Electrical Academy Apprenticeship

If you are looking to start your career as a domestic and commercial electrician or boost your existing knowledge while you gain an industry recognised qualification, our government funded apprenticeship scheme can give you the opportunity to earn while you learn.

An apprenticeship can give you valuable hands-on experience and boost your employability in the electrical industry. By gaining an up-to-date City & Guild 5357 qualification, you will be recognised by the government, the Electrical Contractors’ Association, and the Joint Industry Board as a fully qualified electrician.

Apprenticeships are now open to everyone aged 16+ and can cater to a wide range of skill sets with a varying length of course times, which is determined by the apprentice’s existing skills and knowledge.

You will need to have been a UK resident for at least three years, as well as have an employer who can provide a minimum of 30 hours work each week. Preferably you will have 5 GCSE’s that are grades A-C or 9-4, including Maths and English. However, you can still qualify by passing a functional skills test, or you can be given the opportunity to achieve these qualifications as part of your apprenticeship.

Subjects Covered

Consumer Unit Replacement
Domestic Rewires
Domestic Install Workshop
Electrical Installation
Electric Cookers
Electrical Science
Fault Findings
Inspection & Testing
Lighting Design & Installation
Mini Trunking & Conduit
Outdoor Electrical
Part-P Building Regulations
Renewable Technology
Steel Wired Armour (SWA)
Steel Conduit
Single Phase
Three Phase

Apprenticeship Overview

On average the C&G 5357 qualification can last between 3-4 years and is formed of three elements, on-the-job training, practical and theory classes at the academy, then a final AM2S examination over a three-day assessment period.

On-the-job training will build your portfolio around your learning and must be a minimum of 30 hours paid work each week, 20% of which will be dedicated to the time learning at the Electrical Academy. The course can cover both electrical installation and maintenance, as well as prepare you for the future by building your knowledge of environmental technologies which can open opportunities to start in renewable energy.

The Electrical Academy will be on hand to answer any questions and support you and your employer throughout the apprenticeship. Gaining a C&G 5357 qualification through a fully funded government scheme, allows you to continue to work while rapidly boosting your skills and increase your employability without any fees to pay back.


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