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Electrician Apprenticeships Explained

Trade Skills 4U Electrician Apprenticeships

In 2012 Trade Skills 4U launched our City & Guilds 2365 course. Both employers and employees can benefit from electrical apprenticeships which are available for people aged 16 and over who reside in England. Find out how this could benefit you below.

For Employers – Taking on an electrical apprentice

Are you thinking of taking on more staff? If so it could be a good opportunity to consider taking on an electrical apprentice. Not only will you work with motivated fresh individuals but you will also benefit from the professional training that can be provided here by Trade Skills 4U.

Depending on the age of your apprentice you could find that some or all of their training on our Electrician Apprentice Courses can be funded, saving you money and providing you with skilled labour that can add to your work force.

How does it work?

It is required that your apprentice works a minimum of 16 hours per week and will participate in all required training with Trade Skills 4U

The apprenticeship is made up of a framework which will need to be completed to achieve a full electrician apprenticeship.

Trade Skills 4U offer block electrical apprenticeships training. This means that for a period of 30 weeks apprentices are likely to attend training with Trade Skills 4U for 2 weeks and then back to work for two weeks. As an independent training provider we can be more flexible in when trainees start and attend each course module.

Employers will be required to pay apprentices for their work and training time.

As well as attending training, your employees will be reviewed and assessed in their work environment (usually after completing the initial 30 week period). They will be required to complete set tasks and goals set out by the framework and will be required to ensure they collect evidence of their work and build a portfolio that can be reviewed.

To complete the framework and gain the full NVQ qualification will take on average 2-3 years.

Electrical apprenticeships really can be a win, win situation for both employers and employees. Employers gain skilled labour who are professionally trained by Trade Skills 4U and also by you in the skills and processes that you are most in need of.

They also offer an affordable solution for your work force needs, not just in the short term but also in the longer term as they grow with your business.

If you are interested in registering an apprentice on our apprenticeship courses or simply want more information please contact info@tradeskills4u.co.uk or simply call 01293 529777.

For Electrical Apprentices - Course Funding Information

Are you looking to train as an electrician? We offer the the City & Guilds 2365 Course and which is made up of classroom based training. You will also need to complete AM2 assessments (that take place in a registered assessment centre) as well as a number of tasks that must be carried out in the work place and a portfolio of work that must be compiled to become fully qualified. The portfolio elements can be carried out either during or after your course.

If you are already in employment and are looking to complete the 2365 Course then we may be able to access funding for you. If you are not in employment it could well pay to contact local companies to see if they may interested in taking you on as an apprentice electrician.

Am I eligible for funding?

In order to access funding for the course you will need to fulfil the following criteria:

You will need to live in England

You will need to be employed for a minimum of 16 Hours per week by a qualified electrician

Ideally you will need to have 4 GCSE’s including Maths and English (Grades A-C), however there are other criteria on which your ability in these areas can be assessed.

If you do not hold the required GCSE’s you can still qualify if you have passed a functional skills test in the last 5 years.

Becoming an electrician is different to becoming a domestic installer. Electricians have to complete a wider range of tasks in both domestic and commercial environments.  As such working in the right role whilst completing your apprenticeship is key to gaining the breadth of experience required to complete your portfolio for the NVQ qualification.

Trade Skills 4U will need to assess your eligibility and your current employment to ensure it can provide you with the breadth of work required to complete the NVQ.

If you are interested in more information please contact info@tradeskills4u.co.uk or simply call 01293 529777 to arrange an interview. Alternatively you may wish to ask your employer to contact us directly.

Pay Your Own Way

The other option is to simply pay for the 2365 Course and complete the training before you have found a work placement. This will give you the skills and knowledge to help you find a work placement. By funding the course yourself you will increase your usefulness to potential employers who will be more likely to put you straight to work rather than have you making cups of tea in your first few weeks on the job.

There is also substantial funding available if you are not in employment or education that can cover the cost of the course. Visit this page to find our more!