This 2357 NVQ is designed specifically for those with less than 5 years of experience and working towards or recently completed their L2 & L3 Diplomas. If you have more than 5 years experience please see our C&G 2346 NVQ here.
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.
This NVQ is the final step to becoming an electrician. You will be demonstrating the skills you have learnt during your diploma training.
Completing this NVQ, including the AM2 assessment will allow you to be recognised in the electrical industry as a qualified electrician and will open the door to registering with a competent person scheme such as NICEIC or Napit and will enable you to meet the pre-requisites for many CPD qualifications, such as Solar PV and Battery Storage.
The final steps to gaining your ECS Gold Card. Completed once in work and able to provide the relevant evidence. This is not a training course, it is an assessment of competence for those who have completed their electrical installation diplomas (Steps 1-3).
*AM2 assessment not included. We will help you arrange this by putting you in touch with your local AM2 assessment centre, however, the assessment will be an additional cost.
If you have more than 5 years experience but have not completed your level 3 Diploma you may be eligible for our Experienced Worker Assessment. Please see our C&G 2346 Page
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 find most people will complete it in 6-18 Months.
If you have been working in industry for some time existing jobs can be used as evidence to speed the process up.
If you have a large variety of work you can complete it quicker, if you are doing the same thing day in and day out then you will find it harder to provide the full range of evidence required.
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.
Did you know you can complete Step 4 as a funded apprentice? Speak with our team to find out more.
Rather than 3 fixed day-long assessments, we can assess you online to determine your progress and competence against the national standards. This flexibility will allow you to book your NVQ assessments at a time and place which suits you.
The following assessments will be used during your NVQ:
On completion, you will receive a formal Level 3 NVQ certificate from C&G the UK’s leading provider of vocational qualifications.
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/find-a-centre/
Please note that you must bring photographic ID such as a passport or driving license with you in order to sit the assessments on this course. Exams for remote learning can be booked in via student services once you are ready. On in centre elements exams take place at the end of each week.
You will need to purchase, or have access to the following textbooks in order to complete this course:
18th Edition Wiring Regulations Book
On-Site Guide (BS7671:2022, 8th Edition)
Guidance Note 3: Inspection & Testing, 9th Edition
Electrician's Guide to the Building Regulations, 6th Edition
Jim completed his Step 4 (NVQ) a couple of years ago. He came back to our Coventry centre to give a seminar to Step 2 & 3 students about his time with us and his experience within the electrical industry. Also, we hear from Step 2 student Richard and our tutor Brendan on what they found out during the seminar.
To view more testimonials and case studies please click here.
We understand that some of the courses can be difficult to pay all at once, therefore, on our longer courses you can Pay As You Train, which means you pay week by week interest-free.
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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The AM2 is assessed by the NET. This will require you to visit a dedicated AM2 assessment centre. When you have completed your portfolio and observations you will be advised to book your AM2 at a centre which is convenient for you.
Follow this link to find an AM2 centre near you:
If you have more than 5 years of experience you should consider the C&G 2346 Experienced Worker Assessment. Many learners complete this quickly as we can accept historical evidence.
We will only accept learners on the experienced worker assessment if they hold a Level 3 Initial Verification qualification, such as 2391-50 or 2391-52, or equivalent.
The speed of completion depends on how quickly you can cover and evidence the range of work required.
Yes! You can complete Step 4 as a funded apprentice. Speak with our NVQ team to find out more.
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Phoenix House has raised the bar for electrical training centres in the UK. It’s situated east of Leeds, just off of the M1 / A1. This makes it easily accessible from Leeds, Sheffield, Hull, York, Harrogate and all over Yorkshire.
Our centre in Central London is based right next to the old bailey, Smithfield Market and St Barts Hospital. We currently only offer electrical courses for experienced electricians from Central London.