The apprenticeship has been designed by industry to support Electrical & Electronic Engineer and Electrical & Electronic Technician roles. Electrical & Electronic Technicians provide specialist technical support for engineers, gather information and data from a range of sources, analyse the information/data and provide solutions. The BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering is embedded within the apprenticeship. To successfully complete, apprentices will also be required to pass an independent end point assessment (EPA).
Apprentices will attend college one-day-per-week developing practical skills and theoretical knowledge in college electrical & electronic workshops, science labs, CAD suites and classrooms. Apprentices will be supported by tutors, assessors and a work-placed mentor. Functional skills level 2 is mandatory for any apprentices who have not yet achieved a minimum GCSE grade 4 or equivalent in mathematics and English.
The apprenticeship is underpinned by the BTEC Higher National Certificate (HNC) in Electrical & Electronic Engineering and is designed to develop apprentices knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSB's) required for successful employment in the Electrical & Electronic Engineering sector.
The apprenticeship will take up to 42 months on-programme (before the EPA gateway) working towards the occupational standard, with a minimum of 20% off-the-job training. The duration may be shortened based upon accredited prior learning (APL) and/or qualifications but will always be at least 12 months in duration as a minimum.