If you have many years' experience working in the electrical industry but never completed an apprenticeship or the NVQ Level 3, there is now a way to get formally assessed and meet the requirements for an ECS Gold Card from the JIB. The JIB Mature Candidate Assessment recognises existing industry experience and takes into account the work you have been carrying out to date. When you are successful you gain the industry Level 3 qualification.

There are two routes, as follows, and the route that you take will depend on what qualifications you undertook and when you successfully completed them:

City & Guilds 2356-99 in Electrotechnical Services for the Experienced Worker Route

This is for candidates who have a minimum of five years industry experience, and have successfully completed at least one of the following before 2009:

• C&G 'A' Certificate

• C&G 'A' Certificate plus 'B' Certificate

• C&G 2360 Part 1

• C&G 2360 Part 1 plus 2360 Part 2

• C&G 2351 L3

• C&G 2330 L2

• C&G 2330 L2 & 2330 L3

EAL Level 3 Diploma in Electrotechnical Services for the Experienced Worker Route

This is for mature candidates and experienced workers who are currently practicing electrical operatives and have been doing so for at least five years, without any career breaks:

• Candidates will hold a minimum of Level 2 electrotechnical certificate, however this is dependent on the candidate being able to demonstrate competency at the discretion of the Assessment team.

• Whilst not a mandatory requirement, it is highly recommended that all candidates hold the most current Regulation qualification (currently 18th Edition).

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Candidates will also need to pass the industry achievement measurement competency assessment from NET - the NET AM2 Skills Test. Candidates who are successful will be eligible to apply for an Installation Electrician ECS Gold Card from the JIB.

How much will it cost?

The cost for the 2356-99 and the EAL ETS 3 route is £1,350+VAT.

The cost for the NET AM2 Skills Assessment is £665+VAT.

TESP Career Progression Programme

The Focus Training Group are delighted to be one of the only providers in the South West to offer the TESP Career Progression Programme.

With this programme we offer a fixed price of £1,350+VAT for the Mature Candidate Assessment. We provide a Safe Isolation kit free of charge, and a 50% discount on the price of the BS 7671 IET Wiring Regulations, On-Site Guide and Guidance Note 3.

Once a candidate has completed both the Mature Candidate Assessment and the NET AM2 Skills Assessment, the candidate will be entitled to claim a completion bonus payment of £71.00 and reimbursement of the cost of an application for the ECS Gold Card as a graded Electrician (saving up to £60.00). Plus one year's professional registration with the Institution of Engineering Technology provided free of charge to the first 100 successful candidates (saving £144.00).

Both the completion bonus and the cost of the ECS and the cost of the ECS card will be provided to the candidate by the JIB who are administering the TESP funding and the candidate will need to contact the JIB by email to confirm they have paid for and received an ECS card as a graded Electrician.

You can find further information about the TESP scheme at the following link: http://www.the-esp.org.uk/care...

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