Electrical Installation Apprenticeship (Advanced Level 3)

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Course Information

  • Course Code: TEI350
  • Duration: 1 year
  • Validated by: City and Guilds
Overview

If you want a career in the Electrical industry then this Apprenticeship is for you. The Advanced Apprenticeship covers the installation, maintenance and repair of electro-technical equipment, from installing electrical systems inside a new building to maintaining machinery on a production line. To undertake an Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical you must be committed, have a keen interest in the industry and have the determination and motivation to succeed.

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

What will I study?

Selection of units from the Electrotechnical Advanced Apprenticeship:

  • Understanding health & safety legislation practices and procedures
  • Understanding environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems
  • Understanding the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment
  • Wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment
  • Termination and connection of conductors cables and cords in electrical systems
  • Inspection testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults
  • 2382 - IET Wiring Regulations
  • 2394 - Initial and Fundamental Inspection and Testing
Entry Requirements

In order to undertake this Advanced Apprenticeship it is desirable for candidates to have a grade C or higher in GCSE English and Maths. You will have an initial assessment when you come in for an interview, and this will show the level of English and maths qualifications, known as functional skills, that you will study alongside your apprenticeship.

Blackburn College will work with applicants to help find a suitable employer where possible. However we always advise anyone looking to undertake an apprenticeship to be actively seeking employment for themselves too.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed in one or more of the following ways:

  • Course work
  • Exams
  • Oral questioning
  • Portfolio of evidence
  • Practical demonstration/assignment
  • Practical examination
  • Written examination
What can I do next?

Once you have completed the Advanced Apprenticeship you will be equipped with the necessary skills and qualifications required for working within the Electrical industry opening a variety of employment opportunities. You will also have the skills and knowledge to register on an appropriate Certification Scheme, progress to relevant Level 4/5 qualifications e.g. Building Services Engineering Technology & Project Management or Foundation Degree in Engineering. You can progress your career with further training into job roles such as Technician, System Designer, Estimator, Project/Contracts Manager, Site/Workshop Supervisor/Manager, Chartered Engineer, Sales Engineer or Commercial Manager.

Your Study Programme

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Future income

Newly-qualified electricians may earn between £19,000 and £22,000 a year. With experience, this can rise to between £23,000 and £30,000.

Some employers pay more, and you might get bonuses and overtime pay. Your salary will vary depending on your employer and where you live in the UK.

There are national set rates to cover travelling time, travel expenses and accommodation costs.

 

Traineeships

If you are aged 16-24, and you don't think you have the necessary 'work-ready' skills, we also offer Traineeships. Our 8 week courses provide the essential work preparation training, English, maths and work experience needed to secure your place on an Apprenticeship. More information can be found here

Additional Apprenticeship Information

Apprentices should work for at least 30 hours per week and an Apprenticeship takes between one and five years* to complete, depending upon the level of Apprenticeship and the industry sector. Most of the training is delivered in the workplace, so you will learn the skills you need to do the job well. The rest of the training is given by Blackburn College, either at the workplace, in College or via e-learning. The training is specifically tailored to ensure you develop the skills the employer wants, giving apprentices a real advantage in the workplace.

This means that apprentices not only have better long term salary prospects, but they also have excellent progression opportunities, whether looking to study further or climb the ranks within the workplace.

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