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The Lightmongers Apprentice, Craft and Masters Awards

The Lightmongers Apprentice, Craft and Masters awards are intended to recognise excellence of individuals from the electrotechnical industry in line with the Liveries Companies Skills Council criteria for Apprentice, Craft and Masters Awards. For the Lightmongers Awards the term Craft is considered the equivalent to Journeyman in other livery schemes.

The Scheme

Awards under the Lightmongers Apprentice, Craft and Masters awards are made in line with the agreed Awarding Criteria set out by the Lightmongers court and the Construction Livery’s Group Scheme and the Liveries Companies Skills Council requirements. Awarding body criteria that are associated with the awards or additional citification requirements are also considered and may be presented alongside the awards.

The Lightmongers Court is responsibile for the awards with decisions for the awards made by a Judging Panel appointed to carry out the assessment of candidate applications to the awards scheme.

In special circumstances a discretionary award may be made by the judging panel in line with the awarding criteria. This special award may be made if an individual does not meet the full requirement for the awarding criteria but it can be demonstrated that their experience and qualification are equivalent to the awarding criteria requirements.
The Lightmongers identify suitable potential candidates for the Apprentice, Craft and Masters awards. The identification of potential candidates is also done in association with appropriate industry partners and bodies.

Judging Panel

A judging panel make all decisions relating to the award of Apprentice, Craft and Masters awards according to the judging panels terms of reference and the agreed award criteria.
The Lightmongers Apprentice, Craft and Masters awards scheme is solely owned and managed by the Worshipful Company of Lightmongers. All rights to the scheme are fully reserved by the Lightmongers and all decisions of applications by the judging panel will be final.

The Lightmongers reserve the right to remove an award if from a candidate if the recipient fails to meet the high standards required by the awarding of the scheme.

Presentation of Awards

Presentations of awards may be done individually or in a group directly by the Lightmongers or in association with other Liveries. The presentation of awards is usually carried out in a dedicated ceremony but may be included as part of another suitable event.

The Awards

Apprentice Certificate

Apprentices eligible for this award would normally be following a formal Sector Skills Council craft apprenticeship framework within the foot print/ scope of the Lightmongers Livery (such as the SummitSkills apprenticeship framework for Building Services Engineering). Apprentices may also be registered on (such as the JIB apprenticeship scheme) and hold an appropriate industry recognised trade card for example the ECS card.

Recipients of this award will have gone beyond the normal requirements required by an apprenticeship. Typically they will have excelled at their training programme and usually will have gone on to have demonstrated a high level of competence in their work environment.

Craft Certificate

Applicants for the Craft award will have completed a full craft apprenticeship and hold an industry recognised level 3 competency based qualification (for example an NVQ level 3 or equivalent) and meet the requirements to hold an appropriate industry recognised trade card (for example the ECS Gold Card).

Beneficiaries of the Craft award will have demonstrated exceptional commitment to their craft in the application of skill and available technology to have achieved recognition beyond the normal role of a crafts person. Typically they will have shown their advanced ability and will have carried out continued professional development to stay ahead in developments within the industry. They will also have demonstrated support for other work colleagues in the development and attainment of technical skills.

Typically applicants will be a member of an industry recognised professional institution (for example CIBSE, Sll, ILE or IET) and hold registration of the Engineering Council at Eng Tech or higher.

Master Certificate

Applicants for the Master award will meet the full criteria for the Craft award and in addition will have demonstrated outstanding commitment to the industry in a technical development or support role. Their achievement will be recognised by the industry and may be within their normal work environment, or in the representation of the industry in a national or international setting. Applicants will have also supported and mentored others within the industry and will have carried out continued professional development to stay ahead of developments within the industry.

Recipients of the Master award may have also been responsible for the strategic development of industry standards of a technical or educational nature in a senior position within the industry.

Typically applicants will be a member of an industry recognised professional institution (for example CIBSE, Sll, ILE or IET) and meet the requirements to be registered with the Engineering Council at either I.Eng or C.Eng.