What does it mean, and what is included in the JIB Gold Card Course?


Here at Able Skills, we take pride in our ability to provide amazing training programmes for our students. Electrical courses taught here are of top standard delivered via our top on the line facilities, newest equipment and experienced, professional and friendly instructors.  One of the quickest routes to becoming a qualified electrician is to take our Gold Card Approved Electrician Courselet's take a look at what's included in this package: 


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Here is an example of what you are looking to achieve by completing this course - an ECS Gold Card!


How does it work?


Step one:


The JIB Gold Card Route provided by Able Skills holds a full set of Electrical Courses and Electrician Training that will ensure you become a JIB Gold Card Approved Electrician.  The first step on this route is to gain the fundamental knowledge and practical experience which will be learnt through our 7-week City & Guilds Level 2 Electrical Course! This is the industry recognised route for new entrants looking for a career as an Electrician.

Step two:


Next...once completed and you have gained confidence in your new-found knowledge, experience and ability we will move on towards achieving a PAT testing qualification -  PAT testing or Portable Appliance Testing is a predominantly theoretical course that once learnt via testing equipment and so on will feature an online assessment that you will complete here at our training centre!

Step three:


From there...It will be time to study the 18th Edition wiring regulations - a legal requirement for everybody carrying out electrical work in the UK and aims to be the country's industry standards. It is a legal offence to carry out electrical work without having the latest knowledge on wiring regulations and that is why we include this on the JIB Gold Card route.

Step four:


The next natural step is to increase your knowledge of overall electrical work - you will do this by taking on the City & Guilds Level 3 Electrical Course which will help you to gain more advanced knowledge of the subject and familiarity with different more complex systems - covering a large range of subject including:

  • Understanding the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems, assessed by way of an online exam
  • Principles of Electrical Science, assessed by way of a 2 hour written exam and a short practical task

And much more...


Step five:


Next up...Is 2391-52 otherwise known as the Inspection and Testing Course which teaches students everything they need to know regarding initial verification and periodic inspection and testing. Ideally, a course like this is for electricians who may not have carried out inspection and testing since qualifying and need some form of an update and guidance through technical training.


Step six:


Almost there...next is gaining an NVQ Level 3 - which is what most electricians aspire to gain, as it automatically makes you stand out from anyone working within electrics and is a big step in ultimately achieving JIB Gold Card status. It is an assessment of your competence, not so much a training course but a test to see if what you have learnt has paid off and that you have the ability to carry out work correctly, efficiently and within regulation! - If completed successfully you can update your ECS card for an experienced worker card which will help you get those higher-paying jobs!


Step seven:


The final frontier...lastly, you will need to complete an AM2 assessment - again, where your level of competence will be put to the test! This can only be booked after achieving your NVQ Level 3 and is suitable for the following people:

  • Apprentices approaching the end of their training for the JIB Apprentice Training Scheme and the Electrical Installation Modern Apprenticeship.
  • Others wishing to accredit practical experience.


Additional information:


If you would like to contact us regarding electrical courses or any other training that we provide here at our training centre, then do not hesitate to get a hold of us. You can do that in a couple of ways, firstly, give us a call on 08081003245! Secondly, we have an open-door policy meaning that during opening hours (8:30 - 16:30) we are happy to see anyone that comes into our office, we will show you around and give you advice, recommendations and answer any questions you may have about electrical courses or any other training. We are located in Dartford on the border between London and Kent, just a short walk away from Dartford train station!

K5, Riverside Industrial Estate, Riverside Way, Dartford DA1 5BS


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Able Skills is a City & Guilds accredited training centre!