Electrical Installation - Advanced Apprenticeship
Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrollment.
Apprenticeships are a popular choice for young people aged 16 - 24* looking for on-the-job training and the opportunity to gain nationally recognised qualifications whilst earning a wage. Most of your training will be directly linked to the career you have chosen, gaining practical experience in the workplace, backed up by attendance at college just one day a week.
An Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrotechnical Industry will give you valuable experience of a variety of electrical activities. You will be working in various environments covering Industrial, Commercial and Domestic Installations. Your exact duties will depend upon your employer.
Where possible staff from College Apprenticeships Training will find you an employer and a place of work (although students who are already employed are welcome to apply if sponsored by their employer). Your offer of Apprenticeship training will be dependent upon work placements being available.
Apprenticeships are a great option for school leavers who want to get straight onto the career ladder. An Apprenticeship is equivalent to 5 GCSE's.
* Please note priority is given to applicants under 19 years of age. Due to funding arrangements, places maybe limited for 19-24 year olds.
To gain the full Advanced Apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:
Key Skills in:
- Application of Number Level 2
- Communication Level 2
- Information Technology Level 1
- Technical Certificate Units
- Practical Performance Assessment (AM2)
The On-Site-Assessment for the qualification is work-related and will relate specifically to your job role.
Mandatory units are:
- Ensure Safe Site Working
- Diagnose and correct electrical faults
- Provide technical and functional information
- Maintain a safe and healthy working environment
Plus Occupational Route Units:
- Prepare to install wiring systems
- Install wiring systems, wiring enclosures and equipment
- Connect wiring systems and equipment using safe and approved methods
- Inspect, test and commission an electrical installation
GCSEs at grade C or above in English; maths; Science Subjects or GCSE/GNVQ Engineering.
Students that have achieved City & Guilds 2330, Certificate in Electrotechnical Technology at level 2, on a Full Time Further Education course can also apply.
All applicants will be required to have an initial assessment test, occupational test and attend an interview with the relevant Training Co-ordinator.
We MUST stress the importance of you contacting employers yourself as without an employer it will not be possible for you to commence training.
You will be continually assessed throughout your training. Most of the assessment will take place in the workplace, plus you will take some external tests/examinations for key skills (if required) and technical certificate. Your progress will be reviewed regularly and achievable targets set to ensure you complete your Advanced Apprenticeship on time.
On successful completion of this Advanced Apprenticeship you will be a Qualified Electrician. You could progress to Approved status by attending further technical courses, and could also progress in your chosen career at supervisory/management level 4.