New range of ECS cards launched for building controls sector
The Building Controls Industry Association (BCIA) has welcomed the introduction of a new suite of ECS cards for the building controls sector.
The Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS) is the sole ID and competence card scheme for electrotechnical operatives in the UK. It has worked closely with the BCIA for a number of years to ensure that a range of cards exists which reflect the skills and competencies required in the building controls industry.
During the development and launch of the new Building Energy Management Systems (BEMS) Controls Engineer apprenticeship standard, an occupational qualification structure was developed by the building controls industry which included members of the BCIA, employers and training providers to define and align the skills needed by the industry now and in the future.
This structure has been in place for a number of years but was recently reviewed and updated by industry employers and stakeholders to ensure it is fit for purpose, while maintaining the standard set for building controls engineers in the BEMS apprenticeship.
The new card types include: Building Controls Apprentice, Building Controls Associate, Building Controls Installer (Electrical), Building Controls Technician (Commissioning) and Building Controls Engineer.