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Open Awards, a licensed awarding organisation which operates across the UK, has recently launched a series of new qualifications in network infrastructure disciplines. Two of these qualifications have now been included in the list of possible qualifications for the ECS Network Infrastructure Installer (Level 3) card.
The ECS Network Infrastructure Awareness Assessment has been devised by industry employers to provide a route to support the application of an ECS Network Infrastructure Assistant card. For those in industry who have not been able to undertake an apprenticeship and do not hold recognised industry qualifications, the Network Infrastructure Awareness Assessment is a simple and cost-effective way to meet an awareness level standard and allow the award of the ECS Network Infrastructure Assistant card.
Having already improved card checking procedures at site gates, the CSCS Smart Check app has been updated to include a number of additional card schemes that display the CSCS logo and an improved process for reporting cards that may have been obtained fraudulently.
ECS deals with around 60,000 applications each year, with the vast majority of these coming from individuals on the MyECS portal or from employers using the ECS Employer Portal. Both systems are free to access and have been giving more control and visibility on ECS registrations for the best part of the last 10 years.