Construction & the Built Environment

Experienced Worker Qualification (Electrical) - R291

Wirral Waters Campus Flexible Level 3 Duration 2 years

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The Experienced Worker Assessment is for electricians who have been working in the industry for at least 5 years (not including time spent in full or part time training) but have not formally completed an industry apprenticeship or equivalent Level 3 NVQ qualification.

Course Details

There are six Level 3 Performance Units to be assessed before you can gain the Experienced Workerqualification: Apply Health, Safety and Environmental Considerations Organise and Oversee the Electrical Work Environment Apply Design and Installation Practices and Procedures Terminate and Connect Conductors •Inspect, Test and Commission Electrical Systems Apply Fault Diagnosis and Rectification

To pass these units, you must provide evidence from a site of your previous work to demonstrate you can fully meet the performance requirements of each unit.

Entry Guidelines
If English is not your first language, you may need an assessment before enrolling on this course. To discuss further, please contact the ESOL department on 0151 551 7144.
Equipment Required

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Assessment Method

You'll be assessed via a range of methods and an assessor will need to observe you at work on at least one occasion during the evidence gathering process.

Additional Information

You will need to demonstrate knowledge, understanding and competence to the standard of the Level 3 electrotechnical apprenticeship. There is a Skills Scan at the start of the process to assess this.It's suitable for both self-employed and employed electricians who have workedfor a number of years but have never gained full, formal recognition of their skills or experience.
The qualification is not suitable for new entrants to the electrotechnical industry, apprentices, or those who have completed an electrotechnical technical qualification with less than last five years relevant experienceas an electrician. Your previoustechnical qualifications mayalso meet some of the Experienced Worker Assessment requirements, which means you only need to provide any outstanding items of evidence. Are you aged 16-18? Study programmes are full-time courses for 16-18 year olds which include: • A qualification such as BTEC Extended Diploma • Meaningful work experience or preparation for work • English and maths, if you don't already have GCSE grade A*-C in english and maths (grade 4 and above) • Non-study activities such as tutorials, voluntary work, fund-raising/charity work, sport or trips.

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Starting 25th September 2023 - Ending - 25th September 2025

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There are no discounts for this course, however an Advanced Learner Loan is available.

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Find out if you are eligible for free funding here, or contact our student service team on 0151 551 7777.

If you are required to pay a fee you may be entitled to an Adult Learner Loan or other financial support. For more information on support available visit Bursaries and Loans. We also allow payment by instalments for some courses.

Fee : £1500.00

The fee quoted is for the academic year 23/24.

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