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NVQ Level 3 Electrical Qualification Experienced Worker Assessment (EWA)

Able Skills Ltd, In Dartford
1,445 GBP
1,445 GBP
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Course description

The Experienced Worker Assessment (EWA) 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) and who hold a recognised level 2 Electrical Installation qualification but have not formally completed an industry apprenticeship or equivalent Level 3 NVQ qualification. You will need to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and competence to the standard of the Level 3 electrotechnical apprenticeship. 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 five years relevant experience as an electrician. In this case, the route to take will beLevel 3 NVQ Diplomas in Electrotechnical Technology (NVQ 2357).


What Youll Learn

The C&G 2346-03 is an NVQ route suitable to those of you who have at least 5 years working history and who hold a recognised level 2 Electrical Installation qualification.

Units required to achieve this NVQ are:

  • Requirements for Electrical Installations -City & Guilds 2382
  • Level 3 Electrical Inspection and Testing City & Guilds 2391-50 or 2391-52
  • There are six Level 3 Performance Units to be assessed before you can gain this Experienced Worker qualification:
    • Apply Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations
    • Organise and Oversee the Electrical Work Environment
    • Apply Design and Installation Practices and Procedures
    • Terminate and Connect Conductors
    • Inspect, Test and Commission Electrical Systems
    • Apply Fault Diagnosis and Rectification
  • AM2E (booked separately)

The NVQ level 3 is not a training course; it is an assessment of your competence and is mandatory for those of you who require JIB Gold Card status. The NVQ is relatively easy to achieve as long as you are working within the electrical industry and have access to the right kind of work. Achievement of the Experienced Worker Assessment C&G 2346-03 NVQ Level 3 in full is based upon:

  • Existing qualifications and experience
  • Portfolio completion
  • Site/work-based assessments of competence


  • AM2E

Separately, you will also need to achieve:

  • C&G 2382
  • C&G 2391-50 or 52
How Youll Learn

Once you have contacted Able Skills, we will send you a Skills Scan and Candidate Background form to determine your eligibility for this route to NVQ level 3. Following confirmation of your eligibility, we will issue you with an assessment pack for completion this will include areas for witness testimonies and a letter of reference from your current employer (where applicable). Once these documents are returned to us, the next step will be to book you in for a detailed profiling session at Able Skills with an Electrical NVQ Assessor where the processes for achieving the NVQ will be explained. You will then be assessed at your workplace where Able Skills Assessors will gather documentary evidence of your competence with regards to various different aspects of an Electrical installation.

To achieve the NVQ (C&G 2346-03) in full,you will also need to haveC&G 2382, level 3 Inspection & Testing C&G 2391-50/52 and then the last assessment will be the AM2E.

Courses Open To You After

If you dont have any Inspection and Testing qualifications, Able Skills offers theC&G 2391-52. In addition, you may want to consider the level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations (C&G 2396).

If you do not hold the required level 2 certification, Able Skills has developed a fast-track option for individuals who have the required 5 years experience. Please see City & Guilds 2365-02 Experienced Worker - Fast Track.

Additional Info

The candidate will also be expected to demonstrate acceptable knowledge of the current industry requirements with respect to the IET Wiring Regulations and Inspection & Testing. As part of the programme of assessment to achieve this qualification it will be considered necessary for the candidate to undertake (separately) theC&G 2382(18thEdition) and C&G2391-50 or 52.

If you do not meet the requirements for this route to NVQ (2346-03) because you do not hold any underpinning qualifications, you may need to consider undertaking C&G 2365 at level 2/3 having these qualifications will ensure your eligibility for NVQ via the 2357-44 route. The 2365 level 2 & 3 can be completed with Able Skills either on a full or part time basis (weekends) or via Home Study.

Able Skills NVQ Assessors are restricted to work-based assessments that are within 100-mile radius of Able Skills (Postcode: DA1 5BS)

On 03 September 2023 an updated version of this EWA to mirror the updated Installation Electrician standard launched and now includes a mandatory minimum Level 2 qualification entry requirement*

*The requirement for a recognised Level 2 electrical theory qualification is to ensure that anyone undertaking EWA has an appropriate understanding of electrical theory and the required scientific principles. Qualifications in areas such as BS 7671:2018 and Inspection & Testing are specialised and do not cover this underpinning knowledge requirement.

If you do not hold the required level 2 certification, Able Skills has developed a fast-track option for individuals who have the required 5 years experience. Please see City & Guilds 2365-02 Experienced Worker - Fast Track.


All of our courses take place at our dedicated training centre in Dartford, Kent. The centre is easily accessible by road, being just 10 minutes from junction 1a on the M25. We are only a short walk from Dartford train station which is served by frequent trains taking 35 minutes from central London. For anyone travelling from further away, we have our own accommodation available at only £25 per night.

We are open 7 days every week for visitors so if you would like to find out more about this course or about Able Skills, please feel free to pop in, no appointment necessary.

Duration & Cost

A 2-year registration period is allocated as a reasonable time frame for the completion of Electrical NVQ level 3. The assessments will only be undertaken when you are ready and the AM2 aspect can be completed in 3 days.The cost for the Electrical NVQ is £1445.00 including vatand this can be paid in instalments over the period of the process.

The fees for NVQ:

  • Skills Scan, Candidate Background check and Profiling pack: £150.00
  • Profiling session: £150.00
  • Portfolio/Registration/Certification etc: £350.00 (on the day of profiling)
  • Site Visit: £500.00
  • Completion fee: £295.00

TheAM2Eis 3 days and can be completed at Dartford AM2 centre or an AM2 centre of your choice fees are the same Nationally.

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Able Skills Ltd
Riverside Way, Dartford,
DA1 5BS Kent

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