Faculty of
Construction & Manufacturing

Apprenticeship In Street Lighting


  • Title: Apprenticeship In Street Lighting
  • Level: Level
  • Length: 1 Year(s)
  • Term: Work Based
  • Faculty: Construction & Manufacturing
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No Formal Entry Requirements
The Level 2 and Level 3 Certificate in Highway Electrical Work- Public Lighting- Qualifications offer you a nationally recognised qualification route that will enable progression within the apprenticeship framework and current work-related competency based provision. Married with the Level 2 NVQ Certificate in Highway Electrical Systems and the Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Servicing/ Servicing and Commissioning Highway Electrical Systems, it will provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills and demonstrate competency across a full range of daily activities that you would be expected to do as a Highway Electrical Systems operative. With these qualifications being made up of units, it allows you to select the relevant ones which apply to you for your particular job role. This flexible approach means that if you do not need to gain the full Certificate/Diploma, you will still gain evidence and certification, ensuring that you continue your professional development.
  • Health and safety and environmental working practices
  • Establish effective working relationships
  • Prepare for the installation and maintenance of highway electrical systems and Equipment
  • Apply surface protection to highway electrical systems
  • Carry out emergency work on highway electrical systems
  • Identify and correct faults in highway electrical systems, equipment and components
  • Install and connect highway electrical systems, equipment and components
  • Install highway electrical infrastructure equipment
  • Maintain highway electrical systems, equipment and components

The above provide the basis of what is required to become a competent Highways Electrical Operative where you will carry out activities such as attending road traffic incidents, performing cyclic maintenance, testing and inspecting, installing different types of infrastructure and interpreting site drawings.

You will engage with various types of companies that provide services such as civil engineering, electrical, surveying and road surfacing and you will work in companies that will expect you to travel the country and engage with all types of staff members from fellow highways operatives to directors.

Throughout your apprenticeship you will develop your motor skills, interactivity, manner and attitude as well as gaining qualifications such as:

  • Emergency First Aid at Work
  • Temporary Traffic Management
  • The correct and safe use of Mobile Elevated Working Platforms
  • Abrasive Wheels training

This list and the above list are by no means exhaustive as there are many different routes available within this sector. Contact us!

Throughout this course, you will be assessed using a wide range of techniques such as multiple choice answer sheets, coursework, onsite observations, professional discussions, product evidence and practicals
Further progression is possible in Higher Education including Higher Apprenticeships, Foundation Degrees and Higher National Certificates, registration with the Institution of Engineering & Technology,
HERS registration, and an ECS HERS card.

You could move into the management and supervision of Highway works, the designing of lighting systems and development of new roadways and tramways.

Potential salaries from to £22000 pa and up for a qualified Highways Electrician

  • £25000 and above for site supervisors, managers and directors
Level 3 – 4 x GCSE grades A-C or level 4-9 ( including English and Maths)
Interest in Highways Electrical Systems/Electrical Installation
City and Guilds Electrical Installation

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

Visit: www.oldham.ac.uk or Call: 0161 785 4000