The independent regulatory body for electrical installation safety matters, NECEIC has partnered with EAL to help deliver industry recognised qualifications for both the electro-technical and renewable industries.

The organisations hope that the strategic alliance will help bring consistency to current training and qualifications practices under the Qualifications and Credit Framework (QCF).

Emma Clancy, Chief Executive Officer of NICEIC said: “This alliance ensures we are providing the best training, knowledge and qualifications to all those in the electro-technical industry.

“The renewable industry is also set to flourish in the next few years and it is important that tradespeople have the necessary skills, and qualifications to take advantage of the opportunities on offer.”

Ann Watson, Managing Director of EAL, the specialist awarding organisation for industry qualifications, said: “Taking a collaborative approach to providing electro-technical qualifications will assure learners and employers that the training they receive is consistent, rigorously assessed and recognised across industry.

“The rapid growth and investment in the renewable sector will see thousands of new jobs created over the coming years, as well as calling on current workers to up skill and learn about new technologies. So it is also vital that they gain the same level of skills and knowledge to reassure customers and meet rising demand for green technologies in homes and businesses around the country.”