If you want to become a qualified electrician, an apprenticeship is the electrical training route preferred by the industry. Traditionally apprenticeships were only for young people, but now employers in England and Wales can receive funding for apprentices of any age.
If you can’t find an apprenticeship vacancy there are other training routes you may be able to follow. However, it’s just not possible to become a qualified electrician until you are working in the industry to gain on-site practical experience.
The AM2E is for those who have been working in the industry for at least 5 years but not gained an apprenticeship or equivalent Level 3 qualification.
If you need to get your skills and experience recognised to the industry Level 3 benchmark, the Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Assessment can help.
It’s the 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.
The Experienced Worker Assessment is 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. It replaces the JIB Mature Candidate Assessment and provides an improved, standardised and transparent process for experienced workers to accredit their skills. It has been developed via an industry group comprising ECA, JIB, NET, Unite, Certsure, NAPIT, City & Guilds and EAL.
The main benefit 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.
A short video can be found on The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership website.
Price on application
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