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Level: 3 Duration: 42 months

Occupational Profile:

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. 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. Electrical safety is an important area of Electricians’ work. On completion of their work the electrical systems must be safe to use. They must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or 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.

Entry criteria: Applicants will be assessed and interviewed to demonstrate that they have the ability to cover the range required by the apprenticeship standard, at work. In addition, the apprentices are expected to carry out initial assessments in English and Maths where they would be expected to achieve Level 1 in both subject areas. If an apprentice has a GCSE in Maths and English or ICT at A*- C, they don’t need to complete functional skills as a part of the apprenticeship.

Delivery Model: The standard delivery model for this apprenticeship is:
 Day release at the college (Tottenham centre – two cohort start dates in September and April)
 It can also be delivered as a block delivery model for discrete cohorts for employers who have large enough groups

Progression: Completing this apprenticeship programme with its transferable skills will enable progression into roles such supervisory or management roles or even starting your own business as a fully qualified electrician.

Additional information: As part of the apprenticeship the learners are expected to achieve level 2 functional skills in Math and English (if they haven’t already got the required level of Math and English).

Skills and Knowledge:

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. Electricians must:

You will know and understand:
 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.

In addition, Installation Electricians must:
• Understand and apply the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment.

Maintenance Electricians must:
• Understand and apply the practices and procedures for planning and preparing to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment. In all of these 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 the Wiring Regulations.

Behaviours:

Electricians will be expected to:

What is required:
 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 own area
 Exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner.

End point Assessment:

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