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Electrical | NVQ in Electrical Installations on site units and AM2 Test

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Entry requirements: Applicants must have a completed or be working towards completing an Electrical qualification – 2357-13, 2365-30 or 2330. Assessment: On-site assessment in the workplace, written assignment, portfolio, external AM2 examination.

Why this course?

This NVQ in Electrical Installations is designed for candidates that have completed a Level 3 Diploma (Technical Certificate) in Electrical Installations. This is a work-based qualification that includes on-site assessments and the AM2 test. After successful completion of this course candidates will be qualified electricians and able to get an ECS card. All of the units and practical assessments for this course take place on-site in the workplace. 

Candidates need to be working in industry with an electrician to enable the practical evidence to be assessed by our assessor.


Start date

This course runs throughout the year, you can start at any time.
The date indicated below is for example purposes only.

Please select apply and we will contact you to discuss the most suitable start date.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CM0186-1C 07 Feb 2020 This course is assessed on-site 18 months £2,250.00 Apply

Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances, please see our finance information.

Entry requirements

Applicants must have a completed or be working towards completing an Electrical qualification – 2357-13, 2365-03 or 2330.

You must be working in industry with an electrician to enable the practical evidence to be assessed by our assessor.

Entry requirements

Course units include

  • Unit 311 - Applying Health and Safety legislation and working practices (installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment)
  • Unit 312 - Applying environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems.
  • Unit 313 - Overseeing and organising the work environment
  • Unit 315 - Planning, preparing and installing wiring systems and associated equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Unit 316 - Terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords in electrical systems
  • Unit 317 - Inspecting, testing, commissioning and certifying electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Unit 318 - Diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment
  • Unit 399 - Electrotechnical occupational competence 
Course units include
Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Electrical or electronics technician

Typical Tasks:

  • Plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings.
  • Sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data.
  • Plans installation methods, checks completed installation for safety and controls or undertakes the initial running of the new electrical or electronic equipment or system.
  • Diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment.
  • Visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of electrical and electronic systems and equipment.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -2.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,380

AVERAGE £25,721

POTENTIAL £37,830

Desired Skills:
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Science

Electrician or electrical fitter

Typical Tasks:

  • Examines drawings, specifications and wiring diagrams to determine the method and sequence of operations.
  • Selects, cuts and lays wires and connects to sockets, plugs or terminals by crimping, soldering, brazing or bolting.
  • Cuts, bends and installs electrical conduit.
  • Assembles parts and sub-assemblies using hand tools and by brazing, riveting or welding.
  • Installs electrical plant, machinery and other electrical fixtures and appliances such as fuse boxes, generators, light sockets etc.
  • Examines electrical plant or machinery, domestic appliances and other electrical assembly for faults using test equipment and replaces worn parts and faulty wiring.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 4.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £17,901

AVERAGE £28,938

POTENTIAL £39,917

Desired Skills:
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Electrical or electronic trade n.e.c.

Typical Tasks:

  • Examines drawings, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations.
  • Places prepared parts and sub-assemblies in position, checks their alignment and secures with hand tools to install x-ray and medical equipment, aircraft instruments and other electronic equipment.
  • Removes protective sheath from wires and cables and connects by brazing, soldering or crimping and applies conductor insulation and protective coverings.
  • Examines for defect and repairs electronic and related equipment.
  • Tests for correct functioning and makes any further necessary adjustments.
  • Performs routine servicing tasks, such as cleaning and insulation testing.
  • Assists with the erection of wood poles or steel towers to carry overhead lines.
  • Connects and installs transformers, fuse gear, lightning arrestors, aircraft warning lights, cable boxes and other equipment.
  • Connects cables to test equipment and tests for balance, resistance, insulation and any defects.
  • Locates and repairs faults to lines and ancillary equipment.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -2% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £19,305

AVERAGE £29,933

POTENTIAL £41,633

Desired Skills:
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