Our response to the COVID-19 crisis

The FESS Experienced Worker Assessment is for people who have been working with fire, emergency or security systems typically for a minimum of five years and need to qualify to the industry Level 3 benchmark.

It’s based on the same content as the FESS Apprenticeship, so both new entrants and existing workers are being assessed and accredited to the same standard.

Please note: you’ll be required to produce evidence across the full range of work covered in the apprenticeship. Work is underway to confirm arrangements for experienced workers who specialise in specific areas of the industry e.g. installation or maintenance. 

Please check the EWA is the right route for you before you apply. If you already have an ECS card, or have queries about how to gain an ECS card, please visit the ECS website or call 01322 661622.