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Upgrade Application

The Network Infrastructure Advanced Installer card is for data network installers who are qualified to the recognised industry Level 3 Network Infrastructure qualification and are installing, commissioning, and maintaining all aspects of copper and fibre structured cabling for datacomms systems. You should have a working knowledge of services including IPCCTV, Wireless, A/V and building management systems, commonly run over network cabling.

To be eligible to apply for a Network Infrastructure Advanced Installer card you must have:

  • Held, or fully met the requirements for the Network Infrastructure Installer (Gold) card for at least three years, and
  • An additional Network Infrastructure Specialist Continuing Professional Development (CPD) qualification in at least one specialist network infrastructure area that may include, AV, IP Security, Wireless and VOIP.

In addition, you must have completed the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment (within the last 30 months) or hold a valid approved exemption.

You must enclose copies of all relevant certificates; your application cannot be processed without this information.

If you meet the criteria and have all the relevant certificates, complete either the:

On-line Upgrade Application
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Initial Application

To be eligible to apply for your first Advanced Datacomms Specialist card you must have completed an approved Level 3 Datacomms Specialist apprenticeship, or have passed on of the following:

  • The S/NVQ Level 3 in Electrotechnical Services Installing and inspecting Structed Cabling Systems
  • The BTEC Level 3 NVQ for IT and Telecomms Professionals
  • The BTEC Level 3 Diploma in Professional Competence for IT and Telecomms professionals
  • The City & Guilds 4520 Level 3 NVQ in ICT Professional Competence

In addition, you must have completed the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment (within the last 30 months) or hold a valid approved exemption.

You must enclose copies of all relevant certificates; your application cannot be processed without this information.

If you meet the criteria and have all the relevant certificates, complete the Initial Application:

On-line Initial Application  

Renewal Application

To renew your existing Advanced Datacomms Specialist card you must have completed the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment (within the last 30 months) or hold a valid approved exemption.

You must enclose copies of all relevant certificates; your application cannot be processed without this information.

If you meet the criteria and have all the relevant certificates, complete the Renewal Application

On-line Renewal Application  
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Initial Applications

To be eligible to apply for your Network Infrastructure Apprentice card you must be completing the network infrastructure apprenticeship standard that leads to the network infrastructure end point assessment.

To be eligible you must provide evidence:

  • of the apprenticeship training programme being undertaken, and
  • confirmation from your Employer stating that they support the apprenticeship.

In addition, you must have completed the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment (within the last 30 months). There are no exemptions that can be used when applying for this card.

You must enclose copies of all relevant documentation and certificate(s); your application cannot be processed without this information.

If you meet the criteria and have all the relevant certificates, complete either the:

On-line Initial Application
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Initial Application

The Network Infrastructure Designer card is for those who are responsible for the design of network solutions in all types of structured cabling solutions, including complex network infrastructure projects. Structured cabling designs may consist of inside and outside plant and equipment, copper and fibre-optic cables with active and passive network components.

A Network Infrastructure Designer will interpret customer requirements using the appropriate tools to produce complaint design solutions, in accordance with national and international standards. The role can also include the development of Bid Response documents, including clarification documents, qualification statements, costings, and project delivery timescales.

To be eligible to apply for a Network Infrastructure Designer card you must hold the BTEC Level 5 Professional Award – Certified Network Infrastructure Design Professional (CNIDP) or approved equivalent.

In addition, you must have completed the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment (within the last 30 months) or hold a valid approved exemption.

You must enclose copies of all relevant certificates; your application cannot be processed without this information.

If you meet the criteria and have all the relevant certificates, complete either the:

On-line Initial Application
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Initial Application

The Network Infrastructure Installation Assistant card is for people working in the Network Infrastructure industry in a supportive role to assist qualified staff with the installation of cables and other work under supervision.

To be eligible to apply for a Network Infrastructure Installation Assistant card you must meet the criteria in either Route 1 or 2.

Route 1

You must provide the SJIB with proof you:

  • Hold an award in Communications Cabling (such as City & Guilds 3666/3667); and
  • Have completed an ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment (within 30 months)

Route 2

You must provide the SJIB with proof you have completed the Network Infrastructure Awareness Assessment.

In addition, you must provide the SJIB with proof you have completed one of the following Health and Safety courses within the last three years:

  • CITB Health, Safety and Awareness: Site Safety Plus
  • CCNSG Safety Passport – National or Renewal course
  • Safety Passport Alliance (SPA) core health and safety course
  • IOSH Working Safely (IOSH Approved Centre Classroom invigilated exam only – not online)
  • IOSH Safety, Health and Environmental for Construction Site Managers (IOSH Approved Centre Classroom invigilated exam only)

If your Health and Safety qualification was achieved over three years ago you must have completed the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment (within the last 30 months).

You must enclose copies of all relevant certificate(s); your application cannot be processed without this information.

