What if the EWA is not right for me?

If you are working in the industry but the Experienced Worker Assessment isn’t right for you at this time due to gaps in your knowledge or experience, don’t give up! It may be you just need a more time or experience in certain areas before you’re ready to apply.

It’s always recommended you complete a relevant industry-approved Level 3 route, recognised by employers.

The Installation & Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship or Domestic Electrician Apprenticeship may be an option. There’s no age restriction or financial contribution from you, you don’t have to start at the beginning and prior knowledge and qualifications can be recognised to reduce the duration of the apprenticeship.

Otherwise the NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment) can be taken whether you’re employed or self-employed. If you do not already hold a Level 3 qualification and can cover the scope of work required, you may be eligible for government funding: Free Courses for Jobs – Skills for Life