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  1. F

    black jib card

    apparently i qualify for a jib black card theyve asked what would i want on the card a choice of site manager, project manager or contracts manager what title might benefit me more or dosent it matter your thoughts please guys.
  2. J

    UK Do I need a Gold Card

    Hello. Much help would be appreciated. I’m 30 years old and have had an on off relationship with electrics, however I am not qualified. I’m paying for a home course for my level 2 and 3 which will involve everything from Health and safety to practical exams and a centre. It’s all legit and I...
  3. D

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Another JIB/ECS card update

    Seems you are now required to get your photo verified when applying for or renewing a card. Supposed to be a form you can download to get it filled in by someone. Section 2 Identification Photograph All applicants must complete this section and supply a new photograph. (Unless you had your...
  4. D

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) News for JIB card holders.

  5. K

    CSCS and ECS Card for Electricians

    Hi all, I'm looking to pass my final exams on units 202 & 203 from my C&G 2365 course end of this month and therefore complete Level 2. Next thing is to get out there and start working and getting experience. I was told it's best to go to an agency who are looking for improvers to work on sites...
  6. E

    First gold card applicant

    Hi, I've got my AM2 booked for November, and looking at the gold card requirements. the ecs state all new applicants from Jan this year, need the 18th edition. Will I need to do the 18th as a standalone, or will the AM2 qualify me to the 18th? Cheers
  7. Zdb

    ECS Gold card reverse

    Just for a bit of fun let's see who's got the most text printed on the back of their gold card....
  8. DeanoRN

    NVQ level 3--Gold card...

    Hello all just wondering if anyone has good training establishment in the midlands to take my NVQ to get my gold card at a reasonable price i have rang up one place and they want £248 a month for 10 months, seems a a bit steep but that includes the AM2. cheers
  9. S

    2391-52 Gold Card so no need for 3 years at college anymore.

    So, I've been told once uhave achieved your 18th edition and completed your 2391-52 which gives u an NVQ level 3, That u can apply for a Golf card in testing and inspection. So no need to spend 3 years in college anymore. Surely this cant be true?
  10. N

    Industrial 18th Edition and the ECS card

    Hi I'm a 57 year old approved election working at Tata steel as a contractor at my age do I still need to do the 18th edition to retain my ECS card.
  11. M

    Electrician Brighton project seeking gold card electricians

    Morning all, We have a new project starting next month in Brighton and will be seeking labour for the project. We will be looking for gold card electricians who are strong at installing containment. Up to 18 months work available for individuals starting at the start of the project. Work...
  12. B

    Which ECS Card to apply for?

    Hi, I have completed a, Level 3 NVQ diploma in electrotechnical systems and equipment [2357-13] now I’m looking to apply for my ECS, I’ve put in Installation electrician for my main occupation and approved electrician in grade, I’ve uploaded my certificates but it’s asking for 2391 test and...
  13. L

    Looking to gain my gold card

    As per the title, I did my jtl apprenticeship many moons ago 95-98 but never did my AM2 as the company went into receivership. I have my 2350 and 2360 certs but they are not recognized anymore to continue my training. I have many years experience and have been a foreman for a previous company...
  14. M

    Electricians Mate Gold card electrician with mate wanted in York

    Morning all, We are currently looking for a gold card electrician with a mate for our commercial project in York based close to the station (yo1) for a Monday start. Work mainly 1st fixing twin and earth. Work Hrs 7.30 - 4.30 with a 45min break. Rate £19 an hr. Payments made via CIS...
  15. R

    ESC Card for Electrical Labourer or Trainee - Help and Advice.

    So I am after a bit of advice from anyone that has previously or has now an Electrical Labourer ECS or Trainee Card. I was told to sit the ESC H&S Exam, passed it. I then go online, and it's saying that the Qualifications I have don't match. From the site: The Electrical Labourer ECS card is...
  16. P

    My esc card has expired what to do next

    my ecs card has ran out over a year ago. I have sat the ecs health and safety test recently. The sjib are telling me i need to sit the 17th again as its been over 5 years since i got my time out in order to renew my card again. Or im i as well as sitting the 18th editon in order to get my card...
  17. M

    Electrician Gold card Electricians for site near London Liverpool Street

    Good morning all, We are currently seeking two JIB Gold certified electricians for a couple of weeks work. The project is a 21 storey 3 basement iconic office block in central London near Liverpool Street station. Work hours 7.30 - 4.30pm with a 45min break. Payments made via CIS or Ltd...
  18. M

    Electrician Gold Card Electrician required for Shepherd's bush site

    Morning all, We are currently looking for a gold card electrician for our Shepherd's bush site for Monday 3rd September start. The project is a large residential apartment block. Monday to Friday 7:30am to 4:30pm with 45min break. We have enough work on this particular site until around...
  19. M

    Electricians Mate Gold card electricians with mates sort for West London job.

    Afternoon all. I'm currently looking for 3/4 ECS gold card electricians with mates for a commercial project we have in West London. We have work available until at least February 2019. Hours 7:30am to 4:30pm with 45min break. Work includes 1st, 2nd fix, metal containment (tray, basket...
  20. Joshua

    Why bother getting a gold card when they're giving away black ones.

