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Why Installation/Maintenance Electrician?

An Electrical apprenticeship can lead to an exciting career within the construction industry. Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. Electricians must:

  • Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
  • Understand and apply the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understand and apply the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems
  • Oversee and organise the work environment

Qualification and Level

To obtain the Electrotechnical apprenticeship certificate, apprentices must achieve the following:

  • Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification (Installation) or Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification (Maintenance) - logbook/portfolio of evidence, online MC questions, assignments and practical assessment
  • Maths Level 2
  • English Level 2

The following end-point assessment will be externally assessed by an independent organisation:

    • AM2

A synoptic practical/knowledge assessment. This single common assessment is externally set and marked by an independent body within an independent assessment structure.

All assessments are mandatory for successful completion of the apprenticeship.

The apprenticeship includes Pass and Distinction grades with the final grade based on the apprentice’s combined performance in each assessment activity.

What is the Entry Criteria?

Candidates will be required to be employed within the industry working 30 hours or more and have a minimum of four grade C/4 or above GCSEs with English and Maths being mandatory requirements.

Method of Delivery

This standard will be delivered by a number of practical and theoretical based classes preparing candidates for qualification and end-point assessments.

How Will I Be Assessed?

For the NVQ you will build up a portfolio, which is a collection of examples or evidence of your work that demonstrates your skills and ability, including a work diary, photos, statements from your employer and colleagues and examples of completed tasks. Assessment consists of practical tasks, observations, oral questioning, written questions, assignments, projects and written tests.

The Diploma is assessed using both practical and written tests. The Functional Skills element is assessed through online tests.

Duration

This apprenticeship will take four years to complete.

What Next?

On completion of the Advanced Apprenticeship, learners can progress onto higher level apprenticeships or employment, working for small electrical contractors to large Multi-national companies.

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