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Network infrastructure route to ECS recognition

08 October 2020

A new occupational qualification structure for network infrastructure professionals leading to Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Card recognition has been developed.

Formerly known as ‘data communications’, the network infrastructure industry covers the installation of data cabling, hardware and other devices which enable computing and communication between users, services and other networked applications.

Developed by an industry-wide  group formed of ECA, JIB, SELECT, CNet Training and a large group of employers, the new occupational qualification structure follows the launch of the Network Cable Installer Apprenticeship Standard.

Andrew Eldred, ECA director of employment and skills said: “The network infrastructure industry plays a vital role in the delivery of the Government’s desired ‘Digital Britain’ agenda. ECA is pleased to have been part of this very effective collaboration with CNet Training and industry employers and welcomes ECS’s recognition of the new occupational structure.

“This represents a major leap forward towards the goal of an appropriately qualified workforce for the network infrastructure industry and will help ensure that installations will be high quality, safe and deliver improved outcomes for end users.”

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