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Electrical Installation Apprenticeship at Birmingham Electrical Training

Course description

BET is a training provider for the electrical contracting industry. We manage apprenticeships for a wide range of electrical contractors and provide on site assessment and “off the job” training at our own purpose built centre or at a local college on a block release or day release basis.

The advanced apprenticeship lasts for four years (although previous experience and qualifications may reduce this). Training will be provided to enable completion of the NVQ Level 3 in Electrical Installation. Training will also include the City & Guilds 2357 Electrotechnical and the Functional Skills in mathematics, English and ICT, and, finally the industry’s own practical performance assessment, the AM2 test, which is normally taken towards the end of the fourth year. An example of the timescale for delivery of training is shown below.

Course content

Year 1
Complete stage one NVQ Logbook (evidence derived from work activities and on site assessment, recorded in NVQ logbook), complete City & Guilds 2357 knowledge units, completion of Functional Skills and external tests.

Unit 1 - Health & Safety
Unit 2 - Environmental Technologies
Unit 3 - Overseeing & Organising the work
Unit 4 - Planning & selection for an installation
Unit 9 - Electrical Principles

Year 2
Complete stage 2 NVQ Logbook (evidence derived from work activities and on site assessment, recorded in NVQ logbook), complete second year City & Guilds 2357 knowledge units leading to full Level Three Technical Certificate qualification.

Unit 5 - Preparation & Installation of Wiring and Equipment
Unit 6 - Termination & Connecting
Unit 9 - Electrical Principles

Year 3
Complete stage 3 NVQ logbook (evidence derived from work activities and on site assessment, recorded in NVQ logbook) and two final theory units.

Unit 7 - Inspection, Testing & Commissioning
Unit 8 - Diagnoses & Fault Correction

Year 4
On site work experience with employer, undertake Practical Performance Assessment (AM2), NVQ level 3 certificate gained.

On completion of the apprenticeship an application to the Joint Industry Board (JIB) for grading as an electrician can be applied for.

Entry requirements

Due to the nature of the Advanced Apprenticeship programme we offer, candidates should hold the following;

GCSE grades A*-C in maths and English

Functional Skills Level 2 in maths and English

Or equivalent qualifications in maths and English


Applicants will be required to undertake an initial assessment in maths and English at our training centre, followed by a meeting with a member of our recruitment team to discuss the Apprenticeship.

Financial information

Apprenticeships are fully funded for applicants aged 16-18 at programme start.

Applicants aged 19+ are part funded and an employer contribution is generally required.

Future opportunities

Once you are qualified as a graded electrician there are many career opportunities to progress within the industry.

Some examples of career paths:

Approved Electrician
Site Foreman
Contracts Engineer
Higher National Diploma (HND)
Estimator or even your own Boss!

For all of the above positions further experience and FE college training is required

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Birmingham Electrical Training directly.

Last updated date: 29 January 2016
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    • Birmingham Electrical Training (BET) was founded in 1991 as an organisation dedicated to assisting people to gain access to the electrical installation industry.

      Off the job training is provided by a team of tutors at our training centre. Training in the workplace is provided by employers and is overseen by BET’s team of training officers from who help and support is provided.

      With a dedicated tutoring staff providing a quality service, BET aims to exceed the requirements of national standards and enhance our reputation as a training provider of high repute.

      As the leading provider of electrical installation training in Birmingham BET has developed strong links with local employers and is able to provide training for 100 people each year.

      BET provides work based learning in electrical installation.

      The company also offers commercial training in the installation and commissioning of electrical and electro-technical systems and equipment, information and communication technology, management and Health & Safety.