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Electrotechnical Pathway 1: Electrical Installation

Programme Overview:

Electricians install, inspect and test equipment, ensuring that electrotechnical systems work safely, and fixing faults where necessary. Their work must be compliant with many strict safety measures falling under different types of legislation and the electrician must keep up to date with the changes to this legislation.

They work on a very wide range of projects, from bringing power to homes to taking part in major engineering projects. Their tasks can range from transporting data along fibre-optic cables to programming computer-controlled ‘intelligent’ buildings and factories. They can also work with renewable technology, such as wind turbines or photovoltaic systems that turn the sun’s energy into electricity.

Typical tasks for an Electrotechnical apprentice might include:

  • Installing electrical appliances in homes which may require an approved domestic installer electrician to Part P of the building regulations.
  • Planning the layout and installation of electrical wiring, equipment and fixtures, based on job specifications and regulations.
  • Assembling, installing, testing and maintaining electrical or electronic wiring, equipment, appliances, apparatus and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.
  • Installing appliances and devices such as fire, safety and security, communications, and CCTV in commercial, industrial or public buildings.

Job Roles

Level 3 Advanced:

Installation Electrician:

Completes the installation, inspection, testing and commissioning of electrical systems, devices, appliances and equipment in domestic, industrial, commercial, leisure and agricultural buildings, structures and environments.

Qualifications

Level 3 Advanced:

  • Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment)
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in English
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in Maths
  • Level 2 Functional Skills in ICT
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