Electrical

Faculty of Construction

Attendance Options: Full Time, Part Time, Full Time

 

What will I study?

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.


How will I be assessed?

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 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 Courses : 
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). 

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

Full Time GCSE Re-sit Study Course
You will receive an offer of a place on the course subject to passing an English & Maths assessment. 

Full Time Level 1 Course 
English & Maths GCSE Grades E-G/1- 2 or English & Maths Functional Skills Entry Level 3. 

Full Time Level 2 Course 
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grade D/3 including English and Maths or a vocational qualification Level 1, plus GCSE grade D/3 in both English and Maths. 
English & Maths Functional Skills Level 1 will be accepted as an alternative to GCSEs.  

Full time Level 3 Course
Minimum of 4 GCSEs at grades A-C/4-9 (including English and Maths) or a vocational qualification Level 2, plus GCSE grade C/4 in both English and Maths

T Level 
Minimum of 5 GCSE passes but English and Maths GCSE must be Grade 5 or above. 
T levels in Science and Healthcare Science will also require a minimum of a grade 5 in a GCSE Science subject.

 

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 - http://www.oldham.ac.uk/apprenticeships-traineeships/apprenticeships/

To apply for a vacancy - http://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.

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

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.