Level 3

On Demand
48 Months
AVP000140P

Electrician (Installation / Maintenance), Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship provides a paid job opportunity alongside a comprehensive skills development programme. It allows you to acquire technical knowledge and practical experience through a combination of on-campus learning and workplace training. This blended approach to learning, with both theoretical instruction and hands-on application, forms the foundation of a successful future in electrical installation and maintenance.

One of the significant advantages of choosing a career in electrical installation and maintenance is the potential for quick entry into the workforce. With an apprenticeship, you not only gain valuable experience but also the opportunity to learn, study, and earn money simultaneously. You will be employed by an electrical contractor and work alongside an experienced tradesperson to develop and practice your new skills. You will attend College for one day a week to learn the technical side of your trade.

Electrical installation and maintenance is a vital role within the construction industry. Electricians play a crucial part in any construction or civil engineering project, collaborating closely with supervisors and engineers to interpret design specifications and prepare sites for electrical installations. They manage tasks such as wiring, fitting electrical systems, troubleshooting, and conducting maintenance and repairs throughout the project's lifecycle.

At Weston College you will receive specialised training, expert guidance, and unparalleled access to local employers, providing you with a competitive advantage in the job market. We focus not only on developing practical skills but also on enhancing employability skills, ensuring that you are equipped with the abilities necessary to thrive in the electrical industry.

As an apprentice at Weston College, you will become a part of our Career Excellence Hub, which offers many benefits to boost your career prospects and prepare you for the workplace. You will have numerous opportunities to connect with local employers through work experience, site visits, and master classes. Our strong partnerships with renowned companies in the construction and electrical sector ensure that you establish valuable connections and receive the support and development necessary to achieve your career goals.

The South West Skills Campus at Weston College offers state-of-the-art training facilities that replicate real-world electrical environments. These facilities include well-equipped workshops dedicated to electrical installation and maintenance, an industry-standard materials testing lab, a wide range of tools and equipment, and specialised software packages for relevant subjects.

The opportunities within the electrical industry are vast, and an electrical installation and maintenance apprenticeship can be your gateway to a rewarding and well-paid career. You can specialise in areas such as residential or commercial installations, industrial systems, or renewable energy. Your skills could also open doors to becoming an electrical supervisor or exploring related areas such as electrical design or project management. Join us today and embark on a journey that will shape your future.

WHAT DOES THIS COURSE INVOLVE

This apprenticeship, which includes a Level 3 electrotechnical qualification, will train you to use a range of electrical installation components. We’ll also work with you to develop your English and maths skills to the required level for the industry.

Apprentices will learn:

  • The principles, practices, and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables, and cords in electrical systems.
  • The practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures, and the environment.
  • The practices and procedures for planning and preparing to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment.
  • The principles, practices, and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning, and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures, and the environment.
  • The principles, practices, and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures, and the environment.
  • The electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems.
  • How to oversee and organise the work environment.

ASSESSMENT METHOD

You will complete assignments, produce a portfolio of evidence and take an end-point assessment. This is a robust, timed practical and theory assessment in sections. You will be required to perform a set of common tasks and procedures that a full-scope electrical operative might face when working in commercial or industrial premises or dwellings.

FUTURE OPPORTUNITIES

This programme could lead to several roles in electrical installation. Or you could enhance your skills by applying to join the HNC in Engineering (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) at University Centre Weston.

ENTRY REQUIREMENTS

There are multiple levels available to study, with the minimum requirements being five GCSEs at grades 3-1 including at least two at grade 3, or a pre-vocational programme. Your starting point will depend not only on your grades but any prior experience in that specific trade and your college interview.

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