Do you need more income for your centre?

20 Dec 2016


We know that funding and income generating opportunities can be few and far between but Online Centres Network Member, Kensington Community Learning Centre (KCLC) in Liverpool, has identified one that could work for you.

There are over 99,000 electrical professionals across the UK who hold an ECS (Electrotechnical Certification Scheme) card to demonstrate their credentials at work and on site. In order to obtain this card, which is renewable every 2 years, applicants need to complete an ECS Health and Safety assessment.

Currently, these assessments are paper-based and are only available at a limited amount of authorised centres across the UK, but very soon this will no longer be the case and the assessments are going to be moved online.

This is where your opportunity comes in.

KCLC currently delivers the assessments and is working in partnership with the organisation that administers these assessments to run a pilot to facilitate the process at other locations in the UK - which could be a great opportunity for members of the Online Centres Network to generate some extra income.

To qualify as a centre you must meet the following criteria:

  • You must have 15+ broadband-connected PCs or laptops
  • You must have two members of staff/volunteers who would be willing to invigilate computer-based assessments (full training will be provided)
  • You must be able to make the above resources available for half a day or one full day per month

If you meet all three of the criteria and would like to generate some extra income to help with your centre’s sustainability, or if you’d just like to know more about the project, please contact KCLC’s Alan Tapp at or give him a call on 0151 260 1006.