Chelmsford College

Apprenticeship | Installation Electrician Level 3

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Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. They are able to work on their own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner. 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. On completion of their work the electrical systems must be safe to use and they must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves of others.

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.

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Study Overview

Knowledge and 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. In all their activities, Electricians must understand and apply health and safety and environmental regulations, guidance notes and relevant codes of practice; and the requirements of the current edition of Wiring Regulations.

Expectations: 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 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 own area

  • Exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner

Progression and Employment Opportunities

On completion of the AM2 you would be a fully qualified electrical engineer. However, for career enhancement you could progress onto a HNC in Electrical Engineering to allow you to explore team leadership and management positions in your career.


Course Details

Attendance: AP

Duration: 42-48 months


Electrical apprentices will attend college 1 day a week. Some block college attendance will be required during college holidays


Level: Advanced (Level Three)

Entry Requirements:

Most candidates will have English and maths at Level 2 on entry (GCSE grades 4-9).


Specific Entry Requirements:

Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications, trainability tests, or other criteria.


Method of Assessment

The end point assessment will be a 16.5 hour practical and theory (40 multiple choice questions) assessment set over 2 and a half days known as the SAM2. It will require candidates to perform a set of common tasks and procedures that a full scope electrical operative might face when working in commercial or industrial premises as well as dwellings. Candidates are assessed on installation, inspection and testing and fault-finding. The assessment is split into four sections: composite installation, inspection and testing of the completed composite installation, fault diagnosis and correction, assessment of applied knowledge. Throughout the duration of this apprenticeship candidates will be expected to demonstrate skills and knowledge through assignments and competency observations.

Fees payable annually unless stated

Course Fees

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Additional Fees

Boots and PPE, the employer will cover these costs.

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