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Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship Standard – Level 3

This course is aimed at those who are currently employed - or who are about to be employed - in the electrical industry.

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Course Summary

Subject Area: Construction - Electrical Installation
Apprenticeships
Location: The Roundhouse
Full Time or Part Time: FT
Level: 3
Number Of Years: 4
Interview Required?: Y
The Roundhouse

Apply now at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/course/apprenticeship-carpentry-and-joinery-level-2-standard-in-site-carpentry-or-architectural-joinery-2
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Course Information for Students

This course is aimed at those who are currently employed – or who are about to be employed – in the electrical industry. You will be expected to demonstrate competence in the workplace and at College by developing both practical and job knowledge skills.

The two routes available on this apprenticeship are Installation and Maintenance.

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. Electrical equipment and 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. They are able to work on their own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner.

They 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 electricians’ work. On completion of their work, the electrical systems must be safe to use. They must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others.

Installation Electricians work on the installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of low voltage (less than 1000v) electrical and electronic devices and appliances.

Maintenance Electricians work on the maintenance of electrical and electronic installations, including automated production systems. Duties include the supervision of the equipment, its maintenance and necessary repairs.

To access this course, you must have a grade C/4 or above in GCSE English and Maths or a Level 2 Functional Skills qualification. You also need to feel passionate about learning more about the subject.

Knowledge and Skills

Electricians will use engineering knowledge and understanding to apply their technical and practical skills. They will contribute to the design, development, manufacture, construction, commissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes, systems or services. Electricians must:

  • Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
  • Understand and apply the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understand and apply the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems
  • Oversee and organise the work environment

In addition:

Installation Electricians must:

  • Understand and apply the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment.

Maintenance Electricians must:

  • Understand and apply the practices and procedures for planning and preparing to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment.

In all of these activities, electricians must understand and apply health and safety and environmental regulations, guidance notes, relevant codes of practice and the requirements of the current edition of the Wiring Regulations.

Behaviours

Electricians will be expected to:

  • Work reliably and effectively without close supervision
  • Accept responsibility for the work of themselves and others
  • Accept, allocate and supervise technical and other tasks
  • Use oral, written and electronic methods for the communication of technical and other information
  • Work effectively with colleagues, other trades, clients, suppliers and the public
  • Undertake work in a way that contributes to sustainable development
  • Maintain and enhance competence in own area
  • Exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner

The apprenticeship will be delivered in the workplace and on-site. 

Your employer should provide Personal Protective Equipment.

You will be assessed via College end tests, online theory tests and on-site visits, culminating in a Portfolio and end-point assessment AM2S.

Successful completion of the course will result in recognition as a qualified electrician (installation or maintenance). This could result in full-time employment or self-employment within the industry.

For more information contact Derby College on 0800 0280289 or enquiries@derby-college.ac.uk

Course Information for Employers

This course is aimed at those who are currently employed – or who are about to be employed – in the electrical industry. They will be expected to demonstrate competence in the workplace and at College by developing both practical and job knowledge skills.

The two routes available on this apprenticeship are Installation and Maintenance.

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. Electrical equipment and 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. They are able to work on their own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner.

They 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 electricians’ work. On completion of their work, the electrical systems must be safe to use. They must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others.

Installation Electricians work on the installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of low voltage (less than 1000v) electrical and electronic devices and appliances.

Maintenance Electricians work on the maintenance of electrical and electronic installations, including automated production systems. Duties include the supervision of the equipment, its maintenance and necessary repairs.

Your apprentice will need GCSE grade C/4 or above in English and Maths or an equivalent qualification. They should also demonstrate that they are passionate about learning. 

An apprenticeship standard requires the employer to offer support, training and guidance so that the apprentice can record at least 20% of their time on the apprenticeship as training relating to the standard – this includes training both at College and on-site. 

The apprentice will be required to build on the skills learnt in College while in the workplace and to collect evidence in their portfolio to prove 20% of their time was covered by training, before they can take the End-Point Assessment.

Behaviours

Electricians will be expected to:

  • Work reliably and effectively without close supervision
  • Accept responsibility for the work of themselves and others
  • Accept, allocate and supervise technical and other tasks
  • Use oral, written and electronic methods for the communication of technical and other information
  • Work effectively with colleagues, other trades, clients, suppliers and the public
  • Undertake work in a way that contributes to sustainable development
  • Maintain and enhance competence in own area
  • Exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner

Apprentices will achieve the Level 3 Electrotechnical qualification (Installation or Maintenance).

Your apprentice will be assessed via College end tests, online theory tests and on-site visits, culminating in a Portfolio and end-point assessment AM2S.

Your apprentice will need to attend College on day release one day per week.

The apprentice will need to be provided with Personal Protective Equipment, as is required by HSE for them to undertake their role safely.

Successful completion of the course will result in recognition as a qualified electrician (installation or maintenance). This could result in full-time employment or self-employment within the industry.

Installation Electrician

Maintenance Electrician

You may already have someone in your organisation or someone has come to you direct asking for an apprenticeship, but if you don’t we have a free recruitment service to help you hire the best candidate for your organisation from our talent pool and external advertising through social media and the national apprenticeship services website

If you are an employer and you would like to know more, please email businessenquiries@derby-college.ac.uk or call 01332 387421

Career Information

This course could lead to one of these careers...

Carpenters and Joiners

£29982

Carpenters and Joiners

Construction and Building Trades Supervisors

£40101

Construction and Building Trades Supervisors

More Careers Information at: https://www.derby-college.ac.uk/career-pathways
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Course Information Last Updated On: November 4, 2021 11:04 am