NVQ Level 3 E-Portfolio

NVQ Level 3 E-Portfolio
Awarding body

City & Guilds 2357

The C&G 2357 is an NVQ route suitable to those of you who hold C&G 2330 or C&G 2365 at level 2 and/or level 3.

Able Skills has registered with City & Guilds to use an electronic portfolio system called Learning Assistant. This will enable us to assess you for NVQ level 3, wherever you are based in the UK.

The NVQ is achieved via work/site-based assessment, using a video conferencing system as well as building an electronic portfolio of evidence and also completing the AM2 assessment. Full support and guidance from an Able Skills NVQ Assessor will be provided and readily available throughout. NVQ Level 3 is a requirement for those looking to achieve JIB Gold Card status.

Easy paymentsA small deposit secures your place on the course
Flexible TrainingChoose to train week days or at the weekends
Interest Free PaymentsPay as you train without paying any interest
Accommodation on siteAccommodation available for only £20/night

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 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 AM2 (see below).

How You’ll Learn

The first step is to undertake a profiling session with your Electrical NVQ Assessor where the process for achieving an NVQ will be explained in detail. Moving forward and to achieve the NVQ, the evidence will need to include:

  • Photographic evidence of the work being undertaken (not just finished work).
  • Written evidence of what you are doing on site and how you are covering the various unit criteria.
  • Document evidence including risk assessments, method statements, any other H&S information, test documentation, material schedules, permits, delivery notes, specifications, drawings, plans, diagrams and manufacturer’s instructions.
  • Expert witness testimonies, someone ideally in a supervisory or management position, confirming the work completed and able to provide witness statements.
  • Site Assessments, undertaken using remote video conferencing systems which will mean:
  • Remote site observations to be arranged at short notice.
  • Remote site observations can be taken at any time of your working hours, even at weekends or in the evenings.
  • Remote site observations allows your witnesses to join the video-conference via their mobile phone, tablet and / or PC so they do not need to be with you at the time of your assessment.
  • Remote site observations allow the assessor to speak with your supervisor and / or site manager to verify the work you have covered and provide act as witness to your competency.


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.


The AM2 assessment is a mandatory unit within this qualification and can be completed at our dedicated AM2 centre in Dartford or at any AM2 centre of your choice, depending on where you are based in the UK. The test is an industry recognised trade test that is controlled by National Electrotechnical Training (NET), a registered UK charity that owns, manages and develops End Point Assessments and Assessments of Occupational Competence for the electrotechnical industry.

Candidates will be expected to install, terminate, connect, inspect, test, commission and diagnose faults in accordance with the installation specification provided by the assessor and in accordance with the relevant statutory and non-statutory regulations on the following:

  • Lighting and power circuits
  • A three-phase distribution board and sub circuit
  • A central heating/sustainable energy system
  • A safety services circuit and device
  • A data cabling system.

Courses Open To You After

If you don’t have any Inspection and Testing qualifications, Able Skills offers C&G 2391-52 – this will be a JIB requirement if you want to achieve an ‘Approved’ status. In addition, you may want to consider the level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations (C&G 2396).

Additional Info

The beauty of this electronic portfolio and video conferencing system is that it doesn’t matter where you are in the UK, we can assess you for NVQ level 3 achievement.

The C&G 2357 NVQ requires that you can demonstrate and provide evidence installing a range of containment, equipment and wiring systems. At the very least for the containment, you need steel conduit, PVC conduit, steel trunking, PVC trunking and tray, flexes, singles, SWA, FP200 and T&E for the wiring systems. As well as a range of different types of equipment, distribution boards, isolators, sockets, switches, control systems and auxiliary equipment. Other containment and wiring systems of course can be used)

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 fees for NVQ can be paid in instalments:

With AM2 completed at Able Skills - £1995.00

Profiling session: £150.00

Registration/Certification etc: £350.00 (on the day of profiling)

Site Visit 1: £250.00

Site Visit 2: £250.00

Completion Fee: £295.00

AM2: £700.00

Without AM2 (To be taken at a centre of your choice) - £1295.00

Profiling session: £150.00

Registration/Certification etc: £350.00 (on the day of profiling)

Site Visit 1: £250.00

Site Visit 2: £250.00

Completion Fee: £295.00

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