If you have many years’ experience of working in the electrical industry but have never completed an apprenticeship or NVQ Level 3.

The JIB Mature Candidate Assessment recognises your existing industry experience and takes into account the work you have been carrying out so far. When you have successfully gone through the assessment process, you will gain an industry Level 3 qualification that meets one of the requirements for an ECS gold card application.

At least 5 years’ experience. Must 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. References will be required, including 18th Edition and or proof of previous wiring regs. 17th, 16th, 15th Edition etc. This

can be used as RPL (Recognised Prior Learning) and is only part of your Mature candidate assessment: Additionally you must have at least completed one of the following:

C&G ‘A’ Certificate C&G ‘A’ certificate plus ‘B’ certificate C&G 2360 Part 1 C&G 2360 part 1 plus Part 2 C&G 2351 Level 3 C&G 2330 level 2 C&G 2330 Level 2 plus C&G 2330 Level 3.

Course Duration
3-8 months

Portfolio; one to one guidance with Assessor; pre-determined portfolio meeting, professional discussions and site visits for evidence depending on site location.

On successful completion of the eight units, a City & Guilds 2356-99 Electrotechnical Services for the Experienced Worker Certificate will be issued.

Additional Information
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At the conclusion of this course, the delegate will be able to use this qualification as part of an element to gain an ECS Gold Card


The 2356-99 NVQ 3 qualification has eight units (301-308) (Plus Unit 309 – AM2 Test)

To show consistency, the range of assessment activities will need to be covered over three separate occasions for each of the eight units that have both ‘Knowledge Evidence’ and ‘Performance Evidence’ requirements that need to be met (this does not necessarily mean 3 jobs).

Knowledge Evidence Requirements

    • By providing copies of relevant technical qualifications, it is likely that you will have met most of these requirements. Completion of additional qualifications such as the 18th Edition Wiring Regulations will also help to demonstrate that your knowledge is current. Any gaps in your knowledge will be addressed through assessor questioning.

Performance Evidence Requirements

    • These requirements will be met through assessment of your normal site work. You will need to demonstrate competent performance for each NVQ unit over a number of jobs covering a specified range of work. This will mostly be achieved by assessor observations (on-site), witness statements and recorded professional discussions with your assessor. Depending on your site location an additional cost could be incurred.

NETA is also a registered AM2 Centre and can provide both AM2 Revision Courses and AM2 Tests. The AM2 counts towards credits for your portfolio and therefore it is recommended that you undertake the AM2 on registering for this qualification.


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