Electrotechnical (Electrical Installation) - Advanced Apprenticeship

Course overview

This Apprenticeship framework covers the installation, testing and commissioning of electrotechnical equipment inside a domestic dwelling to large construction site buildings. The electrotechnical sector plays a key role in industries and electricians use specialist skills to tackle a variety of projects on houses, commercial premises, factories and agricultural buildings.

Industrial electricians can be employed in many different organisations: electrical contractors, companies that provide a range of electrical and electronic services, specialist operators and even local authorities. The industry carries out projects like wiring new shopping centres, sports stadiums and hospitals.

Advanced Apprentices will be expected to have strong practical skills and advanced abilities. Typical roles include: Installation Electrician, Electrical Engineer, Industrial Electrician and Electrical Technician.

Apprenticeships are a tested way of training either a new or existing team member. An apprenticeship will provide on-the-job training which leads to an employee gaining a nationally recognised qualification which has been developed by the Sector Skills Council. The Apprenticeship framework will include the following elements;

• Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment) – Level 3 Diploma
• Mathematics – Level 2
• English – Level 2
• Information and Communication Technologies – Level 2
• Personal Learning & Thinking Skills
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities
• Apprenticeship Occupation Practical Performance Assessment (AM2)

Entry requirements

An employee/apprentice must be over 16 years of age with no prior level 4 qualifications or above working a minimum of 30 contracted hours per week in an appropriate occupational role

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed againsts a set of nationally recognised standards which are set by the Awarding Body. The competence based element assessment will be via direct observation and work place supporting evidence. The knowledge based element may be assessed via a test, reflective review or assignment to confirm that you have achieved and understood the level of knowledge required. Whereas Functional Skills be be assessed via on-line tests.

What can I do next

Three months before completing this Apprenticeship framework a review will take place with yourself and your employer to discuss progression opportunties which may lead to a permanent employment contract, further study or indeed both.