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Electrical Engineering Apprenticeship


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Course overview

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.

Course Facts


Course Length

Entry Requirements

How much does it cost?

Qualifications

Course Length


Usually 4 years. If you already have some qualifications in electrical engineering, the length of the course may be shorter.

Entry Requirements


You need to achieve Level 2 Functional Skills in maths and English, if you don’t already have these qualifications or equivalent GCSEs.

Equivalent GCSEs are grade C or higher or grade 4 or higher). If you are not quite at this level, you will have the opportunity to work towards these qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

These qualifications need to be achieved before the End Point Assessment is taken, usually in Year 4 of the apprenticeship.

In addition. you need to be aged 16 and over for your employer to benefit from support funding.  If you’re older than 19, your employer may need to put some of their own money towards your studies.

You need to have been a UK resident for the previous three years, or a national of any European Union (EU) country or European Economic Area (EEA) for the previous three years. This is unless you have an immigration status which exempts you from the three-year residency requirement. Contact JTL for more information about this.

You can apply for an apprenticeship while you’re still in education, but you need to have left before you can start with us. As a rule of thumb, you must have left compulsory education after the last Friday in June of the academic year in which you are applying.

You need an employer before you can start an apprenticeship, although you can apply before you’ve arranged one.

Unfortunately, you cannot apply for an apprenticeship with us if you have a degree qualification or are on any current higher education programme. 

If you are colour-blind then you will be unable to apply for an electrical apprenticeship due to health and safety reasons.  

If you have a fear of heights, then an apprenticeship in the building services engineering sector may not be right for you as you are likely to be required to work at heights.

How much does it cost?


The full training cost for an Electrical Apprenticeship is £18,000 however, as an apprentice you will not be required to pay anything towards your apprenticeship other than any travel costs you may incur getting to and from your employer’s workplace.

For employers there is no cost for hiring an apprentice aged 16 to 18years. If you recruit an apprentice aged 19 or over then the costs are 5 per cent of the full cost of the apprenticeship (e.g. £900 over 4 years). 

For apprentice wages, JTL recommend that employers follow the JIB pay rates

Qualifications


Qualification: Level 3 Electrotechnical qualification
Awarding body: EAL

You can view full details of the Standard and the End Point Assessment here.

Module information

Course Details 

Apprentices will complete the level 3 electrotechnical qualification to develop the skills, knowledge and behaviours they need to install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. 

Year 1

Understand health, safety and environmental considerations:

This unit will give learners an understanding of the relevant Health and Safety legislation, practices and procedures when installing and maintaining electrical systems and equipment. The knowledge covered in this unit underpins the practical application of Health and Safety legislation, practices and procedures

Electrical scientific principles and technologies:

This unit allows the learners to understand the relationship between electrical scientific principles and the competencies required of a qualified electrical operative. Its content is the knowledge needed by a learner to underpin the application of skills in the installation and maintenance of electrical systems and equipment.

Understand design and installation practices and procedures:

This unit is designed to enable learners to develop the skills required, and apply the associated knowledge, in order that they are able to demonstrate the competence required to design, prepare and install wiring systems and associated equipment in buildings, structures and the environment in accordance with approved industry practices, statutory and non-statutory regulations: The Electricity at Work Regulations (1989) The current edition of BS767, Health & Safety Act (1974), Building Regulations (2000)

Year 2

Understand how to plan and oversee electrical work activities:

This unit is designed to enable learners to understand the practices and procedures used when planning electrical installation and maintenance work activities. Its content is the knowledge needed by a learner to underpin the application of skills for overseeing and organising the work environment.

Organise and oversee the electrical work environment:

This unit covers the requirements for learners to Understand the requirements for liaising with others when organising and overseeing work activities, Understand the requirements for organising and overseeing work programmes, Understand the requirements for organising the provision and storage of resources that are required for work activities.

Understand terminations and connections of conductors:

This unit is designed to enable learners to understand and interpret the principles, practices and legislation associated with the termination and connection of conductors and cables in electrical systems. Its content is the knowledge needed by a learner to underpin the application of skills for terminating and connecting conductors and cables in electrical systems in accordance with statutory and non-statutory regulations/requirements

Year 3

Understand inspection, testing and commissioning:

This unit is designed to enable learners to understand principles, practices and legislation for the initial verification of electrical installations, with statutory and non-statutory regulations and requirements. Its content is the knowledge needed by a learner to underpin the application of skills for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrical installations.

Understand fault diagnosis and rectification:

This unit is designed to enable learners to understand principles, practices and legislation associated with diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment in accordance with statutory and non-statutory regulations and requirements. Its content is the knowledge needed by a learner to underpin the application of skills used for fault diagnosis and correction in electrical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment.

Understand the Requirements of BS7671:

This unit covers Regulations BS 7671: 2018. and is designed as a standalone unit and should be used in conjunction with the standards set for the qualification to ensure full coverage of the learning requirements

Year 4

Preparing for and taking the End Point Assessment – AM2S

 

Delivery and Assessment

The course is delivered via day release over an academic calendar year at a JTL training centre or college partner near you however, some regions may offer block release. Your dedicated JTL Training Officer will be able to advise you.

Each apprentice will be allocated a dedicated Training Office to monitor and assess their learning progress throughout their apprenticeship.

There will be an End Point Assessment usually taken in Year 4 of the apprenticeship called the AM2S.

You can view full details of the Standard and the End Point Assessment here.

Why choose JTL

We offer a range of benefits for both apprentices and their employers. 

  • Free starter toolkit for apprentices in their first year*
  • Free study books for apprentices to support with theoretical knowledge
  • Support from a dedicated JTL Training Officer 
  • Access to our free recruitment service 
  • Practical training in fully equipped and supervised workshops 
  • Free advice and support from the Electrical Industries Charity
  • Access to the JIB Registered Electrician Skills Development Fund 
  • A JIB PMES Apprentice or JIB ECS card
  • Help accessing funds to support with training costs
  • Ofsted have consistently awarded us as a Grade 2 GOOD Provider 
  • Our Regional and National Awards which celebrates high achieving apprentices 
  • Apprentices will gain a Construction Skills Certification Scheme (CSCS) card – to evidence they have the appropriate training and qualifications and are safe to work on construction sites. 

**Once you have completed 3 months of your apprenticeship.

Equality & Diversity

JTL is committed to equality and diversity for all. We want to establish a culture of equality and diversity so that all applicants, apprentices, employers, sub-contractors and staff have the opportunity to work in and towards an environment that is non-discriminatory.

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Career progression

Fully qualified electrical apprentices can progress into roles such as supervising an apprentice, other supervisory roles, project management, owning and managing their own business, advanced engineering design and planning, teaching or training others.

As a fully qualified electrician you can go on to earn over £32k per year (£33,176)*

*Source: Annual Survey of Hours and Earnings 2019 complied by the Office of National Statistics (ONS). Data is published annually in November.

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How to apply


1

Complete online application form

2

Pass our JTL initial assessment

3

Take an electrical colour blind test

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