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Apprenticeship Standard - Level 3 Installation/Maintenance Electrician

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Course Description

Job roles include: Installation electrician, Maintenance electrician and Electrician Technician.

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. Electrical equipment and systems may include switchboards, motors, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, air conditioning and metering equipment as well as crime and fire alarm systems and renewable energy technologies. They are able to work on their own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner.

They may contribute to the design of electrical systems. They are able to set out jobs from drawings and specifications and requisition the necessary installation materials.

Maintenance Electricians work on the maintenance of electrical and electronic installations including automated production systems. Duties include the supervision of the equipment, its maintenance and necessary repairs.

Qualifications

Level 3 Installation/Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship

  • Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification, (Installation) or (Maintenance).

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications.

Initial assessment and diagnostic testing on English and maths will take place prior to commencement of the apprenticeship (Unless already achieved A-C, 4-9 GCSE or equivalent English & maths).

Apprentices without Level 2 English and Maths will need to achieve this prior to taking the end-point assessment.

Details

THE INSTALLATION/MAINTENANCE ELECTRICAL APPRENTICESHIP PROVIDES THE OPPORTUNITY TO LEARN AND DEVELOP A RANGE OF KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND BEHAVIOURS INCLUDING:


Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems

Apply the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment

Apply the practices and procedures for planning and preparing to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment

Apply Heal, Saftey and Enviromental considerations

Accept responsibility for the work of themselves and others

Maintain and enhance competence in own area

Exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner

Progression

On completion of this standard, apprentices can

progress into a wide range of employment opportunities or further education. By the end of the apprenticeship the candidate will have satisfied the requirements for registration as Eng Tech by the Engineering Council.

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