An Electrical apprenticeship can lead to an exciting career within the Construction industry. Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. Electricians must:
- Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
- Understand and apply the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
- Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment.
- Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment.
- Understand and apply the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems.
- Oversee and organise the work environment.
Qualifications and End Point Assessment Information
To obtain the Electrotechnical apprenticeship certificate, apprentices must achieve the following:
- Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification (Installation) or Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification (Maintenance) - Logbook/Portfolio of evidence, Online MC questions, assignments & Practical assessment.
- Maths level 2
- English level 2
The following end point assessment will be externally assessed through by an independent organisation:AM2
A synoptic practical/knowledge assessment. This single common assessment is externally set and marked by an independent body within an independent assessment structure.
All assessments are mandatory for successful completion of the apprenticeship.
The apprenticeship includes Pass and Distinction grades with the final grade based on the apprentice’s combined performance in each assessment activity.
Method(s) of delivery
This standard will be delivered by a number of practical and theoretical based classes preparing candidates for qualification and end point assessments.
Are there any entry criteria?
Candidates will be required to be employed within the industry working 30 hours or more and have a minimum of 4 grade 4 or above GCSE’s with English and mathematics being mandatory requirements.
Higher level apprenticeships or employment working for small electrical contractors to large Multinational companies.
Our success rates
Our Overall Apprenticeship Success rate for Apprenticeships in 2015/16 is 81%, a whopping 13% above National Average.
Our Overall Success Rate for our Advanced Apprenticeship Provision in 2015/16 is 81%, which is a fantastic 13% higher than National Average.
Our Overall Electro-technical Success Rates in 2015/16 was 77%, a fantastic 14% above National Average.
York College, graded Outstanding by OFSTED, is ideally placed to support both Apprentices and businesses to successfully engage with and benefit from Apprenticeships.
Having worked in a local department store for more than 10 years, Sally Nelson decided it was time to focus on a career. She never dreamed she would go on to collect the 2015 Apprentice of the Year (over 25s) award at York Minster.
Sally explains why she wanted to try something different. “I needed a career that could better support my two children; they’d reached an age that would allow me to juggle studying and being a mum without them missing out,” she said.
Sally knew that going back to learning would be a huge change and was careful to find the right type of study. She wasn’t afraid to try a complete change of direction though, securing an Apprenticeship opportunity as an electrician with the Joseph Rowntree Housing Foundation (JRHT).
“I found an Apprenticeship worked well for me as a single mum of two as I was able to earn and study at the same time. I was quite scared when I got the job at the JRHT as I was going from a very glamorous, mainly female, environment to an all-male environment!”
During her first year, Sally was able to study three days a week and keep her department store job on for the remaining two days, a great help in making ends meet. She attended College one day a week while working full time, and completed the course in September 2014, she’s now working full-time for the JRHT. Looking back, Sally admits it wasn’t all plain sailing, but says she always had the support she needed: “Having left school so long ago I found the course work hard but the College has fantastic tutors that really helped me.”
To find out more about how to become an Apprentice or how to recruit an Apprentice into your business please contact York Business Development Team:
Tel: 01904 770368
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