48 months (£18,000)
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.
Whilst the delivery of training and some of the content will be bespoke to employer’s needs, there are key elements that must be covered throughout. These will focus on the importance of:
The course will be completed over a 48 month period, which will include classroom day release sessions in the 1st, 2nd and 3rd year from 9:00am-16:30pm through the academic year. The 4th year will be completed in the work place as assessing competence.
Learners will need to evidence 20% off the job hours using teaching sessions, shadowing in the workplace, time spent writing tasks; Off-the-job training is defined as learning which is undertaken outside of the normal day to-day working environment and leads towards the achievement of an apprenticeship.
Typical applicants will display a good attitude, a positive approach to learning & development and a high level of ambition. Apprenticeship placements must cover both Commercial and Domestic settings in order for the full apprenticeship criteria to be covered. Apprentices will need to sit an initial assessment in both English and Maths and if they are starting the course without a GSCE grade C or 3 they will need to sit Functional Skills Level 2 English and Maths before completion of the apprenticeship.
By the end of the apprenticeship the candidate will have satisfied the requirements for registration as Eng Tech by the Engineering Council.