What type of Licence should I apply for?

Electrical Workers apply for one of three Licence types based upon their qualifications, skills and experience. The three Licence types are


Qualified Electrician:  The purpose of this Licence is to indicate that the person has produced evidence that they are experienced, skilled and up to date with electrical qualifications.  To be eligible, applicants must have obtained an NVQ Level 3 in Electrotechnical Services or a relevant industry approved legacy qualification, and the current BS7671 IEE Wiring Requirements.

Restricted Electrical Worker:   The purpose of this Licence is to indicate that the person is not fully qualified or up to date with the required electrical qualifications.  To be eligible applicants must be able to demonstrate that they have relevant, up to date skills and work experience in the electrical installation/contracting industry.

Apprentice:  The purpose of the Licence is demonstrate that the person is working towards becoming fully qualified by means of an industry approved framework.  To be eligible applicants must be registered as an apprentice on an industry approved apprentice framework.  Applications must also be working towards achieving a Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology.