Level 3 Apprenticeship Installation & Maintenance Electrician (AIRCO)

Course Overview


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 can 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 can
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.


Installation Electricians work on the installation, testing,
commissioning and maintenance of low voltage (less than 1000v) electrical and
electronic devices and appliances.


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.


Knowledge and Skills


Electricians will use engineering knowledge and understanding to
apply their technical and practical skills. They will contribute to the design,
development, manufacture, construction, commissioning, operation or maintenance
of products, equipment, processes, systems or services.


Electricians must:




  • 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.


  • Oversee and organise the work
    environment.

In addition, Installation Electricians must:




  • Understand and apply the principles of
    planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and
    systems in buildings, structures and the
    environment.

Maintenance Electricians
must:




  • Understand and apply the practices and procedures
    for planning and preparing to maintain electrotechnical systems and
    equipment.

In all of these activities, Electricians must understand and apply
health and safety and environmental regulations, guidance notes and relevant
codes of practice; and the requirements of the current edition of the Wiring
Regulations.


Behaviours


Electricians will be expected to:




  • Work reliably and effectively without close
    supervision.


  • Accept responsibility for the work of themselves
    and others.


  • Accept allocate and supervise technical and other
    tasks.


  • Use oral, written and electronic
    methods for the communication
    of technical and other
    information.


  • Work effectively with colleagues,
    other trades, clients, suppliers
    and the
    public.


  • Undertake work in a way that
    contributes to sustainable
    development.


  • Maintain and enhance competence in
    own area.


  • Exercise responsibilities in an
    ethical manner.

For further information regarding this apprenticeship
please contact the


Airco team on 01482 426920 or email
admin@aircotraining.co.uk

Call 01724 709433 Email employertraining@northlindsey.ac.uk
    • Course Title

      Level 3 Apprenticeship Installation & Maintenance Electrician (AIRCO)

    • Start Dates

      Students can start on various dates, usually any day of the year

    • Duration

      Duration: 4 years

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