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Installation Electrician/Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship Standard Level 3

Practical Vs Theory


Course overview

Learn the hands-on skills needed to install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments including: switchboars, motors, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, air conditioning and metering equipment, crime and fire alarm systems and renewable energy. You may also contribute to the design of electrical systems. You will be able to set out jobs from drawings and specifications, order the necessary installation materials and understand electrical safety.


What Does The Programme Include

You will be employed as an apprentice for at least 30 hours a week. You will have a workplace mentor or supervisor who will be responcible for your training and welfare at work. You will end college one day a week. An assessor will visit you in the workplace to assess your progress against standards and set SMART objectives.

Entry Requirements

Individual employers set their own entry requirements. However, you will typically required 5 GCSEs at grades 4/​C or above includng English and maths. You will need to pass an initial aptitude test. 

Potential Future Career

As a fully competent Installation Electrician or Maintenance Electrician, you will meet the requirements needed to register on a Competent Person Scheme (CPS).


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