Are learners able to take the Initial Verification/Periodic Inspection unit or qualification when the awarding organisations have stated these should only be taken by experienced electricians?

Yes, EWA candidates can take these qualifications because they are experienced workers undertaking a structured assessment programme to prove occupational competence.

The notice from the awarding organisations on periodic inspection and testing qualifications does not impact apprentices or learners registered on EWA routes.

Learners registered on Installation/Maintenance EWA can take the Initial Verification unit or the combined Initial Verification/Periodic Inspection qualification. Learners registered on Domestic EWA will require a qualification covering both Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection