If you are interested in a “hands on” career in the Electrical Construction industry then this is the programme for you. Learn and undertake fundamental electrical work in our ‘live’ workshop environment.
If not taken as an apprenticeship – cost:
Is this course right for me?
People of any age can undertake an apprenticeship in Electrotechnical Installation. We offer Apprenticeships at Level 3 in Electrotechnical. Access is subject to interview. Apprenticeships in Electrotechnical Installation comprise of:
- College based training one day per week
- An NVQ qualification which is assessed in the workplace
- Literacy, Numeracy and Digital Literacy Qualifications unless you are exempt – Essential Skills Qualifications at Level 1 are accepted as alternatives for GCSEs
- If you have not completed a “Foundation” or “Core”, you will need to undertake a Level 2 Core as part of this Apprenticeship.
To apply for an apprenticeship, you must have an employer willing to employ you for the duration of your apprenticeship. Level 3 Electrotechnical qualifications cannot be achieved without employment in the trade.
Your employer will need to:
- Be able to release you one day per week to attend college
- Provide us with evidence of suitable insurance and evidence of your employment status
- Be happy to discuss Health and Safety procedures with your assessor
- Pay you the appropriate national minimum wage, including for college days
- In college: One day per week in college over two to four years depending on previous qualifications and industry experience.
- In the workplace: Employers must agree to monthly planned assessor visits to observe you and to discuss your progress with a supervisor.
Learners must be at least 16 years of age and in employment for at least 16 hours per week. If you do not have an employer but would still like to join the one day per week training course, you should visit the Adult Learner Applications page – ‘Electrical – Core’
Places on Apprenticeship Programmes are limited and subject to capacity. An offer of employment does not guarantee an immediate place in college.
Are you an Employer looking to take on an Apprentice?
- Two GCSEs at grade C or above (may include one relevant equivalent) to include English Language/First Language Welsh, Mathematics/Numeracy or Science
- Essential Skills Qualifications, in Application of Number and Communication, may be an acceptable equivalent to GCSEs
- A subject related skills test may be required at the course information session
- Each application is considered on individual merit
- 301 Understanding Building Services Engineering Practice in Wales
- 302 Working in the Building Services Engineering Sector in Wales
- 304 Planning and Evaluating Work in the Building Services Engineering Sector in Wales
- 303 Understand Health and Safety and Environmental Legislation in The Building Services Engineering Sector
- 304E Understand How to Install Enclosures for Electrical Cables, Conductors and Wiring Systems
- 305E Understand How to Install and Connect Electrical Cables, Conductors, Wiring Systems and Equipment
- 306E Understand How to Inspect and Test De-Energised Electrical Circuits
- 307E Understand Intermediate Electrical Science and Principles
- 312 Apply Health and Safety and Environmental Legislation in the Building Services Engineering Sector
- 313 Establish and Maintain Relationships in the Building Services Engineering Sector
- 314 Coordinate a Work Site in the Building Services Engineering Sector
- 315E Installation of Wiring Systems
- 316E Install and Connect Electrical Cables, Conductors, Wiring Systems and Equipment
- 317E Inspect, Test and Commission Electrical Systems and Equipment
- 318E Identify and Rectify Faults in Electrical Systems and Equipment
- 319E Understand Advanced Electrical Science and Principles
There are specific requirements for activities you need to be able to carry out in the workplace. After you have applied, an assessor will contact you and your employer to discuss how to meet these requirements.
Assessment involves two online exams, on-site assessment of work-based project and guided professional discussion on completion of work-based project – AM2s Assessment
Learners are able to complete either the full qualification or certain units or elements through the medium of Welsh/bilingually.
- Continuous assessment during the course
- Practical assessment during the course
- Portfolio of evidence
- Online examination
- If taken as an apprenticeship then reviews with your assessor and employer will take place every 1-2 months and you will be expected to have developed your skills and knowledge between each review
Short courses in the latest Inspection and Testing or Wiring Regulations qualifications