Course overviewElectrical Installation Level 3 Apprenticeship City of Bristol College
An Electrical Apprenticeship for people who work in electrical installation. This Electrical Installation Level 3 Apprenticeship lasts for a minimum of 48 months.
For the first three years of the Electrical Apprenticeship you will spend one day a week at college. The final year is entirely workplace-based.
Electricians are always in demand. You can work in a wide variety of environments. This includes everything from wiring houses to designing and inspecting electrical installations in large industrial complexes.
Who is this course for?
If you have a keen interest in electrical installation and would like to learn a highly skilled trade, then this Electrical Apprenticeship may be the right course for you. To join the Electrical Apprenticeship course you should be employed or have a current offer of employment in the electrical installation sector.
When undertaking this Electrical Apprenticeship, you will study a mixture of both work-based learning and training at College. You will also undertake an endpoint assessment (EPA) to complete your competency in Electrical Installation.
Your employer will pay the minimum apprenticeship wage while you are learning your trade.
What you'll learn
This Electrical Apprenticeship course will teach you the knowledge and practical skills to become a trained electrician. You will learn the fundamentals of electrical installation.
Course entry requirements
To join this Electrical Apprenticeship you must have at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 3 or above including English Language and Maths, to be employed or to have an offer of employment with an appropriate employer and an initial assessment at Level 1 or above.
You must also have a strong commitment to working with your employer and College assessor and an excellent record of attendance at school or College.
You must also demonstrate a high degree of enthusiasm and a guarantee to succeed and prepare effectively for employment.
How is the course delivered and assessed?
The first three years you’ll be attending college on a day release basis. This will give you knowledge and skills to support your workplace learning. You will also work on your NVQ portfolio.
The final year is entirely in the workplace. You will complete your portfolio and prepare for the AM2 endpoint assessment.
You will be assessed in a number of different ways and will receive regular feedback to help you grow and develop. Some of the ways in which we will measure your success and competence will be: attendance, portfolio work, exams and online and practical assessments.
Future career and study opportunities
On successful completion of the Electrical Apprenticeship you could obtain employment in the ever-growing electrical industry. Electricians are well-respected and can expect to earn a decent wage, with good career prospects.
Once you have completed your Advanced Apprenticeship you can register with the Joint Industrial Board (JIB), which will allow you to work on most construction sites.
As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery.
You will need your own protective footwear for practical sessions. You may also need a high visibility vest, protective goggles and gloves for some tasks. We offer some equipment which is free for you to use in College.
If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.
To keep everyone safe, we’ve reduced the number of people in our buildings at one time. Most of our courses include sessions taught at the college supported by online learning.
Fees and applications
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Apprenticeship fees will be agreed between your employer and the College. You will get paid, alongside gaining a qualification. Find out more about apprenticeships.