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Electrical Installation Advanced Apprenticeship at Weston College

Course description

Apprenticeships are a great chance to combine ‘on the job training’ and learning in a college environment. You will be employed by an electrical contractor and work alongside an experienced tradesperson to further develop and practice your new skills. You will also attend college for one day a week for support and to learn the technical side of your trade.

This Apprenticeship covers training in a range of electrical installation components, this qualification provides an understanding of fundamental principles and environmental technologies, principles of electrical science, fault diagnosis and rectification, inspection, testing and commissioning and electrical system design: In addition to the main electrical units covered you will also be assessed on your ability to operate in the world of work, areas such as maintaining a safe, clean, working environment and an ability to communicate with others is essential in the daily running of an electrical contracting business.

Course content

This apprenticeship is comprised of 7 elements:

  • Electro-technical Technology Studies, City & Guilds 2365, Levels 2 and 3
  • Electro-technical Services, NVQ Level 3
  • Maths L2 (unless you have a GCSE C grade or equivalent)
  • English L2 (unless you have a GCSE C grade or equivalent)
  • ICT L2 (GCSE C Grade or equivalent)
  • AM2 practical skills test
  • Employer’s rights and responsibilities.

Entry requirements

In order to do an advanced Apprenticeship you must have an employer to support you. We have a number of vacancies available every week and are able to help you find an employer. In some cases you will be required to have completed the intermediate Apprenticeship before you move onto the advanced level. You will also need a good level of English, maths and IT.


We will assess you with practical skills tests and observing you in the workplace. You will also do practical testing, assignments and produce a portfolio of evidence. You will be assigned a personal assessor who will visit you at work to review your progress and to make sure you’re on target to get your qualifications. This course involves an AM2 practical skills test, set at an external assessment centre.

Future opportunities

  • Construction Engineering, Foundation Degree
  • A range of short courses in the electrical installation area such as Inspection and Testing or Electrical Regulations
  • A career in electrical installation
  • You could advance your career with further training into job roles such as technician, system designer, estimator, project/contract manager, site/workshop supervisor.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Weston College directly.

Last updated date: 19 May 2016

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