Apprenticeships - L3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation

This is a 3.5 year Apprenticeship with attendance at college one day a week for the technical certificate. For the NVQ there will be site visits carried out by an assessor to collect evidence of competency in the workplace. This builds a Portfolio of evidence. The course is centred around the City and Guilds 2357 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology, which is comprised of both theory and practical components. The theory modules cover topics such as Health and Safety, Wiring Regulations, Electricity at Work Regulations, Installation Technologies, Electrical Science, Inspection and Testing and Fault Finding. The practical modules, most of which are assessed 'on site', cover topics such as safe site working, installation good practice and the working applications of Inspection and Testing and Fault Diagnosis. The theory side of an apprenticeship also requires the achieving of Functional Skills in Maths, English and ICT, completing a recognised Employer Rights and Responsibilities qualification, Personal Learning and Thinking Skills qualification and an AM2 skills test which is a three day practical exam with an on-line exam at an AM2 Test Centre in Luton.

What are the Course Requirements?

As this a Level 3 course currently course requirements in terms of entry are a GCSE C grade in Maths & English or equivalent Level 2 plus a BKSB assessment. To sign up for an apprenticeship in Electrical Installation you must also have a job in the Electrical Industry that allows access to a broad range of installation work.

Am I right for the course?

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.

Course Content - What will I learn?

There is a Learning content of Health and safety within the Electrical Industry along with the science and principals of Electricity and magnetism. There is also a learning content that provide a good foundation for understanding the Green Technologies within the Electrical Industry e.g. Solar and wind generation etc. A person will also learn how to carry out electrical installation work across a wide range of installation technics 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.

How will I be assessed?

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.

What Next

Once this course has been successfully achieved a person can go on to acquire Advanced Test & Inspection. Certification along with progress into Electrical Design.

TypePart Time
Start Date25/06/2017
CampusOut Of College

* 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.

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.

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)