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EAS UK provides solutions for the Electrotechnical NVQ/QCF awards to both independent learners and employers, and also to training providers and partner colleges.

We work with many individual learners and practicing operatives as well as employers of all sizes to help them to obtain the correct qualifications to meet with industry requirements, whether it be for ECS grading or other recognition or to enable their trainees and apprentices to be placed on a suitable programme delivered in the EAS way of high quality.

Regional Colleges/Training Providers

EAS UK provides a number of services for the NVQ/QCF delivery requirements of your programmes. Ranging from an Internal Verification service only, through to a fully structured apprenticeship solution, with many more options in between, we are well equipped to supply the services you need for your learners to achieve the award. We work with many colleges across England to help them deliver the full aspects of their Electrotechnical and BSE programmes from apprentices and adult trainees through to practicing operatives. We would very much welcome the opportunity to discuss your programme needs and find a suitable solution to achieve your goals.

Employers

EAS UK can help you to meet your training requirements either directly or by matching you to a suitable partner to meet your demand. If it is simply the Electrotechnical NVQ/QCF award for ECS grading in order to fully qualify your personnel to meet either contractual criteria or to provide greater access to JIB restricted work or you have, or are thinking of taking on an apprentice/trainee, we can help to find a solution for you. We can also try to access funding for you via our partner centre's for both apprenticeships and trainees. We would very much welcome the opportunity to discuss your training needs and find a suitable solution to achieve your goals.




Apprentices/trainees

Already have the technical certificate but need the NVQ/QCF Level 3 award for JIB recognition? EAS UK can provide this to you via a structured assessment programme including AM2. For further advice and guidance on your next step to full qualification, and to see if funding can be accessed for you, please contact us.

Electricians

EAS UK are a preferred supplier to the JIB for NVQ/QCF assessment now required for full JIB Electrician grading under the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS). We have a range of solutions to suit the needs and working practices of the individual in order to meet the NVQ/QCF requirements in full.

Timescale's to achieve the full current 2356 NVQ level 3 award on the fast-track route usually range from a minimum of 10 weeks (NVQ ruling) from scheme registration up to around 16 weeks but is entirely driven by you and your need to get the award and subsequent grading. For further advice and guidance on your next step to full JIB grading call the main office or email enquiries@easukltd.com

NVQ Level 3 in Electrotechnical Services – Experienced Worker routes

Installation Electrician:

This route consists of 8 practical performance units, all of which must be completed to achieve the full award, plus a mandatory requirement for AM2. Within the units there are certain criteria (see Unit ranges to be met below) that must be met to show that you have a broad 'practicing' competence across a range of work, practices, procedures and environments. Each unit must be assessed on 3 occasions using appropriate assessment methodology. The AM2 provides for one of these occasions for units 1, 2, 4 and 8.

The 8 practical performance units to be assessed from the real workplace are:

Detailing how you ensure you are working safely in the work environment around hazards and employing safe methods of work etc.

Detailing the faults and the procedures to correct them safely and in accordance with requirements etc

Providing a correct level of information suitable to the person being relayed to

Detailing compliance to H&S regulations and site regulations

Detailing how the work was planned and what was required.

Detailing what was actually installed and how this was completed.

Detailing the correct procedures etc for safe termination of the installation

Detailing the tests that were completed and results obtained in line with IEE regulations

Unit ranges to be met:

  • Working Conditions: Interior and exterior work.
  • Access Equipment: 2 different types.
  • Relevant Persons: 2 different types.
  • Safe systems of work: 2 different types.
  • Fault on electrotechnical system: 3 different types.
  • Electrotechnical system: 3 different types.
  • Wiring enclosures: 3 different types.
  • Information: Technical and Functional.
  • Working environment: 2 different types.
  • Testing: All tests.

FAQs

 

 QCF Level 3 NVQ Diploma

The QCF qualifications that are currently available are:

Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment)
Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrotechnical Services (Electrical Maintenance)

Both are made up of a set of units that must be attained to gain the full award. There are knowledge units (taught and tested by assignments and online tests), practical units (assessed from the workplace), combination units (Practical activities/assignments in simulated conditions) and the AM2 test (taken at an independent AM2 test centre).

The Electrical Installation route consists of 9 knowledge units and 7 practical units. There is also an independent unit for the AM2.

Knowledge Units:

  • Understanding Health and Safety legislation, practices and procedures (Installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment)
  • Understanding environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems
  • 0Understanding the practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment (Electrical Installation)
  • Understanding the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understanding the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
  • Understanding principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understanding the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems

Practical Units:

  • Applying Health and Safety legislation and working practices (Installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment)
  • Applying environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems
  • Overseeing and organising the work environment (Electrical installation)
  • Planning, preparing and installing wiring systems and associated equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords in electrical systems
  • Inspecting, testing, commissioning and certifying electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

The AM2 Unit:
Electrotechnical Occupational competence (AM2). This is an independent test taken at an approved AM2 test centre

The ‘work based performance’ assessment criteria:
As within the previous NVQ there are certain range criteria that has to be met and assessed accordingly for the practical units. These are:

Types of Wiring Systems and Enclosures

A candidate must provide evidence of the "Planning, Preparation and Installation" of 7 from the 10 types of wiring systems and enclosures listed, of which; 4 must be sourced from practical activities in the workplace 3 can be generated via other assessment methodology:

  • Conduit (PVC)
  • Conduit (Metallic)
  • Trunking (PVC)
  • Trunking (Metallic)
  • Cable Tray
  • Cable Basket
  • Ladder systems
  • Ducting
  • Busbar systems and Powertrack
  • Modular wiring systems
Types of Cable

A candidate must provide evidence of the Termination and Connection of 7 from the 9 types of cables listed, of which; 4 must be sourced from practical activities in the workplace 3 can be generated via other assessment methodology:

  • Single and multicore thermoplastic (PVC)
  • PVC/PVC flat profile cable
  • SW A cables (XLPE, PVC)
  • Fire resistant cable
  • Armoured/braided flexible cables and cords
  • Fibre optic cable
  • MICC (with and without PVC sheath)
  • Data cables

The Electrical Maintenance route consists of 9 knowledge units and 7 practical units. There is also an independent unit for the AM2.

Knowledge Units:

  • Understanding Health and Safety legislation, practices and procedures (Installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment)
  • Understanding environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems
  • Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
  • Understanding principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understanding the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems
  • Understanding the practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment (electrical maintenance)
  • Understanding the practices and procedures for planning and preparing to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Understanding the practices and procedures for maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment

Practical Units:

  • Applying Health and Safety legislation and working practices (Installing and Maintaining Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment)
  • Applying environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems
  • Overseeing and organising the work environment (Electrical Installation)
  • Terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords in electrical systems
  • Inspecting, testing, commissioning and certifying electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Plan and prepare to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment

The AM2 Unit:
Electrotechnical Occupational competence (AM2). This is an independent test taken at an approved AM2 test centre

FAQs:

They meet the needs of learners in England, Wales and Northern Ireland who want to work as an electrician, installing systems and equipment, in buildings, structures and the environment within the electrotechnical industry.

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