Installation/Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship 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.
You will be required to be employed within the industry working 30 hours or more per week and have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade combinations of 3 and 4 or above, including English and Maths, of which one of these must be at grade 4 or higher.
What will I study?
Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments and might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. Electrical equipment and systems may include switchboards, motors, cables, uses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, and metering equipment as well as crime and fire alarm systems and renewable energy technologies. They may contribute to the design of electrical systems. They are able to set out jobs from drawings and specifications and requisition the necessary installation materials.
Method of delivery
This apprenticeship will be delivered by a number of practical and theoretical based classes in College on a day release basis and through logbook/portfolio of evidence, online multiple-choice questions, assignments and practical assessments.
How will I be assessed?
The synoptic End-Point Assessment (EPA) will be provided by the AM2. This is a robust, timed (16.5 hours typically over two and a half days) practical and theory (40 multiple-choice questions) assessment in sections. Candidates have to perform a set of common tasks and procedures that a full scope electrical operative might face when working in commercial or industrial premises as well as dwellings. It assesses candidates on installation, inspection and testing and fault-finding; their work must comply with BS 7671, be in line with relevant health and safety legislation and conform to current industry practices and procedures.
There are no specific College programme related costs, however you will be advised of any additional costs during your application and enrolment process.
Level 3 Installation/Maintenance Electrician.
Good course combinations
This is a full-time course. 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 Business Partnership Team:
"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."