• Installation Electrician - Level 3

  • Course Details

    Course Duration: 42 months (not including EPA period)

    Delivery method: 1 day a week at our Training Centre and site visits from our assessors. Access to an online portfolio.

    Assessment methods: A combination of observations, centre based practical and onsite assessments, professional discussions, written and oral questioning, online and paper-based tests and portfolio evidence gathering. A final End Point Assessment.

    Entry requirements: No prior experience is required; however, learners must be working in the electrical industry. Entry will be based on initial assessments and an interview.

    Apprentices without level 2 English and maths (or equivalent) will need to achieve this level prior to taking the End-Point Assessment. This will be incorporated into your Apprenticeship.

    Apprenticeship Profile

    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 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. Electrical safety is an important area of Electricians’ work. On completion of their work the electrical systems must be safe to use. They must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others. Installation Electricians work on the installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of low voltage (less than 1000v) electrical and electronic devices and appliances.

    Candidates will be required to achieve the Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification.

     Topics Covered

    • Understand Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations
    • Apply Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations
    • Understand How to Organise and Oversee Electrical Work Activities
    • Organise and Oversee the Electrical Work Environment
    • Understand Terminations and Connections of Conductors
    • Terminate and Connect Conductors
    • Understand Inspection, Testing and Commissioning
    • Inspect, Test and Commission Electrical Systems
    • Understand Fault Diagnosis and Rectification
    • Apply Fault Diagnosis and Rectification


    Skills Developed

    • 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
    • Work effectively with colleagues, other trades, clients and suppliers
    • Undertake work in a way that contributes to sustainable development
    • Maintain and enhance competence in own area
    • Exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner