Domestic electrician (level 3)
Install and maintain electrical services within a domestic setting.
- Qualification level
Equivalent to A level.
- Typical duration
- 36 months
- Apprenticeship category
- Construction and the built environment
- Maximum funding
Maximum amount government will fund
for apprenticeship training.
Skills an apprentice will learn
- Maintain the safety of self and others by applying statutory health and safety policies, procedures, and regulations when conducting domestic electrical work.
- Identify and comply with all relevant legislation, regulations, codes of practice and other relevant information and guidance when planning and performing domestic electrical work.
- Correctly identify and use personal protective equipment (PPE) that should be used when undertaking domestic electrical work.
- Carry out work in a tidy and safe manner, including restoration of the work area on completion of work
- Communicate using effective techniques and methods with colleagues, customers, contractors, suppliers and others
- Apply appropriate customer service principles and techniques to deliver the required customer service
- Apply relevant legislation; building regulations; industry guidance notes; relevant codes of practice, the requirements of the current edition of the Wiring Regulations (BS7671) and other relevant standards while carrying out work
- Use relevant sources of information and guidance for domestic electrical installation and maintenance work, typically including electrical drawings and technical specifications.
- Apply and use necessary mathematical techniques, formulae, and calculations that underpin a Domestic Electrician’s work
- Safely and correctly use a range of tools, materials, equipment, and components relevant to performing domestic electrical work.
- Design, plan, set up, and install domestic electrical and electronic systems including terminating and connecting cables in domestic electrical wiring systems, installations, and equipment
- Inspect and test domestic electrical Installations using the correct test equipment
- Apply diagnostic and problem-solving techniques to identify, assess and resolve domestic electrical and electronic faults for both initial and periodic testing requirements of single-phase installations
- Install and maintain domestic electrical and electronic equipment and components, including domestic heating systems, comfort and convenience technologies, heat pumps, solar panels, Electric Vehicle (EV) charging points and devices
- Carry out and manage own work ensuring work is compliant to the relevant standard
- Record work accurately using correct processes including completion and maintenance of work documentation, recording of test results and preparation of appropriate certification
- Use relevant digital learning platforms and business communication and collaboration applications
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