Course Information

Who is the course for?

A special course designed for people who need to develop specific electrical maintenance skills as part of their job, i.e. mechanical engineers, fitters, operators etc.

What does the course involve?

  • This course is based on EMTA NVQ 2 (Electrical Engineering Maintenance) and takes the form of half a year, day release attendance, 16 days at College combined with an optional NVQ in the workplace which there will be an additional fee
  • Typical performance objectives include wiring and moving machines, maintaining circuit protective devices, repairing starters, testing motors, lighting circuits etc.
  • The second phase of this course comprises a number of NVQ assignments carried out in the learner's company
  • The assignments are chosen by both the College and company to reflect the required skills and provide the required NVQ evidence

What makes this course special?

  • This is a unique course dedicated to the electrical multi-skilling of local companies
  • Nationally recognised qualification
  • Training focused on company needs through assignments
  • Clear statement of achievement; certificate states competencies
  • College help to set up and assess assignments
  • Technical training through day release
  • Focus on safety
  • The day release phase provides all the necessary underpinning knowledge and elected skills to prepare trainees to undertake the company assignments

Entry Requirements

There is no entry requirement for this course. Candidates need to be employed in order to complete the NVQ assignments. Learners will need suitable clothing for the workshop activities.

What are the assessment methods?

A College assessor will visit the workplace to help record evidence of assignments and when complete sign off the NVQ. There are also short progress tests during the day release period of the course.

How long is the course?

The course normally takes about one year and a half years to complete. 

Are there any additional costs for the course?

Please be aware that there is additional cost for the NVQ.

What are the progression options?

  • NVQ at Level 3 Electrical Maintenance
  • HNC Mechatronics (part-time day release course)
  • PLCs and Automation (short course)
  • 17th Electrical Wiring Regulations (short course)
  • Hydraulics/Pneumatics (short course)

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