03 November 2021 News
The Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification Level 3 (City & Guilds 2346) is for electricians who have been working in the industry for at least 5 years but have not formally completed an industry apprenticeship or equivalent Level 3 NVQ qualification.
Achieving this qualification shows that you meet the Occupational Standards within the Electrotechnical industry. This can be a great launchpad for a range of careers, from inspection to installation.
What does the Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification consist of?
The Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification Level 3 (City & Guilds 2346) replaces the previous NVQ 2356-99 as the Experienced Worker Route to the Level 3 qualification.
There is no set duration for the 2346 qualification; it is down to the learner and long it will take for he/she to complete a portfolio of evidence and obtain the electrical work needed to complete the targets set by City and Guilds. However, it is expected to take anywhere from 6 months to a maximum of 24 months to complete.
To apply for the qualification, applicants must have at least 5 years experience in the electrotechnical industry and have an up to date Wiring Regulations qualification and an Initial Verification, Inspection and Testing qualification (Develop Training can assist with this).
What does the qualification cover?
This qualification is not one where learners spend most of their time in a classroom or workshop, but is rather completed in a place of work. To be able to complete the qualification learners must be able to evidence electrotechnical competency by completing various electrical installations on site and then have their work assessed by one of Develop’s Assessors.
Once a learner has gained the qualification they will then be able to take the AM2E Practical Assessment at any AM2 centre.
Why do electricians need this qualification?
Electricians who have been working in the electrotechnical industry for over 5 years and have not completed an industry apprenticeship or equivalent Level 3 NVQ, may wish to complete this qualification in order to progress their career.
It is suitable for both employed and self-employed persons within the industry.
The key benefit of this route is that existing qualifications, skills and experience can count towards the qualification and therefore means learners only need to fill in the gaps.
Learners are able to apply for a JIB Grading and ECS Installation Electrician Gold Card upon successful completion of the qualification and AM2E.