Maintenance Electrician


Card information

The Maintenance Electrician ECS gold card is for operatives working on electrotechnical installations, plant and equipment to ensure their safe and continued operation. It shows that the operative has completed a formal industry regulated competency based qualification, which includes technical theory with practical and competency assessments.

To apply for this card you must have a UK electrotechnical Level 3 NVQ (or a formal UK electrotechnical apprenticeship) and hold a formal BS7671 qualification in the current edition of the wiring regulations.

If you are not qualified to the UK Level 3 NVQ, or cannot provide certificates to prove your qualifications, you have two options:

  • The JIB Mature Candidate Assessment helps operatives to become accredited at Level 3 standard
  • There are other ECS cards that will allow site access to carry out specific work. These cards can be upgraded to a gold card when you qualify to the industry standard.


Eligibility and requirements

To be eligible for an ECS Maintenance Electrician card, applicants must meet the following criteria:

1. You must have successfully completed one of the following:

  • an Approved Apprenticeship in Electrical Maintenance
  • Level 3 NVQ in Electrical Maintenance
  • Level 3 NVQ in Engineering Maintenance (Electrical or Electronic pathway)
  • ECITB Level 3 NVQ in Maintaining Plant and Systems - Electrical

2. You must have completed a formal BS7671 qualification in the current edition of the wiring regulations (currently BS7671: 2008, 17th edition)

3. Hold a current ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment. For details visit the ECS H&S Assessment page.