Electrical & Electronic Engineering Apprenticeship

Electrical and Electronic Engineering is probably the broadest and most dynamic of the engineering disciplines. This apprenticeship will develop the skills, knowledge and competence you will need to carry out the duties of an Electrical/Electronic Technician in the workplace. Learning the principles and practices needed to work in this area will require you to take part in formal lessons, tutorials, practical work and assessments.

This apprenticeship would be suitable for anyone who is looking to work as an Electrical and Electronic Engineer, Engineering Maintenance Technician, Engineering, Operative, Marine Engineer, Marine Engineering Technician

In the first year you will develop your basic engineering skills, knowledge and practical experience by working in machining using centre lathes and milling machines, you will be shown fitting skills using your hand skills, understanding engineering materials and drawing and be able to communicate technical information. You will learn all about manufacturing electronic control systems and testing electrical equipment. In your second year you will start to work towards your specialist area.

Standard Title

Installation Electrician and Maintenance Electrician Level 3

§ Option 1: Installation Electrician

§ Option 2: Maintenance Electrician

Brief Description

Electricians install, maintain and repair electrical systems in industrial, commercial and domestic environments. Electricians might work in both indoor and outdoor settings. Electrical equipment and systems may include switchboards, motors, cables, fuses, thermal relays, fault current protection switches, heating, lighting, air conditioning and metering equipment as well as crime and fire alarm systems and renewable energy technologies. They are able to work on their own proficiently and work without immediate supervision in the most efficient and economical manner.

They may contribute to the design of electrical systems. They are able to set out jobs from drawings and specifications and requisition the necessary installation materials.

Electrical safety is an important area of Electricians’ work. On completion of their work the electrical systems must be safe to use. They must adhere to safe working practices without endangering themselves or others

Maintenance Electricians work on the maintenance of electrical and electronic installations including automated production systems. Duties include the supervision of the equipment, its maintenance and necessary repairs.

What will you learn

Level 3 Electrotechnical Qualification, (Installation) or (Maintenance), subject to chosen option.

Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems.

Understand and apply the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment.

Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment.

Understand and apply the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment.

Understand and apply the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems.


In addition to lots more relevant to your chosen option.

The training will include

Face to face workshops together with online learning

1:1 support from a Tutor who will visit your workplace

Progress reviews to be completed with your Tutor and line manager

Development of a work-based portfolio to evidence learning

End-point assessment (EPA)

Functional Skills English and/or maths Level 2, if required

Entry Requirements

Individual employers will set the recruitment and selection criteria for their Apprenticeships. In order to optimise success, candidates will typically have 4 GCSEs at Grade C/4 or equivalent, including Mathematics, English and a Science.

In order to complete the apprenticeship, you will need English and maths at Level 2 (equivalent to GCSE grade 9-4), but if you don’t have these qualifications don’t let this stop you from undertaking the apprenticeship as we can help you gain the Level 2 requirement during your studies


42 months plus 5 months EPA

Professional Membership

By the end of the apprenticeship the candidate will have satisfied the requirements for registration as Eng Tech by the Engineering Council.

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