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Initial Application

The Network Infrastructure Installer (Gold) card is for data network installers who are qualified to the recognised industry Level 3 Network Infrastructure qualification and are installing, commissioning, and maintaining all aspects of copper and fibre structured cabling for network infrastructure systems.

To be eligible to apply for a Network Infrastructure Installer (Gold) card you must have completed either :

  • The industry Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard, the Network Installer Apprenticeship, or
  • The Copper and Fibre Network infrastructure Experienced Worker Assessment (under development)

In addition, you must have completed the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment (within the last 30 months) or hold a valid approved exemption.

You must enclose copies of all relevant documents and certificates; your application cannot be processed without this information.

If you meet the criteria and have all the relevant certificates, complete either the:

On-line Initial Application
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Initial Application

The Network Infrastructure Installer card is for people who are qualified to the industry recognised Level 3 qualification and are installing and maintaining structured cabling systems for datacomms systems. They also carry out work on all necessary containment and associated connection units; installation of earthing and bonding cables, the fitting out of enclosures with structured cable termination equipment (connect units, hubs, switches, routers, patch panels etc,)

There are two Network Infrastructure Installer cards to recognise copper and fibre network infrastructure qualifications:

  • Network Infrastructure Installer – Copper
  • Network Infrastructure Installer – Fibre

Work undertaken by people holding the Network Infrastructure Installer – Copper card typically includes the installation of structured cabling such as UTP, STP, FTP, Co-AX and general common copper cables.

Work undertaken by people holding the Network Infrastructure Installer – Fibre card will typically undertake work on single-mode and multi-mode fibre cables.

To be eligible to apply for a Network Infrastructure Installer – Copper card you must provide the SJIB with proof you have completed one of the following:

  • Level 3 industry recognised qualification in copper such as CNCI
  • Copper the BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Data Communications Cable Installation
  • BTEC Level 3 in Certified Network Cable Installer (copper)

To be eligible to apply for a Network Infrastructure Installer – Fibre card you must provide the SJIB with proof you have completed one of the following:

  • Level 3 industry recognised qualification in fibre such as CNCI
  • Fibre the BTEC Level 3 Advanced Award in Data Communications Cable Installation
  • BTEC Level 3 in Certified Network Cable Installer (fibre)

Regardless of which card you apply for you must provide a statement from your Employer confirming you have at least 12 months installation experience.

In addition, you must have completed the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment (within the last 30 months) or hold a valid approved exemption.

You must enclose copies of all relevant documents and certificates; your application cannot be processed without this information.

If you meet the criteria and have all the relevant certificates, complete either the:

On-line Initial Application
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Initial Application

The Network Infrastructure Manager card is for those who are responsible for complex infrastructure projects with a focus on pure project management activities. The role will include the management of customer relationships, through routine briefings and project meetings and the workforce, to complete the project, and includes monitoring and maintaining project progress with effective risk management and issue resolution.

To be eligible to apply for a Network Infrastructure Manager card you must hold the BTEC Level 4 Professional Award – Certified Telecommunications Project Manager (CTPM) or approved equivalent.

In addition, you must have completed the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment (within the last 30 months) or hold a valid approved exemption.

You must enclose copies of all relevant documents and certificates; your application cannot be processed without this information.

If you meet the criteria and have all the relevant certificates, complete either the:

On-line Initial Application
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Initial Application

The Network Infrastructure Supervisor card is for those who have experience as a Network Infrastructure Installer and are capable of designing, commissioning, and modifying networks. They should be able to demonstrate supervisory experience and knowledge of emerging technologies and be able to demonstrate knowledge of all necessary network installation and wiring regulations.

To be eligible to apply for a Network Infrastructure Supervisor card you must hold a Level 4 or above Network Infrastructure supervisor/site management qualification such as a Certified Network Infrastructure Technician (CNIT).

In addition, you must have completed the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment (within the last 30 months) or hold a valid approved exemption.

You must enclose copies of all relevant documents and certificates; your application cannot be processed without this information.

If you meet the criteria and have all the relevant certificates, complete either the:

On-line Initial Application
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Initial Application

The Network Infrastructure Trainee card is for new entrants to the network infrastructure industry who are on a supervised industry training programme (not an apprenticeship).

To be eligible to apply for a Network Infrastructure Trainee card you must be on an industry training programme and working to complete the underpinning knowledge and performance assessments prior to completing their final network infrastructure end point assessment.

To be eligible you must provide evidence:

  • of the industry training programme being undertaken, and
  • confirmation from your Employer stating that they support the training.

In addition, you must have completed the ECS Health, Safety and Environmental Assessment (within the last 30 months). There are no exemptions that can be used when applying for this card.

You must enclose copies of all relevant documents and certificates; your application cannot be processed without this information.

If you meet the criteria and have all the relevant certificates, complete either the:

On-line Initial Application