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Electrical - Electrotechnical Technology Advanced Apprenticeship

  • Subject Area: Electrical
  • Attendance: Apprenticeship
  • Qualification: Level 3 NVQ Diploma
  • Course Start: September (start dates flexible through the year subject to availability)
  • Course Length: 4 years
  • Location: Hunslet Campus
  • Cost: Your employer will pay the costs associated with an Apprenticeship.

Course Dates

Courses run frequently subject to demand


You could progress from a level 2 to a level 3 qualification. There is also the opportunity to progress onto higher education at the College.


All applicants will be required to pass an assessment.

You will need 3 GCSEs at grades A*-C (grade 9-4) including English, mathematics and science.

You must be employed within the trade area to be able to undertake this Apprenticeship course.

Students who experience difficulty in distinguishing colours due to their colour vision ability will be subject to a colour vision examination before enrolment onto this course.


What's it all about?

This Electrotechnical Technology Advanced Apprenticeship is available to school leavers, those aged 16-18 and adults.

Electricians fit, test and repair electrical installations found in homes and businesses. This could include, fitting consumer units and circuit breakers, connecting wiring to sockets, switches and light fittings and installing fire alarms. Installation electricians follow architects or contractors plans to install new electricity equipment.

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • A good understanding of mathematics, calculations and physics
  • A careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work
  • The ability to follow instructions

How much could I earn?

Newly qualified electricians may earn between £19,000 and £22,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to between £23,000 and £30,000.

What would I learn at College?

  • How to install cables and equipment including sockets and switches for electrical installations
  • How to design electrical installations selecting the correct size and type of cable and equipment
  • How to test and commission electrical installations to ensure they work and meet the health and safety requirements
  • The health and safety legislation relating to the installation and maintenance of electrical systems
  • The science behind electricity e.g. volts, current and resistance
  • The environmental impact of electrical installations

Further Information

You should be aged 16 or over and ideally already be employed or have secured a work placement, however we may be able to help you with this.

To search and apply for apprenticeship vacancies visit the apprenticeship vacancy website.

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