If you need to get your skills and experience recognised to the industry Level 3 benchmark, the Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Assessment can help.

The EWA is the new assessment process to recognise occupational competence for people who have been working as an electrician for typically over five years but haven’t been able to complete an apprenticeship or achieve an equivalent Level 3 vocational qualification.

It replaces the JIB Mature Candidate Assessment and provides an improved, standardised and transparent process for experienced workers to accredit their skills.

The Standards It Meets

It’s based on the same content as the electrotechnical apprenticeship, so that both new entrants and existing workers are now being assessed and accredited against the same industry standard.

Achievement of the Experienced Worker Assessment and the AM2E meets the criteria for an ECS gold card application.

The Experienced Worker Assessment is also recognised in the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification as equivalent to an industry apprenticeship.

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To be Eligible

The EWA is an assessment process against the industry standard – it is not a short cut to qualified status. To be eligible for the assessment you should have a minimum of 5 years’ experience as a practising electrician working across the range of activity set out in the Skills Scan.

The 5 years cannot include time you have spent in training, either full- or part-time, for example college-based technical certificates. It means 5 years working solely as an electrician and not in training.

As a requirement for the qualification, it is mandatory for the candidates to hold a Level 3 Inspect and Testing Qualification and the current BS7671 regulations certification. These qualifications are not included in the costings, but courses can be arranged through your Training Officer at one of our Training Centres.

Your experience will be verified before you can be accepted onto the EWA.

Performance Units – evidence

For the Performance Units, all aspects of assessment and evidence for completion of onsite units must come after registration on the qualification. So you must be working in the industry currently in order to meet this requirement. Work completed prior to registration is not admissible as evidence, even if it is authenticated.

What do I have to do?

The main benefit of the EWA is that your existing qualifications, skills and experience can count towards the Experienced Worker qualification criteria, so you’ll only need to fill in any gaps.

To complete the whole assessment, you’ll need to gain the Experienced Worker Qualification, and also take the AM2E Assessment, which mirrors the AM2S assessment taken by apprentices at the end of their training.

If you’ve already completed some elements, for instance if you already hold the BS 7671 and Initial Verification qualifications, you won’t need to repeat these, making for a shorter overall assessment process.

How much will it cost?

£1500 + VAT and they will also have to pay in addition the AM2E

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