The Installation Electrician Experienced Worker Assessment is for practising 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.
You will need to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and competence to the standard of the Level 3 electrotechnical apprenticeship and hold at least a recognised Level 2 electrical technical qualification. The Skills Scan at the start of the process will help you to self assess whether this is the right route for you and whether you will be able to meet EWA requirements, before you make any formal or financial commitment.
It’s suitable for both self-employed and employed electricians who have worked for a 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 five years’ relevant experience as a practising electrician. It is not a short cut. You will be required to demonstrate equivalent knowledge to that covered in the apprenticeship, complete the same performance assessments and pass the same end Assessment of Competence.