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Electrical Installation Apprenticeship Advanced Level 3 at Herefordshire & Ludlow College

Course description

This apprenticeship is ideal for people who have an interest and aptitude for work within the electrical industry. You will need to have achieved a Level 2 qualification in Electro Technical Systems in order to progress on to this advanced apprenticeship.

To be a fully qualified electrician it is necessary to have an NVQ Level 3 in Electrotechnical Systems, this apprenticeship will incorporate this relevant NVQ in to the training, whilst offering the chance to earn while you learn.

It is a very popular apprenticeship as there will always be a demand for quality trained electricians.

The electrical industry is a major part of the UK construction industry employing people who work with a wide range of materials and technology. Apprentices are employed with local employers and will work in a variety of workplaces, from domestic houses to large industrial units. Electricians often have to travel, so apprentices must be prepared to work away from home.

Each apprentice has a nominated Business Development Officer who will provide co-ordination between the employer, the College and the apprentice, giving continuity and support throughout the course.

Course content

You would have already achieved a Level 2 Certificate in Electro Technical Systems in order to progress to the Advanced Apprenticeship.

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Building Structures and the Environment) - This is the knowledge and competency part of the qualification and essential for you to achieve the full apprenticeship. This part shows that you are competent in performing the skill, trade or occupation your apprenticeship requires.
  • Functional Skills - Level 2 English and Level 2 Maths and Level 2 ICT

Entry requirements

  • You would normally be expected to have 5 GCSEs at grade C or above (including maths and English), or a relevant vocational qualification at Level 2 or above.
  • Those applicants without formal qualifications but who can evidence substantial and relevant sector work experience will also be considered.
  • All applicants are offered a place subject to satisfactory interview and an initial assessment in maths and English.


Assessment will take place through practical training at college and at the work place as well as via theory which is demonstrated through a portfolio of evidence. Work-based assessments are also carried out.

Future opportunities

There are always new things to learn as an electrician and the potential to gain more money and responsibility with professional development courses.

On completion of an NVQ Level 3 in Electrotechnical services, electricians can go on to complete various more specific qualifications. This includes City & Guilds certificates in Inspection, Testing and Certification of Installations, Wiring Regulations and In-service Inspection and Testing of Electrical Equipment.

It is also useful to complete a short training scheme known as ‘Part P’ which allows electricians to certify all their own electrical work, rather than requiring a contractor or building inspector to approve their work.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Herefordshire & Ludlow College directly.

Last updated date: 23 June 2016

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