Farnborough College of Technology
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About this course

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 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. 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.

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Studies include

How will I be taught?

The NVQ Diploma is achieved through the creation of a site diary including workplace evidence and supported by on site assessments. Apprentices also attend Aldershot College once a week to learn the underpinning knowledge required and to develop their skills. In addition, there are regular progress monitoring and support visits to the workplace.

What modules are covered?

The programme covers a range of practical skills and underpinning knowledge and includes the following five components:

1. NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment – Buildings, Structures and the Environment (Level 3)

  • Ensure safe site working
  • Environmental legislation, working practices and environmental technology systems
  • Oversee and organise the working environment
  • Install wiring systems, electrotechnical equipment and systems
  • Terminate and connect conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
  • Inspect, test, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Diagnose and correct electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment
  • Design, build, install and maintain electrical equipment and systems
  • Plan, prepare and install wiring systems and associated equipment in buildings, structures and the environment

2. Functional Skills: English, Maths & ICT Level 2

3. Employment Rights & Responsibilities Workbook

4. AM2 Achievement Measurement Skills Test

5. Personal Thinking & Learning Skills

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What Next?

Apprenticeships are a proven way of increasing staff retention and productivity. 92% of employers who employ apprentices believe that Apprenticeships lead to a more motivated and satisfied workforce. Apprenticeships enable employers to recruit and train the employees to meet the specific needs of their business.

By the end of the apprenticeship the candidate will have satisfied the requirements for registration as Eng Tech by the Engineering Council.

For more information or to recruit an Apprentice, please contact our
Employer Hotline on 01252 407299.


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Entry Requirements

What previous qualifications and experience will I need?

The entry criteria are staff aged 16 and over with GCSEs A*-C (9 - 4) in Maths and English. GCSE grades will be considered along with the results of an initial assessment.

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