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Work-Based Electro-technology Installations NVQ Diploma at Solihull College & University Centre

Course description

This is now the only direct route to becoming a qualified electrician.

If you are interested in training to become an Electrician and look forward to the challenge of work, but want to learn in a practical way, then this course is for you.

An Advanced Apprenticeship is a way for you to acquire the skills required to become a fully-qualified Electrician.

This course provides the opportunity to gain the qualifications, knowledge and experience needed for a career in the ever expanding Electrical Industry.

Advanced Apprenticeships also offer quality training at industry standards, by up to date and experienced tutors. This course is designed by employers for employers - so you can be sure you would be gaining the skills the industry demands.

You must be employed to be accepted for this qualification, as the practical element is to be assessed at your workplace.

Course content

Level 3 - Core units

9 Practical & Theory Units:

301 - Understanding Health and Safety legislation, practices and procedures (Installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment

302 - Understanding environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems

303 - Understanding the practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment (Electrical Installation)

304 - Understanding the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and he environment

305 - Understanding the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

306 - Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems

307 - Understanding principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

308 - Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

309 - Understanding the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems

Performance units (Completed and assessed on site):

311 - Applying Health and Safety legislation and working practices (Installing and Maintaining Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment)

312 - Applying environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems

313 - Overseeing and organising the work environment (Electrical Installation)

315 - Planning, preparing and installing Mandatory wiring systems and associated equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

316 - Terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords in electrical systems

317 - Inspecting, testing, commissioning and certifying electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

318 - Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

399 the AM2-Electrotechnical Occupational Competence This is an externally administered trade skills exam and will be paid by the Company/Employer

Entry requirements

Minimum qualifications: GCSEs in the A*/9 - C/4 range or equivalent qualifications in Maths, English, Science and IT.

Entry is also subject to an Initial Assessment which would be carried out at College.

A place on the course is subject to a successful interview and a satisfactory reference indicating that you are punctual and reliable.

Assessment

The course is assessed through external City and Guilds.

On-line examinations and internally assessed written assignments, practical assessments and written exams.

Future opportunities

- Progress to a higher level of NVQ Training, including management.

- Progress to University

- City and Guilds 2394 and 2395 Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection and Testing of Electrical Installations

Further information

You need to be in full time employment as an electrician to undertake this qualification, your company will be checked for Health and Safety policies.

Need a pair of steel toe capped boots overalls and a scientific calculator
MUST have an up to date copy of the IEE wiring regulations and a copy of the IEE on site guide.

If you have a Learning Difficulty or Disability please let us know when you apply. You will be offered support in your interview. If you need help completing your application we can help with this too.

Solihull College and University Centre offers full time and part time courses for businesses and residents in Birmingham, Walsall, Wolverhampton, Coventry, Warwickshire and the whole of the West Midlands.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Solihull College & University Centre directly.

Last updated date: 11 November 2016
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      We also offer a selection of higher education courses at our Woodlands Campus so you can continue your studies with us.

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