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Installation Electrician and Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

This 4-year apprenticeship course will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical capabilities to become a qualified Electrician.

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  • Course Description

    This 4-year apprenticeship course will provide you with the theoretical knowledge and practical capabilities to become a qualified Electrician. As a qualified Electrician you will install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments including automated production systems. Electricians carry out installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of low voltage (less than 1000 volts) electrical and electronic devices and appliances. Electricians 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. You will be required to complete a work-based evidence portfolio in addition to attending college one day per week. You will complete mandatory weekly 20% Off-The-Job time logging on your Portfolio. This is the recording of all new learning undertaken within contracted working hours. You will also be required to access and complete Level 2 Maths & English modules throughout the duration of this course. Candidates will be required to achieve the City & Guilds Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification, (Installation or Maintenance) to pass this course.

  • Entry Requirements

    5 GCSEs at grade 4/grade C or above which must include Maths and English, or a relevant Level 2 qualification which has prepared you for the Level 3, or equivalent work-based experience may be considered. You will be interviewed and assessed for your potential, commitment and motivation to achieve the apprenticeship, based upon the range and level of activities you will be undertaking in the workplace. You will also need to undergo an initial assessment of your English and Maths skills in which you are required to be working at/towards Level 2 Maths and Level 2 English, or higher. At the start of your apprenticeship you will need to be employed by a suitable and appropriate employer for at least 30 hours a week (in addition to one day per week at college). You will also need to have been a resident in the EU for at least 3 years and not be on any other government funded training programme.

  • Course Length

    How long is this course?

    4 Years

    When does this course start?


    How many hours / days per week is this course?

    This course is day release at the King's Lynn campus

  • Additional Information

    What qualification will I achieve?

    City & Guilds NVQ Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification, (Installation) or (Maintenance).

    How is my course assessed?

    Methods of assessment include on-line testing, practical and written examinations, written assignments, portfolio-based project work and workplace assessments. The end point assessment to complete the apprenticeship will be the three-day AM2S test. The course is assessed using formative assessment in the form of a logbook, portfolio of evidence and a research assignment. Once the record of achievement is completed an end assessment comprising of multiple choice or short answer questions, practical tasks and an interview is required.

Starting 06/09/2021

King's Lynn


Duration 4 Years

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Jack Goodrum

Carpentry & Joinery

Jack was awarded Apprenticeships winner at the CWA Student of the Year Awards ceremony 2018.

“At college, I have learnt so many other skills that“At college, I have learnt so many other skills thathaven’t just revolved around carpentry. I havelearnt how to be more adaptable to overcomemany difficult challenges I have faced. Sincethen I have grown in confidence and gone fromstrength to strength within the workplace.”

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