What's Involved

The apprentice will need to complete the following to gain apprenticeship certification:

Level 3 Diploma in Installing/Maintaining Electrical Systems and Equipment:

This qualification provides the in-depth knowledge and theory required to perform safely and efficiently within the electrical industry and reflects the competencies recognised as the benchmark for qualified electrical operatives.

Functional Skills in maths and English:

These provide practical skills to help gain the most out of work, education and everyday life. Learners will complete written and online tests.


Following enrollment, learners engage in a blended programme of training and support that will include attendance at group training sessions on a day release (or block release) basis, work-based learning, email and face-to-face support from their trainer/assessor as well as a programme of training devised by the employer.

The length of the programme will differ depending on experience, knowledge and skills development along with the industry skills selected however the course is targeted for completion within 42 to 48 months.

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Avenues of progression include:

  • Registration on a Certification Scheme e.g. Testing
  • Relevant Level 4/5 qualifications e.g. HNC, Foundation Degree or a Higher Apprenticeship
  • Opportunities for career progression with further training into job roles such as Project Manager, Contracts Manger or Team Leader

What's next...

Funding levels are variable. To discuss what your funding options are and what apprenticeship contribution you may have to give, please contact us on 01743 454810.

Apprenticeship wages are paid by the employer. They should reflect that the apprentice is in training and must meet the National Minimum Wage for Apprentices. For apprentices over the age of 19, their wages must meet the National Minimum Wage for their age group after their first year as an apprentice (if the programme is longer than 12 months).

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