This Modern Apprenticeship programme covers both the practical work based skills as well as the academic underpinning knowledge required to work within the Electrical and Electronic engineering industry.
Over the duration of the programme, Candidates will be assessed in their normal working environment to satisfactorily complete the PEO Level 2 SVQ and the Level 3 SVQ in Engineering Maintenance (Electrical). The PEO Level 2 must be completed prior to starting the Level 3 award.
Candidates will also be required to attend college on a day release basis for the duration of the programme. Whilst at college, the Candidates will study towards the completion of the NC Electrical and Electronic Engineering award. The National Certificate course provides underpinning knowledge and practical skills required to progress within the Electrical and Electronic Engineering discipline.
The PEO Level 2 SVQ consists of eight units, three mandatory and five optional. The three mandatory units include, complying with statutory regulations and organisational safety requirements, working efficiently and effectively in engineering and using and communicating technical Information. The five optional units will be selected to suit the needs of the employer, ensuring that the Candidate develops skills matching his/her daily work.
The Level 3 SVQ focuses on industry specific electrical/ electronic maintenance engineering skills deemed appropriate to the Candidate and employer needs.
The National Certificate course could include the following subjects: Mathematics Craft 1 & 2, Engineering: Information Technology, Communications, Electrical Principles, Fundamental Electronics & Electrical Systems, Electronic & Electrical Testing and Measurement, Practical Electronics, Electrical Wiring Skills, Transformation & Rectification, Rotating Electrical machines, Electricity in the Home, Combinational Logic, Engineering Project.
Successful completion of each subject involves a number of written and practical assessments.
On completion of the Modern Apprenticeship programme, Candidates will be qualified and appropriately skilled to work in the Electrical/Electronic industry as time served Maintenance Engineers (Electrical).
With suitable experience candidates could progress to Supervisor/Foreman level working within the Oil and Gas, Renewables, Manufacture and Service industries, installing and repairing electrical/electronic equipment and systems.
Candidates must be employed within engineering with the aim of becoming a Maintenance Engineer specialising in electrical/electronic maintenance practice.