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For electricians, achieving your NVQ Level 3 is a great way to prove to both potential employers and customers that you have trained to a high level and is clear evidence of your skills and know-how in the field.

It also opens up the door to obtaining the highest level of accreditation on offer to electricians, the JIB Gold Card, as well as higher levels of CSCS cards, which is a legal requirement to hold for any electrician planning to work on a construction site. 

While portfolio completion has traditionally relied on arranging an assessor to visit and monitor your work on-site, Able Skills is able to offer these assessments on a more flexible, remote basis, helping to speed up the process for electricians at this important stage of their training. 

Who is the Level 3 NVQ E-portfolio assessment suitable for?

The remote portfolio assessment is suitable for training electricians who already hold their C&G 2330 or C&G 2365 at Level 2 and/or Level 3, and want to complete their C&G 2357 portfolio on a remote basis. 

How does it work?

Able Skills has registered with City & Guilds to use an electronic portfolio system called Learning Assistant. This allows assessors to monitor work from anywhere (in the UK) through a video conferencing system and record evidence on an electronic portfolio. 

To achieve the NVQ in full, candidates will also need to undertake the AM2 module, and depending on experience, complete a Bridging Unit. Your assessor will be able to advise on whether this is necessary during your profiling session. 

What is C&G 2357? 

The City and Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (C&G 2357) is a practical assessment covering domestic, commercial and industrial sectors across a range of units on new installations, including: 

  • Health and Safety
  • Applying environmental legislation
  • Overseeing and organising the work environment
  • First fix
  • Second fix
  • Inspection and testing
  • Fault finding
  • AM2

What is AM2?

The AM2 is a compulsory unit within the NVQ requirements and is an industry-recognised test that is controlled by National Electrotechnical Training (NET). This must be completed at Able Skills’ AM2 centre in Dartford, or an alternative AM2 centre of the candidate's choice. 

As part of this test, electricians are expected to install, terminate, connect, inspect, test, commission and diagnose faults in accordance with the installation specification provided by the assessor, to the standards laid out in the latest industry regulations. 

What qualification is achieved upon completion?

Once the portfolio is successfully completed to the necessary standard, the candidate will be eligible for their NVQ Level 3. This unlocks the possibility of applying for your JIB Gold Card — recognised as the highest identification on offer in the industry, it allows holders to carry out work unsupervised. 

How long will it take to achieve my NVQ Level 3?

Since the NVQ is an assessment rather than a training course, the time needed to complete the portfolio assessment will vary depending on the person and how long it takes to gather the required evidence. Generally, the AM2 aspect of the assessment can be completed in around three days. 

If you want to learn more about the NVQ Level 3 E-Portfolio assessment and whether you’re eligible, feel free to give us a call on 01322 280 202 and our team would be happy to discuss.