Key course information
Construction and Trades
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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.
• GCSE C or 4 (minimum) or Functional Skills Level 2 in Maths and English
• Interview to ensure you have the appropriate knowledge and opportunities to complete the award
• Continued employment with an electrical company, covering a range of work
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, AM2 external practical assessment.
• You will be required to attend College one day per week during term time.
Additional Costs and Information
You won’t require any additional materials as it is site-based. You will be allowed the option of taking a pre-AM2 training at an additional cost.
What Could I Do Next?
On completion of your course you may choose to progress onto these following courses
Construction and Trades
- Installation Electrician
- Painter or Decorator
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