- Course Details
What You’ll Learn
The NVQ level 3 is not a training course; it is an assessment of your competence and is mandatory for those of you who require JIB Gold Card – ‘Approved Electrician’ status. The NVQ is relatively easy to achieve as long as you are working within the electrical industry and have access to the right kind of work. Achievement of the C&G NVQ Level 3 in full is based upon existing qualifications, site/work based assessments of competence and (for the newer NVQ routes) AM2.
How You’ll Learn
Holders of C&G 2330 and/or C&G 2365
The route for those holding C&G 2330 and/or C&G 2365 is the C&G 2357:
The first step is to undertake a profiling session with your Electrical NVQ Assessor where the processes for achieving an NVQ will be explained. You will then be assessed at your workplace where Able Skills Assessors will gather documentary evidence of your competence with regards to various different aspects of an Electrical installation.
To achieve the NVQ (C&G 2357) in full, you will also need to undertake AM2 and dependent upon the qualifications you already hold, completion of a Bridging Unit may also be necessary. Please ask for guidance on this when you call or visit us. This particular route can be funded in full via the 24+ Advanced Learning Loans – please call for details.
Holders of C&G 2360 or similar or with comprehensive work experience
The route for those holding C&G 2360 or similar or with work experience is the JIB/C&G 2356-99:
The first step is to undertake a profiling session with your Electrical NVQ Assessor where the processes for achieving an NVQ will be explained. You will need to bring with you any existing electrical installation certificates you hold as well as any details you have available to you which can confirm your status as a time served Electrician. Following on from this (and with satisfactory evidence in place), the next step will be to be assessed at your workplace where Able Skills Assessors will gather documentary evidence of your competence with regards to various different aspects of an Electrical installation.
To achieve the NVQ (C&G 2356-99) in full, you will also need to undertake AM2
Existing Electrical NVQ registrations – all is not lost.
It is apparent that there are quite a few Electricians across the UK who have previously signed up for Electrical NVQs with other training providers who may no longer be trading. In most of these cases, these Electricians will be signed up on to the previous NVQ qualification: C&G 2356-31. If this is the case, AM2 is not mandatory and if candidates have access to their enrolment numbers, there is every chance that Able Skills can help you finish this NVQ rather than starting again on the new NVQ: C&G 2357.
Anyone registered for NVQ C&G 2356 who wishes to join Able Skills has until 31/12/2015 to complete so there is still time. Equally, anyone registered on to the new NVQ C&G 2357 can also finish successfully with Able Skills as we also have an AM2 Centre.
Courses Open To You After
If you don’t have any Inspection and Testing qualifications, Able Skills has a combined C&G 2394/2395 course available or you may want to consider the level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations (C&G 2396). In addition, Able Skills is an IET Centre of Excellence and we also have the staff and facilities available to deliver a level 5 Electrical Management qualification.
Able Skills has access to Electrical NVQ Assessors in both the North and South of England so we can cover (but are not limited to):
Carlisle, Lancaster, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds, Chester, York – If you register for the C&G 2357 NVQ and you are based in the North, Able Skills will cover the cost of accommodation for you when you need to come to Dartford to complete your AM2 unit.
London, Kent, Essex, Hampshire, Hertfordshire, Sussex, Surrey
Work/Site based assessments are required to achieve the performance units of this Electrical NVQ qualification (C&G 2356 and 2357) and we estimate 2 to 4 visits may be required, dependent upon the work that is available to you.
Duration & Cost
It is hard to allocate a time frame for the completion of Electrical NVQ level 3 as the assessments will only be undertaken when you are ready so it’s more about you than it is about us. The AM2 aspect can be completed in 3 days. The cost for the Electrical NVQ is £1000 including vat (based on 2 site visits) and this can be paid in instalments over the period of the assessments. The AM2 is 3 days and is £500 including vat. Or funding can be accessed as detailed above.
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