Power Network Craftperson Level 3 Apprenticeship

25896O0/P | Off Site
Start Date | 01/08/2022
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Is this course for me?

A Power Network Craftsperson has responsibility for the safe construction, maintenance and repair of the UKs electrical power network, to provide a safe and reliable supply of electricity to the country. This involves working at various locations across a companys power network. The occupation exists within an industry with a high level of safety critical activities, so there is a requirement for a disciplined and responsible approach to work. The work requires a good level of physical ability in order to access and egress work positions at height. There are three specialisms within this occupation: working on overhead lines, on underground cables and in substation fitting. A successful apprentice will have met the core requirements and also one of the specialism requirements below. Information from Institute for Apprenticeship and Technical Education 2021

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 Discussions. Interviews. Showcase portfolios. Practical assessment of skill. Theory assessments. Assignments 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?

Successful apprentices will be eligible for Engineering Technician (Eng. Tech.) professional registration with the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET). This apprenticeship also provides progressions to higher and degree level apprenticeships and courses.

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

Course Fees

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

Electrical engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electrical equipment, power stations, building control systems and other electrical products and systems.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

2.63%
FALL in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£26,665
Entry
£59,979
Median
£85,985
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor the performance and safety of electrical assemblies and systems.
  • Ensures that manufacture, operation and maintenance comply with design specifications and contractual arrangements.
  • Determines and specifies manufacturing methods of electrical systems.
  • Supervises, controls and monitors the operation of electrical generation, transmission and distribution systems.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology Mathematics Computers and Electronics Design Physics English Language Production and Processing Telecommunications

Skills

Reading Comprehension Active Learning Critical Thinking Mathematics Monitoring Science Learning Strategies Active Listening Writing Speaking
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Electronics Engineers

Electronics engineers undertake research and design, direct construction and manage the operation and maintenance of electronic motors, communications systems, microwave systems, and other electronic equipment.

Requirements: Honours, Bachelor's degree

Opportunities

3.35%
FALL in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£25,391
Entry
£43,785
Median
£65,094
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Tests, diagnoses faults and undertakes repair of electronic equipment.
  • Organises and establishes control systems to monitor performance and evaluate designs.
  • Determines and specifies appropriate production and/or installation methods and quality and safety standards.
  • Undertakes research and advises on all aspects of telecommunications equipment, radar, telemetry and remote control systems, data processing equipment, microwaves and other electronic equipment.

Knowledge

Computers and Electronics Engineering and Technology Design Mathematics Education and Training Physics English Language Telecommunications Production and Processing Administration and Management Customer and Personal Service Communications and Media

Skills

Reading Comprehension Active Learning Mathematics Critical Thinking Active Listening Monitoring Learning Strategies Writing Speaking Science
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Electrical and Electronics Technicians

Electrical and electronics technicians perform a variety of miscellaneous technical support functions to assist with the design, development, installation, operation and maintenance of electrical and electronic systems.

Requirements: Level 4 NVQ; Intermediate, DipHE, DipFE

Opportunities

2.31%
RISE in employment in 5 years

What could you earn

£22,593
Entry
£36,621
Median
£59,911
Potential

Typical Tasks

  • Visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of electrical and electronic systems and equipment.
  • Diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment.
  • Plans installation methods, checks completed installation for safety and controls or undertakes the initial running of the new electrical or electronic equipment or system.
  • Sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data.
  • Plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology Computers and Electronics Design Mechanical Mathematics Telecommunications English Language Production and Processing Public Safety and Security

Skills

Mathematics Active Learning Critical Thinking Reading Comprehension Learning Strategies Speaking Active Listening Monitoring Writing
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