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Apprenticeship training course

Domestic electrician (level 3)

Install and maintain electrical services within a domestic setting.

Qualification level
3
Equivalent to A level.
Typical duration
36 months
Apprenticeship category
Construction and the built environment
Maximum funding
£15,000
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills
Skills an apprentice will learn
  • Maintain the safety of self and others by applying statutory health and safety policies, procedures, and regulations when conducting domestic electrical work.
  • Identify and comply with all relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice and other relevant information and guidance when planning and performing domestic electrical work.
  • Correctly identify and use personal protective equipment (PPE) that should be used when undertaking domestic electrical work.
  • Carry out work in a tidy and safe manner, including restoration of the work area on completion of work
  • Communicate using effective techniques and methods with colleagues, customers, contractors, suppliers and others
  • Apply appropriate customer service principles and techniques to deliver the required customer service
  • Apply relevant legislation; building regulations; industry guidance notes; relevant codes of practice, the requirements of the current edition of the Wiring Regulations (BS7671) and other relevant standards while carrying out work
  • Use relevant sources of information and guidance for domestic electrical installation and maintenance work, typically including electrical drawings and technical specifications.
  • Apply and use necessary mathematical techniques, formulae, and calculations that underpin a Domestic Electrician’s work
  • Safely and correctly use a range of tools, materials, equipment, and components relevant to performing domestic electrical work.
  • Design, plan, set up, and install domestic electrical and electronic systems including terminating and connecting cables in domestic electrical wiring systems, installations, and equipment
  • Inspect and test domestic electrical Installations using the correct test equipment
  • Apply diagnostic and problem-solving techniques to identify, assess and resolve domestic electrical and electronic faults for both initial and periodic testing requirements of single-phase installations
  • Install and maintain domestic electrical and electronic equipment and components, including domestic heating systems, comfort and convenience technologies, heat pumps, solar panels, Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points and devices
  • Carry out and manage own work ensuring work is compliant to the relevant standard
  • Record work accurately using correct processes including completion and maintenance of work documentation, recording of test results and preparation of appropriate certification
  • Use relevant digital learning platforms and business communication and collaboration applications

Full information on Domestic electrician (level 3) is available from the Institute for Apprenticeships and Technical Education.

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