3.5 - 4 Years
Our Level 3 (Advanced) Electrotechnical Apprenticeship is a nationally recognised course involving the use of advanced electrical techniques and training, offering you the opportunity to gain hands on industry experience.
This Apprenticeship teaches you the skills and knowledge required to install electro-technical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment.
The skills and knowledge needed to do the job, ability to organise work, identify, and prevent problems are based on national occupational standards.
You will undertake your training alongside your employer attending College for additional learning and assessments.
Electricians are trusted to safely install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. 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 gain the skills and knowledge to carry out job roles and responsibilities associated with the installation and maintenance of Electrotechnical systems. On successful completion learners will have achieved the industry desired level of competence required to carry out the specific roles.
The Apprenticeship consists of several elements, which have been identified by employers as an appropriate set of skills to operate in their chosen job role.
These elements are:
Maths - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.
English - Level 1 or Level 2 Functional Skills, unless an equivalent qualification has already been achieved.
Vocational Element (Knowledge) - most Apprenticeship include off-the-job study for a technical certificate which is usually done at College.
Vocational Element (Competence) - all Apprenticeships include on-the-job training and assessment leading to a competence based vocational qualification.
On some Apprenticeships, the knowledge and competence elements are combined into one qualification.
The entry qualifications for the Level 3 Electrotechnical Apprenticeship are three GCSEs at grades C or above (New GCSE grade 4 or above) including English and Maths (or equivalent).
You will also require employment within the electrical industry.
The Electrotechnical Apprenticeship will take you three and a half - four to complete. You will study at College for one day a week, and four days with your employer.
You will need at least 85% attendance throughout the course to successfully complete your qualification.
As an Apprentice, you will pay no course fees. However, your employer may have to pay towards your training as well as providing you with a wage (please see below).
For information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext 3248
All Apprentices will receive a minimum wage of £3.70 per hour within their first year of training from their employer, although they can, and often do, pay more.
In the second and subsequent years of an Apprenticeship programme, the following applies:
Under 18s – the required national minimum wage of £4.20 per hour.
18–20 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £5.90 per hour.
21-24 year olds - the required national minimum wage of £7.38 per hour.
25 year olds and over – the required national minimum wage of £7.83 per hour.
If you are an employer and want to find out more information regarding employer contributions and any further costs related to the Apprenticeship programme, please call our dedicated Apprenticeship team on 01205 365701 ext. 3248
The Electrotechnical Apprenticeship is 50% practical and 50% theory.
You will complete your knowledge units first. These are assessed externally through (EAL marked) on–screen exams and internally (at Boston College) with practical assignments.
You will also build a portfolio of evidence as you progress through the qualification with your practical performance units assessed within the workplace by qualified College assessors.
The Electrotechnical Occupational Competence Unit is assessed last at a registered NET centre over three days at the end of the course.
You must pass all the assessments to achieve the qualification.
Successful completion of your Apprenticeship could lead to a career within the Electrical industry.
With further training and qualifications you may also progress to supervisory and management roles.
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