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Apprenticeship in Electrical Installations and/or Maintenance

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Apprenticeship in Electrical installations and/or Maintenance

If you want to be an apprentice in Electrical Installations and/or Maintenance and don’t yet have an employer, contact our apprenticeship recruitment team; 01228 822798 or email Deborah Macleod at dmacleod@carlisle.ac.uk

If you already have an employer, or are an employer, contact our apprentice recruitment team; 01228 822708 or email Oli Matthews at omatthews@carlisle.ac.uk

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 proficiently and at times, without immediate supervision, in the most efficient and economical manner.

Electricians 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. Upon 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.

Reference: A0019SC
Duration: 42-48 months
Course Dates: September 2019
Type: Part Time (Day Release)
Contact: Daniel Dodd

Course Content
  • Principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
  • Practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Principles, practices and legislation for inspection, testing, commissioning and certification
  • Principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults
  • Principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems
  • Principles of planning and selection for installation
  • Practices and procedures for planning and preparing to maintain electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Health and safety and environmental regulations, guidance notes and relevant codes of practice, as well as the requirements for the current edition of the wiring regulations.

What will you learn?

  • To continue to maintain and enhance competence in electrical installations and/or maintenance
  • To undertake work in a way that contributes to sustainable development
  • To accept responsibility for the work of themselves and others
  • To accept, allocate and supervise technical tasks and other duties
  • To use oral, written and electronic methods for the communication of technical data and other information
  • To work effectively with colleagues, other trades, clients, suppliers and the public
  • To work reliably and effectively without close supervision
  • To exercise responsibilities in an ethical manner

End Point Assessment (Takes place at the end of the apprenticeship):

  • Synoptic AM2 assessment of practical, theory and health & safety knowledge
  • Multiple-choice questionnaire
  • Portfolio submission and demonstration of professional behaviours

Entry Requirements

  • An aptitude for practical work and problem solving
  • A dedicated, cautious and considerate attitude
  • An honest and reliable character
  • GCSE maths and English at grade C, 9 to 4, or Functional Skills Level 2
  • GCSE physics at grade C (preferred by not essential)

Possible Job Roles

Installation Electrician, Maintenance Electrician, Chargehand, Contracts Manager, Quality Assurance.

Progression

HNC and HND in General Engineering.

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