The Final Integrated Competence Assessment (FICA) is completed by all SJIB registered Apprentices and Adult Trainees who are approaching the end of their training for the Modern Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation.
The FICA is an integral part of the SQA/SJIB Level 3 SVQ in Electrical Installation, and may only be taken by Apprentices and Adult Trainees following the SJIB training scheme once they have completed the required competencies and site experience.
The FICA can only be taken at an Assessment Centre approved by the SJIB.
The FICA takes two days to complete. Sections A and B are completed on day one. The remaining sections are completed on the second day.
The FICA consists of the following sections:
- Assessment of Safe Working Practices
- Composite Installation
- Inspection & Testing
- Safe Isolation of Supplies
- Fault Diagnosis and Rectification
- Underpinning Knowledge Assessment
Each section must be completed within specified target times.
The work must comply with the current requirements of BS 7671 (IET Wiring Regulations) and Health & Safety Legislation.
Candidates work in specially designed booths which contain drawings, block diagrams and written specifications which Candidates should refer to throughout the Assessment.