Course Title Electrotechnical Installation Level 3 Apprenticeship
Level: 3
Code M10

Overview of the Course

This apprenticeship provides you with the necessary skills to progress into the role as an electrician. This programme covers a wide variety of installation and maintenance tasks including preparing and installing wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment. The content of the course covers: 1. Installation Electricians: Work on the installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of low-voltage (less than 1000v) electrical and electronic devices and appliances. 2. Maintenance Electricians: Work on the maintenance of electrical and electronic installations including automated production systems. As well as the defined skills needed for each of these specific routes, the on-programme covers a wide variety of installation and maintenance tasks including: Preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment. Electrical principles associated with the design, build, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems. Legislation around inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment. Installation Electricians must: understand and apply the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment. Maintenance Electricians must: understand and apply the practices and procedures for planning and preparing to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment. This course will involve 20% of your time to be dedicated to off the job training.

What are the entry requirements?

Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on maths and English will take place prior to commencement of apprenticeship. However it is expected that you will have a Level 2 in English and maths or working towards achieving this by the end of the apprenticeship.

Progression

Completing this apprenticeship will enable you to apply for ‘Electrician’ status from the JIB (Joint Industry Board for the Electrical Contracting Industry), entitling you to obtain a ‘Gold Card’ allowing you to work on commercial/industrial sites.

Course Duration

48 months.

Apprentice Benefits

  •  Earn while you learn
  •  Learning skills that employers want
  •  Excellent progression routes
  •  Increase career opportunities and earning potential
  •  Improve your confidence

Functional Skills

Functional Skills are a vital part of your apprenticeship. They provide the essential knowledge, skills and understanding needed to operate confidently, effectively and independently. Functional skills are available at Level 1 and Level 2 and the level you will work towards will depend on the previous qualifications you have achieved, the results of an assessment prior to your apprenticeship and the requirements of the apprenticeship you are completing. If you have not already achieved Level 2 English and maths you must study for and take the tests for Level 2 English and maths and achieve Level 1 English and maths for Level 2 Apprenticeship.

Assessment

As well as the college attendance, your assessor will visit you on a regular basis and support you with developing your electronic portfolio which is used as evidence along with Assignments and MC online tests for you end point assessment. At these meetings observations, question and answer sessions and reviews will take place. The range of assessments carried out by the assessor will be used to pass all the units within this qualification. However for you to achieve the apprenticeship you also need to successfully complete the AM2 synoptic competence based assessment. No assessment in this qualification will contribute to the overall grade of the apprenticeship which is determined solely by the AM2. End point assessment: The end-point assessment must demonstrate that you can perform in the occupation in a fully competent, holistic and productive way. The AM2 is a robust, timed (16.5 hours typically over 2 and a half days) practical and theory (40 multiple-choice questions) assessment in sections, requiring you to perform a set of common tasks and procedures that a full scope electrical operative might face when working in commercial or industrial premises as well as dwellings. The AM2 Assessment will be graded pass/merit/distinction and weighting of practical to theory of 70%/30%.


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