An Apprenticeship is ideal if you want to work as an electrician, installing systems and equipment, in buildings, structures and the environment within the electrotechnical industry. It allows you to learn, develop and practice the skills required for employment in the electro-technical sector and get paid while you learn.
What will I learn?
You will cover a wide variety of units which cover everything from health and safety legislation, practices and procedures, to the installation of electrical circuits, systems and equipment. You will also learn about maintaining electrical systems and equipment and the relevant procedures. We’ll show you how to diagnose and correct faults and help you understand the electrical principles associated with design, building and installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems.
How will I be taught?
You will be based with your employer four days per week and attend College one day per week. At College you will be taught be an industry experienced tutor in both a workshop and classroom environment. At work, you will be kept on track by a Preston’s College assessor.
How will I be assessed?
Assessment includes multi choice exams, written exams, projects and practical assessments all presented in a portfolio with a final trade test (AM2) at the end of the course.
What can I do next?
On successful completion of your Apprenticeship, you can progress to a career in the electro-technical industry with great scope for continuing professional development including IEE Regulations & Inspection and Testing courses. Some learners also progress onto Higher Education.
Is there anything else I need to know?
During the practical aspect of the programme you will be required to bring your own personal protective equipment in the form of safety boots, overalls and a high visibility vest, as you will be working within a workshop environment for most of the time. Although all other tools and equipment are provided you will need to purchase stationery items for use in the class room such as folders, pens, rulers etc.