Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrotechnical Services (Electrical Maintenance & Installation pathways)

Kingston College delivers and manages Electrical Maintenance Apprenticeship Programmes at Level 3. 

The Installation pathway is designed for apprentice Electrical Installation Technicians who are completing the installation, inspection, testing and commissioning of electrical systems, devices, appliances and equipment in domestic, industrial, commercial, leisure and agricultural buildings, structures and environments

The Maintenance pathway is designed for apprentice Electrical Maintenance Technicians who are involved in Maintaining, servicing and repairing electrical and electronic systems in
commercial, leisure, industrial and agricultural buildings, structures and the environment. This may include office blocks, leisure complexes, shopping centres or automated production systems.

The Level 3 programme is delivered in the workplace over a three year period.  Day release to College for the Knowledge element of the apprenticeship is over two years depending on when apprentices start the programme.

 

Course Content

This qualification covers both the Knowledge and Competence part of the programme. Units studied include:

Knowledge Units:

  • Understanding Health and Safety legislation, practices and procedures - installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Understanding environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems
  • Understanding the practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment - electrical maintenance
  • Understanding the practices and procedures for planning and preparing to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Understanding the practices and procedures for maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
  • Understanding principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Understanding the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems

Competence Units:

  • Applying Health and Safety legislation and working practices - installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Applying environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems
  • Overseeing and organising the work environment
  • Plan and prepare to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords in electrical systems
  • Inspecting, testing, commissioning and certifying electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Electrotechnical occupational competence

Level 2 Functional skills or GCSEs in English Maths and ICT (as appropriate)
Employment Rights & Responsibilities
Personal Learning & Thinking Skills 

Entry Requirements

Although there are no minimum entry requirements to undertake the Level 3 Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation or Electrical Maintenance, applicants should:

  • have an aptitude for technical subjects and/or are practically minded
  • show an interest in technology
  • demonstrate an ability to solve practical problems
  • have the motivation to succeed
  • be willing to learn and apply that learning in the workplace
  • good colour vision to recognise colour coded wires and components
  • ability to work at heights or in confined spaces
  • willingness to work outside
  • willingness to work unsociable hours


Examples of formal qualifications that could indicate that an applicant has the potential to progress into this Level 3 Apprenticeship are:

Successful completion of an Level 2 Apprenticeship in the Building Services Engineering Sector or GCSE grade A-C/9-4 in each of the following:- a communication subject, maths and either a science or technical-based subject. 

Duration and Delivery

The apprenticeship will last 42 months, one day a week in College.

Progression

Upon successful completion of this apprenticeship students may progress onto higher level study or into employment. The following job roles are covered in this course: Installation Electrician or Maintenance Electrician

Additional Information

For further details please contact our Admissions team on 020 8268 3073.  For further course specific information, please contact either Muhammed Hanif on 020 8268 3074 or Jan West on 020 8268 2788 in the School of Engineering.

If you are an employer and interested in any of our Apprenticeships for your staff, please email our dedicated This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call them on 020 8268 2861.

Information for Employers


How can taking on an Apprentice help your business?
The Apprenticeship framework is designed to meet the needs of employers and to provide a vocational pathway into a profession.  Intermediate level apprentices will train in roles appropriate to their chosen profession, learning on the job practical skills working at a business four days aand attending college one day each week.  The duration of an apprenticeship course is a minimum of 12 months.
All Apprenticeship frameworks are designed to provide apprentices with the knowledge, ski8lls and understanding they need to perform their job role and to support their future progressions.  Apprenticeships are an ideal way to help your business harness fresh new talent.

What do you need to know?
Apprenticeships can be suitable for either a new employee or an existing member of staff.  They typically involve four days a week on the job training and one day a week at college.  You will be responsible for the apprentice’s wages which, from September October 2015, will be £132 per week.

What qualifications do we offer?
An Apprenticeship consists of:

  • An appropriate-level Knowledge Certificate (usually level 2 or level 3).
  • An NVQ practical qualification (usually level 2 or level 3).
  • Functional Skills qualification (if the candidate has not previously achieved a GCSE grade C in English and Maths).
  • Employee Rights & Responsibilities
  • Personal learning and thinking skills

We can help you by

  • Explaining the way Apprenticeships work
  • Providing a dedicated assessor to perform workplace assessments
  • Supporting your new and existing staff into Apprenticeships, subject to eligibility
  • Providing a free recruitment service to help you find the right apprentice for your organisation
  • Facilitating your application for the Employer Grant

Cost
16-18 year olds are fully funded by the College
For those aged 19+ an Employer Contribution will be required
An Employer Grant of £1,500 is available for those eligible

Contact
For further course specific information, please contact either Muhammed Hanif on 020 8268 3074 or Louise Bracegirdle on 020 8268 2788 in the School of Engineering.

If you are an employer and interested in any of our Apprenticeships for your staff, please email our dedicated This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or call them on 020 8268 2861.

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