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Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification Level 3 (2346) training course

Course code: EWR-ENR

Course overview

The Experienced Worker Qualification is for electricians who have been working in the industry for at least 5 years (not including time spent in full or part-time training) but have not formally completed an industry apprenticeship or equivalent Level 3 NVQ qualification.

The price starts at £1500pp, additional qualifications can be added on if required (thus increasing the cost). Course duration is dependent upon learner input, with the onus on the learner to complete the qualification at their own pace. It is expected to take anywhere from 6 months to a maximum of 24 months to complete.

Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification Level 3 (2346)

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Pre-requisite/entry requirements

  • You will need to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and competence to the standard of the Level 3 electrotechnical apprenticeship. There is a Skills Scan at the start of the process to assess this.
  • It's suitable for both self-employed and employed electricians who have worked for number of years, but have never gained full, formal recognition of their skills or experience.
  • The qualification is not suitable for new entrants to the electrotechnical industry, apprentices, or those who have completed an electrotechnical technical qualification with less than last five years relevant experience as an electrician.
  • Your previous technical qualifications may also meet some of the Experienced Worker Assessment requirements, which means you only need to provide any outstanding items of evidence.

Benefits of attending for the learner

  • With a City & Guilds Experienced Worker qualification, you have shown that you meet the Occupational Standards within the Electrotechnical industry. That can be a great launchpad for a range of careers, from inspection to installation.
  • It can also help you move into a role as an electrical engineer, as well as broadening your prospects with your current employer.
  • If you want to continue your learning, you could also consider the following qualification from City & Guilds: Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations.
  • Once you complete this qualification and have successfully passed the AM2E practical assessment you are able to apply for a JIB Grading and ECS Installation Electrician Gold Card.

Benefits of attending for the employer

  • Employees will achieve a formally completed industry apprenticeship or equivalent Level 3 NVQ qualification.

What you will learn

There are seven Level 3 Performance Units to be assessed before you can gain the Experienced Worker qualification:

  1. Apply Practices and Procedures for Maintenance.
  2. Apply Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations.
  3. Organise and Oversee the Electrical Work Environment.
  4. Apply Design and Installation Practices and Procedures.
  5. Terminate and Connect Conductors.
  6. Inspect, Test and Commission Electrical Systems.
  7. Apply Fault Diagnosis and Rectification.

To pass these units, you must provide evidence from a site of your previous work to demonstrate you can fully meet the performance requirements of each unit.

You will be assessed via a range of methods and an assessor will need to observe you at work on at least one occasion during the evidence gathering process.

Please note the Wiring and initial verification units aren't examined within the 2346 – these are proxy units i.e. candidates need to take these separately and centres claim them as proxies to achieve the 2346.

Where cited legislation and regulations are not applicable (for example, where the qualification is being delivered outside of England) then substitutions applicable to the learner's jurisdiction can be made.

What qualifications will you achieve?

  • Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification Level 3 2346 - City & Guilds.

N.B. Once the learner has completed this qualification and successfully passed the AM2E practical assessment they are able to apply for a JIB Grading and ECS Installation Electrician Gold Card.

How is this training delivered?

  • The skills needed for the Experienced Worker Qualification are gained on the job, with learners acquiring skills from their senior colleagues.
  • Assessment is based on a portfolio of evidence, submitted by the learner. This should demonstrate whether, or not, they have met the performance requirements - something an assessor at your centre can decide.

How to apply

To apply for this qualification, you need to complete the following actions.

Complete/submit our online EWR Application Form.

Download/complete the forms below, then email them to

After we receive your completed forms, you will then be contacted by a member of the Develop team to have a professional discussion with regards to individual ability and prior knowledge/learning.

Call us on 01332 253517 if you have any queries regarding applying for this qualification.

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