Electrical - Electrotechnical Technology Advanced Apprenticeship

Course at a glance

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Level 3 NVQ Diploma

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Course Length:

4 years


South Bank Campus


Your employer will pay the costs associated with an Apprenticeship.

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Course overview

This Electrotechnical Technology Advanced Apprenticeship is available to anyone aged over 16.

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 apprentices need?

A good understanding of maths, calculations and physics, a careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work, the ability to follow written information and instructions.

Entry requirements

It is desirable that you have 4 GCSEs at grade A*-C (9-4) including English, maths and science.

All applicants will be required to pass an assessment and be aged 16 or over, already be employed or have secured a work placement.

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

If you are aged 16-18 and unable to find an apprenticeship, you can apply for a study programme and switch over at any point when you do find one.

What would apprentices 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

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.

Next steps

After completing this course there are a number of options available, depending on your final grade you could move onto a level 3 apprenticeship, into higher education or seek permanent employment.

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