This qualification comprises of a single knowledge unit which has 30 guided learning hours (GLH) which covers: relevant statutory and non-statutory requirements, electrical installation design, BS 7671, design and verification procedures, associated protective systems; and aspects of environmental technologies.
It covers design calculations and the application of BS 7671 and related guidance in the safe and effective design of an installation.
The qualification has a total qualification time (TQT) of 100 hours. This qualification is:
•Accredited at Level 4
•Supported by Certsure
•Supported by the JIB.
In order to prepare the Assignment (portfolio), candidates will have to return for approximately two days, five weeks after the start date of the course.
The Assignment will be due by 10 weeks after the start date of the course.
There are no formal entry requirements for these qualifications; however centres should ensure that the learners have the potential to achieve these qualifications. Learners must have the minimum levels of literacy and numeracy to complete the learning outcomes and assessments.
It is recommended that learners have completed a recognised electrical apprenticeship, or as a minimum hold qualifications covering inspection and testing, and a current qualification to the wiring regulations.
Learners must be at least 16 years old.
This qualification is gained when the unit and related assessments have been achieved. The centre will then be able to apply for the learner’s Certificate.
There will be a 12 month limit for Learners to qualify, starting at the first date of the 30 GLH delivery.
The assessment of this qualification involves the following two aspects:
1) An EAL set centre marked assignment.
Learner’s real world projects which evidence the assessment criteria to the equivalent complexity.
2) A centre marked controlled and graded knowledge assessment (written paper).
Both assessments must be achieved for the qualification to be awarded.
The overall qualification will be pass or fail only however the grades where achieved will be useful for the learner to recognise their own ability and provide evidence to any current or future employer.