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ECS News

ECS Card expiry dates extended

18 March 20

If your ECS Card is due to expire in March, April or May 2020, the original expiration date has now been automatically extended for a further three months.

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ECS Check system now available in Northern Ireland

30 January 20

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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New qualification checking system launched by ECS and City & Guilds

02 April 19

A specially-designed computer programme that allows qualifications to be verified during an ECS card application has been developed by the ECS and City & Guilds.

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ECS Changes – addressing the myths

11 February 19

We’ve had some feedback that Installation and Maintenance Electricians are concerned that if they do not gain the 18th Edition they will ‘lose’ their gold card or become downgraded in some way, following the card changes announced last year. This is not the case. In this article  we provide some clarification on what exactly the requirements are. 

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