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  1. Hamza sheikh
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    Hamza sheikh EF Member

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    I'm currently studying electrical installation level 3 and 17th edition, I've already done my level 2 and have a certificate for it. I contacted multiple companies for work experience and they'd all take me on as long as a Ecs card but as far as I can see, the only way of obtaining the card is with level 3 upwards. Is this true! Thanks for all replies!
     
  2. Pete999
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    Pete999 Trusted Advisor

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    Hi Hamza
    Sorry I can't advise on getting the required cards for site access, as I'm retired and never really had the need for such things, you would probably get more up to date help if you were to apply for access to the trainee area, lots of trainees obviously posting in there, as you would think, as you are currently trainee I don't see a problem, I don't know how to send you the link as my system is still giving me a bit of grief, maybe best to PM one of the members of Amin, I'm sure they would be only to pleased to help, good luck with level 3 and the 17th, the later is a doddle, My Mrs could pass that, I think.
     
  3. Hamza sheikh
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    Thanks and I guess that would be a good idea haha, thanks anyway have a nice day!
     
  4. Pete999
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    Pete999 Trusted Advisor

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    You to Mate good luck
     
  5. juanmanners
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    juanmanners Trainee Access

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    Hi mate, you don't need any qualifications for the labourer card and that's all that's needed to get you onsite. Once you've got your level 3 you could upgrade to a stage 3 trainee card but you can cross that bridge when you come to it!
     
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  6. Hamza sheikh
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    Hamza sheikh EF Member

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    Will the labourer card cover me going on site and allow me to carry out electrical work? Thanks for your reply
     
  7. juanmanners
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    juanmanners Trainee Access

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    Yep, that's all you need.

    Unskilled/unqualified person employed to assist an Installation Electrician or other electrically qualified craftperson in their work activities in installing electrotechnical systems

    That's the description off the ECS site
     
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  8. Marti
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    Marti Self Starter Apprenticeship

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    Sat my ECS electrical labourer card about a month ago. Similar to the H&S unit you did in level 2. They will send you a legitimate set of practise questions in PDF format when you book. You get an instant pass or fail on screen.
    That's pretty much it. Oh yea. Take earplugs. Exam.room had about 40 candidates scraping chairs etc.
    Good luck.
     
  9. Hamza sheikh
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    Hamza sheikh EF Member

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    Thanks for the advice! Doesn't seem like the exam will be that hard then. Ecs card here I come lol
     
  10. Risteard
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    Risteard Electrician's Arms

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    Derry, Ireland
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    Walsh Electrical Services
  11. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    CHARLTEC ELECTRICAL LTD
    Is there not a trainee/apprentice card ?. Have you not contacted the ECS/JIB what have they said?.
     
  12. Hamza sheikh
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    Hamza sheikh EF Member

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    Even the trainee card asks for level 3 nvq or equivalent and above? That's all I've seen on their website
     
  13. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    CHARLTEC ELECTRICAL LTD
    By all accounts you are trying to do the right thing in getting a card to be able to go onto a construction site and gain practical experience as the website does not account for you situation I would give them a call Monday in the past I have always found them accommodating.
     
  14. Hamza sheikh
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    Hamza sheikh EF Member

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    Thanks I will do so! Emailed them earlier and they said we'll reply within 2 weeks which doesn't sound fun
     
  15. anthonybragg
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    anthonybragg Electrician's Arms

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    CHARLTEC ELECTRICAL LTD
    Well if you call them Monday you will get it resolved sooner and be able to go on site.
     
  16. Hamza sheikh
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    Hamza sheikh EF Member

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    Yeah I'll give them a call, thanks a lot!
     
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