Apprentice Academy

As part of our commitment to meet the demanding challenges of the electrotechnical industry NICEIC has launched its Apprentice Academy.

Run in partnership with Bedford College, the Academy will see the trainee contractors complete a series of fortnightly courses over two years before embarking on a final year of professional development under the guidance of NICEIC.

The training covers traditional areas of interest including: asbestos awareness, first aid, risk assessments, certificate completion, periodic inspection and testing, alongside teaching in new technologies such as microgeneration.

NICEIC will help cover the cost of the apprentice’s salary by subsidising their wage by up to £2,000 per academic year.

If you would like more information about sending your apprentice on the course, along with details about subsidised funding, please email

The NICEIC Apprenticeship Academy entry requirements

  • They must be 19yrs or younger (Government funding is not given to boys or girls over 19)
  • They must be fully employed by an NICEIC contractor (AC or DIS - Part P)
  • The must be able to attend Bedford College on 2/3 week blocks (Bedford College is the pilot college, we may expand the scheme next year 2012)
  • More information can be found at the apprenticeship website
  • Additional information about what an electrical apprentice has to do can be found at
  • The apprenticeship will last 3 years
  • NICEIC will deliver the last year's training directly
  • The apprentice will complete a NVQ Level 3 qualification
  • Other courses covered within the 3 years will include first aid training, working at heights, manual handling, asbestos awareness, inspection and testing, emergency lighting and fire alarms plus environmental training such as solar photovoltaic.
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