Electrical Installation - Advanced Apprenticeship
Faculty of Construction and the Built Environment
Faculty Level Location Length Ask Apply
Construction and the Built Environment Level 3 Devon and Exeter Construction Centre 3-4 years

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:

  • Applying Health and Safety legislation and working practices
  • Applying environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems
  • Overseeing and organising the work environment
  • Planning, preparing and installing wiring systems and associated equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords in electrical systems
  • Inspection, testing, commissioning and certifying electro-technical systems and equipment

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?

  • Trade specific classroom
  • New electrical workshop
  • Learning resource centre
  • Refectory

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?

This can vary depending on the age of the Apprentice and the size of an organisation. Please contact a Training and Recruitment Advisor on 01392 400800 for more information.

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