Since September 2023, anyone wanting to gain their NVQ Level 3 in electrical via the Experienced Worker route must hold a Level 2 Electrical Installation qualification as well as be able to prove five years’ worth of experience in commercial or industrial environments.

Due to this change, the City & Guilds Level 2 Experienced Worker Route can be one of the most efficient ways for time-served electricians to achieve their formal Level 2 qualification and move onto their NVQ Level 3.

What does the City & Guilds Level 2 Experience Worker Route course cover?

Since the course is aimed at electricians who have been working in the field for five or more years, this is an assessment-only package with no training included.

This offers a fast-track way for experienced electricians to complete their Level 2 qualification in just five days at Able Skills, accompanied by an element of home study for the theoretical aspects of the assessment.

Over the five days spent in the centre, participants will complete practical assessments for the following units: 

  • 211 - Health and safety in building services engineering and
  • 204 - Installation of wiring systems and enclosures

Along with theory exams for: 

  • 601 - Health and safety in building services engineering (closed book)  
  • 210 - Understand how to communicate with others within building services engineering (closed book)  
  • 602 - Principles of Electrical Science (closed book)  
  • 203 - Electrical Installations Technology (open book – IET OnSite Guide)

Who is eligible for the course?

Any candidates interested in the City & Guilds Level 2 Experienced Worker route must be able to prove they’re able to complete the necessary assessments in the allotted five days and without the need for any extra training. This is done by completing a candidate background form, which will be verified by our team. 

What are the benefits of obtaining an NVQ Level 3?

Holding an NVQ Level 3 is a great way for electricians to formally prove to both potential customers and employers that they have trained to a high standard. 

Training to NVQ Level 3 can also open up the possibility of applying for a JIB Gold Card, the highest level of accreditation on offer in the electrical field. It also means a person can apply for higher levels of CSCS cards, granting greater levels of responsibility when working on-site. 

You can find more information about completing your City & Guilds Level 2 via the Experienced Worker route here. If you have any questions, don’t hesitate to get in touch on 01322 280 202, or pay us a visit in the training centre where we’d be happy to advise.