This apprenticeship develops skills in installing, testing and maintaining electrical and electronic systems.
Electricians work in a wide range of settings, indoors and outdoors. Apprentices will spend time attending classes at the college, typically delivered one day per week in term time.
It develops skills in:
- setting out jobs from drawings/specifications
- ordering the materials required
- electrical safety
- testing devices and appliances
Apprentices are required to have a minimum of five GCSEs at grade 4 / C or above including Mathematics and English, or BTEC Level 2 Diploma at Merit, or NVQ Level 2 plus two Functional Skills at Level 2.
It is helpful if apprentices have experience in their chosen field to allow them to meet the rigours of the programme but this is not essential.
Installation Electrician Level 3 Apprenticeship
Apprentices are assessed on programme through producing a portfolio of evidence, achieving knowledge modules and the Level 3 electrotechnical qualification. End point assessment is the AM2 (Electrotechnical) Test which tests practical skills and knowledge, typicaly over 2.5 days.
Apprentices are required to meet target dates for completion of work set by their assessor throughout the programme; this will require some work to be completed in their own time.
Apprentices need to be employed for a minimum of 30 hours per week, with an employer who is willing to support them through the apprenticeship. For those not currently in suitable employment, Newbury College can provide a list of current apprenticeship vacancies.
Achievement of this apprenticeship could lead to progression onto Higher level apprenticeships in the construction and engineering sectors.