Installation Electrician / Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship

28391W1/P | Pagefield Centre, Wigan
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Is this course for me?

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. 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. Information from Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education 2021

What will I study?

In this apprenticeship you will be learning the knowledge, skills and behaviours to be successful in your chosen role, these include: Knowledge & Skills: Electricians will use engineering knowledge and understanding to apply their technical and practical skills. They will contribute to the design, development, manufacture, construction, commissioning, operation or maintenance of products, equipment, processes, systems or services. The will understand and apply: the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems. The practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment, The principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment, The principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment. The electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems. The principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment. The practices and procedures for planning and preparing to maintain electrotechnical systems. The health and safety and environmental regulations, guidance notes and relevant codes of practice; and the requirements of the current edition of the Wiring Regulations. Behaviours: Work reliably and effectively without close supervisionAccept responsibility for the work of themselves and othersAccept allocate and supervise technical and other tasksUse oral, written and electronic methods for the communication of technical and other informationWork effectively with colleagues, other trades, clients, suppliers and the publicUndertake work in a way that contributes to sustainable developmentMaintain and enhance competence in own areaExercise responsibilities in an ethical manner.

How will I be assessed?

All apprentices now complete an end-point assessment to complete their qualification.This is delivered by an independent end-point assessment organisation with no affiliation to the employer or training provider .This is a national requirement and endpoint assessments are carried out by a third party assessor . End point assessments use a variety of assessment methods depending on the apprenticeship standard these can include:Professional DiscussionsInterviews Showcase portfoliosPractical assessment of skillTheory assessmentsAssignments and more

What qualifications do I need?

Employers are looking for apprentices who have GCSE Maths and English at Grade 4. Level 2 - A minimum of 5 GCSEs, graded 9-3 or equivalent, including Maths or English. Level 3 - 6 - A minimum of 5 GCSEs, graded 9-4 or equivalent, including Maths or English.

What can I progress onto?

By the end of the apprenticeship the candidate will have satisfied the requirements for registration as Eng Tech by the Engineering Council.

Other Information

If you don't currently have an employer and would like to undertake an apprenticeship, take a look at our vacancies at www.wigan-leigh.ac.uk/Apprenticeship-Vacancies. https://www.instituteforapprenticeships.org/apprenticeship-standards/installation-electrician-and-maintenance-electrician-v1-0

Course Fees

16-18 Year Olds 19+ year olds Free for eligible learners? Is Loan Available?
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Electricians and Electrical Fitters

Electricians and electrical fitters assemble parts in the manufacture of electrical and electronic equipment, and install, maintain, and repair electrical plant, machinery, appliances and wiring.

Requirements: Level 3 NVQ; A Levels

Opportunities

6.33%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£21,048
Entry
£37,529
Median
£57,129
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Examines electrical plant or machinery, domestic appliances and other electrical assembly for faults using test equipment and replaces worn parts and faulty wiring.
  • Installs electrical plant, machinery and other electrical fixtures and appliances such as fuse boxes, generators, light sockets etc..
  • Assembles parts and sub-assemblies using hand tools and by brazing, riveting or welding.
  • Cuts, bends and installs electrical conduit.
  • Selects, cuts and lays wires and connects to sockets, plugs or terminals by crimping, soldering, brazing or bolting.
  • Examines drawings, specifications and wiring diagrams to determine the method and sequence of operations.

Knowledge

Mechanical Mathematics Building and Construction Design Education and Training Physics Engineering and Technology Administration and Management Telecommunications Computers and Electronics Customer and Personal Service English Language

Skills

Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Speaking Monitoring Active Listening
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