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JIB Gold Card – Pathway 1

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Are you looking for a change of career with a starting salary of approximately £30,000?

This program is specifically designed and run for those who have no experience or prior qualifications in the electrotechnical sector.

You will be equipped with all the skills to become an electrician installing in Commercial, Industrial and Agricultural locations.

The Pathway will lead you to your application for a JIB gold card.  The card shows that the cardholder has completed formal industry qualifications which included both theory and practical assessments. 

The Installation Electrician ECS Gold Card is for NVQ Level 3 skilled individuals who work unsupervised on the Installation, Commissioning and Maintenance of low voltage electrical and electronic devices and appliances in a consumer’s electrical installation.

Course content

The Pathways consists of:

  • Level 3 Electrical Installation Diploma – Classroom
  • Level 3 Electrotechnical NVQ Diploma – Work-Based
  • BS 7671: 2018 18th Edition (2nd Amendment) Wiring Regulations

Delivery Type

Classroom Diploma

Delivered on two (2) evenings per week, in our modern Portsmouth office, over the duration of approximately one (1) year. Each of the evenings will be three (3) hours. This means that over the year you will be completing around three hundred (300) hours of classroom attendance. In addition to this you will be required to completed three (3) Practical Assessments.

We do expect that you attend a minimum of 80% of your Classroom sessions in order to be able to successfully achieve the Classroom Diploma.

Within this this Classroom Diploma you will undertake eight (8) Exams and three (3) Practical Assessments.

The 18th Edition BS 7672:2018 Wiring Regulations qualification is included.

You will also receive the following books to support your studies:

  • Electrical Installation Work (10th Edition) by Brian Scaddan
  • Electrical Installation Work 2nd Edition Level 3 EAL by Trevor Linsley

NVQ Diploma

You will be enrolled onto the NVQ once your Classroom Diploma has been fully achieved and you are working in the industry at the correct level.

An NVQ is a work-based qualification that assesses you and is often referred to as a ‘Performance’ qualification. In other words, this is to assess your performance in the industry and to validate that you have the correct knowledge to perform the tasks at hand.

When completing your NVQ with us you will allocated an assessor who will guide you in collecting your evidence and answering the necessary question required to prove your knowledge and competency against the standards of the NVQ.

This is all done using an ePortfolio called OneFile.

There is an expectation that the NVQ will be completed between six (6) to eighteen (18) months.


12 months – Classroom Diploma

6 to 18 months – NVQ Diploma


There are no formal entry requirements but you must be proficient in Literacy and Numeracy.

Learners must be 18 years of age or older.

What we provide

  • Refreshments
  • Dedicated Account Manager
  • Fully qualified technical staff
  • Course literature for the course

What you need for the course

  • IET 18th Edition Wiring Regulations BS:7671


£6,995 (incl. VAT)

Payment plan available as below:

£695.00 deposit to secure you place followed by:

18 equal, monthly payments of £350.00 including VAT

Can it be delivered off site


Supporting materials

Download Course Overview (PDF)

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