EAL L3 Diploma in Electrotechnical Services Experienced Worker Assessment Route – (ETS3)


Posted on 08.04.2017

Overview

The objective is that those persons who successfully complete this Experienced Worker Assessment Route will be judged to have met the eligibility requirements sufficient to apply for an ECS Card from the JIB in the occupation that they have qualified.

This assessment route is not suitable for new entrants to the electrotechnical industry, apprentices or other operatives who require any training or those who have completed an electrotechnical technical certificate with less than last five years relevant industry experience (relevant industry experience gained whilst training can be acceptable and will need to be verified as meting the qualification requirements). Such candidates are required to study and complete the training and assessment requirements of: the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, structures and the environment) or the Level 3 Electrotechnical qualification (installation) or (maintenance).

Where the candidate cannot provide documented evidence of previous technical qualifications, or has qualified outside the UK, the assessor must provide auditable evidence that the knowledge evidence of each unit has been satisfied.

As part of the programme of assessment to achieve this qualification it may be considered necessary for the candidate to take a CPD qualification such as the IET Wiring Regulations (BS7671) or inspection and testing.

This qualification requires occupational evidence from the workplace.

 

Who is this qualification for

What does this qualification cover

The competencies involved with electrical installation and commissioning. The qualification is made up of 9 mandatory units covering safe site working, technical and functional information, health and safety, installation preparation and practice, diagnosing and correcting faults, connecting wiring systems; and inspection, testing and commissioning. Integral to this qualification is the Electrotechnical Occupational Competence Unit which is assessed by the AM2. The units are listed later in this document. The learner must complete the 9 mandatory units to achieve this qualification.

 

Accreditation and Industry Support for this Qualification

This qualification is recognised by the Joint Industry Board (JIB) as meeting the recruitments for an ECS Installation Electrician card. Full details of the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) are available from www.ecscard.org.uk. This is not on accredited on the RQF (or QCF) but imposes the same assessment requirements and quality assurance procedures as a similar regulated qualification.

 

Course Content

The qualification will be obtained by the learner once they have completed the mandatory units and one of the pathways relevant to their occupational role.

Pre-Requisites

This qualification is not suitable for new entrants to the electrotechnical industry, apprentices or other operatives who require any training or those who have completed an Electrotechnical technical certificate with less than last five years relevant industry experience (relevant industry experience gained whilst training can be acceptable and will need to be verified as meting the qualification requirements).

Learners must be of a minimum age of 21 years old.

 

Exam and Assessment 

This qualification is designed to take into account the existing qualifications and experience of the ‘experienced worker’.

However, irrespective of the knowledge evidence presented, the assessment centre must be

able to show through auditable evidence that the candidate has fully satisfied the knowledge

requirements of each unit.

The candidate will also be expected to demonstrate acceptable knowledge of the current

industry requirements with respect to the IET Wiring Regulations and inspection and testing.

Candidates must also be able to provide sufficient valid and authentic evidence from site of

their previous work to demonstrate that they can fully meet the performance requirements

within each unit of this qualification.

Evidence against the performance criteria of each unit must be provided on three separate

occasions with any evidence requirements (range statements) covered across the three

occasions.

However, for the following units:

• Ensure Safe Site Working

• Diagnose and Correct Faults in Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment

• Maintain a Safe and Healthy Working Environment

• Inspect, test and commission an electrical installation

Successful attainment of AM 2 will provide one such occasion and therefore evidence from the

workplace will only be required on two separate occasions.

 

Assessment of performance should be carried out holistically using a range of approved

assessment methods – e.g. reflective account, witness testimony, professional discussion,

authenticated and verified photographs) and additionally the centre assessor shall observe the

candidate on at least one occasion as part of the evidence gathering process.

EAL will monitor and externally verify the assessments conducted at the centre. The EAL

Centre Operations Manual must be followed along with this section

 

Booking the Course

TO BOOK YOUR COURSE YOU WILL NEED TO MAKE CONTACT WITH ALLIED TRAINING SOLUTIONS AND CONFIRM YOUR REQUIREMENTS.

Please call 01642 438532 for more information.