Electrical Installation (SCQF Level 6) Modern Apprenticeship

What is special about this course?

Modern Apprenticeships offer anyone aged over 16 paid employment combined with the opportunity to train for jobs across a wide range of sectors. They are an exciting way of gaining skills and qualifications that will help to start a career without having to study full time.

All the Modern Apprenticeship frameworks are developed by the appropriate sector skills council in consultation with their industry. Modern Apprenticeship frameworks can also be used as the basis for training more established employees.

Off the job learning usually takes place through colleges or training providers.

Here at UHI Moray we offer a range of Modern Apprenticeships across a range of sectors and work closely with a number of employers within the Highlands and Islands areas.

This SCQF Level 6 (SQA Level 3) course is designed to provide apprentice electricians with specific trade training specified by SECTT (Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust).

There are 3 stages to the course.  On completion of Stage 3 you will be eligible to sit a Final Integrated Competence Assessment (FICA).

Entry requirements

Candidates must be employed with an electrical firm who will sponsor their apprenticeship training.

This award consists of the FICA plus the following 8 SQA units:

• Ensure Safe Electrical Site Working
• Prepare to Install Electrical Wiring Systems, Wiring Enclosures and Equipment
• Install Electrical Wiring Systems, Wiring Enclosures and Equipment
• Connect Wiring Systems and Equipment Using Safe and Approved Methods
• Inspect, Test and Commission an Electrical Installation
• Diagnose and Correct Electrical Faults
• Provide Technical and Functional Information to Relevant People
• Maintain a Healthy and Safe Working Environment.

How will I study my course?

  • Part Time
  • Block release

You will have 3 stages to the course and on completion of Stage 3 you will be eligible to sit a Final Integrated Competence Assessment (FICA).

You will also in stage 3 have optional  80 hours of distance learning and on successful completion you will progress to 1 weeks of college attendance.

You will have the opportunity on completion of the SVQ and after further site experience, to sit an Advanced Competence Assessment (ACA) which allows progression from Electrician Grade to Approved Electrician.


How long will my course last?

Block release - 3 years.
Year 1 - 17 weeks college attendance over 4 sessions.
Year 2 - 9 weeks college attendance over 3 sessions.
Year 3 - 1 week college attendance plus optional distance learning with tutor support.

Where can I study my course?

    • UHI Moray

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In most cases course fees will be covered for 16 - 19 year olds provided they are in employment. Funding may also be available for ages 20 - 24 and 25+ in certain sectors.

Please refer to our Fees and Funding section for more information.  

What can I do on completion of my course?

Successful students on this course will, on completion of the FICA, achieve an SVQ at SCQF Level 5 and an SJIB grading card with an industry recognised grading as Electrician. You may later progress to Approved Electrician, or further to Technician Electrician.

Is there more information available online?

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For more information about this Modern Apprenticeship programme, please contact Michael Geddes, Scottish Electrical Charitable Training Trust (SECTT), on 07787 241576 in the first instance.

We are delighted that you are thinking about studying at UHI Moray. UHI Moray operates a fair and open admissions system committed to equality of opportunity and non-discrimination. We consider all applications on merit and on the basis of ability to achieve, without discrimination on grounds of age, disability, gender identity, marriage and civil partnership, pregnancy and maternity status, race, religion and/or belief, sex, sexual orientation or socio-economic background. We welcome applications from all prospective students and aim to provide appropriate and efficient services to students with disabilities.