Electrotechnical Installation Electrician (Level 3 Apprenticeship)


Electricians install 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.

Entry requirements

English, maths and science at grade c/4 or higher or equivalent.

Functional skills

Most candidates will have English and maths at level 2 on entry, but if not, apprentices are required to have achieved level 2 English and maths (GCSE or Functional Skills) by the end of the programme. By the end of the programmed and will continue to develop these skills throughout their apprenticeship.


It is unlikely that a candidate coming to this apprenticeship without previous relevant experience would complete the apprenticeship in less than 42 months, and a typical completion time is likely to be 48 months. This may reduce if an apprentice is part-qualified or has relevant experience on entry.


On completion and achievement of the Standard, progression routes will be provided and discussed with the individual to enable them to make informed choices about their continuous professional development. On successful completion, an apprentice is eligible for application for professional registration as Eng Tech by the Engineering Council.


Levy paying employers may fund apprentices on this programme from their Apprenticeship Account and non-levy paying SMEs through the co-funded option. There may be a small fee for some SME’s.

End assessment

The AM2 is a robust, timed (16.5 hours typically over 2 and a half days) practical and theory (40 multiple-choice questions) assessment in sections, requiring candidates to perform a set of common tasks and procedures that a full scope electrical operative might face when working in commercial or industrial premises as well as dwellings.

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