NVQ Level 3 Electrical Qualification – Experienced Worker Assessment (EWA)

The Experienced Worker Assessment (EWA) is for electricians who have been working in the industry for at least 5 years (not including time spent in full or part time training) and who hold a recognised level 2 Electrical Installation qualification but have not formally completed an industry apprenticeship or equivalent Level 3 NVQ qualification. You will need to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and competence to the standard of the Level 3 electrotechnical apprenticeship. The qualification is not suitable for new entrants to the electrotechnical industry, apprentices, or those who have completed an electrotechnical technical qualification with less than five years relevant experience as an electrician. In this case, the route to take will be Level 3 NVQ Diplomas in Electrotechnical Technology  (NVQ 2357). 

QualificationCity & Guilds 2346-03
LocationDartford, Kent (Accommodation Available)
Entry Requirements

5 Years Experience + Recognised Level 2 Qualification



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Duration & Cost

NVQ Qualification

£1,445.00 including vat

A 2-year registration period is allocated as a reasonable time frame for the completion of Electrical NVQ level 3. The assessments will only be undertaken when you are ready and the AM2 aspect can be completed in 3 days. The cost for the Electrical NVQ is £1445.00 including vat and this can be paid in instalments over the period of the process.

The fees for NVQ:

  • Skills Scan, Candidate Background check and Profiling pack: £150.00
  • Profiling session: £150.00
  • Portfolio/Registration/Certification etc: £350.00 (on the day of profiling)
  • Site Visit: £500.00
  • Completion fee: £295.00

Course details

The C&G 2346-03 is an NVQ route suitable to those of you who have at least 5 years working history and who hold a recognised level 2 Electrical Installation qualification.

Units required to achieve this NVQ are:

  • Requirements for Electrical Installations - City & Guilds 2382
  • Level 3 Electrical Inspection and Testing – City & Guilds 2391-50 or 2391-52
  • There are six Level 3 Performance Units to be assessed before you can gain this Experienced Worker qualification:
    • Apply Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations
    • Organise and Oversee the Electrical Work Environment
    • Apply Design and Installation Practices and Procedures
    • Terminate and Connect Conductors
    • Inspect, Test and Commission Electrical Systems
    • Apply Fault Diagnosis and Rectification
  • AM2E (booked separately)

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 Experienced Worker Assessment C&G 2346-03 NVQ Level 3 in full is based upon:

  • Existing qualifications and experience
  • Portfolio completion
  • Site/work-based assessments of competence


  • AM2E

Separately, you will also need to achieve:

  • C&G 2382
  • C&G 2391-50 or 52

Once you have contacted Able Skills, we will send you a Skills Scan and Candidate Background form to determine your eligibility for this route to NVQ level 3. Following confirmation of your eligibility, we will issue you with an assessment pack for completion – this will include areas for witness testimonies and a letter of reference from your current employer (where applicable). Once these documents are returned to us, the next step will be to book you in for a detailed profiling session at Able Skills with an Electrical NVQ Assessor where the processes for achieving the 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 2346-03) in full, you will also need to have C&G 2382, level 3 Inspection & Testing C&G 2391-50/52 and then the last assessment will be the AM2E.

The candidate will also be expected to demonstrate acceptable knowledge of the current industry requirements with respect to the IET Wiring Regulations and Inspection & Testing. As part of the programme of assessment to achieve this qualification it will be considered necessary for the candidate to undertake (separately) the C&G 2382 (18th Edition) and C&G 2391-50 or 52.

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Courses open to you after

If you don’t have any Inspection and Testing qualifications, Able Skills offers the C&G 2391-52. In addition, you may want to consider the level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations (C&G 2396).

If you do not hold the required level 2 certification, Able Skills has developed a fast-track option for individuals who have the required 5 years’ experience. Please see City & Guilds 2365-02 – Experienced Worker - Fast Track.

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