Electrical Installation/Maintenance L3

NVQ Level 3

3-4 Years
Workplace and college
Theory & Practical

Entry Requirements: GCSE Grade C/4 or above in Maths, English and ICT

Course Info

The Advanced Apprenticeship in Electro-Technical 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 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.

The day will comprise of technical lectures, practical installation training and functional skills depending on your existing Maths, English and ICT qualifications.

Entry Requirements & Interview Process

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 do 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.

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