The Experienced Worker card (with a brown stripe) is for applicants that have a recognised technical certificate, but do not yet have a full industry qualification such as NVQ Level 3.
This card will only be valid for 18 months and cannot be renewed. This is to reflect that fact that the card is only issued to people who need to to complete the formal industry qualification meet the requirements of an ECS gold card and plan to do this within the next 18 months.
You will need to qualify to NVQ 3 level during the life of this card if you wish to upgrade to a gold card - this can be done via the JIB Mature Candidate Assessment.
To qualify for an Experienced Worker ECS card you need to meet the following criteria: