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Electrotechnical Systems & Equipment (Buildings, Structures & the Environment) Apprenticeship Level 3 NVQ Diploma at Chelmsford College

Course description

The electrotechniclal industry plays an important role in many industries including construction, engineering and manufacturing and electricians use specialist skills to tackle a variety of projects. Over 720,000 existing homes in Essex require smart meters and energy saving as part of meeting the requirements of the Green Deal and Low Carbon Agenda as well as significant housing growth and therefore there is a huge amount of work opportunities in this sector.

As an Advanced Level 3 Apprentice you will cover all aspects of installation, maintenance and repair of electrotechnical equipment - from installing electrical systems inside a new building to maintaining machinery on a production line.

Other aspects of this course include Health and Safety legislation, practices and procedures. Environmental legislation and technology. Overseeing and organising work. Terminating and connecting. Electrical principles and inspecting, testing and commissioning electrical systems and eqipment.

Entry requirements

It is desirable to have a GCSE grdae A* -C in each of the following:

English, maths and either a science or technical based subject. In addition Level 2 NVQ/vocational qualification in electical installation is desirable but not mandatory.


You will be required to attend College 1 day a week on a weekly basis for the duration of your Apprenticeship. All Apprenticeships Frameworks consist of 'on' and 'off' the job training and you will recieve regular supervision and mentoring from your employer. In addition, you will have regular meetings with your Work Based Tutor where you will be trained, assessed and monitored in the work place.

Assessment methods will vary in accordance to the qualification. Assessment typically consists of observations, assignments, exams and other product evidence, such as photographs or digital voice recordings. Your Tutor will workwith you to ensure you produce a portfolio of evidence. This will be submitted to the awarding organisation when you complete your qualifications.

If you attend College on a day relese programme, your Tutor may only visit you in the workplace every 9-12 weeks. Formal reviews of your progress take place every 9-12 weeks and dthis will include you, your employer and your Work Based Tutor. Your progress is reviewed regularly as it is very important and crucial to the success of your Apprenticeship.

If you are required to study Functional Skills as part of your framework, you may need to attend College for specific mathematics and English classes.

All training and development takes place during contracted working hours.

Financial information

If you are over the age of 19 your employer will need to make a contribution to the cost of your training and the cost of registration with the AAT. This discussion will take place between the employer and Employer Engagement Adviser. You should work with your employer to establish what uniform and tools/equipment you will need to work effectively. Your employer will typically obtain these for you but you may need or want to purchase items for yourself. With regards to your training, you will be provided with a log book for your qualification, You may wish to obtain additional text books, folders and stationery. When attending College you will be expected to cover the costs of any transport to and from College. Finally - you may also have an opportunity to attend optional trips and visits which you may need to pay for.

Future opportunities

Possible job roles:

Installation Electrician

Possible Progression opportunities:

Higher/Professional and employment opportunities

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 10 March 2016

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