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Electrotechnical Apprenticeship Level 3 at Hugh Baird College

Course description

Apprenticeships are very popular programmes designed by employers that provide paid work-experience, training and qualifications to people aged 16 and above.

An Apprenticeship framework comprises:

  • A work-based qualification (QCF), assessed in the workplace, demonstrating practical skills linked to the job
  • A technical certificate, achieved at College, showing the theoretical knowledge relevant to the job and other qualifications valued by employers such as:
  • Functional skills, which show competency in English, maths or I.C.T applied to the workplace
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS); they include creative thinking, independent enquiry, reflective learner, effective participator, self management and team working.

Course content

Knowledge units:

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

Competence units:

  • Applying Health and Safety legislation and working practices - installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Applying environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems
  • Overseeing and organising the work environment - electrical installation
  • Planning, preparing and installing wiring systems and associated equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords in electrical systems
  • Inspecting, testing, commissioning and certifying electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Electrotechnical occupational competence

What does an apprenticeship involve?

  • A commitment from you, to meet deadlines and a commitment from your employer, to support your development and learning.

Entry requirements

Applicants must be aged 16 or over. They must be employed in the electrical industry for a minimum of 30 hours a week (including work and College).
 
Ideally applicants should have GCSEs at grade C or above including maths, English, ICT.
 
All applicants will be individually interviewed and assessed.

Assessment

Regular meetings with your assessor and tutors who will guide you through the qualification and advise/guide you on developing your skills/ competence in the workplace.

Financial information

Please contact the Business Development Team for further details:

  • Tel: 0800 046 7720
  • Email: enquiries-bdc@hughbaird.ac.uk

Some courses are fully or partially funded, depending upon individual circumstances.

Future opportunities

After you have successfully completed this course you can progress onto the AM2 and the BS7671 17th edition regulations aswell as completing a 2394 2395 testing qualifactions .

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 27 April 2016
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    • By train

      The Merseyrail Bootle Oriel Road station is only a two minute walk from the College campus. This station is on the Northern Line and offers easy access to the College from Liverpool, Crosby, Formby, Southport and other areas.

      By car

      Satellite navigation systems (Satnav) – please enter our postcode L20 7EW.

      The closest motorway junctions are the M58 1a/ M57 Junction 7 – 3.7 miles (6km). Then follow the A59 towards Liverpool for approximately ten minutes, turning right onto the A5058 at the first roundabout, which leads onto Balliol Road.

      By bus

      Students can also travel to College on regular bus services from Southport, Formby, Crosby, Old Roan, Maghull, Litherland, Netherton, Litherland, Queens Drive and Liverpool City Centre. 

      • From Southport: 47, 48, 48a, 300
      • From Formby and Southport: 47, 48, 48a
      • From Crosby: 47, 48, 48a, 54, 62, 62a, 62b
      • From Old Roan and Maghull: 55, 300
      • From Litherland: 53, 53a, 55, 59
      • From Netherton: 52, 52a, 58, 59
      • From Queens Drive: 60, 81
      • From Liverpool City Centre: 47, 48, 52, 52a, 53, 53a, 54, 55, 55d, 155, 300