Level 3 Domestic

Electrician Apprenticeship

Apprentices will gain the knowledge, skills and behaviours (KSBs) to carry out job roles and responsibilities associated with the relevant apprenticeship standard.

On successful completion
apprentices will have achieved the industry desired level of competence to work as a Domestic
Electrician and will be eligible to apply for an ECS Domestic  Electricain Gold Card and can apply to
join a Competent Person Scheme.

Who is the qualification for?

To become an electrical apprentice, you will need to be employed in the electrical industry and be carrying out a suitable range of works to complete your knowledge and skills building under the supervision of a mentor. There are no upper age limits to becoming an apprentice; it is never too late to learn!

This electrical apprenticeship covers everything you need to be a domestic electrician. It is also fully funded meaning you won’t have to pay a penny. We can also help support your employer in ensuring they fully understand all the requirements and have everything in place to allow you to successfully complete this apprenticeship.

Apprenticeship Key Facts:

– You must be employed before you can enrol onto an apprenticeship.
– This apprenticeship training programme typically takes around 3 years to complete.
– You do not pay for your training and will earn while you learn.
– You will need to be working at least 50% of your time in England.
– You must be employed for the duration of your apprenticeship.
– You will be required to complete a specific amount of off-the-job training, both in-centre
and in the workplace. – You will need to be eligible to work in the UK.

Exams & Assessments

Throughout the course you will be assessed on how well you are gaining the knowledge skills and behaviours required in the apprenticeship standard.

– Knowledge Building: Online multiple choice, short answer questions and project assignments.
– Skills Building: Assessed in your workplace.  Completion of End-Point Assessment which is assessed by the AM2 at a centre local to you. We have access to a network of assessment centres across the UK.

Occupational Profile

This occupation is found in the domestic dwelling construction, engineering and social housing installation and maintenance electrician industries.  Domestic electricians work in domestic properties such as homes, dwellings, or individual units in e.g. care homes, apartment buildings and student accommodation, rather than in their communal areas, or on commercial or industrial building sites. Industrial and Commercial Electrician work is not undertaken by a Domestic Electrician. Domestic electricians may work for small independent businesses or for providers of homes and residential services such as local authorities and housing associations, housing construction companies, care homes, electric utility companies and other
companies providing electrotechnical services to the residential market. Once qualified, some domestic electricians may choose to become self-employed

The broad purpose of the occupation is to install and maintain electrical services within a domestic setting. Working in a residential (new construction, installation or existing) setting, the domestic electrician will focus on the installation of new, the upgrade or repair of existing cables and equipment to enable safe and reliable distributed electricity within the premises.

The scope of a domestic electrician will include design, installation and testing of systems which provide traditional heating, power, and lighting plus the installation of new and emerging technologies. The new technologies will include enhanced connectivity for domestic use and comfort and convenience technologies. Domestic electricians will help make homes highly efficient and near-zero-carbon, in cooperation with other trades. Domestic electricians may be required to provide out of hours emergency repairs and services. A driving licence may be a requirement for some employers.

Full details of the apprenticeship and End Point Assessment can be found here:

What is an apprenticeship?

An apprenticeship is a real job where you learn, gain experience and get paid. You’re an employee with a contract of employment and holiday leave. By the end of an apprenticeship, you’ll have the right skills and knowledge needed for your chosen career.

It can take between one and 6 years to complete an apprenticeship depending on which one you choose, what level it is and your previous experience. It’s funded from contributions made by the government and your employer. 

The Domestic Electrician
Apprenticeship takes around 36 months.

Levels of an apprenticeship

Each apprenticeship has a level and an equivalent education level. You can start an apprenticeship at any level. The Domestic Electrician Apprenticeship is Level 3 (equivalent to A Level).

This means you will:
• require previous qualifications such as an English or maths GCSE • require extra training in the English or maths skills needed so you’re at the right level

At the end of your apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent education level. For example, if you complete a level 3 apprenticeship, you’ll achieve the equivalent of an A level.

Duration and Attendance

The course duration is 36 months plus 6 months for the End Point Assessment. Attendance is one day a week and will start Thursday 12th September 2024.

Total Cost

Our course is government funded for apprentices up to £15,000 including the End Point Assessment. If your apprentice is aged 19+ you will be required to pay 5% (£750) contribution.

Training Equipment

When training at our centre, we will provide all materials including any books, materials, tools and paperwork. You will only need to have your own safety boots for the workshop. No prior learning is required, your apprentice will have an interview with us prior to enrolment to ensure it is the right apprenticeship for them.

How Do I Book?

Our next Domestic Electrician Apprenticeship course starts in September 2024.  Please register your interest using this ticket link, and we will be in touch –  Book Now – Click here

Or complete our online booking form and a member of our team will contact you to discuss your requirements. Or you can contact us via phone 0117 971 1770 or email info@swconstructionacademy.co.uk if you prefer.

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How to Apply to Us

Applying for one of our Apprenticeship Training programmes is straightforward but will require some research and preparation from you!