What is it like to study this course and how will I be assessed?
Please note: this Apprenticeship was formerly known as Electrotechnical Installations
The Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation is an in-depth, practical course for anyone working within the industry. During this course you will acquire all the skills required to become a qualified electrician or electrical contractor. As an apprentice you will hold a full-time job and attend college on day release throughout the programme. You will spend the remainder of the week in the workplace where you will put your new skills into practice and be assessed.
What topics will I study?
You will work towards a framework of qualifications which make up the Apprenticeship including the level 3 NVQ Diploma and AM2. The NVQ Diploma shows your competence, knowledge and understanding of business tasks and procedures, and proves you are able to carry out your job to a defined standard.
You will cover:
What experiences will I get?
Apprentices all have the opportunity to interact with other apprentices at a range of different workplaces, so can share their experiences.
What are the entry requirements?
Every employer is different and therefore the entry requirements can vary. As a guide you ideally need GCSE grade 4 or above in English and maths, and a grade C or above in science, and in some cases ICT. However, we will work with you and provide additional support in order to help you achieve the functional skills element or GCSE requirements of the Apprenticeship. Support can be delivered either prior to your Apprenticeship via a traineeship or during the delivery of your programme.
What facilities are there?
What can the course lead on to?
On successful completion you could go on to study a Level 3 Diploma in Construction. This could lead you to university or to junior management roles in construction or building services.
Are there any additional costs?
You will need to buy safety boots, overalls and recommended text books.
What support can I get?
You will have a dedicated Skills Officer who you can contact at any time. They will visit you in the workplace every 10 weeks to carry out a progress review with you and your employer.
What will this training cost me?
If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your Apprenticeship Training Programme, there is no charge to you or your employer as the college will claim the funding for the cost of your programme directly from the Government.
If you are aged 19 or over and studying a Level 2 or Level 3 Apprenticeship, your employer will have to be willing to contribute as the Government will only fund part of the costs of your training - this is currently between £80 - £110 depending on the type of Apprenticeship you wish to complete.
Skills Awards 2013 - Advanced Electrotechnical Apprentice of the Year award went to Sam Charters CLICK HERE to view Sam's citation video.
CLICK HERE to view the 'Your Exeter College Apprenticeship Journey' booklet.