Apprenticeships in Electrical Installation


This apprenticeship is ideal for Installation Electricians who will work on the installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of low voltage (less than 1000v) electrical and electronic devices and appliances. The duration of this Apprenticehsip is around 48 months and you will attend college 1 day per week.


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  • Subject area:

    Electrical Installation

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  • Venue:

    St Albans Campus

  • Fees*:


  • Awarding body:

    Generic award - no awarding body

About the department

Most of your training is carried out at your place of work through an Individual Learning Plan. This is designed to provide you with the support, supervision and work-based mentoring you will need.

An assessor will work alongside you and your employer to monitor your progress against nationally recognised qualifications within your vocational area. This ensures that while your needs – and those of your employer – are being met at a local level, the qualifications you gain meet the highest national standards.

Assessors also visit you at your workplace to see how you are putting your developing skills into practice on the job.

Classes will be taught by experienced professionals who will ensure you develop your technical knowledge and key skills.

Important Course Information

What are the Course Requirements?

You should have passes at GCSE Maths & English or equivalent Level 2 qualifications. You must also have a job in the Electrical Industry that allows access to a broad range of installation work.

If you have the relevant qualifications, are employed in the electrical industry and wish to fully qualify as an 'approved' electrician then this is one of the necessary qualifications towards this.

You will learn how to carry out electrical installation work across a wide range of electrotechnical equipoment and systems. This will include wiring systems and containment within a domestic, commercial and semi-industrial environment along with the necessary electrical safety wiring regulations governing the industry. At times there is a high maths and science content to this course.

The technical requirements of the course will be assessed through on-line exams and course assignments. The NVQ will be assessed within the workplace and the building of a Portfolio of evidence of competence against a range of working practices and skills.


Career progression is excellent for apprentices, and over the course of their careers, those with an Apprenticeship earn on average, £100,000 more than those without. (A Cost-Benefit Analysis of Apprenticeships and Other Vocational Qualifications, University of Sheffield, 2007)

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  • 16-18 years old, no tuition fees apply to Full Time courses and fees subject to confirmation. Additional costs applicable to BHS courses.
  • For all two year courses fees shown above are per year.
  • Aged 19+ and planning to take a level 3 or above a different fee may apply. You may be eligible for an Advanced Learning Loan.
  • All HE courses (full and part time) are subject to tuition fees.