Key facts at a glance
* This electrical apprenticeship is designed specifically for younger students who have secured employment with an electrician. If you are 16-18 years old then the course can be fully funded, if you are 19-24 – then some funding can be made available. If you are 25 years or over there is no funding available. In this case you may simply want to consider funding the training units yourself. Find out more about our 2365 Electrician’s Diploma course here.
This Electrician's Apprenticeship is delivered in partnership with JTL. You benefit from training here at our state of the art dedicated electrician training centre with your assessments and NVQ visits delivered via your assigned JTL assessor. As such we can offer this qualification on a national basis as the assessments can be taken at anywhere in the UK.
How does it work?
In order to complete your full electricians apprenticeship you will need to complete the following:
Part One. 9 practical and theory training units delivered at our training centre (Knowledge Units)
Part Two. 7 practical units completed via evidence gained on the job
Part Three. 1 performance unit completed at a local AM2 centre or one near to you.
** You can also simply take the knowledge units on their own. Check out our City & Guilds 2365 Course.
Why take this Electricians Apprenticeship NVQ course?
You will receive the most up to date qualifications whilst earning an income as an electrician's apprentice. The government, ECA, JIB, JTL and Summit skills all recognise it as a robust route to becoming a fully qualified electrician.
Once you have passed your final AM2 Assessments you will be a fully qualified electrician able to undertake work in both domestic and commercial settings. You will also have the most up to date knowledge in areas such as environmental technologies giving a foot into the door of renewable energy opportunity.
Entry Requirements / Who’s it for?
As the full package this course is designed to take you through all the details from start to end and available for people 16 year old and above.
If you are unsure of your suitability please contact us to find out if you are suitable and arrange an assessment on 01293 529777.
Course Dates and Timings
You will receive 16 weeks of on site training at Trade Skills 4U. This can be taken 2 weeks on 2 weeks off over 32 weeks. The following course dates are available:
Call 01293 529777 to find out more or book this course. Please note that you can not book this course online.
It is likely that in order to complete the full NVQ and AM2 assessment can take 2 years following the block programme based on you role and the amount of on the job experience you can get.
Electricians NVQ Course Content:
It is possible to qualify by two key routes. Before embarking on this NVQ you will need to choose which course path you wish to take:
City & Guilds 2365 and later transfer into the 2357.
Both are almost identical but are assessed in different ways. You can find more information on the options here.
The units cover a wide range of topics including health and safety, environmental technology systems, overseeing and organising the work environment, planning, preparing and installing electrical systems, terminating and connecting conductors, inspecting and testing, commissioning, fault diagnosis and much much more.
Understanding health and safety legislation, practices and procedures (installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment)
Understanding environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems
Understanding the practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment (electrical installation)
Understanding the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
Understanding the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment
Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
Understanding the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems
Performance Units to be assessed
Applying health and safety legislation and working practices (installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment)
Applying environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems
Overseeing and organising the work environment (electrical installation)
Planning, preparing and installing wiring systems and associated equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
Terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords in electrical systems
Inspecting, testing, commissioning and certifying electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
Electrotechnical Occupational Competence
Integral to this qualification is the Electrotechnical Occupational Competence Unit which is assessed by the AM2.
Exams & Assessments:
Throughout the course you will be assessed on each unit above in a variety of ways including:
Knowledge Units: Online multiple choice exams and assignments.
Performance Units: Locally assessed in your workplace. The cost of this course includes 3 onsite assessments.
Completion of Electrotechnical Occupational Competence Unit which is assessed by the AM2 at a centre local to you. We have access to a network of assessment centres across the UK.
1. Do you currently live in England?
2. Are you an EU citizen and have lived in the UK for the past 5 years?
3. Are you in full time employment working as an electrician or for an electrician?
4. Can you confirm you haven't already completed a Level 3 qualification previously or hold a degree?
If so you could be eligible for funding to cover the full or partial cost of this course.
We will need to assess your current work environment to ensure that it is suitable to provide you with the variety of work to allow you to complete this full NVQ course and providing you fit the criteria we can access funding to contribute to the cost of this course. The level of contribution drops with age.
To find out more call our course advisors on 01293 529777.
Due to the length of this course we are able to offer flexible payment plans for those who may struggle to pay the full course fees in 1 go. If you are interested in booking this course please contact a course advisor who will be able to discuss the various options with you.
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