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Topic Title: NVQ Level 3
Topic Summary: Finally got it!
Created On: 08 January 2015 06:26 PM
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 NVQ Level 3   - BrucieBonus - 08 January 2015 06:26 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - peteTLM - 08 January 2015 06:39 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - John Peckham - 08 January 2015 06:41 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - John Peckham - 08 January 2015 06:42 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - John Peckham - 08 January 2015 06:46 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - weirdbeard - 08 January 2015 06:46 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - BrucieBonus - 08 January 2015 06:55 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - jcm256 - 08 January 2015 08:05 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - Zs - 08 January 2015 09:22 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - BrucieBonus - 08 January 2015 10:04 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - leckie - 08 January 2015 10:45 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - Fm - 08 January 2015 10:54 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - Manxie - 08 January 2015 11:05 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - MrP - 09 January 2015 01:11 AM  
 NVQ Level 3   - mapj1 - 09 January 2015 01:09 AM  
 NVQ Level 3   - davezawadi - 09 January 2015 05:50 AM  
 NVQ Level 3   - Parsley - 09 January 2015 08:01 AM  
 NVQ Level 3   - zeeper - 09 January 2015 08:37 AM  
 NVQ Level 3   - dickllewellyn - 09 January 2015 09:04 AM  
 NVQ Level 3   - Zimmerman - 09 January 2015 12:39 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - BrucieBonus - 09 January 2015 08:04 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - mapj1 - 09 January 2015 11:30 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - Jobbo - 10 January 2015 09:14 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - BrucieBonus - 11 January 2015 12:10 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - OMS - 11 January 2015 12:28 PM  
 NVQ Level 3   - zeeper - 11 January 2015 10:37 PM  
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 08 January 2015 06:26 PM
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BrucieBonus

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It seemed to take an age (and a lot of selfies) but I finally have my certificates!

Thanks to those who pushed me

What should I do with them???

BB
 08 January 2015 06:39 PM
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peteTLM

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with what? the certs? the selfies or the people who pushed you??

If you have an ECS health and safety exam pass (or another similar ecs card grading) then you could start the painful conversations with JIB to get on the path to a gold card. But good luck with that one, as they have a flowchart and a script and the slightest full stop in the wrong place and the conversation de-rails.
(always found the H&S exam people at the ECS very good though)..

enough ramblings, well done BB!

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 08 January 2015 06:41 PM
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John Peckham

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The ones that pushed you or the selfies?

Now do you ECS test and you can apply to be a JIB Approved Electrician.

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 08 January 2015 06:42 PM
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John Peckham

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Pete you beat me to it!

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 08 January 2015 06:46 PM
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John Peckham

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PS Brucie well done.

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 08 January 2015 06:46 PM
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weirdbeard

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Originally posted by: BrucieBonus

It seemed to take an age (and a lot of selfies) but I finally have my certificates!


Well done BB!


What should I do with them???




If self employed the certificate can provide a smug feeling when every now and then the schemes threaten to require nvq3 for QSs.

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 08 January 2015 06:55 PM
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BrucieBonus

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ha - yes, didn't read back my post! Was I funny unintentionally?

I meant the 'qualification' (the selfies have been deleted as they were not very flattering!). And those who pushed me - a big thank you!

As I'm currently SE and not thinking about a change just yet, I'll just settle for feeling smug and having covered my a***

thanks all
 08 January 2015 08:05 PM
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jcm256

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With that qualification, get yourself MIET, (The JIB seems to like that they will put the logo on the front of JIB gold card) on the back under Qualifications they will put Member of the institution of Engineering and Technology and your other qualification. With the H & S test you have to take, they will tell you where when you apply, don't be intimated by the Boys, some of them show off and go tick, tick finished in five minutes, take the full 30 minutes and go over your answers to the questions again.
Well done,
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 08 January 2015 09:22 PM
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Zs

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Top Girl Brucie.

I admire you enormously for the effort in an already busy life.

2396 if you fancy it. Then,
MIET. Then,
Off the tools.

I'd not worry too much about the JIB gold card. I'd keep that little NVQ3 gem right up my sleeve for smugness for now. Because I don't see you, in the medium to long term, as an installer for someone else. Not on their dictated pay scale either. I see you as a whole individual who runs her own show.

Well done.

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 08 January 2015 10:04 PM
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BrucieBonus

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Ah, you know me too well Zs! Not sure about 2396 though - looks well hard to me!

thanks again all
 08 January 2015 10:45 PM
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leckie

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Well done, it's always nice to hear about tangible self improvement. Isn't that why we all read and contribute to this forum? Either to help improve, self improve or a bit of both.
 08 January 2015 10:54 PM
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Fm

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Congratulations,
What are you doing now your time is out?
 08 January 2015 11:05 PM
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Manxie

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2396?? Is that level 4??
Is this today's attempt of a c course equivalent?

Yes my name is Charlie and I am a c course snob
 09 January 2015 01:11 AM
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MrP

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Congratulations BB
Well done turn around and give yourself a big pat on the back

Knowledge is power

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 09 January 2015 01:09 AM
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mapj1

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Congrats BB. Pour yourself a drink, savour it, and take a few weeks to decide what is needed now, rather than leap onto the first idea to come along.
Oh, and despite the elevation, keep asking questions when stuff makes no sense - a certain sort of folk dare not question when they reach a level where they think they are supposed to already know. If you do that you stop learning.

