Certify your skills with ECS

The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme accredits the qualifications and experience of workers in the electrotechnical industry. Home to the ECS Registered Electrician and ECS Check

Important Announcements

Fire, Emergency and Security Systems industry unite to promote sector skills

The Fire, Emergency and Security Systems (FESS) industry has introduced a new Occupational Qualification Structure leading to Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Card recognition, aimed at promoting high standards and skills.

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New Experienced Worker Assessment

A new assessment process to recognise existing skills and experience has been launched by the electrotechnical industry. 
The ‘Experienced Worker Assessment’ (EWA) accredits occupational competence for people who have been working as an electrician for typically over five years but haven’t been able to complete an apprenticeship or achieve an equivalent Level 3 vocational qualification. 

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Change is coming - are you affected?

Some important changes are being introduced to the ECS scheme that will take effect from 2019 across England, Wales and Northern Ireland. These new rules will apply to existing cardholders and those wishing to apply to the scheme for the first time. 

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ECS Check system now available in Northern Ireland

ECS Check system now available in Northern Ireland
 
The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme’s ECS Check system is now operational and approved as a pilot that meets the Licence to Practise (LtP) requirements on government public sector construction contracts in Northern Ireland.

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How do I become qualified as an Electrician?

Read more about what the industry classes as 'qualified' and the different routes to become an electrician whether you're just leaving school, changing career or have experience and need to qualify as an electrician…

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