City & Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification (2346-03)

For experienced on-site Electricians (with Minimum NVQ level 2 Electrical Qualification and 5 years "Industry Experience practicing as an Electrician") who wish to demonstrate their Technical Knowledge, performance & competence to Industry Standards at Level 3. This qualification will allow successful candidates to apply for and carry out The AM2E Occupational Test (provided separartely by NET)

  • Course Overview

    This qualification is designed solely for those experienced persons who are, or have been, working in the Electrotechnical industry, practising as an Electrician, for a minimum of 5 years experience and who can demonstrate their technical knowledge, performance and competence to the industry standards at Level 3 in one of the occupations of this qualification and in line with the current edition of the IET wiring regulations (BS 7671). There are two Pathways within this qualification (Installation and Maintenance). 

    Learners who successfully complete the Experienced Worker Qualification as well as the occupational competence assessment (AM2E), delivered by NET, will be judged to have met the eligibility requirements sufficient to apply for an ECS Card from the JIB in the occupation that they have qualified.

    This qualification is not suitable for new entrants to the electrotechnical industry, apprentices, or other operatives who require any training, or those who have completed an Electrotechnical Technical Certificate with less than 5 years relevant Industry Experience.

    Where the learner cannot provide documented evidence of previous technical qualifications, or they have qualified outside the UK, the Assessor must provide auditable evidence that the knowledge and understanding evidence of each unit has been satisfied.

    To be eligible to apply for the ECS gold card with this route the learner must have achieved:

    • This qualification: City & Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification,

    • A current industry recognised Level 3 Award in the requirements for electrical installations (BS 7671), (18th Edition)

    • An industry recognised Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations (which may be achieved as part of a combined Award with periodic inspection and testing), (2391)

    • The AM2E Occupational Test (from NET)(Not included in CCTS Price)

    Learners must work toward units in accordance with relevant health and safety legislation. This is particularly important when working at heights, inspecting and testing, and diagnosing faults.

    Where cited legislation and regulations are not applicable (for example, where the qualification is being delivered outside of England) then substitutions applicable to the learners jurisdiction can be made.

    Meeting the assessment requirements of performance outcomes will need initial discussions and assessment planning between the learner and assessor as an essential activity to identify opportunities to assess real working environment evidence, gaps that need to be filled, or opportunities to recognise the prior achievement of the learner.

    City & Guilds will monitor and carry out external quality assurance of the assessments conducted at the centre.

  • Why should I choose CCTS ?

    Completing your City & Guilds 2346-03 Experienced worker qualification with us has many advantages including:-

    * We are officially licenced & certified by City & Guilds to assess this qualification who  are developing this product with their key Electrotechnical stakeholders: Electrical Contractors Association (ECA), Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS), Joint Industry Board (JIB), National Association of Professional Inspectors and Testers (NAPIT), National Electrotechnical Training (NET), Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP), Unite and Certsure.

    * This qualification also includes a FREE Skills scan to ensure you are suitable for this entry route.

    * We are easily contacted and do not leave our students in Limbo whilst they are in the field completing their Portfolio of Evidence. 

    * We offer an interest free Staged payment programme should we identify skills training gaps and will offer you a costed tailored plan.


  • Learning Outcomes



    City & Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification


    City & Guilds unit number

    Unit title

    Assessment Method


    Mandatory (all)



    Apply Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations





    Organise and Oversee the Electrical Work Environment





    Terminate and Connect Conductors





    Inspect, Test and Commission Electrical Systems





    Apply Fault Diagnosis and Rectification



    Specialist unit (1 from)



    Apply Design and Installation Practices and Procedures





    Apply Practices and Procedures for Maintenance




    To achieve the City & Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification (Installation) learners must achieve all the mandatory units, along with specialist unit 109 Apply Design and Installation Practices and Procedures.


    To achieve the City & Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification (Maintenance) learners must achieve all the mandatory units, along with specialist unit 110 Apply Practices and Procedures for Maintenance.


    To achieve the City & Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification (Installation or Maintenance) learners must also complete the following:

    • Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671: 2018 (35 GLH)
    • Level 3 Award in Initial Verification of Electrical Installations (36 GLH)


    These may be taken in advance of registering on the 2346-03 or may be taken in tandem with the 2346-03 but these must be completed before claiming certification for the 2346-03.

    Once achieved these must be claimed as proxy units using unit numbers 2346-801 and 802. Please see Walled Garden for details.

    Total Qualification Time

    Total Qualification Time (TQT) is the number of notional hours which represents an estimate of the total amount of time that could reasonably be expected for a learner to achieve and demonstrate the achievement of the level of attainment necessary for the award of a qualification.

    TQT is comprised of the following two elements:

    1) The number of hours which an awarding organisation has assigned to a qualification for Guided Learning, and

    2) An estimate of the number of hours a Learner will reasonably be likely to spend in preparation, study or any other form of participation in education or training, including assessment, which takes place as directed by - but, unlike Guided Learning, not under the immediate guidance or supervision of - a lecturer, supervisor, tutor or other, appropriate provider of education or training.

    Title and level



    City & Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical Experienced Worker Qualification