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Electrical Installation Apprenticeship (Advanced Level 3) at Blackburn College

Course description

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.

Course content

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.

Assessment

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

Future opportunities

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.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 February 2016
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