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Electrotechnical Level 3 Apprenticeship at Havering College of Further and Higher Education

Course description

This course is made up of 17 units that combine practical tasks with high level theoretical understanding. Through completing these units you will have the opportunity to demonstrate your working knowledge in workshop/site safety, electrical principles, science and regulations.

Throughout the course you will study the following topics:

  • Health and Safety
  • Environmental Legislation
  • Electrical Science
  • Overseeing and Organising the Work Environment
  • Planning and Selection
  • Preparation and Installation
  • Termination and Connection
  • Inspection, Testing & Fault Finding

If you have not yet achieved a grade C (or above) in GCSE English and maths, you will be required to attend GCSE resit sessions (if you achieved grade D) or functional skills sessions (if you achieved grade E or below).

Entry requirements

  • You will require a work placement for a minimum of 30 hours a week*
  • At least 5 GCSE’s at grade C or above (including English and maths)

*If you have not yet found a job, but would like to be an apprentice, take a look at the job section on the National Apprenticeship website. Alternatively you can contact our Apprenticeship Team on 01708 462 787 or via


You will be assessed through written assignments, observations and computer based exams. You will also build a portfolio of evidence that details the skills and knowledge you have acquired.

Future opportunities

You could continue your studies at the college and enrol on a number of related courses.

Employment opportunities could include work for an electrical contractor company providing a range of electrical and electronic services, or with specialist operators and positions within your local authority.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact Havering College of Further and Higher Education directly.

Last updated date: 19 April 2016

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