The course will cover all aspects of electrical installation. Candidates will develop the skills and knowledge install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. The course covers all aspects of work a qualified electrician may come across including working in both indoor and outdoor settings. They will be able to work on their own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner.
The course will enable candidates to contribute to the design of electrical systems. They are able to set out jobs from drawings and specifications and requisition the necessary installation materials
The course delivers all the main skills and technical knowledge required with the candidate choosing the installation or maintenance section of the qualification which is best suited to their daily job role so evidence can easily be obtained for the NVQ aspect of the course. The delivery is completely the same for all with the only difference being one exam a different NVQ unit.
The course is split into three distinct areas – knowledge and skills and behaviours –
Knowledge and skills -
• Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
• Understand and apply the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electro technical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
• Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electro technical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
• Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electro technical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
• Understand and apply the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems
• Oversee and organise the work environment.
Installation Electricians must:
• Understand and apply the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electro technical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment.
Maintenance Electricians must:
• Understand and apply the practices and procedures for planning and preparing to maintain electro technical systems and equipment.
In all of these activities candidates must understand and apply health and safety and environmental regulations, guidance notes and relevant codes of practice; and the requirements of the current edition of the Wiring Regulations.
Candidates will be expected to:
• Work reliably and effectively without close supervision
• Accept responsibility for the work of themselves and others
• Accept allocate and supervise technical and other tasks
• Use oral, written and electronic methods for the communication of technical and other information
• Work effectively with colleagues, other trades, clients, suppliers and the public
• Undertake work in a way that contributes to sustainable development
• Maintain and enhance competence in own area
• Exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner.
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Candidates will work towards the end point assessment known as the AM2S
Achievement of the AM2S (Electro technical Assessment of Occupational Competence) demonstrates
apprentices have the level of competence expected by the Electro technical industry in the following
key occupational areas:
The interpretation of specifications, drawings and diagrams.
Risk assessments and health and safety.
Planning and preparing to install, terminate and connect wiring systems.
Installing, terminating and connecting wiring systems.
Inspection, testing and certification.
Fault diagnosis and correction of electrical faults.
The understanding and application of industry recognised procedures, working practices and
the requirements of statutory and non-statutory regulations.
In accordance with an installation specification and the relevant statutory and non-statutory
regulations candidates will be expected to install, terminate, connect, inspect, test and commission:
Lighting and power circuits
A three-phase distribution board and sub-circuit
A central heating/sustainable energy system
A safety services circuit and device
A data-cabling system.
The assessment is in four sections:
Section A – Composite Installation
Section B – Inspection and Testing of the completed composite installation
Section C – Fault Diagnosis and Correction
Section D – Assessment of Applied Knowledge
A fully qualified and well-rounded, versatile and highly skilled member of staff that will contribute to the organisation needs and progression of the business.
PPE will be required-
Steel toe cap boots
Cut Resistant Gloves
18th edition regulation’s book (1st Year)
18th edition on-site guide (1st Year)
Guidance Note 3 Inspection & Testing (3rd Year)
Upon completion of this course candidates will achieve a level 3 qualification.
Upon successful completion candidates can progress to the full 18th edition qualification, inspection and testing, design & verification qualification, electric vehicle charging and the level 4 qualifications of the HNC/HND depending on the pathway they hope to take within the industry.
GCSE English and Maths Grade 4