Self-assessment checklist

This document helps candidates decide whether they are ready to sit the electrical competence-based trade test.

The checklist is designed to help assess if candidates are adequately prepared and trained in all aspects of the SCQF Level 7 qualification which will be tested during the FICA. The FICA assessment is designed to assess competency in key occupational areas, including:

  • Identification of hazards and risk assessment
  • Safe isolation of the electrical supply and final circuits
  • Planning and installation, terminating and connecting specified wiring systems
  • The interpretation of specifications, drawings and diagrams
  • Verification of new electrical installations (inspection, testing and certification)
  • Fault diagnosis and correction of electrical faults
  • Understanding and application of industry-recognised procedures, working practices and the requirements of statutory and non-statutory regulations.