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Installation Electrician Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Please only apply for this Appren­tice­ship Course if you already have a suit­able employ­er. If you haven’t already got an employ­er you can apply for Appren­tice­ship vacan­cies here https://​www​.peter​bor​ough​.ac​.uk/​c​o​u​r​s​e​-​t​y​p​e​s​/​a​p​p​r​e​n​t​i​c​e​s​h​i​p​s​/​a​p​p​r​e​n​t​i​c​e​s​h​i​p​-​v​a​c​a​n​cies/.

Appren­tice Elec­tri­cians work with super­vi­sion to install, main­tain and repair elec­tri­cal sys­tems in indus­tri­al, com­mer­cial and domes­tic envi­ron­ments. Elec­tri­cal equip­ment and sys­tems may include switch­boards, motors, cables, fus­es, ther­mal relays, fault cur­rent pro­tec­tion switch­es, heat­ing, light­ing, air con­di­tion­ing and meter­ing equip­ment as well as crime and fire alarm sys­tems and renew­able ener­gy technologies. 

• 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.

You can apply for an Appren­tice­ship if you are liv­ing in Eng­land, over 16 and not in full-time edu­ca­tion. You must be in paid employ­ment for the dura­tion of your Appren­tice­ship course, you can­not be self-employed or a vol­un­teer. Employ­ers must pay you the min­i­mum Appren­tice­ship wage or more, for a min­i­mum of 30 hours a week. 


Entry Require­ments

Indi­vid­ual employ­ers will set selec­tion cri­te­ria, but it is like­ly to include 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 and above includ­ing Eng­lish and Maths and Sci­ence or a Tech­nol­o­gy sub­ject; rel­e­vant Lev­el 2 Elec­tri­cal Instal­la­tion qual­i­fi­ca­tion; oth­er rel­e­vant qual­i­fi­ca­tions and expe­ri­ence; or an apti­tude test with a focus on elec­tri­cal skills. 

You will also require a suit­able sup­port­ive employ­er who will guide you through your Appren­tice­ship. If you do not have an employ­er already you can apply for Appren­tice­ship vacan­cies are adver­tised on our web­site — https://​www​.peter​bor​ough​.ac​.uk/​a​p​p​r​e​n​t​i​c​e​s​h​i​p​s​/​a​p​p​r​e​n​t​i​c​e​s​h​i​p​-​v​a​c​a​n​cies/

We strong­ly advise you to com­plete a min­i­mum of 2 weeks work expe­ri­ence with your employ­er pri­or to the start of your Appren­tice­ship to ensure it is a suit­able organ­i­sa­tion for your needs. 

Poten­tial Future Career

Suc­cess­ful Appren­tices can con­tin­ue with­in employ­ment, gain pro­mo­tion or progress onto high­er edu­ca­tion. Pos­si­ble job roles could include: Elec­tri­cian, Qual­i­ty Super­vi­sor and Busi­ness Owner.

You will com­plete the fol­low­ing qual­i­fi­ca­tions:
Can­di­dates will achieve the Lev­el 3 Elec­trotech­ni­cal Qual­i­fi­ca­tion, (Instal­la­tion) or (Main­te­nance).

By the end of the Appren­tice­ship the can­di­date will have sat­is­fied the require­ments for reg­is­tra­tion as Eng Tech by the Engi­neer­ing Council.

Course Con­tent

Knowl­edge and Skills:
• Appren­tice 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. Appren­tices 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.
• Under­stand and apply the prin­ci­ples of plan­ning and selec­tion for the instal­la­tion of elec­trotech­ni­cal equip­ment and sys­tems in build­ings, struc­tures and the envi­ron­ment.
• Under­stand and apply the prac­tices and pro­ce­dures for plan­ning and prepar­ing to main­tain elec­trotech­ni­cal sys­tems and equip­ment.
• Under­stand and apply health and safe­ty and envi­ron­men­tal reg­u­la­tions, guid­ance notes and rel­e­vant codes of prac­tice; and the require­ments of the cur­rent edi­tion of the Wiring Reg­u­la­tions.

Appren­tice Elec­tri­cians will be expect­ed to:
• Work reli­ably and effec­tive­ly with­out close super­vi­sion.
• Accept respon­si­bil­i­ty for the work of them­selves and oth­ers.
• Accept allo­cate and super­vise tech­ni­cal and oth­er tasks.
• Use oral, writ­ten and elec­tron­ic meth­ods for the com­mu­ni­ca­tion of tech­ni­cal and oth­er infor­ma­tion.
• Work effec­tive­ly with col­leagues, oth­er trades, clients, sup­pli­ers and the pub­lic.
• Under­take work in a way that con­tributes to sus­tain­able devel­op­ment.
• Main­tain and enhance com­pe­tence in your own area.
• Exer­cise respon­si­bil­i­ties in an eth­i­cal manner.

Appren­tices are expect­ed to attend col­lege 1 day a week as part of their 20% off-the-job train­ing. Addi­tion­al off-the-job train­ing hours are expect­ed to be com­plet­ed with­in your work­place, how­ev­er you may also be asked to com­plete tasks at home via Google Class­room and One-file. 

Please note you may also be asked to com­plete Maths and Eng­lish qual­i­fi­ca­tions as part of your Appren­tice­ship programme. 


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Study­ing Elec­tro tech­ni­cal stud­ies in the state-f-the-art envi­ron­ment means I can gain a career as an elec­tri­cian in a lot less time!

Zak Lee



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