What is an NVQ ?
NVQ stands for National Vocational Qualification. This website provides FREE resources to assist you in completing your NVQ and help you to understand the performance objectives within this qualification by providing you with examples of portfolio evidence for the NVQ 3 Electrical. This is a 'competence-based' qualification: this means you learn practical, work-related tasks designed to help you develop the skills and knowledge to do a job effectively.
NVQs are based on national standards for various occupations. The standards say what a competent person in a job could be expected to do. As you progress through the course, you compare your skills and knowledge with these standards as you learn, so you can see what you need to do to meet them.
Taking an NVQ could be appropriate if you already have skills and want to improve them, or if you are starting from scratch.
Obtaining an electrical apprenticeship is a great way to start a career as an electrician in the UK. You’ll gain valuable experience in real-world situations that will give you an edge when looking for your first paid job in the industry. Working under a trained electrician during your electrical apprenticeship will also give you confidence that you’re getting the best education you can get, and is more likely to help you pass the
electrical qualifications that you will need to have.
Click here for more info on the apprenticeship route.
What is the 2356 ?
It is a level 3 qualification which can cover 6 different routes depending on the learners job role, the first 4 come under the Electrotechnical Services. The EAL NVQ 3 in Electrical Installation is identical to the City & Guilds 2356-31 in Electrical Installation.
1. Electrical Installation Buildings and Structures.
2. Electrical Maintenance.
3. Installing Instrumentation & Associated Equipment.
4. Installing Public Lighting Systems & Associated Equipment.
5. Electrotechnical Panel Building.
6. Electrical Machine Repair and Rewind.
A practising electrician will be employed or self employed as an electrician and must be able to prove this. He may have a number of years experience or have a variety of different qualifications which have been delivered over the last 40 years.
To see a list of these qualifications please click here.