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Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment Advanced Apprenticeship Level 3 at City College Plymouth

Course description

This course will give you everything you need to become a fully qualified electrician! The "electrotechnical" industry offers the opportunity of a diverse and exciting career in a field where your expertise will always be required. If you're prepared to work hard, this industry can offer a full career path from school leaver to professional, with very good money available when you get there! From domestic work to major engineering projects, there is a wealth of job opportunities available that few other industries can match. All this, and you can earn while you learn! This Apprenticeship is designed to extend and expand on your current knowledge of electrical principles and installation practices, providing you with the sound principles required for a career in electrical installation. 

Course content

As an apprentice you will gain valuable experience and occupational competence within your workplace setting. You will be employed and, under supervision carrying out different types of electrical work.

You will need to achieve the full 104 credits from completing these units:

• health and safety legislation, practices and procedures
• environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems
• practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment
• practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
• the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment
• the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
• the principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
• the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
• the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems.

You will also complete Functional Skills level two in maths, English and ICT, Employers Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Entry requirements

Acceptance on this Apprenticeship will be determined through interview, diagnostic testing and vocational assessment. Ideally, you should have good practical skills, good problem solving skills, good written and verbal communication skill, a head for heights and be prepared to work in all weathers. 


Assessment is continuous, both on and off the job, through multiple choice exams, written exams and practical assessments. 

Future opportunities

On successful completion you may progress to number of Foundation Degrees on offer at City College Plymouth. Alternatively, you could benefit from increased career opportunities with a range of companies, or even set up your own! 

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 26 February 2016

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