Electrotechnical Apprenticeship Level 3


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City & Guilds



This qualification is available at Level 3 only and aimed at learners wishing to commence a career within the Electrotechnical industry.

You will gain the skills and knowledge to carry out job roles and responsibilities associated with the installation of Electrotechnical systems.

On successful completion you will have achieved the industry desired level of competence required to carry out the specific roles.

Why choose Brock for Electrotechnical Apprenticeship Level 3?

Here at Brockenhurst College (Marchwood Skills Centre) we have warm, welcoming environment with dedicated facilities, workshop and resources for electrical installation.

The tutors have many years of industry and teaching experience covering many aspects of the electrical industry.

This includes electrical contracting, electrical fitting, electrical maintenance, electronics and telecommunications.

Teaching & learning

The underpinning knowledge units are delivered using a wide variety of teaching methods. This may include lectures, group discussions, group activities and research tasks.

Reference and use of technical manuals/literature is developed to enable understanding of industry standards to be developed.

Both the use of traditional paper (to develop examination skills) and electronic methods are encouraged and developed.

The majority of the units are theory based but some contain a significant practical content that will develop skills and a wide variety of electrical installation/testing/fault diagnosis practices.

The performance (NVQ) units will be assessed via the use of an internet based online portfolio system.

You will also undertake an end point assessment (EPA) at an independent assessment centre.


Training structure

A typical apprenticeship is expected to last between 42-48 months.

Training will be delivered on a day release basis, typically for 3 years, for the underpinning knowledge units of the apprenticeship.

You will produce a portfolio of evidence of work undertaken in a real work environment to demonstrate competence across a range of units.

Once the main qualification (the C&G 5357) and the English and Maths have been completed, you will undertake an end point assessment (EPA) at an independent assessment centre.  

You will be expected to produce a log to record 20% ‘off the job’ training for the duration of the apprenticeship.

There are eight underpinning knowledge units to be completed ranging from Health & Safety in Building Services engineering, installation of cable & cable support systems, electrical design, inspection & testing through to fault diagnosis & rectification etc.

There are six performance (NVQ) units that enable you to demonstrate competence across a range of activities in a real work environment.

Minimum entry requirements

Four GCSEs at grade 3 (grade D) to include English, Maths & Science.

It is expected that candidates have a Level 2 in English and Maths (GCSE Grade 4 (C) or better) or working towards achieving this by the end of the apprenticeship, this is useful but not essential.

A willingness to learn about the electrical industry is essential.

How will I be assessed?

Assessment will be undertaken throughout the apprenticeship via the use of portfolio of evidence, assignments (written & practical), written exams & multiple choice online tests.

An end point assessment, undertaken at an independent assessment centre, will be undertaken at the end of the apprenticeship.

This is designed to assess you across a range of activities.

Information & support

For learners aged 16-18 the apprenticeship is fully funded.

For learners aged 19+ the learner’s employer is required to pay a contribution of up to £900 (spread & paid monthly over the duration of the apprenticeship).

What can I do with this Apprenticeship?

This apprenticeship will enable you to become fully qualified as an installation electrician in electrotechnical industry.

This could open up a number of potential career paths & specialisms in the electrotechnical industry.

Such examples being: electrical installation & maintenance in domestic, commercial & industrial installations; working as part of installation teams in factories; installation of fire & security systems; telecommunications; armed forces & Merchant Navy.

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