Knowledge tests

Knowledge tests are a one-off assessment covering the whole trade discipline. These are taken online or at a nearby test centre. Successful completion is valid for six months, during which it must be superseded by a completed technical test(s) to assure base technical competence.

Technical tests

Technical tests are taken at an ECITB test centre which are spread out across the UK. During 2021 ECITB will also enable an additional, alternative delivery model for employers whereby tests can be conducted through digital means at site, whilst carrying out work activity. Each test is specific to a trade discipline activity and includes questions relevant to the specific activity, followed by the practical assessment(s). Once successfully completed, Connected Competence is valid for 3–4 years, depending on the specialist trade.

Connected Competence is welcoming the sponsored testing of transient / short-term workers. If you are a provider of technical training / testing and are interested in delivering Connected Competence tests please contact connected@ecitb.org.uk

Find a technical test centre

Find the test centre that hosts the technical tests for each specialist trade below.

Aberdeen

The Global Corrosion Solutions Group
Howe Moss Drive
Dyce
Aberdeen
AB21 0GL
01224 010219
training@thegcsg.com
This centre can test for:
Industrial Coatings Applications, Thermal Insulation
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Aberdeen

AFST
Howe Moss Drive
Kirkhill Industrial Estate
Dyce
AB21 0GL
01224-973900
training@afst.uk.com
This centre can test for:
Instrument & Control, Pipefitting
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Aberdeen

Tullos Training
Craigshaw Drive
West Tullos
Aberdeen
AB12 3AL
01224 872316
g.murray@tullostraining.co.uk
This centre can test for:
Electrical Installation, Electrical Maintenance, Mechanical Maintenance, Plating, Pipefitting
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Aberdeen

Stork
Norfolk House
Pitmedden Road
Dyce
Aberdeen
AB21 0DP
This centre can test for:
Industrial Coatings & Applications, Scaffolding, Thermal Insulation
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Aberdeen

ASET
Hareness Road
Aberdeen
AB12 3LE
0300 330 5559
asetbookings@aset.co.uk
This centre can test for:
Electrical Installation, Electrical Maintenance, Scaffolding
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Aberdeen

AIS Survivex
Kirkhill Commercial Park
Dyce Ave
Dyce
AB21 0LQ
0330 202 0569
training@aissurvivex.com
This centre can test for:
Industrial Coatings & Applications, Scaffolding, Thermal Insulation
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Exeter

The Focus Training Group
DCET House
Yeofold Way
Matford
Marsh Barton
Exeter
EX2 8LB
01392 829100
lauren.w@tftg.org
This centre can test for:
Electrical Installation, Electrical Maintenance
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Falkirk

Forth Valley College
Falkirk Campus
Grangemouth Road
Falkirk
FK2 9AD
01324 403000
This centre can test for:
Electrical Installation, Electrical Maintenance, Pipefitting, Mechanical Maintenance, Instrument and Control
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Grimsby

CATCH
Redwood Park Estate
Stallingborough
Grimsby
DN41 8TH
This centre can test for:
Electrical Installation, Electrical Maintenance, Instrument & Control (TSBT02 Test only), Pipefitting (TMJI10 Test Only)
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Merseyside

Engineering College
Monks Ferry
Birkenhead
CH41 5LH
0151 666 0318
l.cairns@theengineeringcollege.co.uk
This centre can test for:
Electrical Installation, Electrical Maintenance, Mechanical Maintenance, Pipefitting, Plating
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Middlesbrough

AFST
International Training Centre (IFTC)
Teesside International Airport
Darlington
DL2 1NU
01224-973900
training@afst.uk.com
This centre can test for:
Instrument & Control
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Newcastle

AIS Survivex
Jupiter Court
Orion Business Park
North Shields
NE29 7SE
0330 202 0569
training@aissurvivex.com
This centre can test for:
Thermal Insulation, Industrial Coatings & Applications, Scaffolding
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Teesside

NETA
Pennine Avenue
North Tees Industrial Estate
Portrack Lane
Stockton-on-Tees
TS18 2RJ
01642 610829
Lisa.wells@NETA.co.uk
This centre can test for:
Plating
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