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Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures) Electro-Technical Qualification 2357


The Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrotechnical Systems specialises in Electrical Installation for Buildings and Structures. From being an operative or electrical installer you will become an Installation or Maintenance Electrician. You will be in a job that allows you to work supervised and as you progress to be able to work on your own and may require you to supervise others of a lower rank.


During the first year an Advanced Apprentice Electrician you can expect to assist the electricians on site with tasks relating to the installation of electrical systems and equipment.

In the second year, you will be required to carry out basic tasks under supervision. In the third and fourth years you will be expected to carry out skilled tasks including installing electrical cables and equipment in domestic, commercial and industrial environments, and the visual inspection and electrical testing of those installations.

The programme involves one day a week attendance at College to gain the knowledge for the Technical Certificate of the qualification. The remainder of your time will be spent on site gathering evidence towards the NVQ assessment portfolio.


The programme requires you to attend College for 1 day a week between 8.30am and 6.00pm. The day will comprise of technical lectures, practical installation training and functional skills depending on your existing maths, English and ICT qualifications.

Entry Requirements

All applicants will be invited for an interview with a Training Officer and you will be asked to take an entrance test to assess your levels of maths and English. We also need to check that you do the range of work needed to complete your onsite evidence. Electrical Apprentices are required to have GCSE Grade C or grade 4 or above in maths, English and ICT. If you don not have these grades, you may still be accepted onto the programme but we will ask you to take Functional Skills alongside in the subject necessary.

Interview Process

Interview with the Training Officer.

Questions & Answers

How is the course assessed?

You will be supported by a Training Officer to record evidence of work you have done in the work place. We call this portfolio building and it can be done in your workplace or during the day in College.

Are there any opportunities for progression?

The Advanced Apprenticeship programme can lead onto specialist short courses, Degree in Electrical Engineering, City & Guilds 730 Teacher’s Certificate and the Level 4 Assessor Award. Career opportunities include: Site Management; Project Management; Quantity Surveying; Architecture.

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Before Enrolment

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During Your Study

To help you to succeed in your course of study we offer a range of services. For instance, you may have a learning difficulty and/or disability or other condition which significantly affects your daily life. If you would like to discuss your support needs, or for further information about the support available, please contact the study support team on 01422 357357 Ext 9347.

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Course details

  • Attendance: Part-time (day)
  • Start Date: Various Start Dates
  • Hours per week: 6.5 hours per week
  • Days: Various
  • Start Time: 9.00 am
  • End Time: 4.30 pm
  • Duration: 3 years + portfolio building
  • Course Fees: No fees payable for learners aged 16-18. For applicants over 18, please contact us for more information.
  • Venue: Calderdale College
  • Faculty: Construction & Technology
  • Department Manager: Andrew Barnes


  • Level: Level 3
  • Qualification Name: Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures) Electro-Technical Qualification 2357
  • Awarding Body: City and Guilds

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