Engineering & Science

Electrical Installation - Work Based Learning

Start Date: Sep-17
Course Code: AELINS FLF1A

  • Further Education
  • Full-time
  • Ballymena (Farm Lodge)


Duration: 2/3 years Full-time
Information Event: Y

ApprenticeshipsNI Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrotechnical Technology combines the practical hands-on experience of the workplace with the knowledge and understanding and practical skills gained in the college classroom and workshops.

How do I join? You must be in full-time paid employment with a suitable Northern Ireland registered electrical contracting employer. You must be aged 16-24. Complete an application form and attend an interview. Take part in an aptitude test (if applicable). Be physically fit, free from colour blindness, able to work at heights and in confined spaces (written verification will be required from your Doctor and Optician). The above criteria is the minimum required to gain entry onto the programme. Employers may set additional essential and desirable criteria that are specific to their recruitment needs and job requirements.

What will I study? An ApprenticeshipsNI Framework which consists of: A competence based element City & Guilds Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems and Equipment (Buildings, Structures and the Environment). A knowledge based element City & Guilds Award in the Fundamental Principles and Requirements of Environmental Technology Systems. Employment Rights and Responsibilities Employee Rights and Responsibilities (ERR) are a compulsory part of all Apprenticeship programmes that show that the apprentice has had a full induction to the employing company and training programme, and is aware of the essential workplace rights and responsibilities. 

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To be eligible to enter ApprenticeshipsNI programmes Level 2/Level 3 Apprenticeship provision, an unemployed person must: have attained the minimum school leaving age of 16; have or be about to take up permanent paid employment with a Northern Ireland-based company and be contracted to work a minimum of 21 hours per week (including day release/ off- the-job training) with one employer; have the potential to successfully complete all the requirements of the appropriate Level 2/Level 3 Apprenticeship Framework; meet any health requirements (eg colour vision) specific to the occupation of their choice; have achieved any necessary entry academic qualifications (eg GCSE) determined by the relevant sector for the apprenticeship and approved by the Department for the Economy; and pass any entry tests specified by the relevant sector/employer and approved by the Department for the Economy.

You must have a total of 16 points, derived from all GCSE results, inclusive of two GCSE Grade C qualifications in English and Maths or Essential Skills Level 2 in Numeracy/Application of Number and Communication/Literacy. You must meet all necessary health requirements, have no colour vision defects, be physically fit, be able to work at heights in confined spaces. Verification of health requirements must be obtained from both your GP and optician. Your GP and optician will be asked to sign, date and apply the practice/surgery stamp to your verification.

In addition if you are an existing employer you must: Be in permanent remunerative employment with a Northern Ireland-based company from day one of the apprenticeship; be contracted to work a minimum of 21 hours per week (including day release/off-the-job training) with one employer; and meet all the other eligibility criteria as set out above.

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Ballymena (Farm Lodge)
Farm Lodge Buildings
BT43 7DF
028 2565 2871
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Sean McAleese

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