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Installation and Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship (Level 3)


Construction and Trades

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4 years

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Course Overview

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. 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. They are able to work on their own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner.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.Electrical safety is an important area of Electricians’ work. On completion of their work the electrical systems must be safe to use. They must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others.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

What will I learn?

This is a site and college-based qualification where you will completing you Level 3 Diploma at college and work with your employer to gather relevant evidence of the daily work you are completing installing and maintaining electrical systems. You will develop and improve your installation practical skills, inspection & testing procedures and fault diagnosis work. You will need to be working with an electrical company which covers a range of work from three-phase installations to single phase installations including a full range of installation methods.

Study, Assessment and Qualifications

• City & Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment
• On-site assessments, gathering evidence for a portfolio of work, achieving an AM2S external assessment.
• You will be required to attend College one day per week during term time at Trowbridge or Salisbury campus and your apprenticeship will be up to 48 months. You will take your your AM2S final exams outside this time period

Entry Requirements

• GCSE C or 4 (minimum) or Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English
• complete an entry assessment and Interview to ensure you have the appropriate Skills, knowledge and work range opportunities to complete the qualification
• Continued employment with an electrical company, covering a correct scope of work

Additional Costs and Information

You will be allowed the option of taking a pre-AM2S training at an additional cost at the test centre

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