This qualification forms part of an industry recognised apprenticeship standard for electrical apprentices and has been developed for the trailblazer apprenticeship initiative. To demonstrate occupational competence the learner must also complete the industry endpoint assessment (EPA).
This qualification is made up of knowledge and performance units. The assessments will cover the theory and practical skills required by an electrician. It requires occupational evidence from the workplace. Both installation and maintenance electricians will undertake the same knowledge units; thus streamlining delivery at Centres. There are optional performance units for installation; or maintenance.
Learners must be at least 16 years old. There are no formal entry requirements for this qualification. However, learners must have the potential to achieve all aspects of the qualification. In particular, learners should be able to demonstrate that they have the minimum levels of literacy and numerary required to comply with the health and safety aspects of the scheme, the completion of the learning outcomes, and the assessments. The qualification requires occupational evidence from the workplace.
- Those who wish to work toward becoming become a competent electrician (by the completion of this qualification and the industry endpoint assessment EPA).
- Those who wish to pursue a career in the electrotechnical/building services sector.
- Learners undertaking an electrotechnical apprenticeship.
Knowledge units are assessed by a mixture of on-screen assessments, centre marked assignments and written assessments. Performance units require auditable evidence of competent performance from the workplace (portfolio). All learner evidence must be available to the EAL External Verifier.
All assessment decisions are then subject to internal and external quality assurance.
Knowledge units are typically delivered at centre classrooms and workshops.
Performance units require the learner to gather evidence of the assessment activity from the workplace.