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Education & Skills

For your company to thrive and continue to win new business, taking advantage of the opportunities of new technologies, your staff need up to date skills and competence in line with the industry standard. ECA’s education and skills agenda works to meet the needs of our Members to provide the best environment for their workforce to thrive.

Apprenticeships
ECS Card Scheme
ECS Health & Safety Assessments
Training Courses
TESP
Careers and Progression/Electrician Plus

Key Topics

Apprenticeships

ECA is working hard to ensure that skills and training in our industry are valued. From ensuring that qualifications give learners the skills to enter our industry to ensuring that we train enough apprentices, the ECA is leading calls for the future of our industry to be recognised and appreciated.

ECS Card Scheme

ECS is the skills certification card scheme for individuals working as electricians or in occupations within the wider electrotechnical industry.  It is also a CSCS Partner Scheme.

ECS Health & Safety Assessments

ECS Health, Safety & Environmental Assessments are available online. Alternatively, tests can be undertaken at a test centre, via ECA, which is authorised to provide these assessments throughout England, Wales & Northern Ireland. Reciprocal arrangements apply in Scotland.

Training Courses

Certsure (a joint venture from ECA and Electrical Safety First) runs an extensive programme of UK-wide short courses for ECA Members, and registrants of NICEIC. The Certsure online training prospectus offers a huge range of short courses and industry recognised qualifications in a range of areas.

TESP

The Electrotechnical Skills Partnership (TESP) is a not-for-profit skills partnership created by ECA, Joint Industry Board (JIB), National Electrotechnical Training (NET), SELECT and Unite the Union. TESP was formed in 2014 to provide a focal point for representing the skills and training issues of employers across the industry to government and key stakeholders and delivering projects with a strategic value for the industry.

Careers and Progression/Electrician Plus

The Electrical Careers website has been created by the electrical industry to help you to make informed choices about your training and career progression.

On the site, you’ll find information on the industry, the opportunities and importantly the correct training routes you should follow.

eCOMS

Helping you to meet your certification scheme requirements - eCOMS is a free bespoke package for Members that supports you to meet the requirements of your certification scheme in a structured and simple manner.

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