Electrician Apprenticeship & NVQ
Why take the Electrician Apprenticeship & NVQ?
This electrician’s apprenticeship covers everything you need to be domestic and commercial electrician. This complete Level 3 NVQ qualification covers training centre based modules, on site in industry work based assessments and final AM2 Assessments.
This electrical apprenticeship is designed specifically for 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.
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?
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.
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 2357 Diploma
- 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.
Course Dates, Timings and Funding
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 or 1 week a month for 16 months.
Call 01293 529777 to find out more or make an application.
It is likely that in order to complete the full NVQ and AM2 assessment can take 2-3 years following the block programme based on you role and the amount of on the job experience you can get.
Payments & Funding
When it comes to an apprenticeship your training will be funded by your employer and the government. As such you will not have to pay for your training and will be earning whilst you learn. It is possible to earn below the minimum wage whilst doing an apprenticeship.
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.
Please note that you must bring photographic ID such as a passport or driving license with you in order to sit the assessments on this course.