Key facts at a glance
Full Course Title: Level 3 NVQ in Electrotechnical Services
If you require electrical training then we can provide you with the Level 2 & 3 Diploma Course.
Why Take this Electricians NVQ?
Simply put to increase your wage grade and earn more money. Installers who hold JIB grading as an electrician are able to command higher salaries and hourly rates. It will also make you more employable both on a permanent and contract basis.
Entry Requirements / Who’s it for?
Due to the nature of this NVQ and the wide range of electrical qualifications that have been available over the years there are a number of different prerequisites that can apply.
As such of if you think you may be eligible simply give us a call on 01293 529777 and we can advise you.
Generally speaking you will need to have completed your Level 3 Diploma (Also known as tech cert) and some kind of bridging course before you can take this NVQ. We have listed some examples below of how you can transfer in:
1. C&G Level 2 & 3 2365 (OR EAL Equivalent) + 1 Day Bridging Course
2. C&G Level 2 & 3 2330 (OR EAL Equivalent) + 1 Day Environmental Course
If you do not meet the above requirements you simply give us a cal and we can advise you of which bridging unit to take.
How long does it take?
The length of time that the NVQ takes will depend on how quickly you can cover the different types of work required to complete all the units. As a rough guide we suggest the following:
1. Already working as a contractor with a history of jobs you can reference – 6-12 months
2. Just completed your tech certs and started working – 2-3 Years
The great thing about the new NVQ is that some of the units can be simulated in centre so if you just have 1 or 2 jobs outstanding and really want to finish the qualification you can speed this up.
How is the NVQ structured?
Once you have completed our initial assessment to ensure you meet the criteria for this qualification you will be assigned an assessor who will support you through the NVQ process right up to your final assessments. They will help you understand:
How to build your portfolio
What range of evidence needs to be gathered to meet the criteria of the qualification
What assessors are looking for so you can demonstrate full professional competence
Different types of assessment methods include:
o Witness testimony
o Reflective accounts
o Photographic evidence
o Direct observation
o Work products
o In depth probing professional discussion
Included in the cost of this NVQ are on site assessments. In most cases 3 well planned and structured assessments are enough for an assessor to ensure that you have covered each of the required units successfully.
Assessments will take place at pre-agreed times to determine your progress and competence against the national standards.
Electricians NVQ units
There are 8 units covered by the Electricians NVQ:
Ensure safe site working
Diagnose and correct faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment
Provide technical and functional information to relevant people about electrotechnical systems and equipment
Maintain a safe and healthy working environment
Prepare to install electrical wiring systems, wiring enclosures and equipment
Install electrical wiring systems, wiring enclosures and equipment
Connect wiring systems and equipment using safe and approved methods
Inspect, test and commission an electrical installation
Text Books Required:
Exams & Qualifications
As stated above the Electrician NVQ covers assessments of your portfolio and onsite visits.
On completion you will receive a formal Level 3 NVQ certificate from EAL.
What if Simulation is required?
Some of the units can be simulated if required. The cost of simulation will depend on which units you need to cover. As a rough guide you can do 1-2 simulations in a day at a cost of £175 per day however we would need to find out what needed to be simulated before we can give you a specific price. Simulation is only required if you feel you want to complete the NVQ quicker or will not get the opportunity to do certain activities.