Experienced worker route
This card is issued to those who have missed the chance to obtain a SKILLcard by Industry Accreditation (sometimes referred to as 'grandfather rights') and who have no formal industry qualifications.
To get a SKILLcard by the Experienced Worker route you will need to register for an NVQ/SVQ Level 2 or 3 relevant to your trade or occupation and complete an NVQ/SVQ profile with an assessor (for a list of assessment centres, click here). The Experienced Worker card is issued while an NVQ/SVQ is being achieved. It should be replaced by a five-year SKILLcard on achievement of NVQ/SVQ Level 2 or higher.
All applicants must meet the SKILLcard health and safety requirements before applying for an Experienced Worker card.
This card is valid for three years and is non-renewable.