Course overview

Installation and Maintenance Electrician 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.

You need to find your own employer as part of your application for an apprenticeship; you can search apprenticeship vacancies on


Start Your Apprenticeship Journey with City of Bristol College 

Start your apprenticeship journey with City of Bristol College

Additional information

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 course, you must have at least 5 GCSEs at Grade 4 or above including English Language and Maths, or to have completed an alternative full Level 2 course with Level 1 Functional Skills. You must be employed or to have an offer of employment with an appropriate employer.

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.

View the full assessment plan.

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.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College apprentice, you may incur additional costs on your apprenticeship. For example, it is likely you may need to pay for travel and stationery, and for some apprenticeships you may need to purchase specialist equipment.

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