Installation Electrician - Experienced Worker Assessment (EWA)

What is the Installation Electrician EWA?

NICEIC has added the industry-approved Installation Electrician EWA to its extensive training portfolio.

The EWA offers a recognised pathway for experienced electricians who have not been able to complete an apprenticeship or obtain the equivalent Level 3 vocational qualification.

Designed to formally verify competence and industry experience, this route allows candidates to be accredited against the same industry standards as those coming through traditional routes.

Achievement of the EWA, and its endpoint assessment, AM2E, is recognised in the Electrotechnical Assessment Specification as equivalent to an industry apprenticeship and meets the application criteria for electrical Certification Bodies such as NICEIC. Furthermore, the assessment meets the requirements for an ECS gold card.

Before you start

You’ll need at least a level 2 electrical qualification

You’ll need a minimum of 5 years’ experience working as an electrician (excluding any time spent in training)

The Process

1. The First step

If you decide to proceed, the Recognition of Prior Learning process will assess any existing qualifications to determine if you already meet the criteria for any of the qualification units.

2. The Experienced Worker Qualification

To complete the qualification, you’ll need to achieve:

Level 3 Performance Units

+ 18th Edition Wiring regulations

+ Initial Verification Unit

As described above, the Recognition of Prior Learning process will have determined which units you have already met. So you only need to fill gaps.

3. The End Point Assessment

Once you have completed the qualification process, you will then sit the AM2E assessment at an independent NET centre.


Once you have completed the qualification and successfully passed the AM2E, you will have completed the Experienced Worker Assessment process.

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