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Electrical Advanced Apprenticeship Training at Leeds College of Building

Course description

What's it all about?

Electricians fit, test and repair electrical installations found in homes and businesses. This could include, fitting consumer units and circuit breakers, connecting wiring to sockets, switches and light fittings and installing fire alarms. Installation electricians follow architects or contractors plans to install new electricity equipment.

What skills and qualities do I need?

  • An understanding of maths, calculations and physics
  • A careful, methodical and accurate approach to your work
  • The ability to follow written information and instructions

How much could I earn?

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.

What qualifications could I achieve?

  • Level 3 NVQ in Electrical Installation

Course content

What would I learn at College?

  • How to install cables and equipment including sockets and switches for electrical installations
  • How to design electrical installations selecting the correct size and type of cable and equipment
  • How to test and commission electrical installations to ensure they work and meet the health and safety requirements
  • The health and safety legislation relating to the installation and maintenance of electrical systems
  • The science behind electricity e.g. volts, current and resistance
  • The environmental impact of electrical installations

No matter what level you are currently working at, you will be expected to further your skills in English and maths.

Entry requirements

All applicants will be required to pass an assessment.

You will need 3 GCSEs at grades A*-C (grade 9-4) including English, mathematics and science.

Applicants must be working with a qualified electrician.

Students who experience difficulty in distinguishing colours due to their colour vision ability will be subject to a colour vision examination before enrolment onto this course.

Financial information

Your employer will pay the costs associated with an Apprenticeship.

Future opportunities

You could progress from a level to a level 3 qualification. There is also the opportunity to progress into higher education at the College.

Further information

You should be aged 16 or over and ideally already be employed or have secured a work placement, however we may be able to help you with this.

You can also visit the National Apprenticeship Service website where you can register your details and search for vacancies.

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 March 2018
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    • Contact name:
    • Apprenticeship Team
    • Contact telephone number:
    • 0113 222 6023
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