Train to Gain

Route to Membership

Choose the right route to gain the qualifications and experience you need to join NAPIT

In order to become a member of any NAPIT scheme, you need to be able to demonstrate that you are competent to carry out the types of work that they cover.

To verify your competence, we need to ensure you have the right qualifications and experience to work safely, in compliance with Building Regulations and other legal requirements. If you already think you meet the requirements for a particular scheme, visit the How to Join page to get started with the application process.

To get started on your route to membership, simply follow the guidance below to find out how you can gain the skills to join the professionals.

If youʼre considering expanding your skills, look no further than NAPIT Training.

Whether you are looking at broadening your skill set or want to undertake training to join a membership scheme, our nationwide training and assessment centres could be just what you are looking for.

Our expert trainers guide you through each tried and tested course, in both a practical environment and theory based assessment. You have full use of the latest tools and equipment giving you cutting edge practical experience and giving you the potential to boost your earnings going forward.

To find out more about our courses on offer, visit NAPIT Training website

If you need guidance about which course would be best for you give our friendly Customer Registration Advisors a call on 0345 543 0330 (Ext. 1), who will guide you through the process, making it simple and straight forward.

If you have years of valuable industry experience but lack the formal qualifications, we are here to help. If you are able to demonstrate your expertise, we may be able to offer you experience based routes to some of our membership schemes.

These routes are designed for installers with older, limited or no formal qualifications. Your competency will be assessed based upon:

  •  A minimum of 2 years verifiable relevant experience
  •  Demonstrable portfolio showing work previously undertaken
  •  Experienced Worker Assessment by structured interview with one of our assessors
  •  Onsite assessment of relevant work carried out
  •  In some cases you may need to belong to specific assurance schemes or have a set amount of public liability insurance

There are several schemes that accept experienced workers based on verifiable experience, including the plumbing, heating, ventilation and microgeneration certification scheme (MCS).

If you are an electrician with three or more yearʼs experience, you may be eligible to take an electrical trade test to verify Full Scope competency to level 3 standards.

If you would like to find out more about this route, or discuss your route to join any of our schemes, our friendly Customer Registrations Advisors can quickly talk you through your options so that you can make an informed decision that is best for you. Contact 0345 543 0330 (Ext. 1).

In order to be the best, you need to learn from the best.

NAPITʼs core value is to promote high levels of safety and competency within our industry, and so we believe that the best way to ensure this is by teaching the next generation of installers the values we all share.

In 2014 we launched the NAPIT Apprenticeship and Work Experience Scheme (AWES), giving students the opportunity to work with and learn from our Registered Installers. Working alongside our experienced professionals will teach students invaluable skills and greatly improve their job prospects in the future.

The scheme is designed to help match young people with potential employers through work experience or apprenticeships. It helps students gain much needed work experience and also provides NAPIT Registered Installers with those extra pair of hands that businesses need during these busy times.

If you would like more information about how the scheme could benefit you, either as a student or as a prospective employer, contact our experienced, friendly Customer Registrations Advisors on 0345 543 0330 (Ext. 1) who will be happy to discuss the process with you and answer any questions you may have.