Rebus Training is JIB and City & Guilds approved to provide the 2356-99 NVQ Level 3. This is a ‘restricted qualification’ and is only available to experienced workers as part of the JIB’s Mature Candidate Assessment scheme.

To be eligible for this qualification candidates need to have previously completed a relevant technical qualification such as the City & Guilds 2360 (Part 1 and 2), 2351 or 2330 (Level 2 and 3). Candidates should also have 5 years work experience since completing their initial training.

City & Guilds 2356-99 JIB Mature Candidate Assessment Scheme Course

3 Months - 1 Year £ 520 Exc. VAT
JIB Mature Candidate Assessment Electrical Level 3 NVQ NOTE: Course cost is for initial registration and excludes ongoing Pay As You Go assessment fees.
Course Dates Exam Date(s) Venue Availability Booking
NVQ assessment programmes have no set start or finish dates. Please contact us to discuss expected time scales and likely costs.

NVQ structure

The 2356-99 NVQ 3 qualification has eight units (301-308) that have both ‘Knowledge Evidence’ and ‘Performance Evidence’ requirements that need to be met.

Knowledge Evidence Requirements By providing copies of relevant technical qualifications it is likely that you will have met most of these requirements. Completion of additional qualifications such as the 17th Edition Wiring Regulations will also help to demonstrate that your knowledge is current. Any gaps in your knowledge will be addressed through assessor questioning.

Performance Evidence Requirements These requirements will be met through assessment of your normal site work. You will need to demonstrate competent performance for each NVQ unit over a number of jobs covering a specified range of work. This will mostly be achieved by assessor observations (on-site) and recorded professional discussions with your assessor.

AM2 test

It is a requirement of the NVQ 3 that all candidates complete the AM2 test.  Current costs are approximately £595.00 + VAT.


Prior to joining the NVQ programme we will meet with you to fully discuss the requirements of the NVQ 3. You can then be sure you will be able to complete the qualification and have an idea of how long it might take. During your induction we will take copies of your technical certificates, confirm your existing site experience and plan NVQ assessments with you.


The total cost of this qualification will depend on the amount of assessment time that you need. To keep costs to a minimum NVQ learners can:

  • Upload and sort photo evidence prior to meeting their assessor
  • Arrange ‘broad’ assessments that cover as many ‘units’ and as much ‘range’ as possible

Learners can typically expect to pay between £800 and £950 + VAT in total (includes £520 + VAT initial registration fees)

City & Guilds 2356-99 JIB Mature Candidate Assessments:

Assuming you have provided suitable certification to demonstrate that you have the “knowledge” of an electrician , the majority of your assessments  will focussed around proving that you are operating on site at the level of an electrician. You will also need to prove that you have covered a suitable range of work e.g three different types of wiring system to a commercially acceptable standard.  You will demonstrate your performance though assessor observations and professional discussion with your assessor.


Rich Cliffe

Rich has over 30 years of industry experience having completed an electrical apprenticeship with a Property Service Agency and subsequently worked in a variety of roles within his own Electrical Business.

Through his own business, Rich has 25 years experience in training and supporting a number of electrical apprentices.

Rich now supports our apprentices to achieve their qualifications.

Shaun Eardely

Shaun is a qualified tutor and assessor with a wealth of experience in the electrical contracting industry.  Having run his own business and worked for some established contracting companies Shaun is well placed to add ‘something extra’ to his course delivery.

Shaun is a very approachable trainer and able to relate training sessions to customers work, making it more enjoyable and easier to learn.

Shaun specializes in 17th Edition and Apprenticeship course delivery.

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