Apprenticeships are a popular choice for young people aged over 16 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 Electrical 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.

Your offer of Apprenticeship training will be dependent upon you securing employment, the college may be able to assist you with this.

Apprenticeships are a great option for school leavers who want to get straight onto the career ladder. An Apprenticeship is equivalent to 5 GCSEs.

The apprentice does not have to pay any fees for this course, however the employer may be required to pay a contribution towards the costs of training.

What the course leads to

What courses can I do after this? 

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.

What do I need to apply

To do this course you should have... 

GCSEs at grade C or above in English; maths; Science Subjects or GCSE/GNVQ Engineering.

Students that have achieved a 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.

We MUST stress the importance of you contacting employers yourself as without an employer it will not be possible for you to commence training.

Course costs

Course Code Start Date Costs 16-18 Costs 19-23 (with concessions) Costs 19+ (no concessions)
TDNXHM0068 01/08/2021 TBC TBC TBC

* Please note fees are subject to change.

Course content

Course Content 

To gain the full Advanced Apprenticeship you will work towards the following qualifications:

Level 3 Electrical Technologies

    Key Skills in:

    • Functional Skills L2 Maths
    • Functional Skills L2 English

    The On-Site-Assessment for the qualification is work-related and will relate specifically to your job role.

    Knowledge and Skills

    Electricians will use engineering knowledge and understanding to apply their technical and practical skills. They will contribute to the design, development, manufacture, construction, commissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes, systems or services. 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

    Mandatory units are:

    Level 3 -

    Knowledge Units

    • Health & Safety
    • Environmental practices and principles
    • Organising within the Electrical industry
    • Planning and installing within the Electrical environment
    • Selection of wiring systems for the environment
    • Practices and planning for the wiring systems
    • Inspection and Testing
    • Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults
    • Electrical principles

    Performance Units

    • Health & Safety
    • Environmental practices and principles
    • Organising within the Electrical industry
    • Selection of wiring systems for the environment
    • Installing wiring systems for the environment
    • Inspection and Testing
    • Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults
    • AM2

    Depending on GCSE grades on entry - the study programme will include  Functional Skills in Maths and English

    More info

    Start Day/Time 

    Hours of attendance and start date will be confirmed at interview or enrolment.

    Duration 

    48 Months

    Attendance 

    Apprenticeship

    Level 

    Level 3

    Qualification Name 

    Apprenticeship Standard

    Awarding Body 

    EAL

    Curriculum Area 

    Engineering and Construction - Electrical

    Duration 

    48 Months

    Attendance 

    Apprenticeship

    Level 

    Level 3

    Qualification Name 

    Apprenticeship Standard

    Awarding Body 

    EAL