Installation / Maintenance Electrician (L3) Apprenticeship Standard - Cambridge Regional College
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Installation / Maintenance Electrician (L3) Apprenticeship Standard

Installation / Maintenance Electrician (L3) Apprenticeship Standard

Course Information

Level: 3
Start Date: Various
Typical Duration: 4 Year(s)
Attendance: 4 Year(s)
Type: Part Time, Apprenticeship
About the Programme

This qualification forms part of an industry recognised apprenticeship standard for Electrical Apprentices. You will learn the skills and knowledge needed by an electrician (installation or maintenance) to demonstrate occupational competence and you must also complete the AM2 end point assessment.

This qualification comprises of knowledge and performance units which between them cover: health, safety and environmental considerations, organising and overseeing, terminating and connecting, inspection, testing and commissioning, fault diagnosis and rectification, electrical scientific principles, BS 7671 regulations, electrical design and electrical maintenance.
It requires occupational evidence from the workplace, installation and maintenance electricians will undertake the same knowledge units.


This qualification relates to:
• EAL Level 3 Award In the Initial verification and Certification of Electrical Installations 600/4337/4
• EAL Level 3 Award In the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations 600/4338/6
• EAL Level 3 Award In the In-Service Inspections and Testing of Electrical Equipment (PAT) 600/4340/4
• EAL Level 4 Award in the Design and Verification of Electrical Installations
• EAL Qualifications in environmental technology systems
• AM2 - To demonstrate occupational competence the learner must also undertake this end point assessment
• A successful career in the electrotechnical sector and other further/higher level study.

Entry Requirements

GCSE grade 4 in English and maths.
Remember, an apprenticeship is a job so the hiring employer may have additional criteria that will have to be met alongside CRC’s entry criteria.

End Point Assessment

Written assessments are set by the Awarding Organisation and marked by members of the delivery team. There are also externally marked end of unit exams for all units. Centre marked assessments involve collecting and evaluating evidence that demonstrates achievement of the learning outcome/criteria.

Performance units are evidenced from the real working environment and must be naturally occurring, assessed on a minimum of two occasions and can be generated by

• Direct observation of performance in the workplace by a qualified assessor
• Candidate reflective account of performance and work plans / work based products e.g. risk assessment documentation, method statements, diagrams, drawings, specifications, customer testimony, authorised and authenticated photographs/images and audio visual records of work completed together with candidate questioning
• Evidence from prior achievements that demonstrably match the requirements of the Performance Unit
• Witness testimony only Apprentices must be adequately supervised in the workplace in accordance with relevant legislation. This is particularly important when working toward the performance units when working at heights, inspecting and testing; and diagnosing faults.

Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information is correct, some details may be subject to change. Cambridge Regional College reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient.

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