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Installation/Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship Level 3

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Typical duration 48 Months + End-Point Assessment
Level 3

There are two aspects to this type of work - installation and maintenance. It is usual for the work of a qualified electrician to include both of these. Installation Electricians work on the installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of low voltage (less than 1000v) electrical and electronic devices and appliances.

Maintenance Electricians work on the maintenance of electrical and electronic installations including automated production systems. Duties include the supervision of the equipment, its maintenance and necessary repairs. This is a Institute of Technology programme.

Entry requirements

You must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week. As a minimum, you should have 4 GCSE’s at grade 4 or above including English and Maths.

What will I study?

This apprenticeship will give you the knowledge, skills and behaviours required to work as a Electrician and will include the following:

  • 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 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
  • Health and safety and environmental regulations, guidance notes and relevant codes of practice; and the requirements of the current edition of the Wiring Regulations

You will also produce a portfolio of evidence demonstrating examples of your work throughout the apprenticeship which will form part of the Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification along with on-line multiple-choice questions, assignments and assessments.

Method of delivery

Electrical apprentices attend College on a weekly day release basis and work for their employer for the rest of the time.

How will I be assessed?

Continual assessment will take place throughout the duration of the apprenticeship. The End-Point Assessment (EPA) will comprise of the AM2 which is a timed (16.5 hours typically over 2 and a half days) practical and theory (40 multiple-choice questions) assessment in 4 sections.

Additional costs

There are no specific College programme related costs, however you will be advised of any additional costs during your application and enrolment process.

Qualifications received

Installation Electrician Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

Electrotechnical Qualification - Installation Level 3

Good course combinations

It is not possible to combine this course with other Vocational, T Level or A Level programmes.

Your next steps

By the end of the apprenticeship you will have satisfied the requirements for registration as Eng. Tech by the Engineering Council. On completion of this apprenticeship you can potentially progress on to higher apprenticeships or employment, working for small electrical contractors to large Multi-national companies. You can also become self-employed or set up their own business.

To find out more about how to become an apprentice or how to recruit an apprentice into your business, please contact York College Business Partnerships Team:

Tel: 01904 770368

Simeon Farrar

"I chose this apprenticeship as I’d previously studied the Electrical Installations Diploma Level 2 full-time and really enjoyed it. I really like that studying an apprenticeship means I’m out in the workplace learning new skills four days a week and then I have one day a week at College.

My overall experience at York College has been great. One of the things I’ve enjoyed most has been representing the College in competitions. I’m planning on becoming a fully qualified electrician and am hoping to start my own business in the future."

Electrical Installations Apprenticeship, Employer: Class Electrical (UK) Ltd
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