Our electricians have either an NVQ diploma in installing electrotechnical systems and equipment for buildings, structures and the environment or Level Two and Three diplomas in electrical installations for buildings and structures. They are qualified to work in a variety of settings, being fully qualified electricians who can work in domestic, commercial and industrial environments.
Our electricians may have achieved their qualifications in various ways, but they all have the necessary requirements to undertake electrical work in your home or office. We have electricians on staffwho have gained their practical skills through apprenticeship schemes on a work placement, whilst attending college to study theory. Upon completion of their programme, they were certified in NVQ Level Three.
In other cases, some of our electricians acquired the knowledge to work professionally by taking Level Two and Level Threediploma courses. By the time they completed these programmes, they were qualified to work as professional electricians, having gained both practical and theoretical experience.
Whichever way our electricians chose to enter their field, they all had to take the necessary NVQ assessments. An NVQ is a qualification that can only be earned when passing a practical assessment. It typically comes after the completion of technical courses that focus on the theory of electrical skills. The assessments are undertaken in a workplace environment in order to test the prospective electrician’s practical skills.
By working alongside more experienced professionals, the electrician in training would be guided through various tasks which the NVQ document specified. These may include installing a Phase Three board or metal conduit. The beauty of this system is that you can rest assured any electrician who carries out repairs in your home has gleaned a great deal of work experience in a practical setting that exposes them to a range of rigorous electrical work.
As each task is undertaken and completed, the trainee would write about what they have done and take photos. This is how electricians can build up their first portfolio of work, which we then evidence in our field.
The content of the electrician’s evidence or portfolio isn’t based on self-assessment. Instead, an experienced assessor checks on them in the workplace to assess evidence of their gaining the required experience and skills needed to complete their portfolio of work.
We select our electricians based only on their performance and we always go for the best. An NVQ is finally achieved when all the necessary tasks and skills have been completed and those in the NVQ documents have been assessed.
Electricians are only awarded an NVQ diploma if they have successfully completed a final assessment called ‘Achievement Measure Number Two’ (AM2). This is a practical exam taken under exam conditions, while an assessor watches as the engineer completes specific tasks at an assessment centre. This then qualifies them to work as an electrician.