JIB Gold Card Fast Track Pathway

Your complete program to become a fully qualified UK Electrician for all ages and experiences. Whether changing careers, reskilling, upskilling or training for the first time.

Course Payment Plan Information

Do you have the experience and competence of being an electrician – but no formal qualifications?

This program is specifically designed and run for those who have a minimum of 3 years’ worth of experience but hold no prior qualifications in the electrotechnical sector. You will already be working 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

Delivery Type

Classroom Diploma

If you have been successful in being accepted onto of Fast Track Pathway, it is because you have proven that you have the experience and competence to undertake this Pathway without the need for classroom training. This will be a self-study and self-paced Classroom Diploma. The expectation is that you will contact us when you feel you are ready to undertake each of the exams but will not be attending any of the Classroom training.

You will be undertaking the eight (eight) exams. After you have successfully completed these exams, you will then undertake the three (3) practical assessments with one of our assessors.

NVQ Diploma

You will be enrolled onto the NVQ once your Classroom Diploma has been fully achieved and we confirm that you are still 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.


1 – 3 months – Classroom (Exams) Diploma

6 to 18 months – NVQ Diploma


  • You must have a minimum of 3 years experience working in the electrotechnical industry
  • You will have to sign a disclaimer confirming your experience
  • 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
  • On-Site Guide
  • IET Students Guide to the Wiring Regulations
  • “Unite the Union” Electrician Guide to Good Practice
  • Electrical Installation Work (10th Edition) by Brian Scaddan
  • Electrical Installation Work 2nd Edition Level 3 EAL by Trevor Linsley


£3,995 (incl. VAT)

Payment plan available as below:

£395.00 deposit to secure you place followed by:

9 equal, monthly payments of £400.00 including VAT

Can it be delivered off site


Terms & Conditions

You can download our course Terms & Conditions here.

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