What opportunities will this course give me?

On completion of this course you would be considered a competent person within the electrical industry. Following this course you may wish to progress onto the C&G 2391 inspection and testing and the C&G 2382 PAT testing courses to further develop your skills and knowledge

What will I be learning?

In the classroom you will study all required aspects of electrical installation including:
Health and Safety
Electrical Science
Electrical System Design
Inspection and Testing
Fault Finding and Rectification

In the workshop you will study and work with a large variety of materials and electrical accessories to give you a wide knowledge base and to prepare you for the practical assessments and working in an ever changing electrical industry. Practical activities will include:
Health and Safety
Assembling mobile scaffold towers
Cutting, bending, and terminating of cable containments eg. conduit and trunking
Construction of electrical lighting and power circuits
Termination of a variety of cable types

Why is this course for me?

You will learn through a combination of on- and off-the-job training. Two modes of college attendance are offered:

- Day release (STEL3); and
- Block release (STEB3)

The day release course is 1 day a week, at college, for 3 years.
The block release course is 1 week, at college, every 3 weeks for 2 years.

At college you will undertake on-line and written exams throughout the course to assess your theory knowledge. There are several practical assessments carried out to assess you competence in performing tasks critical for an electrician.

At work you will collect evidence of you carrying out electrical activities which will be put together to produce your portfolio for your NVQ. You will be visited by an NVQ assessor, at your place of work, to observe you working. They will also provide guidance to help you complete the portfolio to the required standards.

For successful completion of the apprenticeship in Electrotechnical (Installation or Maintenance) all knowledge, skills and behaviours must be suitably demonstrated during an independent end point assessment (AM2s).

The Apprenticeship has a minimum duration of 42 months but is likely to be delivered over 48 months to allow preparation for the end point assessment .

Your progress will be continuously monitored and supported by an Apprenticeship Officer.

What do I need to sign up?

Entry is subject to interview and assessment and you will need to have relevant employment. In addition, you will need to have 4 GCSEs at grade C/4 or higher, including English and maths or have achieved a relevant Level 2 vocational qualification* and be able to demonstrate ability equivalent to, or exceeding Level 2 in English and maths. *please call Eastleigh College Apprenticeship Services on 023 8091 1226 to discuss.

Is there anything else I need to know?

Typical job roles associated with this apprenticeship include: Installation Electrician or Maintenance Electrician. Apprenticeships are open to candidates of all ages above 16 years.

Course Code


Session Venue Starts Days Time Weeks Fees* 24+ Fees*
STEB3 Eastleigh College 7/9/2020 35 Please Enquire Apply now
STEL3 Eastleigh College 7/9/2020 35 Please Enquire Apply now

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Need some further advice?

If you require further advice and guidance about any of our courses, the College has a dedicated Careers Advisor who can be contacted on telephone 023 8091 1014

The Equality Act

The College wishes to ensure that it complies with the requirements of the Equality Act 2010. If you are a disabled person, please ensure that we know what you need so that we can make all reasonable adjustments to help you succeed.

Please note all courses descriptions may be subject to change.