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ECS Labourer Card Requirements are Changing

From 01 Oct 2017, applicants will need to prove that they are employed by an electrical contractor, or other electrotechnical employer.. Read more...


Welcome to the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) website

The ECS card displays the qualifications and status of electrical professionals – allowing clients and employers to view the cardholder's industry skills, qualification levels, occupation and identity when working on site.

The ECS is affiliated to the Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS). So when people say they need a CSCS card - the ECS card is the one that’s relevant to the electrotechnical industry.

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Online applications save you money from 2017

Online applications now saves you money – from 1st Jan 2017 all paper applications will incur a £10 administration fee. Using MyECS...


Update on card processing timescales

There is currently a 2-3 week processing timescale for paper applications. Applying online is the most efficient way of...


What is a 'qualified' electrician?

The industry expects all operatives who are working unsupervised in the electrotechnical industry to hold, and be qualified to, the requirements of the ECS gold card, issued by the JIB.