EAL Electrotechnical Course
Qualification Code: 601/7345/2
2.0 Introduction to the Qualification
What is this qualification?
This qualification forms part of an industry recognised apprenticeship standard for electrical
apprentices and has been developed for the trailblazer apprenticeship initiative. It covers the skills
and knowledge needed by an electrician (installation or maintenance). To demonstrate occupational
competence the learner must also complete the AM2.
Who is this qualification for?
• Those who wish to work toward becoming become a competent electrician (by completion of this
qualification and the AM2)
• Those who wish to pursue a career in the electrotechnical/building services sector.
• Learners undertaking an electrotechnical apprenticeship.
What does this qualification cover?
This qualification comprises of knowledge and performance units which between them cover: health, safety
and environmental considerations, organising and overseeing, terminating and connecting, inspection, testing
and commissioning; fault diagnosis and rectification, electrical scientific principles, BS 7671; electrical
design; and electrical maintenance. It requires occupational evidence from the workplace. Both
installation and maintenance electricians will undertake the same knowledge units; thus streamlining
delivery at Centres.
2.1 Accreditation and Industry Support for this Qualification
This qualification is:
• Accredited at Level 3 on the National Qualifications Framework (NQF)
• Supported by the IET.
• Forms part of an Industry recognised apprenticeship standard.
2.2 Achievement of the Qualification
This qualification is gained when all the necessary units have been achieved. The centre will then be able
to apply for the learner’s Certificate. The learner will also receive a Certificate of Unit Credit, listing all the
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