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I have electrical qualifications from outside of the UK – can I take the Experienced Worker Assessment?

DateFriday January 8, 2021

I have electrical qualifications from outside of the UK – can I take the Experienced Worker Assessment?

​We have developed a new service with the qualifications recognition body Ecctis (formally known as UK Naric), that will map non-UK electrical qualifications against the specific knowledge requirements of the Experienced Worker Assessment.

The service will provide you with an ‘Industry Skills Statement’ – find out more on the Ecctis website.

There will be no exemptions from the practical performance elements – even if you have significant practical experiences of working overseas, you will still need to be working in the UK to complete the practical elements of the EWA.

To gain an ECS card with non-UK qualifications, ​you will need to complete the Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Assessment, which includes:

  • BS7671:2018 (18th edition) Requirements for Electrical Installations
  • The level 3 Initial Verification of Electrical Installations
  • The UK Industry Assessment of Occupational Competence (AM2E), provided by National Electrotechnical Training

You will also need to complete the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment.