Electrotechnical Level 3

Apprenticeships are very popular programmes designed by employers that provide paid work-experience, training and qualifications to people aged 16 and above.

An Apprenticeship framework comprises:

  • A work-based qualification (QCF), assessed in the workplace, demonstrating practical skills linked to the job
  • A technical certificate, achieved at College, showing the theoretical knowledge relevant to the job and other qualifications valued by employers such as:
  • Functional skills, which show competency in English, maths or I.C.T applied to the workplace
  • Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR)
  • Personal Learning and Thinking Skills (PLTS); they include creative thinking, independent enquiry, reflective learner, effective participator, self management and team working.

Knowledge units:

  • 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 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

Competence units:

  • 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

What does an apprenticeship involve?

  • A commitment from you, to meet deadlines and a commitment from your employer, to support your development and learning.
  • Regular meetings with your assessor and tutors who will guide you through the qualification and advise/guide you on developing your skills/ competence in the workplace.

What are the entry requirements?

Applicants must be aged 16 or over. They must be employed in the electrical industry for a minimum of 30 hours a week (including work and College).

Ideally applicants should have GCSEs at grade C or above including maths, English, ICT.

All applicants will be individually interviewed and assessed.


What can I do if I complete this course?

After you have successfully completed this course you can progress onto the AM2 and the BS7671 17th edition regulations aswell as completing a 2394 2395 testing qualifactions .


Duration

3 years.

Cost

Please contact the Business Development Team for further details:

  • Tel: 0151 353 4444
  • Email: enquiries-bdc@hughbaird.ac.uk

Some courses are fully or partially funded, depending upon individual circumstances.


Last modified on Wednesday, 05 March 2014 14:33

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