Approx. duration: 48 months
Start Date: September and January
Attendance: One day a week at the Rural Campus
Entry requirements: Individual employers will set their selection criteria for applicants. Entry onto the Apprenticeship is subject to a thorough initial assessment to clarify course suitability. You may be required to come in and undertake an interview or assessment. Entry onto the Apprenticeship is subject to 4 GCSEs including Maths and English 9-4/A-C or a commitment to undertake Level 2 Maths and English. Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours a week and have a contract of employment.
On programme learning:
- Installation Electrician and Maintenance Electrician Standard
- Electrotechnical Level 3
- English and Maths (if required) Level 2
End-point assessment: Delivered by NET
Progression: Installation Electrician/Self-employed/Higher level Apprenticeship and Management. By the end of the Apprenticeship you will have satisfied the requirements for registration as Eng Tech by the Engineering Council.
Course Summary: Apprenticeships are work-based training programmes designed around the need of both the Apprentice and their employer.
Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. Electrical equipment and systems may include switchboards, motors, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, air conditioning and metering equipment as well as crime and fire alarm systems and renewable energy technologies. They are able to work on their own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner.
They may contribute to the design of electrical systems. They are able to set out jobs from drawings and specifications and requisition the necessary installation materials.
Electrical safety is an important area of Electricians’ work. On completion of their work the electrical systems must be safe to use. They must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others.
Installation Electricians work on the installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of low voltage (less than 1000v) electrical and electronic devices and appliances.
Maintenance Electricians work on the maintenance of electrical and electronic installations including automated production systems. Duties include the supervision of the equipment, its maintenance and necessary repairs.