BCITO develops new process to recognise trade experience


ERP to count carpentry trade experience towards National Certificate

The Building and Construction Industry Training Organisation (BCITO) has developed a new process to recognise the contribution of significant industry experience towards the National Certificate in Carpentry.


The process is called the Experience Recognition Process (ERP). It allows the BCITO to develop a study programme appropriate to participants’ level of skill and knowledge.


The goal is to credit those undertaking the qualification with the National Certificate in Carpentry in a time frame that acknowledges the experience they have gained previously.


To qualify, participants must be able to demonstrate at least seven years in a suitable and current role in the industry, with significant trade experience as judged by the BCITO.


How does it work?

The BCITO evaluates industry experience evidence provided by the candidate. If the candidate qualifies for the ERP, they sign into a BCITO training agreement and pay the applicable fee. They receive BCITO resources to help prepare for a written assessment.


If the assessment highlights any areas that require further work, the candidate is asked to complete additional assessment activities.


They compile a portfolio of past building experience to be assessed by the BCITO Training Advisor.


For more information about the ERP, talk to a local BCITO skills broker or training advisor, or call 0800 4 BCITO (0800 422 486).

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