Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship in Electrical Engineering 

What does a Level 3 Electrical Engineering Apprentice do?

Industrial Electrician - Install, inspect and test electrical equipment, wiring systems, and components in factories and installations.

Electrical Engineering Technician - Build, install and maintain electrical equipment such as generators, motors, and transformers that produce and distribute electrical power. The work may include repairing electrical equipment, testing it and restoring it to full operation

Electrical Design Engineer - Design, manufacture, and testing of electrical components, control systems, wiring layouts to meet customers’ needs.

Measurement and Control Technician - Install, run, test and look after the instruments that monitor and control manufacturing processes, using sophisticated sensors and control systems to make sure products are measured, weighed, sorted and packaged correctly and efficiently.

Test Technician - Test, fault find and replace or repair components in electronic products or systems. May also test prototype electrical/electronic products and analyse the results.

Electronics Technician - Involved in designing, developing and manufacturing the electronic components of items such as telecommunications equipment; televisions; computers; mobile phones; hospital diagnostic and monitoring equipment.

What are the entry requirements?

Candidates must be aged 16 or over and should have:
- Practical abilities and the desire to work with your hands
- High motivation and are keen to work in the engineering maintenance environment
- The ability to follow instructions and diagrams
- The ability to work accurately and a good eye for detail
- Good communication and problem-solving skills
- Good numeracy and literacy abilities to work with data
- The ability to work on your own initiative, but also be a good team worker

What is the duration of the course?

Level 3 in Electrical takes approximately 42 months to complete dependent on the job role and level of work carried out.

How can I progress in Electrical Engineering?

After completing your Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship, you could progress onto Higher Apprenticeship Level 4 in Engineering, HNC or HND.

What Qualifications will I gain?

This qualification gives both a basic all-round grounding in engineering operations and techniques, as well as extensive theoretical and practical experience in your occupational area. On completion, you will be of fully-skilled status.

You can choose from a variety of pathways such as Electrical, Electronics.

1. The NVQ Extended Diploma in Electrical Electronic Engineering:
The National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) will be gained through on and off the job training ande the assessment of this will take place both within our Engineering Training Centre and in your workplace.

2. Level 3 Diploma in Engineering Technology: 
You will learn about Health & Safety, engineering principles and be involved in practical activities relevant to your chosen pathway.

3. Employment Rights and Responsibilities (ERR):
Employment Rights and Responsibilities cover legislation and other key policies you need to know and understand, relevant to your job role.

4. Functional Skills in English, Maths and ICT at Level 1:
Functional Skills are qualifications in Maths, English and ICT that equip learners with the practical skills needed to learn, live and work successfully.

5. PLTS (Personal, Learning and Thinking Skills):
These are generic skills that are essential to life, learning and work. There are 6 PLTS:
- Independent Enquiry
- Creative Thinking
- Reflective Learning
- Team Working
- Self-managing
- Effective Participation