Key facts at a glance
**Please note the course on the 10th of April is 4 days due to the bank holiday weekend.
Young people are not often shown the true potential of what an apprenticeship could offer them. In economic climates like today, apprenticeships offer theory and practical knowledge and a valuable NVQ qualification. An important point to note though is that over 3/4 years of training an electrical apprentice will EARN just under £60,000 rather than leave with £18,000 + DEBT of university and with the raise in university tuition fees there has never been a better time to consider an apprenticeship.
What we aim to cover during the taster course:
Introduction to Electrics
Introduction to Apprenticeships
Funding and Other Payment Options
One to One Tutorial: Personal Development Plan
Guide to looking for an Employer
Large Range of Practical Workshops
Online Suitability Apprenticeship Test
and much more....
Dates & Availability
We aim to hold one at least once or twice a year but will usually hold these based on demand. So if you haven’t seen a date you like or know a couple of friends who would like to attend this course with you, give us a call because we’re likely to put a date on just for you.
We can hold these in conjunction with schools and colleges too so if you think a taster course like this would be beneficial for your students, get in contact as we can arrange a bespoke course for you.
Some helpful questions & answers for you:
What is an apprenticeship?
An apprenticeship is combination of college learning and practical ‘hands on’ work. You’ll take both at the same time so you’ll be able to put the bits you’ve learnt in the classroom into action in the real world onsite. It truly is an excellent way of learning and depending on your age and some other factors; you might be able to get your training fully funded by the government.
So what do I need to do?
Well if you’re in year 11 and taking your GCSES’s you’ll need to work hard to be the best you can be. You need to leave with a great set of qualifications, especially in Maths and Science as there lots of calculations and bits involved with the theory learning. If you’ve already left school or are an adult learner, there are various tests that you can take to make sure you’re okay to enrol. As long as you achieve C grades or above in your Maths, Science and English GCSES, you should be okay but higher grades will obviously set you apart from the crowd when it comes to searching for your employer so make sure you do your very best.
Are there any other bits I need to know?
If you want to be eligible for funding, you need to live in England or be an EU citizen that has lived in the UK for the past 5 years. You also need employment which is the tricky part, so if you know anyone who is an electrician whether it be your dad, brother, sister, or neighbour – ask around as you’ll need to be working alongside a working electrician in order to access funding.
The Practical Knowledge and Assessments are very flexible and we offer the option to study part time (2 weeks on, 2 weeks off), full time ( 2 weeks in half term break) or for 1 week per month for 16 months. Depending of which block you choose, as above, and the amount of on the job experience you get from your employer, it is likely that your full NVQ will take around 2 -3 years to complete.