Installation / Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship


Course at a glance

Subject Area:

Electrical

Attendance:

Apprenticeship

Qualification:

Level 3 Electrotechnical

Course Start:

Flexible

Course Length:

4 years

Location:

South Bank Campus

Cost:

Funding Band 12 £18,000
Non-levy payers will contribute 5%
Employers pay the course cost


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Course overview

This Installation / Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship is available to anyone aged over 16. Apprentices will gain the skills and knowledge to carry out job roles and responsibilities associated with the installation and maintenance of electrotechnical systems.

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.

On successful completion apprentices will have achieved the industry desired level of competence required to carry out the specific roles.


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?

  • Electricians will use engineering knowledge and understanding to apply their technical and practical skills. They will contribute to the design, development, manufacture, construction, commissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes, systems or services.
  • Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
  • Understand and apply the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understand and apply the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems
  • Electricians must understand and apply health and safety and environmental regulations, guidance notes and relevant codes of practice; and the requirements of the current edition of the Wiring Regulations.

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, you could move into permanent employment or consider studying a higher education course.

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