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What will I study?

Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations BS 7671:2018 (wiring regulations 18th edition)

If you are an electrician with the current 2382-15 and want to update to the current 2382-18 the one day course is for you. This update will include all key changes to the IET Requirements for Electrical Installations BS7671-2018.

If you are an Electrician or any allied trade that requires you to possess the 2382-18 to perform your role, then the 3 day course is for you. You will gain the current BS7671-2018 IET Requirements for Electrical Installations. This qualification also enhances you CV if you intent to apply for employment in the electrical industry. 

These courses are offered on a part time basis, as a 1 Day update at £195 per candidate.

Also the 3 day full course at £390 per candidate.

This includes Exam Fee and Certificate.

Payment for the course is required on application. (This is a full cost course no fee remission)

Future dates for the course will be advertised on our web site.

First date is 30th October to 1st November 2018

Level 1 full time : Electrical Installation (City and Guilds) This qualification is for those waiting to enter the Electrical industry.  It gives you the opportunity to pick up some core skills and knowledge and gives you the opportunity to progress onto our Level 2 & 3 Electrical Installation qualifications. These qualifications are aimed at learners who want to learn the basic skills and knowledge of Electrical Installation.

You will study wiring and terminals, fabrication techniques, and electrical science and technology. 

Core subjects which are covered in the qualification -

  • Structure of the construction industry
  •  Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings and site preparation in the construction industry

Level 2 full time : Technical Certificate in Electrical Installation (City and Guilds) If you are a 16-19-year-old learner, who wishes to work as an electrician in the building services industry. It has been designed to deliver a high level of occupational skills and provide a platform from which to progress through further into an apprenticeship programme or into employment. This route at Level 2 is a step towards becoming a competent electrician.

Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures City and Guilds) full time : If you want to work as electricians in the building services engineering sector. This qualification does not make candidates fully qualified electricians. It allows candidates to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the electro-technology sector. ** Note You must complete a full level 2 before you can progress to the Level 3.

What will I study? (Apprenticeship)

Oldham College are now delivering the new Level 3 Electrotechnical Standard, designed by employers and recognised by industry.

As an apprentice on the Electrical Installation pathway you will learn how to complete the installation, inspection, testing and commissioning of electrical systems, devices and appliances and equipment in a wide variety of settings including commercial, industrial and domestic.

New entrants will be expected to have Grade 4 or above or A-C in English and Maths.

How will I be assessed?

Level 1 Electrical Installation (City and Guilds)

These are all assessed as Assignment based exams. You will also be required to meet Milestone markers through the course. These are set targets of achievement and must be completed as a Mandatory requirement.

You will also have to complete a Mandatory level of work experience to complete the course.

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Electrical Installation  (City and Guilds)

Synoptic assignment, the synoptic assignment (Practical skills assessment) is externally set, internally marked and externally moderated.

Externally marked exam, this exam is externally set and externally marked, and can be taken either online through City & Guilds’ computer-based testing platform (020), or as a paper based exam (520)

Through each part of the course you will be required to complete formative assessments set by the tutors. This will assess as an ongoing practice your skill level. These will be set as Milestone markers and will be Mandatory through the course.

You will also be required to complete work outside of college with an employer. This is a Mandatory element to the completion of the course.

Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures - City and Guilds)

This qualification is a unit based qualification and will be assessed at each stage using a variety of assessment methods.

You will also have to complete a Mandatory level of work experience to complete the course.

Health and safety in building services engineering

Understand the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems (Online Externally set, externally marked Exam).

Principles of electrical science (Externally set online exam & Assignment)

Electrical installations: fault diagnosis and rectification. (Practical assessment & Externally set Online Exam)

Electrical Installations: inspection, testing and commissioning. (Practical assessment & Externally set Online Exam)

Electrical systems design. (Assignment based Exam)

Career awareness in building services engineering. (Assignment based Exam)

You will also be set Milestone markers to check progress in each unit. These must be completed to set targets and are Mandatory.

How will I be assessed (Apprenticeship)?

Assessment will be made up of externally set and marked on-screen assessments, as well as projects and written assessments set by the awarding body covering theory and practical skills. Workplace performance will be assessed against set assessment criteria and you will complete a portfolio of evidence to show this. Apprentices will also complete an end point assessment the AM2. This is a timed practical and theory assessment requiring you to perform a set of common tasks and procedures that a full scope electrical operative might face when working in commercial or industrial premises as well as dwellings. The AM2 will be graded pass/merit/distinction.

What will this lead to?

Level 1 Electrical Installation (City and Guilds)

On successful completion of the course with high attendance and commitment you will be offered placement on to the level 2 Electrical Qualification.

Level 2 Technical Certificate in Electrical Installation (City and Guilds)

This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and practical skills needed for working in the electro-technical industry, which will prepare you to enter an electro-technical apprenticeship programme or progress onto the level 3 Advanced Diploma in Electrical Installation. On completion of the Apprenticeship, the learner will be recognised by the industry as competent as an installation or maintenance electrician.

Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures) (City and Guilds)

It allows candidates to progress into employment, although not as a fully qualified electrician, or to the following City & Guilds qualifications:

Level 3 NVQ in Electro Technical Services, Level 3 Diploma in Electro Technical Technology, Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations, Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations, Level 4 Award in Design and Verification of Electrical Installations, 18th Edition wiring regulations course. Progression on to the HNC and HND in Building service industry at University (UCO) This course on completion is worth 32 UCAS Points

What will this lead to (Apprenticeship)?

On successful completion of the Apprenticeship you will be a Qualified Electrician.

There are further progression routes available in the industry and you can carry on earning while you learn, with qualifications such as HNDs, Degrees and Master’s.

Examples of wider employment options are Project Engineer, Contract Manager, Technician.

Entry requirements

Entry Level Programme: Skills for Life & Work

No formal qualifications are required for this course, although evidence of personal progression from previous education establishments would be beneficial.

These courses are specifically designed for learners with a special educational need (SEND).

Entry Level Programme: Skills & Employability

English & maths GCSE Grades G-U / 1 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3

 

GCSE Re-sit Study Programme

You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & maths assessment.

 

Vocational Level 1 Programme

English & maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3.

 

Vocational Level 2 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including maths and English or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both maths and English. English & maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.

 

Vocational Level 3 Programme

Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including maths and English) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both maths and English

How to apply

You can apply for all our courses by choosing the Apply Now button, which appears once you have chosen the area you are interested in.

You can apply for Apprenticeship vacancies or register your interest in an Apprenticeship sector as follows -

To register your interest - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/

To apply for a vacancy - https://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeship-vacancies/

 

 

 

Cost

Full Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits. We have a bursary scheme to assist with these costs.

  • If you're aged 19 or over, you may need to pay tuition fees and exam fees, but many students will be eligible for discounts on these.
  • If you're 19 to 23 and do not already hold a full Level 2 (five or more GCSEs at Grade A* to C/1-4; NVQ Level 2 or equivalent) or full Level 3 (an Access to Higher Education Course, BTEC National Certificate or Diploma, NVQ Level 3, or two or more A Levels or equivalent) qualification you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees if you undertake a full Level 2 or full Level 3 qualifications.    
  • If you are 19 and over, undertaking an Entry Level, Level 1 or Level 2 course you may be exempt from paying tuition and exam fees if you receive an active benefit (e.g. Universal Credit, Employment Support Allowance, Job Seekers Allowance) and are seeking work.
  • If you are aged 19 and over and study GCSE Maths or English and do not already hold a C grade/4 or higher in the subject that you are studying, you will be exempt from paying tuition fee and exam fees.
  • Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Part Time

If you are aged between 16 and 18 when you start your course and are taking a course leading to a qualification, the tuition and exam fees are free. However, there may be some additional costs for optional trips, recommended text books and professional start up kits.

Please note that fees may be charged to students ages 19 and over on certain courses. For more information about course fees and whether you may be eligible for fee remission please ring 0161 785 4039 or email admissions@oldham.ac.uk

Cost (Apprenticeship)

Contribution Rules          

  • 16-18 Where the employer has under 50 employees and they are not a levy paying employer the learner is fully funded by the government, this rule also applies to 19-24 year old who are Care Leavers or in possession of an Educational Healthcare Plan
  • 16-18 Where the employer has 50 or more employees and they are not a levy payer there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 16-18 Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme
  • 19+ All employers that are not a levy payers there will be a 10% charge with the government paying the remaining 90%. The 10% contribution will be invoiced as per the table above.
  • 19+ Where the employer is a levy payer, 100% of the funding will be claimed from their digital account on a monthly basis where the payments are scheduled according to the length of the learner's programme

Incentives

  • 16-18 The employer will receive £1,000 incentive, 50% at 90 days following enrolment and 50% at 365 days following enrolment assuming the student is still employed and active on the Apprenticeship. The employer will need to invoice the college for this at that time and confirm their eligibility to make the claims at that point. This applies to Apprenticeship Frameworks only and not new Standards.
  • 19-24 Where an employer has an Apprentice under the age of 25 where their earnings are below £43,000 per year the employer does not have to pay National Insurance Contributions (NIC's). Correct at the time of publication, check the HMRC section on gov.uk website

What happens next?

It is important that you come along and speak to one of our staff about your choice/s.

Once we receive your application, you will be invited in to speak to a tutor or a member of the Apprenticeship team to discuss your application.

This will provide you with the opportunity to ask any questions you may have about the course/Apprenticeship and to see our facilities.

 

Overview

Title: Electrical

Faculty: Construction

Attendance Options: Apprenticeship, Full Time, Part Time, Traineeship

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