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I'm moving to Scotland from the Republic of Ireland, where i obtained my level 6 craft electrical qualification. I have been working in the industry fully qualified since 2012. I have been advised apply for the SJIB ECS card, to do this i need to enrol on the CEC program after completion of the following courses:
SELECT’S ECS Health & Safety Course,
Scottish Building Standards course,
IET Wiring Regulations to BS 7671.
I'm just wondering if anyone has any advise or has any experience on the matter? I was unaware i would have to do all these courses until i started enquiring as my previous boss who is from the UK thought all i had to do was apply for the ECS card. Any advice will be gratefully appreciated, thanks Lauren
 
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SELECT’S ECS Health & Safety Course,
Scottish Building Standards course,
IET Wiring Regulations to BS 7671.
ECS H&S, piece of nonsense, simple multi choice exam... take the most sensible answer. Learn the fire extinguisher colours.
Building standards - not needed.
BS7671.... Im sure your current quals will be just as good, but check with SJIB themselves rather than guessing.


The main differences will be that in Scotland, as apposed to England, there is no Part P notifications to worry about, so you don't have to be part of a scheme initially, although it will help.
 
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ECS H&S, piece of nonsense, simple multi choice exam... take the most sensible answer. Learn the fire extinguisher colours.
Building standards - not needed.
BS7671.... Im sure your current quals will be just as good, but check with SJIB themselves rather than guessing.


The main differences will be that in Scotland, as apposed to England, there is no Part P notifications to worry about, so you don't have to be part of a scheme initially, although it will help.
Thank you, yes ill check with them as i would have covered the 17 edition wiring regs if i remember correctly, i just need to check with the accreditation bodies in Ireland to see what was on the silibus when i qualified. Can i ask why you say the Building standards - not needed?
 

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Ireland is possible the most beautiful country in the world.

Why on earth would you want to move to Scotland?
It's full of haggis and hairy Scott's.

It's only redeeming feature is Edinburgh.
 

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The grass is always greener... for instance,you are "over the rainbow",but there is gold at one end...and sheeeite at the other...;):cool:

....It's just a question of placement...:)
 
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Ireland is possible the most beautiful country in the world.

Why on earth would you want to move to Scotland?
It's full of haggis and hairy Scott's.

It's only redeeming feature is Edinburgh.
well i aready have a hairy scott so thats one of the reasons and yes Ireland is beautiful but so is Scotland. thanks for your input doe
 

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well i aready have a hairy scott so thats one of the reasons and yes Ireland is beautiful but so is Scotland. thanks for your input doe
Hi Lauren, a bit of tongue in cheek regarding my comments.
Good luck with your move. I agree Scotland has some amazing scenery too, it's just those hairy Scott's.
 
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Hi Lauren, a bit of tongue in cheek regarding my comments.
Good luck with your move. I agree Scotland has some amazing scenery too, it's just those hairy Scott's.
Maybe ill convince him to get a wax haha but then again it could help with those cold cold days. Thanks again hopefully ill find work soon.
 

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Thank you, yes ill check with them as i would have covered the 17 edition wiring regs if i remember correctly, i just need to check with the accreditation bodies in Ireland to see what was on the silibus when i qualified. Can i ask why you say the Building standards - not needed?
The south of Ireland uses the 4th Edition of the ETCI National Rules for Electrical Installations.
 

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