NICEIC. NAPIT no can do!

One of the very capable chaps on my 2396 course has been refused application to both NICEIC and NAPIT. Not one of those 5 week wonder graduates but someone with a load of unbroken experience with a well known large contractor and the NVQ 2330-07 Level 3 Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology Installation (Buildings and Structures) dated July 2007 along with his AM2. Simple reason given was that the NVQ is no longer recognised! 
That is bonkers as it was the foundation stone for competence recognition for thousands of electricians! Does anyone know why the qualification is not recognised?

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  • Presumably the electrician that Lyle is talking about is at least thirty four years old, having gained his NVQ in 2007 and has eighteen years experience, so just the sort of person who should be joining the competence schemes.

    So would those who are setting out the entrance requirements actually prefer someone ten years younger who is in their early twenties, who has obviously has less than a quarter of the time working as an electrician to be signed up instead, because they have qualified more recently?

    I have been saying that anecdotal evidence from talking to other electricians that the younger guys don’t seem particularly interested in joining the competence schemes, preferring to work as subbies along with doing some work under the radar.

    But it also seems that those who do want to join are getting knocked back anyway, at a time when a skills shortage is holding the country back.

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  • Presumably the electrician that Lyle is talking about is at least thirty four years old, having gained his NVQ in 2007 and has eighteen years experience, so just the sort of person who should be joining the competence schemes.

    So would those who are setting out the entrance requirements actually prefer someone ten years younger who is in their early twenties, who has obviously has less than a quarter of the time working as an electrician to be signed up instead, because they have qualified more recently?

    I have been saying that anecdotal evidence from talking to other electricians that the younger guys don’t seem particularly interested in joining the competence schemes, preferring to work as subbies along with doing some work under the radar.

    But it also seems that those who do want to join are getting knocked back anyway, at a time when a skills shortage is holding the country back.

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