Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Installation/Maintenance Electrician - Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship

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Course Type: Apprenticeships Start Date: September 2021 Duration: Up to four years Entry requirements: Functional Skills may be required dependant on apprenticeship and previous qualifications achieved. Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures)

Why this apprenticeship?:

This apprenticeship aims to progress the knowledge, understanding, and practical skills regarding installing electro technical systems and equipment.

Once apprentices have learnt the required skills and knowledge, they will demonstrate their occupational competence in the workplace within this apprenticeship. 

The apprenticeship is ideal if you have previous experience of working in the industry and want to develop your skills further, perhaps to move into a management role. 

The training aims to progress the apprentice by building their knowledge and gaining plenty of practical, on-the-job experience.

Entry Requirements

Anyone aged 16 or over can apply for an apprenticeship. You cannot be self-employed and must have lived in the UK or EU for the past three years to be eligible.

Why choose an apprenticeship?

Apprenticeships are a fantastic way to gain a nationally recognised qualification and valuable skills whilst working. We are a major provider of apprenticeships in the South East, helping employers to find the right apprentice for their business or up-skill existing employees, and supporting individuals to succeed. 

Course content

This standard will support you to achieve:

  •  Wiring Electrical Equipment
  •  Assembling Wiring Support Systems
  •  Principles of Electro-Technology
  •  Provide Client Consultation Services
  •  Power and Resistance
  •  Using Meters to Read Voltage

Why the MET?

Our industry experienced teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims.

Without a doubt, one of the reasons we know you will love studying at Brighton MET is the location of our central campus. 

Right in the heart of Brighton’s world-famous North Laine, the College is within walking distance of all the city’s main amenities – the award-winning city library, the independent shops and eateries and the beach.

How much will I earn?

Apprenticeships are paid training schemes. You will learn and earn at the same time.

Wages will vary depending on the type of apprenticeship, but there is a national minimum wage (NMW) in the UK which applies to all 16 – 18 year olds and to those aged 19 and over in the first year of their studies. From April 2018, this is £3.70 per hour and from April 2019 it will increase to £3.90 per hour. However, the MET encourages employers to pay at a higher hourly rate. After a year, all apprentices need to be paid the minimum wage for their age. For more information please see the Government NMW web page.



How long does an apprenticeship take?

An apprenticeship can take between one and four years to complete depending on the level and subject area. As a guide, an Intermediate Level 2 Apprenticeship usually takes around 12 to 18 months and an Advanced Level 3 Apprenticeship around 18 to 24 months.

What might my working hours be?

Apprentices are required to have a minimum of 30 contracted hours with an employer who will agree working patterns. Expect 20% of your contracted time to be dedicated to your apprenticeship training.

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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