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. Electricians must:
In addition, Installation Electricians must:
Maintenance Electricians must:
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.
Electricians will be expected to:
The selection process will include a basic Initial Assessment and an in depth interview during which an apprentices suitability, commitment and interest for the programme will be determined.
To be accepted onto the programme apprentices must have achieved GCSE grades C or above in Maths and English or Level 1 in Functional Skills Maths and English or equivalent. If these grades have been attained, apprentices may be exempted from the functional skills components of the framework. However if apprentices do not have the required grades, additional support will be provided to be brought up to the required level, dependant on the initial assessment results.
Employers will need to demonstrate that they have the necessary Health and Safety arrangements in place to satisfy legislative requirements, and that they are able to provide apprentices with the full range of work to successfully complete the Apprenticeship framework.
How do you become an Apprentice?
You might already be employed but if not, we may be able to help you find a suitable vacancy. View the Apprenticeships we currently have available at: www.walsallcollege.ac.uk/jobs/show/apprenticeship-jobs
Candidates will be required to achieve the Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification, (Installation) or (Maintenance).
Apprentices without level 2 English and mathematics will need to achieve this level prior to completion of their apprenticeship.
On successful completion of the apprenticeship, the apprentice can apply to be recognised by the Institute of Engineering and Technology (IET) against the Engineering Council’s UK Spec as an Engineering Technician. This will enable them to have professional recognition and adopt (EngTech) in their title.
On-programme (Typically 42-48 months)
End Point Assessment Gateway
Before going forward for end-point assessment the apprentice must have completed:
End Point Assessment
Assessment method 1: AM2. The AM2 is a robust, timed (16.5 hours typically over 2 and a half days) practical and theory (40 multiple-choice questions) assessment in sections, requiring 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.
It assesses candidates on installation, inspection and testing and fault-finding; their work must comply with BS 7671, be in line with relevant health and safety legislation and conform to current industry practices and procedures.
Duration: Typically 42-48 months plus EPA
Mandatory Entry Requirements: See Mandatory Entry Requirements
Funding: See Grants and Funding
Call 01922 663600 for course dates.