How long do I have to re-sit sections / do they expire?

From 31 August 2019, a 2-year time limit will be introduced for candidates to pass all required elements of an assessment.

Individual sections that were passed will ‘expire’ after that time if the candidate has not successfully completed the remaining sections. A candidate can re-register but will be required to complete all sections.

This will apply to assessments where the first sitting takes place from 31 August 2019.

Can I visit an assessment centre?

The assessment centres are strictly controlled environments, visits are not permitted unless pre-authorised by NET for an agreed specific purpose.

Is the NVQ / Technical Certificate different to the AM2 completion certificate?

Yes, the Assessment of Occupational Competence certificate will come directly from NET within 2 weeks of passing the assessment. 

Who sends out my NVQ Certificate and how long will it take?

If you are on the current framework Apprenticeship, your training provider will apply for this certificate, which will be issued by the Awarding Organisation that operates the qualification. This can take between 4-6 weeks.

For candidates who are on the new standard apprenticeship, NET will apply for the apprenticeship certificate from ESFA.

What type of ECS card can I apply for?

NET cannot advise on the type of ECS card to apply for, any ECS criteria or the qualifications relating to an ECS Card application, please visit for further information.