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Electrical Installation Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at Wigan & Leigh College

Course description

Employed as an Advanced Apprentice is a way for you to acquire the skills to become a fully qualified electrician. It provides the opportunity to gain the qualifications and experience you will need for jobs of the future. Apprenticeships also offer quality training to industry standards since they are designed by employers for employers, so you can be sure of getting the skills the industry require.

Course content

You will receive training at work whilst attending College on a day release basis, which will give you the opportunity to do real work developing work-based skills whilst helping you to progress in your chosen career.

Some of the things you will learn relating to electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment include a knowledge and practical application of: health & safety legislation, environmental legislation and technology, organising the work environment, preparation and installation of wiring, inspection, testing, commissioning and certification and diagnosing and correcting faults. You will also study electrical principles associated with design installation and maintenance throughout the course.

Entry requirements

Ideally you will be educated to GCSE grades A*- C in Maths, English and Science or equivalent. Entry is also subject to an initial assessment carried out at College.


You are assessed by written, on-line and practical assessments, site experience is by observation and completion of a site diary. Towards the end of your apprenticeship there is a 3 day external AM2 assessment.

Financial information

Courses are free for 16-19 year olds. For further information contact our Student Services team on 01942 761609.

Future opportunities

Progression onto a higher level QCF Electrical training course including management.

Further information

You can apply for an apprenticeship at any time of the year; there is no set intake date, although you must be 16+. Take a look at our current vacancies if you don’t have an employer

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: 23 October 2017

Key information

  • Start date: Next September
  • Duration: The course usually takes three to four years, dependant upon the industrial experience you gain during your apprenticeship. Years 1-4 practical assessment in the work place and/or college working on on-site diary evidence.
  • Course code: 18055W1/P
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