Employers have an enhanced role in the delivery of the new apprenticeship suite of qualifications in the construction and building service engineering sector.
Requirements of evidence
Compiling the learner’s evidence should only start once the employer is satisfied the learner is consistently working at or above the criteria set out in the occupational competence statements. That is to say they are deemed to have achieved occupational proficiency. In making this decision, the employer may take advice from the learner’s training provider. The overall decision must ultimately be made the the employer(s).
To be eligible for our Electrical Installation Apprenticeship programmes, you will need to be:
In addition to above, applicants will need to hold one or more of the following, or equivalent qualifications, at or above level of the list below:
Applicants will also be required to attend a successful interview.
To allow an Apprentice to start their programme, we will first need to carry out the necessary Health & Safety checks, in accordance with Welsh Government Code of Practice. This means we will need to evaluate your company’s management of health, safety and welfare, to ensure learning/work is undertaken in an acceptable environment with risks managed.
We will need to see evidence of the following documentation, alongside a short site visit:
The college will monitor Health & Safety to test the implementation of the employer’s Health and Safety management system throughout the Apprenticeship programme.
The EAL Building Services Engineering Level 3 – Electrotechnical Installation qualification will need to be taken as part of an apprenticeship. It allows learners to demonstrate the range of their occupational knowledge, skills and understanding in electrotechnical systems and equipment installation.
It is aimed at learners who have either achieved the Level 2 Foundation in Construction and Building Services Engineering qualification, or who will be completing their Foundation learning and assessments while in an apprenticeship. This qualification will enable learners to go on to study other Level 3 Building Services Engineering courses relevant to the trade.
As an apprentice you will be allocated an assessor who will oversee and support you through your journey on this framework, working closely both with your employer and tutors at college.
You will be expected to attend college to learn underpinning knowledge. Assessments will also take place in college and the workplace on a regular basis. This course is both theory and practical based.
Learners will develop their knowledge, skills and understanding for the Electrotechnical Installation trade, as contained in the recognised standards.
Learners spend much of their time on their chosen units and will also undertake units covering Building Services Engineering Wales and Planning and Evaluating Work Practice in Wales.
The qualification will be portable throughout the UK and is aimed to develop learners’ ability to meet the demands of the building services engineering sector in Wales.
On completion of the qualification (and the apprenticeship), it will provide the skills and knowledge required for the learner to be capable of working in their chosen trade across the UK.
The qualification is designed to be completed on a part-time basis within an apprenticeship. Before the assessments are taken, learners must first demonstrate their performance and capability to the satisfaction of their employer.
The different entry points onto this qualification mean the assessment routes vary. The learner may also have to take the Level 2 Foundation in Construction and Building Services Engineering learning and assessments while on their apprenticeship if not already achieved.
If the learner takes this level 3 qualification as part of their apprenticeship without first achieving the foundation qualification or progression qualification, they must successfully complete:
If the learner takes this Level 3 qualification as part of their apprenticeship without first achieving the Level 2 Progression and Building Services Engineering in the same trade pathway they must successfully complete:
If the learner has achieved the Level 2 Progression in Building Services Engineering in the same trade pathway they must successfully complete:
Mandatory Additional Requirements
AM2S: All apprentices will be required to satisfy the requirement of the recognised industry end-assessment referred to as AM2S. The purpose of the AM2S assessment is to ensure all electricians achieve a consistent standard that has been agreed by employers across the UK as meeting their expectations for a qualified person. The 4 assessment is designed to prove that the Apprentice has gained and retained all the relevant knowledge and skills during the period of the Apprenticeship. The Apprentice will be required to perform a series of common tasks and procedures that a fully qualified electrician might face including electrical installation, inspection & testing and fault-finding. The practical work must comply with the current British Standard (BS7671:2018) and meet with the requirements of Health & Safety legislation and industry best practice. The AM2S test is set and administered by National Electrotechnical Services (NET).
AM2S – For Guidance:
Wiring Regulations: Achievement of the Level 3 Electrotechnical Installation qualification satisfies the requirement for Apprentices to prove a recognised level of knowledge of the current wiring regulations as per BS7671.
Students will be required to source and purchase their own personal protective equipment (PPE) which comprises of safety boots, safety glasses, hard hat and hi-vis.
You will need to provide your own stationery and there may also be additional costs if the department arranges educational visits.
Full-time courses available through the Coleg y Cymoedd core curriculum.
Further Education courses available through the Coleg y Cymoedd FE curriculum.
Full and part-time courses available through Business Services. Many courses available funded.
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