To apply for an ECS card as an Network Infrastructure Assistant the ECS Network Infrastructure Assistant assessment plus a valid ECS Health, Safety and Environmental (HS&E) assessment must be held.
The ECS HS&E assessment must be booked and taken separately from the Network Infrastructure Assistant assessment (although the two separate assessment may be taken consecutively at the same venue).
Before taking the Network Infrastructure Assistant assessment you are advised to prepare for your assessment. Information about the test is available to download below.
For general guidance on the assessment download the Network Infrastructure Assistant guide here
This is a new Network Infrastructure assessment will be available during the late autumn of 2020.
The Network Infrastructure Assistant assessments are available from the JIB, ECA, Unite the Union and JIB Registered and Preferred Training Providers. In addition, some employers may be ability to provide the assessments to their directly employed staff.
To book your assessment you will need to contact your chosen provider directly.
JIB - To book an assessment at the JIB office in Swanley Kent please call 01322 661 633.
JIB Registered and Preferred Training Provider – Talk to your training provider to see if they are registered with the JIB and can provide the assessment.
Employers if they are a JIB or ECA member company they may be able to offer the Network Infrastructure assessment directly. Talk to your employer to see is they can offer the assessment.
Make sure that you specify the Network Infrastructure Assistant assessment when you book your assessment.
Remember, you will also need a separate ECS Health, Safety and Environmental assessment before you will be able to apply for your Network Infrastructure Assistant ECS card.