One of six ‘gold-standard’ green apprenticeships
The Installation and Maintenance Electrician Apprenticeship has been officially handpicked by the Department for Education (DfE) as one of six ‘gold-standard’ green apprenticeships to mark the King’s coronation. A new coronation emblem has been assigned to the apprenticeship signifying its status as a leading course.
The updated Standard for this apprenticeship came into effect on 4th September 2023, and all ESFA funded apprentices starting from this date will follow this Standard. The Standard will provide apprentices with the necessary expertise to competently install and connect a wide range of eco-friendly technologies, including training in Electric Vehicle charging techniques, Solar PV installation and battery storage.
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.
This course normally operates on a typical day release plan where college attendance is required for 3 years, but will vary in different local colleges. If you are on block release, generally the classroom based knowledge units are delivered over two years.
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.
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.
Plan and deliver the best solution for the client, incorporating and integrating new technologies as required, within agreed budget, including the installation and maintenance of special installations, including but not limited to electric vehicle charging systems, PV and Thermal panels battery storage, and Stand By Generation in accordance with the requirements of BS 7671 and other relevant industry standards.
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 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.
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.
Understand how to plan 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 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).
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
Preparing for and taking the End Point Assessment – AM2S
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. This will be discussed with you before you start.
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.
We offer a range of benefits for both apprentices and their employers.
**Once you have completed 3 months of your apprenticeship.
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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 £34k per year (£34,959)*
"There have been some challenges thrown at me on my journey to becoming qualified, such as moving to online learning during the global pandemic. However, these challenges have made achieving my goal feel like an even greater accomplishment and have made me grateful for the ongoing support I received from my JTL Training Officer along the way."Read