Level 3 Apprenticeship in Electricial Installation Standard
This work based apprenticeship is ideal if you are working in, or want to work as an Electrician. You will gain technical knowledge and practical experience to start your career. Your new skills would enable you to install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. 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. You will be able to work on your own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner.
As part of this apprenticeship, you will be trained to perform the following duties:
- Duty 1 Understand fully and work in full compliance with health, safety, and environmental regulations; building regulations; industry guidance notes; relevant codes of practice, the requirements of the current edition of the Wiring Regulations (BS7671) and other relevant standards.
- Duty 2 Carry out electrical installation, initial verification, maintenance, and testing work on a variety of voltages; both AC and DC; single and three-phase.
- Duty 3 Carry out maintenance regimes, periodic inspection and testing and electrical installation condition reporting of existing electrical installations in accordance with manufacturer instructions and the requirements for electrical installations.
- Duty 4 Undertake the installation of both wired and wireless solutions in achieving a desired outcome appropriate to client needs per the requirements of BS 7671 and other relevant industry standards, and assess electrical loads on such new installations to ensure safe and suitable solutions are provided.
- Duty 5 Plan and deliver the best solution for the client, incorporating and integrating new technologies as required, within agreed budget, including the installation, maintenance, and inspection of special installations, including but not limited to electric vehicle charging systems, PV and Thermal panels battery storage, and Stand By Generation per the requirements of BS 7671 and other relevant industry standards.
- Duty 6 Decide the correct location, site and install mains-powered life safety systems for industrial, commercial and residential installations.
- Duty 7 Design and install wiring and connections for known and novel heating and cooling systems, for industrial, commercial, and residential installations which need electrical connections.
- Duty 8 Install cables within the fabric of the building for internal and external installations while maintaining the integrity of fire compartments.
- Duty 9 Understand the need for appropriate consideration towards, and knowledge of specialist requirements when working in historical installations and settings.
- Duty 10 Communicate and liaise effectively with your own project team, and those in other teams, such as clients or specialist contractors, and with internal or external stakeholders, respecting the need for the security of data and information.
- Duty 11 Understand the different types of novel technologies being developed relating to electrical installations including the smart grid, use of prefabricated products and components (plug and play), energy-efficient lighting technologies, lower carbon electric power generation and the IoT and how new technologies can be retrofitted to existing installations.
- Duty 12 Restore work area and return tools, and unused materials and equipment to a safe and reliable condition, to prescribed standards of cleanliness on completion of installation or maintenance work.
- Duty 13 Prepare and complete relevant work documentation from quotation to certification, including fault finding during commissioning, and handover stages in accordance with organisation policy and procedures and any other relevant information and guidance.
- Duty 14 Understand how to plan and project manage typical Electrician work to maximise quality of outcome and efficiency of workflow.
- Duty 15 Develop and maintain skills in using a range of practical and workshop skills, selecting, and applying appropriate materials, equipment, technologies and processes to install or maintain electrical installations.
- Five GCSEs at grade 4/C or above, including English and maths, or a relevant Level 2 qualification
- You will need to be employed, or find employment, in an electrical-related role
- Pass an electrical aptitude test
Where does this course lead to
Upon completion of this apprenticeship, you will be a qualified electrician.