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Electrical Installation Apprenticeship at York College

Course description

An Electrical Installation Apprenticeship can lead to an exciting career within the construction industry. It can also be the stepping stone to a vast range of jobs both here in the UK and across the globe.

Course content

Advanced Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electro Technical Systems & Equipment

Mandatory units:
Health and safety
Environmental legislation and renewable energy systems
Practices and procedures for organising the workplace
Practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems
Principles of planning and selection of electro technical equipment in electrical systems
Principles of terminations in electrical conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
Inspection and testing of electrical systems
Diagnosing and correcting faults in electrical systems
Electrical principles and electrical science

NVQ units (work based):
Health and safety
Applying environmental legislation and working practices 
Overseeing and organising the work place
Preparing, planning and installing wiring systems 
Termination and connecting cables, cords in electrical systems
Inspection and testing
Diagnosing and correcting faults in electrical systems
AM2- practical performance assessment

Additional study

Functional Skills in Maths and English and ICT
Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)

Entry requirements

To start the course you must be employed in a relevant role for a minimum of 30 hours per week. Candidates ideally should have a minimum 4 GCSEs at grade C or above including English, Maths and (grade 4) ICT. However if this is not the case, you will have to complete the relevant Functional Skills qualifications in these subjects alongside the Technical Certificate during your day release at the College.


The qualification is assessed by a mixture of online exams and practical assessment in the workshop at College. You will also be required to build an NVQ portfolio of your work. This is a collection of examples or evidence of your work that demonstrates your skills and ability, including a work diary, photos, statements from your employer and colleagues and examples of completed tasks. There is also a requirement for you to be assessed in the workplace. 
The Functional Skills are assessed through online tests.

Future opportunities

After achieving the Advanced Apprenticeship you will be eligible to join the JIB Electro technical Certification Scheme (formerly the JIB UK Register of Electricians).

Progression options include inspection, testing and design for Electrical installation and the IET wiring regulations. Higher level options include the BTEC National or Higher National Certificates or Diplomas in Electrical Engineering or Building Systems subjects.

Job opportunities on completion of this apprenticeship include working for small electrical contractors to large multi-national companies covering a range of social, domestic or commercial work or self-employment.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 19 October 2016
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