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Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment

Course Code: AP3

Subject area: Construction & the Building Trades
Awarding body: City & Guilds
Qualification: Apprenticeship
Course type: Full-time
Time of Day: Daytime
Duration: Three and a half years

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About the course

Do you want to train for a job as an electrician or work in the electrotechnical industry? This advanced Apprenticeship in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment offers the chance to complete your electrician training with City College Plymouth. This course will give you everything you need to become a fully qualified electrician! The electrotechnical industry offers the opportunity of a diverse and exciting career in a field where your expertise will always be required. If you’re prepared to work hard, this industry can offer a full career path from school leaver to professional, with very good money available when you get there! From domestic work to major engineering projects, there is a wealth of job opportunities available that few other industries can match. All this, and you can earn while you learn! This Apprenticeship is designed to extend and expand on your current knowledge of electrical principles and installation practices, providing you with the sound principles required for a career in electrical installation. On successful completion you may progress to a number of Foundation Degrees on offer at City College Plymouth. Alternatively, you could benefit from increased career opportunities with a range of companies, or even set up your own.

What you'll learn

As an apprentice you will gain valuable experience and occupational competence within your workplace setting. You will be employed and, under supervision carrying out different types of electrical work.You will need to achieve the full 104 credits from completing these units:• health and safety legislation, practices and procedures
• environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems
• practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment
• practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
• the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment
• the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems
• the principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
• the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
• the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems.You will also complete Functional Skills level two in maths, English and ICT, Employers Rights and Responsibilities and Personal Learning and Thinking Skills.

Entry requirements

Acceptance on this Apprenticeship will be determined through interview, diagnostic testing and vocational assessment.


Assessment is continuous, both on and off the job, through multiple choice exams, written exams and practical assessments.

What's next?

On successful completion, you may wish to continue your studies by moving onto a higher level Apprenticeship or course. You could also benefit from greatly enhanced job opportunities, whether with your current employer or elsewhere.

Important information

Fees quoted apply to courses starting in the academic year 2017/18 (August 2017 – July 2018). There may be a slight increase in fees for courses starting 2018/19.

Whether or not you've got a work placement lined up, you can apply for and start an Apprenticeship at any time. We'll work with you to make sure you're on the right career path and help match you with a suitable employer. All you have to do is complete and return an application form and our Work-based Learning Team will be in touch.