Its a sort of classic middle class dilemma, the joke being both lower class and upper class will put wine on their cornflakes if it suites, neither caring what anyone else does, but middle class are so wracked by a desire to be doing the correct thing they will buy a book to see what wine goes with the chicken rather than use their taste buds.

I can't ask that, I'll look like an idiot' is second only to not asking and still looking like an idiot.
I'm sure you'll avoid that trap.

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 09 January 2015 05:50 AM
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davezawadi

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Did you enjoy the experience BB? If so you might consider whether an HND or degree might be interesting.
The next step takes you from doing "what other people decide and are willing to pay for" to "doing that which you find interesting and think is the path forward"! It really depends where you want to end up, in my case I got free world travel, the opportunity to change the direction of an industry, and a degree of fame and slight fortune (if they had listened a bit more it would have been riches beyond imagination, but there you go).

Well done, but this is only the beginning, learning is lifelong unless you want to become seriously fossilised and an miserable G** like one or two I could mention!

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 09 January 2015 08:01 AM
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Parsley

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Congratulations BB,
I remember your post from a few weeks back regarding hourly rates, your customers seem to value your expertise and you should be very pleased with yourself.
You might as well apply for the JIB approved grade gold card, you never know it could be useful in the future.

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 09 January 2015 08:37 AM
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zeeper

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Now do you ECS test and you can apply to be a JIB Approved Electrician.


With the NVQ3 you can apply for the ECS gold card installation electrician. No need to do the Heath and safety tests as the NVQ3 covers you for 5 years on that requirement.

If you also have 2394 and 2395 or (2391) you can apply for the approved installation electrician gold card.

I just had my renewal through 24 Pounds for 3 years. However the only person I've showed it to is my wife. LOL money well spent ?
 09 January 2015 09:04 AM
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dickllewellyn

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Well done BrucieBonus. It's fun to learn isn't it!

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 09 January 2015 12:39 PM
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Zimmerman

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BrucieBonus

I don't know you but very well done. from what I've read above you a well on the way to being a 'top gun'. The 2396 (2400 as was) is a good thing to have and not that bad as it seems you have what it takes :-)

Nice one.

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 09 January 2015 08:04 PM
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BrucieBonus

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Aww, thanks folks for the replies.

TBH it was a complete PITA as I had to submit 3 or 4 lots of 'evidence' for different jobs under 8 different headings - ranging from Elf and Safety to Inspect, Test and Commission. I sorta felt it was really just an exercise in form filling, box ticking and self photography...

I MUST have learnt something along the way, but much of it was geared around working on larger sites with other trades - and not a one woman band working in a customer's flat..... However, pleased it's now under my tool belt!

As for what's next.... I did enjoy (if that's the right word) 2391 way back when, so who knows.....

But for the moment, I'm focussing on my Espanol (which is pretty poor) as I'm off to Mexico at the end of the month for a long trip. (The joys of self employment!)

Oh, and don't worry Mike, once I'm back I'll still be on here asking lots of questions!

Adios amigos!
 09 January 2015 11:30 PM
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mapj1

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Sounds like a sensible plan. Well, when you get to Mexico, when you have done enjoying the food and the music, you will know if you are an incurable sparks if you find you must "just have a quick look" at the way power gets into and around buildings, - if you do then I suggest looking especially at the smaller domestic ones - you'll probably never complain about anything you see in the UK ever again. Officially its more or less following the American rules, but there are a few subtle failures of enforcement to be seen, usually regarding the absence of grounding, or L-N polarity reversal, oh and sometimes voltage droop, and wrong cable sizes.

Enjoy yourself, and make sure your jabs and insurance are up to date.

PS my avatar pic is from a different south american country, and you will notice that despite being clearly a pole-pig transformer, there is only one HV insulator. We don't have the nerve to do that earth return HV thing here ;-)

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 10 January 2015 09:14 PM
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Jobbo

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Well done BB (was about 2 years ago, when we chatted about this)

It's more time consuming than people think.

No need for the ECS health and safety exam, the NVQ makes you exempt for 5 years. Fill in your forms, send off your money and your card will be on your doormat in no time (well about 12 weeks). Once you get you card, you can fast track to TMIET, just with your JIB number online.

Enjoy your trip

Speak soon

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 11 January 2015 12:10 PM
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BrucieBonus

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Hi Jobbo

How are you? I can't believe it was 2 years - shocking!

And yes it's all your fault ....

Hasta la vista
 11 January 2015 12:28 PM
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OMS

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Originally posted by: BrucieBonus

Hi Jobbo

How are you? I can't believe it was 2 years - shocking!

And yes it's all your fault ....

Hasta la vista


As our chums in the financial sector like to say - it's for the journey

Look at 2396 and then go for MIET would be my advice

Congratulations

OMS

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 11 January 2015 10:37 PM
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zeeper

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Once you get you card, you can fast track to TMIET, just with your JIB number online.


I seem to remember that you could only be fast tracked for TMIET if you are working for a JIB register company.
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