Experienced Worker NVQ Level 3 Electrical

Level 3 NVQ Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification

Online Course
Experienced Worker NVQ Level 3 Electrical

Course Overview

This qualification is designed for engineers who are experienced in the electrical industry for a minimum of 5 years and who can demonstrate their technical knowledge, performance, and competence to the industry standards in line with the current edition of BS7671. Candidates who complete this qualification as well as the AM2E assessment can apply for an ECS Gold Card. This price includes registration, Smartscreen online learning and one on site observation. Any on site observation above this or out of the 12-month period will be chargeable at £199+VAT BOOKING DATE REFERS TO THE SKILL SCAN DATE.

What’s involved?

Experienced Worker is a convenient online training process and involves on-site observation. You must provide evidence from a site of your previous work and an assessor will need to observe you at work on at least one occasion.

A key advantage is that your existing qualifications, skills and experience can count towards the qualification. And as an Ofsted Outstanding training provider, you'll receive some of the best training in the UK!

Start your application process today or explore the full details of this course below.

Is Experienced Worker for me?

If you’re a fully qualified electrician (with 5 years experience) and have not yet completed an electrotechnical industry apprenticeship or equivalent Level 3 NVQ, this course is for you! 

Experienced Worker is suitable for both employed and self-employed electricians. It demonstrates your technical knowledge, skills, commitment to safe working practices and competence in line with current industry standards.

And if you’re looking to become a gold card electrician, completing this qualification allows you to apply for an ECS Gold Card (provided you also have your AM2E Assessment ticked off.)

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Candidates must have at least five years of experience together with the 18th edition and Initial Verification (City & Guilds 2391-50 or 2394 (or equivalent).


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Course Locations


Universal Skills Centre
41-42 Monckton Road Ind Est.
Denby Dale Road


Unit 22 Horndon Industrial Est, Station Road
West Horndon
CM13 3XD


Course Content

You’ll be assessed in Level 3 Performance Units and must pass them all to complete the Experienced Worker qualification. These are:

  • Apply Practices and Procedures for Maintenance
  • Apply Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations
  • Organise and Oversee the Electrical Work Environment
  • Apply Design and Installation Practices and Procedures
  • Terminate and Connect Conductors
  • Inspect, Test and Commission Electrical Systems
  • Apply Fault Diagnosis and Rectification

To demonstrate you can fully meet the skills performance requirements of each unit, you must provide evidence from a site of your previous work and undertake an at-work assessment.

To pass these units, you must provide evidence from a site of your previous work to demonstrate you can fully meet the performance requirements of each unit.

You will be assessed via a range of methods and an assessor will need to observe you at work on at least one occasion during the evidence gathering process.

Please note the Wiring and initial verification units aren’t examined within the 2346 – these are proxy units i.e. candidates need to take these separately and centres claim them as proxies to achieve the 2346.

Where cited legislation and regulations are not applicable (for example, where the qualification is being delivered outside of England) then substitutions applicable to the learner’s jurisdiction can be made.

Course Structure

The Experienced Worker qualification is an online training course, led by your own availability and time commitment. Alongside this, you’ll be looked after by our training team, with regular check-ins from your assigned assessor and two observations (one virtual and one face to face). 

We suggest a minimum of 6-12 months to complete the qualification. However, your exact timeframe will depend on your unique circumstances.

  • Skill scan and initial assessment with technical assessor
  • Registration onto the online learning through SmartScreen
  • Self paced learning and building of online portfolio
  • On site observations

Please note that site observations are chargeable after 12 months at a cost of £199+VAT.

Entry Requirements

There are two must-have courses that you’ll need to complete your Experienced Worker qualification:

  • BS7671 18th Edition
  • Level 3 Initial Verification 

If you already hold these qualifications, you must provide evidence when applying. If you do not, they can also be done with us (at a 10% discounted rate) before or alongside your Experienced Worker course. 

To apply, you must have a minimum of 5 years industry experience in electrotechnical industry and hold one or more of the following qualifications:

  • NVQ Level 3 Electrotechnical Services (installations Buildings and Structures)
  • Level 3 NVQ/Diploma in Electrotechnical Services
  • Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation (450)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation (Building and structures)
  • Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations
  • Level 3 IVQ Advanced Diploma in Electrical Installations
  • Level 3 SQV Electrical Installations
  • Advanced diploma in Engineering and Technology
  • Level 3 Award/Certificate in Building Services Engineering (Electrical).
  • Electrical Installation Course Work (A and B Certificates).
  • Level 3 Certificate in Electrical Installation Work C Course.
  • Certificate in Electrical and Electronic Craft Studies
  • Level 3 Certificate in Electrical Installation Theory and Practice Part 2
  • NVQ Level 3 Certificate in knowledge of electrical Installation Engineering
  • Level 3 Certificate in Knowledge of Electrical Installation (building and Structures).
  • Full Technological Certificate in Telecommunications
  • SCOTVE Modules in Electrical Installations (1985-1995).
  • Scottish Joint Industry Board Electrical Contracting Industry Craftsman Certificate

BS7671 18th Edition and Level 3 initial verification must be achieved before claiming for this qualification- these can be done with USG alongside the Experienced Worker or taken beforehand. Apply 10% discount to candidates wishing to add these onto their booking. Candidates who already hold these qualifications must provide evidence to the centre on application.

Benefits of being a qualified Experienced Worker

Essential for gold card applicants:

An ECS gold card (also known as a JIB gold card) is highly valued in the electrotechnical industry. And if you are looking to work unsupervised on construction sites, then you will need a gold card in order to do this.

As a JIB (Joint Industry Board) recognised UK Level 3 Apprenticeship standard, the Experienced Worker course is a step towards achieving ECS registered electrician status.

Career mobility:

When qualified electricians achieve experienced worker status, it makes them more competitive in the job market. That means you're able to go for for higher-level positions, such as a master electrician or a supervisor role. Plus, using this as a step towards your gold card status means you'd be able to work on construction sites, making you even more desirable to employers.

Earn more:

With more qualifications, specialised skills, you have the opportunity to command higher wages or charge premium rates for your services.

Go self-employed:

If you plan to start their own business, having a range of qualifications can help build trust with potential clients and differentiate your services from competitors.

Go self-employed:

This industry recognised trade test essentially plugs any gaps in your portfolio, especially when it comes to the relevant safety critical competencies and ever-evolving health and safety regulations. Refreshing your existing skills, and learning new ones en-route, is sure to broaden your knowledge and service offering as an electrician.

Professional development:

Though you may have had your registered electrician status for a while now, continuous learning is crucial in any field! Pursuing additional qualifications is a great way to stay up-to-date with the latest industry trends, technologies, and best practices.

Experienced Worker NVQ Level 3 Electrical

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