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INSTALLATION ELECTRICIAN / MAINTENANCE (LEVEL 3)

Duration (EXCL EPA)

48 Months (£18000)

 

EPA Duration

2 Months

 

Start Date

September

 

about the course

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings across many different types of equipment and systems which 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.

 

Electricians 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 an Electricians’ work. On completion of their work, the electrical systems must be safe to use and therefore they must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others.

Course Overview

As part of the programme, you will be required to develop Knowledge, Skills and Behaviours in the below areas within your organisation:

  • Understanding and applying the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
  • Understanding and applying the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electro technical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understanding and applying the principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electro technical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understanding and applying the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electro technical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understanding and applying the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems
  • Overseeing and organising the work environment.
  • Understanding and applying the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electro technical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment.

Course Delivery

 

The course will typically be completed over a 48-month period, which will include weekly knowledge delivery through face-to-face sessions at our Stevenage construction campus.

 

The learners will also be observed in the workplace to identify the standards of competence are being met. There will also be recorded professional discussions covering competence towards the standard.

 

The tutor will complete a progress review in the first 6 weeks and every 10-12 weeks thereafter, which will require the Employer’s presence. All work will be stored on an electronic portfolio ready to be submitted to the End Point Assessment Organisation.

 

At the end of the 48th month, the learner will have a final assessment with an End Point Assessment Organisation (EPAO). Revision and mock activities will be completed with the learner prior to the final assessment.

End Point Assessment

As part of the Apprenticeship Standard, you will be required to complete an End Point Assessment (EPA) at the end of your programme with an external Independent Assessor (EPAO).

Throughout the programme your tutor will prepare you for the End Point Assessment and complete mock assessments prior to your final assessment.

 

The following elements will be completed during the End Point Assessment for the Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician:

  • AM2S

 

At the end of the final assessment, the below grades will be awarded by the EPAO:

  • Fail
  • Pass
  • Distinction

Qualifications

 

As part of the Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician Standard you will be achieving the following qualifications:

  • Apprenticeship Standard Certificate in Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician
  • Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification (Installation) or Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification (Maintenance)
  • Functional Skills Maths (Level 2)*
  • Functional Skills English (Level 2)*

 

*Will be achieved if relevant qualification not already held prior to the Apprenticeship.

Entry Requirements

 

Typical applicants will display a good attitude, a positive approach to learning & development and a high level of ambition. Apprentices will need to sit an initial assessment in both English and Maths.

 

Where a learner does not hold an equivalent to or GSCE grade 4 (C) or above, you will need to sit Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths prior to taking the End Point assessment.

Learner Journey

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