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City and Guilds Electrical Installation Advanced Apprenticeship at Cambridge Regional College

Course description

The Electrical Installation Advanced Level Apprenticeship programme is for those who are currently working in the electrical trade and who wish to study for a qualification that is recognised by the industry whilst gaining on-the-job experience. This broad-based course will give the learner the skills and knowledge necessary to enable them to install, inspect, test, fault find and commission electrical systems, devices, components and equipment in domestic, industrial, commercial, leisure and agricultural environments. Elements of the programme will include:

• Health & safety practices and procedures – installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems
• Practices and procedures for the installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment
• Principles and practices for termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
• Principles and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems
• Practices and procedures for overseeing and organizing the work environment
• Understanding environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of technology systems

The Electrical Installation Advanced Level Apprenticeship Framework is made up of five components. In order to be successful, candidates must achieve all five components.
• Practical and Technical Element: City and Guilds Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment)
• Functional Skills in Maths Level 2, English Level 2 and ICT Level 2 - if no GCSE exemption
• AM2 test (a final practical test in a test centre) - 3 days
• Employment Rights and Responsibilities: provides the apprentice with an understanding of their statutory employment rights and responsibilities, including health and safety and equal opportunities
• Personal Learning and Thinking Skills

Entry requirements

Ideally candidates should have 5 GCSEs grade C or include English and  maths or equivalent, complete a colour deficiency test successfully. Candidates need to be in a relevant job role, have a contract of employment and work a minimum of 30 hours a week.In addition to the entry qualifications listed, the offer of a place on the course is subject to the outcomes of initial assessment, which will be taken at the college as part of the admissions process. Please note that entry criteria may vary quite significantly between courses at the same level. This is to take account of the specific skills needed for success on particular courses, the length of the course and the requirements for progression.


Learning takes place through a variety of theory and practical lessons. Students will also need to carry out personal research to enable them to successfully complete the course and guidance on this will be given by the programme assessors and tutors.
Candidates are assessed through on-site assessments, City& Guilds exams and written assignments.

Support will be provided through regular meetings with your assessor.

Financial information

We are committed to providing financial support to learners where it is available. We would actively encourage you to enquire about possible financial support as soon as you can. Depending on your situation, you may qualify for a contribution towards College costs such as kit, equipment, residential fees, meals, childcare etc. Enquiries can be made to

Future opportunities

On successful completion of all elements of the advanced apprenticeship you will have the opportunity to progress to further learning on the HNC/HND Construction & Built Environment course.

Further information

We would encourage you to visit one of our Cambridge Regional College Open Days:

Saturday 4 March 2017 9.30am-12.30pm
Thursday 4 May 2017 5pm-8pm
Saturday 24 June 2017 9.30am-12.30pm

If you need any more information about any of our courses, please request a copy of our full-time prospectus or contact our Information & Advice Team on 01223 226315.

Students who currently attend a Cambridge Area Partnership school should apply online via or by using the Cambridge Area Partnership application form (depending on your school). Please ask your careers teacher at school.

Once we have received your application, you will be invited to attend a college Welcome Event, which gives you and your parents/carers the opportunity to have a look around the College, talk to the tutors and ask any questions you may have.

We look forward to seeing you at the College soon!

How to apply

You can apply for this course through UCAS Progress. Add this course to your favourites so you can start making an application.

Last updated date: 06 September 2017
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