of their previous work to demonstrate that they can fully meet the performance requirements within each unit of this qualification. Evidence against the performance criteria of each unit must be provided on three separate occasions with any evidence requirements (range statements) covered across the three occasions.
However, for the following units:
• Ensure Safe Site Working
• Diagnose and Correct Faults in Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment
• Maintain a Safe and Healthy Working Environment
• Inspect, Test and Commission an Electrical Installation
Successful attainment of AM 2 will provide one such occasion and therefore evidence from the workplace will only be required on two separate occasions. Assessment of performance should be carried out holistically using a range of approved assessment methods such as reflective account, witness testimony, professional discussion, authenticated and verified photographs. Additionally, the centre assessor shall observe the candidate on at least one occasion as part of the evidence gathering process. EAL will monitor and externally verify the assessments conducted at the centre. The EAL Centre Operations Manual must be followed along with this section
Booking the Course
When booking your course, you have to contact Allied Training Solutions to confirm your requirements.