    I think I've given up on our industry now. More dumbing down from the JIB.
  21. einstein

    so my current ECS card is valid until 2020

    what happens when i need to update to 18th edition?
  22. B


    Hi - I am trying to get my first ECS card. It has recognised 2 of my qualifications but I can find the other 2 - EAL Level 2 Fundamental Inspection, testing and initial verification 603/0144/2 and EAL Level 3 in Building regs for electrical installations in dwellings 603/0149/1. Any advice as...
  23. AJshep

    ECS card arggggghhhhhhhh.

    So I formally completed and finished my electrotechnical apprenticeship with JTL in 2003. My apprenticeship was a standard five year and we only got entered into doing our AM2 once we had completed 5 years experience and shown neccessary experience in our log books. In this time I completed the...
  24. Pete999

    13Amp plug check card Electrical Safety First

    Anyone want one of these FOC only got one spare, first come first served PM your address and I'll pop onee in the post,( Only 1 left ) UK plug pin gauge - https://www.pat-testing-training.net/articles/plug-pin-gauge.php
  25. R

    ECS card is troublesome to get (ECS Website). Any advice?

    Hello guys. I have recently been trying to apply for an ECS gold card. I have already sat the H&S awareness test and passed it. The thing is I don’t know what card I should be applying for. Each one I am about to try for on the website has an alert from the “rules engine” saying that my...
  26. krishaan

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) JIB Gold card application

    the jib website isn' very conclusive about which card I qualify for. I've just finished my 4 year apprenticeship and i also hold my initial verification and peridic inspection and testing quals so can I apply for an approved gold card even thouh I haven't been on site for two years as a...
  27. R

    Trainie ECS card..............

    Big thanks to all who msged back regarding my last post! I’ve been advised after gaining the C&G L2 2365 i could then apply for jobs on the likes of indeed website for a “mate” which requires a ECS card, although it Will be the trainie card which would hopefully get me a start with someone to...
  28. Nitram

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Having trouble with getting a JIB/ECS card

    I have been working for one main contractor as a subbie for about 5 years (hoping to go on the payroll eventually) until they went bust last year. I got my 2360 pt 1 and 2 and 17th 1st ed. and try as I might I found progression impossible given my circumstances. I find myself in need of a...
  29. N

    CSCS labourers card ... Employers details needed?

    Passed my level 1 operatives test today and rang the citb to get my card. Whilst on hold the voice over stated that I cannot get my card without having employer/ giving their details? Decided to hang up and ask here before I go off on one! Do I need to be employed before I can get a card...
  30. H

    ECS Card application & NVQ 3

    Dear All, I am a Bulgarian citizen who has been living and working in the UK around 5 years and would love to apply for ECS card. I have a master degree in Electronics but I don't know if it covers the NVQ level requirements for ECS card. I also have 2394, 2395, 17th edition and recently...
  31. KWJ41

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Qualified C&G 236 Parts 1&2 in 2003, updated to 17th from 16 Edition in 2009 - But not JIB eligible

    Hi - I'm new to the forum and in desperate need of advice. I'm a fully qualified electrician qualified under C&G 236 in 2003 (parts 1&2), I updated to 17th from 16th edition in 2009 and hold an up to date safety passport through the ECS. I've recently gone on my own after being employed for 14...
  32. H

    Applying for Ecs card (help!!!)

    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...
  33. Jay Sparks

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) New ‘ECS Check’ service launched by the JIB

    Just seen this on a social media site. New ECS Check service launched by JIB | Joint Industry Board - http://www.jib.org.uk/new-ecs-check-service-launched-by-the-jib Your thoughts? Jay
  34. Sparky2017

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) 2356-31 jib card can i renew my card

    Hi I sat my nvq level 3 in 2008 can i still apply for a jib gold card? the jib form tells me different. Thanks Sparky2017
  35. J

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Porfolio sample to gain jib gold card

    hello all, new here! Just after some help really! Been sparking for 6 years now and got all my qualifications including my AM2 but now I need to complete my porfolio in order to get my JiB Gold Card I’ve been looking for a sample portfolio or even someone’s finished to get an idea of how...
  36. J

    JIB Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) Jib gold card needed

    Hi wonder if anyone can help me out,I have my level 2 and 3 2330 and done my am2,what is the quickest way to get a good card now what else do I need.
  37. A

    How to go about shadowing and ecs cards

    Hi guys First post on here so here goes.... Im currently taking the 2365 ( level 2) qualification and I'm after some advice on the ecs cards. Im looking for some shadowing work and I was wondering if a ecs card would be require for shadowing, and not only that but how would a ecs card work...
  38. Gavin John Hyde

    Anybody accept card payments from customers?

    Had a phone call today from a company called iZettle, they make a little card reader that connects to your phone so you can take card payments from customers there and then on the spot. it has it advantages in that you don't have to chase up payment after a job and saves the risk of dodgy...
  39. Marti

    The MyECS H&S test merry-go-round & ECS Card

    The MyECS H&S test is in the bag; passed today so thought I'd offer this up and, hopefully, save someone a little stress. The test is £48 and easy enough PROVIDING you don't treat it that way. They send a list of sample questions when you book the test. At the test centre, it was obvious who...
  40. M

    Which ECS card can I apply for ?

    Hi fellow Electrotechnicians ! My current employer has decided we need to be carrying an ECS card to show our competences. I've printed off the Craft Card application form, had a bit of a read and am a little confused as to which one I can apply for. I did an apprenticeship and got a City and...
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