The electrical JIB have issued an important statement about the EAL Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification 601/7345/2 when used outside the 'electrical trailblazer' apprenticeship.

Essentially this qualification and the AM2 is not a recognised combination for the ECS card. Apprentices for the electrical trailblazer (English apprenticeship standard) must undertake the graded AM2S as the End-Point Assessment for this standard.

Where appropriate, non-apprentice learners may continue to use either of the following for the ECS card:

EAL Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical systems and equipment (buildings, structures and the environment) 501/1605/8 (includes AM2) (also the apprenticeship framework qualification in Wales and Northern Ireland).


EAL Level 3 Diploma in Electrotechnical Services Experienced Worker Assessment Route (ETS3) 601/0161/1 (includes AM2).

Please be aware of this update to ensure non-apprentice learners are registered for the appropriate qualification.

The full statement can be viewed here, and is published on the ECS card website's FAQs section.

There is also additional information about this in our recent webinar on the new 18th Edition Wiring Regulations. Click here to view this.

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