Experienced Worker Programme

You or your staff can now be recognised for your skills, competence and years of experience through our Experienced Worker Programme.

Have you or your staff been working in the building engineering services sector for five or more years but have no formal industry qualifications to recognise your skills and experience?

Do you need to apply for an Engineering Services SKILLcard but don't have the relevant qualifications?

Would you like to update your skill set?

As an employer would you like to up skill your workforce?

If you have answered yes to at least one of the above then BESA Training's Experienced Worker Programme could be right for you.

Prices start from as little as £2,250+VAT and payment by installments is available as well as group discount bookings. 




The Experienced Worker Programme has been introduced to provide recognition of competence for experienced workers who have been working within building services for five years and more but don't hold an industry recognised qualification.  

Eligible experienced workers have the opportunity to gain an Engineering Services SKILLcard by demonstrating they have the necessary skills, knowledge and experience using a work based portfolio assessment process to achieve the specified unit/s, without having to undertake college-based examinations. Once registered with BESA Training, you will be provided with an Experienced Worker SKILLcard, once you have met the health and safety requirements.


What is the criteria?

You must have been operating at Level 2 or Level 3 

In one of the following occupations - H&V Pipefitting or Service and Maintenance 

Have at least five years experience in one of the above occupations 

If you would like to discuss what options are available to you please contact us on 0800 917 8419 or email


What next?

1. Register with BESA Training by printing off the application form here.

2. Scan and email your completed application form to

3. One of our BESA Training Representatives will be in touch to discuss your application and if eligible, will let you know when the next course dates are available.

4. You will need to meet the health and safety requirements before BESA Training applies for your SKILLcard.

5. As part of the qualification, you will need to complete a portfolio of evidence from your workplace.

6. You will need to complete either one or two NVQ unit/s in your chosen discipline. This will depend on the level and qualification you have chosen.

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