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Installation Electrician Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

  • Course Type: Apprenticeship

What can this course lead to?

Successful Apprentices can continue within employment, gain promotion or progress onto higher education. Possible job roles could include: Electrician, Quality Supervisor and Business Owner.

You will complete the following qualifications:
Candidates will achieve the Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification, (Installation) or (Maintenance).

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

Who is it for?

Please only apply for this Apprenticeship Course if you already have a suitable employer. If you haven’t already got an employer you can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies here

Apprentice Electricians work with supervision to install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. 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.

     •  Installation Electricians work on the installation, testing, commissioning and maintenance of low voltage (less than 1000v) electrical and electronic devices and appliances.
     •  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.

You can apply for an Apprenticeship if you are living in England, over 16 and not in full-time education. You must be in paid employment for the duration of your Apprenticeship course, you cannot be self-employed or a volunteer. Employers must pay you the minimum Apprenticeship wage or more, for a minimum of 30 hours a week.

What is covered?

Knowledge and Skills:
     •  Apprentice 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. Apprentices must:
     •  Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems.
     •  Understand and apply the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment.
     •  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 electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems.
     •  Oversee and organise the work environment.
     •  Understand and apply the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment.
     •  Understand and apply the practices and procedures for planning and preparing to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment.
     •  Understand and apply health and safety and environmental regulations, guidance notes and relevant codes of practice; and the requirements of the current edition of the Wiring Regulations.
Apprentice Electricians will be expected to:
     •  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 of technical and other information.
     •  Work effectively with colleagues, other trades, clients, suppliers and the public.
     •  Undertake work in a way that contributes to sustainable development.
     •  Maintain and enhance competence in your own area.
     •  Exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner.

Apprentices are expected to attend college 1 day a week as part of their 20% off-the-job training. Additional off-the-job training hours are expected to be completed within your workplace, however you may also be asked to complete tasks at home via Google Classroom and One-file.

Please note you may also be asked to complete Maths and English qualifications as part of your Apprenticeship programme.

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQs)

Individual employers will set selection criteria, but it is likely to include 5 GCSEs at grade C/4 and above including English and Maths and Science or a Technology subject; relevant Level 2 Electrical Installation qualification; other relevant qualifications and experience; or an aptitude test with a focus on electrical skills.

You will also require a suitable supportive employer who will guide you through your Apprenticeship. If you do not have an employer already you can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies are advertised on our website –

We strongly advise you to complete a minimum of 2 weeks work experience with your employer prior to the start of your Apprenticeship to ensure it is a suitable organisation for your needs.

Start date: 02/09/2024

Course Code



48 months

Full-time courses are fully funded for 16 to 18-year-olds. For age 19+, various funding options are available.


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