Apprenticeship (Level 3): Installation Electrician/Maintenance Technician (Electrotechnical)

Apprenticeship (Level 3): Installation Electrician/Maintenance Technician (Electrotechnical)

Study Mode: Part time
Course Level: Level 3

Where will this course lead?

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. Electricians are able to work on their own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner. They 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. On completion of their work the electrical systems must be safe to use.

If you are interested in working as an electrician and look forward to the challenge of work, but want to keep learning in a practical way, then this course is for you.

A level 3 apprenticeship is a way for you to acquire the skills required to become a fully-qualified electrician. It provides the opportunity to get the qualifications and experience you will need for jobs of the future.

Apprenticeships offer quality training to industry standards. They are designed by employers for employers - so you can be sure you are getting the skills the industry want.

You must be employed as the practical element is assessed at your workplace.

What will I study?

- Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations
- Electrical Scientific Principles and Technologies
- Design and Installation Practices and Procedures
- How to Plan and Oversee Electrical Work Activities
- Organise and Oversee the Electrical Work Environment
- Terminations and Connections of Conductors
- Terminate and Connect Conductors
- Apply Design and Installation Practices and Procedures
- Apply Practices and Procedures for Maintenance
- Inspection, Testing and Commissioning
- Inspect, Test and Commission Electrical Systems
- Fault Diagnosis and Rectification
- Apply Fault Diagnosis and Rectification
- Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671: 2008 (2015) 

How will this course be delivered?

You will receive comprehensive training at work and attend College on a day-release basis.

This will give you the opportunity to do real work, developing work-based skills that employers value, helping you to progress in your chosen career.

The College will provide an appointed work placement co-ordinator and assessor who will visit you in your workplace and support and assess how you are progressing. Some of these visits will provide you with evidence that you can use towards your qualification.

You will also be allocated an assessor who will visit you in the workplace to support the development of your vocational skills and End Point Assessment Portfolio.

What qualifications will I get?

Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification, (Installation) or (Maintenance)


Level 3 Apprenticeship Standard: Installation Electrician/Maintenance Technician

How will I be assessed?

Knowledge learning outcomes will be assessed via externally set on-screen assessments, along with a range of assignments, projects and written assessments covering theory and practical skills.

Workplace skills will be assessed in the workplace and the apprentice will complete a portfolio of evidence that demonstrates their ability against set assessment criteria.

The synoptic end-point assessment will be provided by the AM2. This single common assessment is externally set and marked.  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.

How do I get a place on the course?

Employers can receive advice and support from the Employer Services team at Solihull College and University Centre

What are the entry requirements?

GCSEs in the A*/9 - C/4 range or equivalent qualifications in Maths, English, Science and IT Entry is also subject to an initial assessment which will be carried out at College.

Individual employers will identify any relevant entry requirements in terms of previous qualifications, trainability tests, or other criteria. Most candidates will have English and mathematics at level 2 on entry.

Employers are welcome to engage with our full time learners already studying computing qualifications if they need assistance in recruiting apprentices. Links can be made through the College Employer Services team.

What else do I need to know?

How much will this course cost?
Please contact the College Employer Services Business Advisors for more information about funding and costs.

Is there anything else I will have to pay for in order to enrol an apprentice?
You will need a copy of BS7671 and the IEE on site guide as well as text books.

Have you got a question about this course?
Please contact the College Employer Services Business Advisors, or Contact the Head of School of Computing and Emerging Technologies.

Have a question about the course?
Please contact Admissions on 0121 678 7000 with any queries.
Start Date
Course Fee (p.a)
Course Code
Study Mode


September 2017



Not applicable to 16 - 19 year olds

Part time