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Why take the C&G 2357 NVQ Level 3 Electrical Installation or Maintenance (Step 5 Only)?

The electrical NVQ is structured to make completing it as simple as possible. The NVQ can be completed remotely via our online system which enables you to upload various types of evidence and also complete numerous assessments as you study rather than the 2-3 site visits that many traditional providers offer.

This has a huge benefit which means you can set up an assessment as and when you have completed a particular task and benefit from more regular feedback from our experienced assessors. You will receive an induction, a dedicated assessor, ongoing support and numerous assessments to complete your observations. Throughout you will be able to use a range of internet enabled devices to upload evidence, communicate with your assessor and record relevant evidence to be stored in the cloud.

The benefits of this means the whole process is flexible and streamlined. You can arrange observations at short notice almost any time, witnesses can join remotely allowing you to continue with your working day when required. 

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Entry Requirements / Who’s it for?

This C&G 2357 NVQ is mainly intended for those who have recently completed the C&G L2 & L3 2365 Diplomas. If you have more than 5 years of experience then the C&G 2356-99 Qualification is going to be more suitable. If in doubt please call 01293 529777.

If you do not hold both the L2 and L3 2365 and have less than 5 years experience please call us for advice as a bridging unit may be required before completing your NVQ. If you have more than 5 years experience please see this page.

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 – 12-18 months

They key to passing the NVQ is the range of work you can complete in the time. If you have a large variety of work you can complete it quicker, if you are doing the same thing day in day out then you will find it harder to provide the full range of evidence required. For those who have been working as an electrician for some time certain existing jobs and evidence can also help speed up the process. There is a 2 year time limit on completing this NVQ.

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:
    • Witness testimony
    • Reflective accounts
    • Photographic evidence
    • Direct observation
    • Work products
    • In depth probing professional discussion

Ongoing assessments

Assessments will take place to determine your progress and competence against the national standards. We will be able to ulitlise online video technology to meet with you at short notice, during the working day or even out of hours to carry out observations. You can join the meeting via phone, tablet or even PC. This is a cost effective way for us to deliver your electrical NVQ. The cost of this NVQ includes 8 online assessments. In the rare instance that a site visit is required this will be charged at £300 per visit.

Electricians NVQ units

The units covered will vary based on the NVQ option you choose but as guide you can expect to cover the following:

  • 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

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 C&G the UK's leading provider of vocational qualifications.

AM2 Assessment

The cost of this NVQ does not include the cost of the AM2 assessment which is required as your end point assessment. You can book this when you are ready directly with numerous AM2 test centres throughout the UK. Visit this page for more details:  https://www.netservices.org.uk/center-list/

Frequently asked questions

Why is the AM2 not included?

It is likely that you will book your AM2 towards the end of the NVQ when you feel ready. As such we recommend booking this separately either via us or directly with a local AM2 centre.

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