About the course
An electrical installation advanced apprenticeship will involve fitting, testing and repairing the electrical circuits and wiring found in homes and businesses. Work may range from fitting a bathroom shower circuit in a customers' home to laying equipment cabling in a new office development.
Suitable job roles
- Domestic Electrician
- Commercial Electrician
- Industrial Electrician
- Maintenance Electrician
- Electrical Contractor
What you will learn
Duties typically include:
- Working from plans and drawing installing cables and enclosures
- Connecting lights, switches and socket outlets
- Fitting electrical equipment such as air conditioning
- Installing consumer units and distribution boards
- Wiring fire alarms and security systems
- Working with new environmental technologies such as photo voltaic systems
- Inspecting, testing and fault finding on new and existing installations
As an apprentice you can expect to undertake work based learning with an employer and to be paid a wage. The apprenticeship will include an NVQ diploma, functional skills and knowledge based element or technical certificate.
A full assessment will take place to ensure you have the skills to complete the qualification. As this is an advanced apprenticeship, all applicants will require GCSEs at grade A-C/9-4 in English and maths (or equivalent), or can demonstrate through the assessment process that they will be able to achieve this. By completing a workplace audit the Apprenticeship Coordinator will be able to establish whether you are covering the right level of tasks in the workplace to support the criteria necessary for the on-site evidence.
Note - You will be required to attend an interview at the College prior to enrolling onto an apprenticeship.
Dates, times & fees
|Start Date||Course Times||Duration||Campus||Fees|
|12/09/17||3 ½ years||Main|
You will attend college on a block release to ensure you get the support you need to succeed. The rest of the training will take place in the workplace with in-house training by the employer and an assessor who will visit you on site.
Evidence of knowledge and competency can be obtained through: observations in the workplace, physical products of work, reports, plans, online assessments, correspondence, witness testimony, discussion and questioning.
Apprentices will also be assigned an Apprenticeship Co-ordinator, who will visit them every 12 weeks to ensure they are happy with their progress and on track to achieve.