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C&G 2346 Experienced Worker Assessment (Installation / Maintenance Electrician)

The Installation/Maintenance Electrician EWA is the assessment process to recognise occupational competence for people who have been working as an Installation or Maintenance Electrician for over five years, but haven’t been able to complete an apprenticeship or achieve an equivalent, recognised Level 3 vocational qualification.

Achievement of this Experienced Worker Assessment and its end assessment of competence—the AM2E—meets the criteria for an ECS gold card application. It’s also recognised in the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification as equivalent to an industry apprenticeship.

Please note: AM2E is not included in the price of this course
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City & Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification (2346)

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This qualification is for learners who are experienced workers, with at least five years’ experience working in the electrical industry as a practising electrician.

Learners must also hold an industry recognised Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) or equivalent prior to entry on this qualification.

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£1,536.50 (£1,799.00 inc VAT)
Please note: AM2E is not included in the price of this course
ico QUALIFICATION

City & Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification (2346)

ico ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

This qualification is for learners who are experienced workers, with at least five years’ experience working in the electrical industry as a practising electrician.

Learners must also hold an industry recognised Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) or equivalent prior to entry on this qualification.

ico DELIVERY METHODS

Online Portfolio

ico PRICE
£1,536.50 (£1,799.00 inc VAT)

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Installation & Maintenance Experienced Worker Assessment

CITY & GUILDS 2346 INSTALLATION AND MAINTENANCE ELECTRICIAN EWA

Experienced Worker Route Explained

Please note we offer 2 types of Experienced Worker Assessment

  1. Installation/Maintenance Electrician EWA (C&G 2346-03)
  2. Domestic Electrician EWA (C&G 2347-03)

There are many options available to you if you are just starting your training or have completed part of your training. If you are confused about your options have a look at our ‘How To Become An Electrician’ page or contact our course advisors to find out more.

Please watch the explainer video and read all the content below. Should you need any more information or have any questions please give our course advisors a call.

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COURSE OVERVIEW

How the assessment works

The Installation and Maintenance EWA is the assessment process to recognise occupational competence for people who have been working in the electrical industry for over five years but haven’t been able to complete an apprenticeship or achieve an equivalent, recognised Level 3 vocational qualification.
Who is this assessment for?

Who is this assessment for?

The Installation and Maintenance EWA is an assessment process against the industry standard – it is not a shortcut to qualified status. To be eligible for the assessment you should have:

  • A minimum of 5 years experience in the electrical industry working across the range of activities set out in the Skills Scan.
  • At least a Level 2 electrical qualification

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To complete you will need to:
  • Complete a Skills Scan via an initial assessment with a member of our team.
  • Have an up-to-date Wiring Regulations qualification
  • Have an Initial Verification Inspection and Testing Qualification such as the C&G 2391-52
  • Complete the EWA Level 3 performance units

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Achievement of the Installation & Maintenance Electrician EWA and its assessment of competence—the AM2E—meets the criteria for an ECS  Electrician gold card application. It will be recognised in the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification as equivalent to the Installation and Maintenance Electrician apprenticeship.

The following elements are included in the cost of this qualification
  • Skills Scan via an Initial Assessment
  • City & Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical in Dwellings Experienced Worker Qualification (2346-03)
The following elements are not included in the cost of this qualification and must be booked separately, if required.
  • Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations
  • Wiring Regulations Qualification
  • Inspection and Testing Qualification
  • AM2E Assessment of Competence
About the AM2E Assessment of Competence

Once you’ve gained the Experienced Worker qualification, you’ll need to undertake the AM2E at an independent NET centre. Once you successfully gain the AM2E, your Experienced Worker Assessment process is complete.

Note: The AM2E is not conducted as part of this qualification and is not included in the cost of this qualification. You can find out more by visiting the NET website here

How long does it take to complete the EWA?

With your assessor’s support, you can complete this qualification in as little as 6 months, however, this will depend on how readily you can generate the performance evidence that is required and whether you need to undertake any training to gain the required elements such as BS 7671:2018 or Inspection and Testing qualifications. This qualification must be completed within 18 months.

How the EWA is assessed?

