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 Experienced Worker Routes to some of our membership schemes.

These routes are designed for tradespeople with older, limited or no formal qualifications. You or your operative’s competency will be assessed based upon:

  •  A demonstrable portfolio showing work previously undertaken
  •  An experienced Worker Assessment by structured interview with one of our assessors
  •  An 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 depending on which specific scheme is undertaken

There are several schemes that accept the Experienced Worker Route based on verifiable experience, including the plumbing, heating, ventilation and Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS).

For heating, plumbing and ventilation it is required to have a minimum of 3 years’ verifiable relevant experience as well as the requirements listed above.

The Microgeneration Certification Scheme (MCS) has particular requirements based upon the length of experience you have within the scope(s) of work you are applying for as well as the requirements stated above. There are two categories that can be accepted for the EWR: Category 1:3 or more years’ experience and Category 2:1 to 3 years’ experience. Further information can be found in MCS 025 which is available from the MCS website.

If you would like to find out more about the Experienced Worker Route, or discuss the best way to join any of our schemes, our friendly Customer Registrations Advisors can quickly talk you or your employees through your options so that you can make an informed decision that is best for your business. Contact 0345 543 0330