Stage 3 requires each individual to complete a formal assessment of their job knowledge, skills and ability in each Mechanical Joint Integrity subject. The ECITB technical competence validation tests are standards based consisting of a bank of online knowledge questions and a practical task to validate the learner's skills, knowledge and ability. Successful candidates attain the ECITB certificate of achievement which is valid for a period of 3 years. Unsuccessful candidates must wait a minimum period of 4 weeks between the unsuccessful test session and next test session to allow for a period of training to address any skills or knowledge gaps.
Tentec will confirm the following information with the employer/candidate before arranging the test session:
the Test Centre must ensure the new worker has successfully completed Stages 1 and 2. A record of the Approved Course certificate serial number will be recorded on the completed Work Based Task Assignment. The completed Work Based Task Assignment will be stored along with the completed paper Examiner's Results sheet for audit purposes.
Existing Workers/Private Individuals
• Existing Workers will require a company letter of endorsement confirming attendance of previous bolting training in NSDS, TECSkills or ECITB Endorsed Course attendance and that the individual has experience in the subject area they are being tested in.
• Private individuals will require to submit a detailed CV and copies of ECITB certificates (where applicable) to the Test Centre before the test session which will indicate that the individual has previous bolting training in NSDS, TECSkills or ECITB Endorsed Course attendance and has experience demonstrated in the CV on the subject area to be tested in.
The company endorsement letter or individual's CV/certificates must be stored along with the completed paper Examiner's Results sheet for audit purposes.
Referred Candidates – the Test Centre must advise candidates on the criteria not achieved and areas requiring further training, a minimum period of 4 weeks must lapse before the candidate can undertake a new testing session to allow for a period of training or practise.
To ensure high quality examination and the safety of candidates whilst using hydraulic equipment in practical exercises, a maximum ratio of 2 candidates to 1 examiner is adhered to in technical tests delivered in the designated test area.