The assessment is site-based and does not generally require attendance in centre. Communication with your assessor will be via email, telephone call and on-line meetings

The units covered in this assessment include:

  • The application of health, safety and environmental considerations
  • Organising the work environment
  • Application of design and installation practices
  • Termination and connection of conductors
  • Inspection and testing
  • Fault diagnosis and rectification
  • 18th Edition BS7671  (if required)
  • Initial Verification Test and Inspection (if required)
Installation and Maintenance Electrician EWA

Course Assessments

All units will be evidenced through a workplace evidence record which will form part of your portfolio. You will be observed on two separate occasions in the workplace and your assessor will be on hand to assist you with ensuring you gather your portfolio of evidence in a timely manner.

On completion of your portfolio, you will receive a formal C&G Level 3 2346 NVQ certificate.

To become a qualified electrician

Once you’ve gained the Experienced Worker qualification, you’ll need to undertake the AM2E at an independent NET centre. Once you successfully gain the AM2E, your Experienced Worker Assessment process is complete.

Note: The AM2E is not conducted as part of this qualification and is not included in the cost of this qualification. You can find out more by visiting the NET website here

Frequently Asked Questions

What is the entry criteria for the domestic EWA?

To be eligible for the Experienced Worker Assessment you must hold at least a relevant Level 2 qualification in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) or equivalent prior to entry on this qualification.

Short specialist qualifications in isolation do not meet the Level 2 entry criteria – a full technical certificate is required.

Once enrolled on the EWA, those candidates with Inspection & Testing or BS7671 can use these towards the additional requirements of the qualification, but they cannot be accepted towards the Level 2 technical certificate entry requirement.

The Skills Scan is a first-step assessment designed to help you determine your eligibility for the Experienced Worker Assessment by reviewing the depth of knowledge, skill and experience that is required to complete the assessment. It’s designed to help you avoid wasting money and struggling to complete qualification or the assessment process if this is not quite the right pathway for you.

The Skills Scan asks for details of any relevant technical qualifications you hold. These can be used to show that you have the required electrical knowledge to take the EWA, through Recognition of Prior Learning. You must hold a minimum Level 2 electrical technical certificate from the list in the Skills Scan. We will need to verify your certificate(s) and will also carry out a documented or recorded technical discussion to confirm that your knowledge is up to date. Where there are gaps, we may recommend you undertake further formal training before taking EWA.

The Skills Scan also asks about your practical experience. This is because you will need to provide performance evidence in the EWA. If you are not working across the full scope of activity required, you may find it difficult to provide the range of evidence that will be required.  The EWA must be completed within an 18-month period.

The EWA is designed for practising electricians and requires evidence of at least 5 years (for Installation / Maintenance Electrician) or 3 years (for Domestic Electrician) experience – this cannot include any time spent in education or training.

The discussion will be documented or recorded and forms part of the auditable evidence that will be checked as part of the quality assurance processes.

At least one performance assessment must take place while you are carrying out work onsite with the assessor physically present. You will also need time to complete portfolio work, but this can be done inside or outside of work hours. As each candidate’s experience will differ, we are unable to provide an estimate of the time required off the job.

If you do not hold Inspection and Testing or Wiring Regulations qualifications you will need to attend the centre to undertake these qualifications.

You will also need to complete the AM2E (for Installation Electrician) or AM2ED (for Domestic Electrician) Assessment, which is separate from the Experienced Worker Qualification. This is a practical assessment where you will have to attend a NET-licensed centre.

If you aren’t currently working as an electrician, you will not be able to complete the EWA’s practical assessments. The EWA is targeted at practising electricians, and the performance assessments have to be based on current, authenticated activity. You may have evidence from past work that will confirm that you’re a suitable candidate for EWA, but you’d still need to be working now in order to generate up to date evidence across the range of activity required.

Unfortunately, there are no exemptions from the performance units within EWA.

If you are working in the industry but the Experienced Worker Assessment isn’t right for you at this time due to gaps in your knowledge or experience, don’t give up! It may be you just need more time or experience in certain areas before you’re ready to apply.

It’s always recommended you complete a relevant industry-approved Level 3 route, recognised by employers.

Check out our ‘Become An Electrician’ information page to find out more.

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Pay As You Train is only available on our longer courses. Typically we will agree on a payment plan with you, where you will pay a deposit, and then pay a set amount 21 days before each class start date.

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C&G 2346 Experienced Worker Assessment (Installation / Maintenance Electrician)

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