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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.
Before starting the apprenticeship, there may be the opportunity to enrol on a Building Services Traineeship for a minimum of 8 weeks to ensure that you are fully aware if sector expectations and are confident in your decision to work in the area. During this you will complete a minimum of 70 hours of work experience in the sector with a suitable employer, complete English and maths qualifications at Level 1 if not already achieved these and study sector relevant knowledge to prepare you for the apprenticeship.
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 grade 4 or above (Old GCSE grade C 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 years to complete. You will study at College for one day a week, and four days with your employer.
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.
There are different rates of pay for apprentices depending on your age and what year of your apprenticeship you’re in.Aged 16 to 18.
The current National Minimum Wage rate for an apprentice is £5.28 per hour.Aged 19 or over and in your first year.
The current National Minimum Wage rate for an apprentice is £5.28 per hour.Aged 19 or over and have completed your first year.
You’re entitled to the National Minimum Wage or National Living Wage rate for your age.
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 on–screen exams and internally (at Boston College) with practical assessments and 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 overall apprenticeship and 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.
You or your employer will be required to purchase a copy of the following course related books. They are available from Institution of Engineering and Technology (IET) IET - Institution of Engineering and Technology (theiet.org)
The City & Guilds Textbook: Book 2 Electrical Installations for the Level 3 Apprenticeship (5357), Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma (8202) & Level 3 Diploma (2365): ISBN 9781510432253.
Requirements for Electrical Installations, IET Wiring Regulations, Eighteenth Edition BS 7671:2018 (Electrical Regulations) ISBN 9781785611704.
Additional costs may also include educational visits and course-specific materials etc.
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