Apprenticeship In Electrical Installation

Apprentice Electrician or in construction and have access to domestic and commercial projects. 

On completion starting salaries are circa £19,000 (taken from national careers service)

If you are aged 16-23 the Skills Funding Agency will fund the cost of the training.
If you are aged 24+ an employer contribution would be required.

Ideally GCSE Grades A-C would be required, however, learners can complete an initial assessment to ensure they can meet the requirements of the programme.
There will also include a Bpec assessment.

As an Apprentice you will learn to install, maintain and repair equipment in a variety of locations including houses, industrial and commercial premises. This Apprenticeship offers a combination that will equip you with the breadth of skills and knowledge required to work in all types of installation environments. Available as an Advanced Apprenticeship

On successful completion progression routes are available to move on to self-employment or alternatively HNC/HND or progression for career including management/site management training and qualifications. 

As a student of Oldham College you will have full use of all the college facilities

  • Install, maintain and repair electrical services (eg. lighting, sockets, fire alarms, emergency lighting & heating controls).
  • Work indoors and outdoors and be prepared to sometimes work at height
  • Work with little or no supervision; relying on their own initiative
  • Be prepared to travel away from home
  • Develop good working relationships with people
  • Read both building and engineering drawings
  • Understand wiring and circuit diagrams
  • Select (within limits) materials and equipment
  • Inspect and test electrical installations
  • Diagnose and rectify faults on a range of circuits and equipment
  • Write reports
  • NVQ Level 3 in Electro-technical Technology
  • Functional Skills English, Maths and IT
  • Employment rights and responsibilities
  • Practical Performance Assessment – AM2

As you can see below, the job of an electrician is varied and interesting and can offer a challenging career. Consequently, the training programme that you will be following as an Oldham College apprentice has been designed to help you by meeting and delivering training to these standards and expectations.

Study Programme

All students at Oldham College will participate in a personalised study programme that will maximise your potential and enable you to progress onto employment, apprenticeships or higher education.

This means you will:

  • Study a core qualification in a vocational discipline and continue to develop your English and Maths skills through functional skills, GCSE resits and the option of Level 3 qualifications
  • Participate in meaningful work experience
  • Enjoy a range of enrichment opportunities e.g. basketball, archery, skiing and sign language
  • Take part in dedicated tutorial sessions to review your progress and development