Electrical Engineering Foundation Apprenticeship

What is an electrical engineering foundation apprenticeship?

A work-based learning programme that allows you to earn a wage and work whilst studying towards industry recognised qualifications.

The foundation apprenticeship for electrical engineering is considered a good starting point for aspiring electricians. You will build up a base knowledge of electrical through a combination of employment and classroom training, which can be carried forward into the world of work.

On completion of this programme, it is expected that you will be progressed to the next highest level of training (level 3).

This apprenticeship is designed for anyone who wishes to become a qualified electrician, regardless of experience.

How does it work?

This apprenticeship consists of on and off-the-job training. On-the-job training involves learning the skills and methods needed to complete your qualifications whilst at work. Off-the-job training will occur alongside this in the form of day release attendance once a week to our training centre in Pyle. 

These off-the-job training days are comprised of theory training and assessment, examinations and classroom time with your assessor.

Throughout your apprenticeship, your assessor will regularly visit you at your workplace and onsite to carry out reviews and observe you.

What qualifications will be achieved?

Apprenticeship programmes follow a standardised framework, i.e. a combination of qualifications that you must complete in order to successfully achieve. On completion of the electrical engineering foundation apprenticeship, candidates will achieve the following qualifications:

  • Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Engineering Maintenance and Installation 
  • Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation 
  • Essential Communication Skills 
  • Essential Application of Number Skills 
  • Essential Digital Literacy Skills

Routes and pathways can be tailored to suit the needs of the learner and employer dependant on job role, duties undertaken and work completed. Exemptions can be made for Essential Skills qualifications depending on prior attainment.

All electrical qualifications are accredited through EAL.

2 years maximum. The course can be completed sooner if you have prior electrical qualifications that meet the framework requirements.

There are no fixed entry requirements for this apprenticeship however it is recommended that candidates hold at least two GCSEs in English and maths at grade C or above for ease of study.

All candidates are subject to a robust initial assessment via the Wales Essential Skills Toolkit to assess levels of literacy and numeracy prior to enrolment.

Apprenticeship programmes are fully funded by the Welsh Government and European Social Fund, so there is no cost for the training.

  • You must be over the age of 16.


  • You must not be in any other education or training.


  • You must be in industry related employment.

Find us at:

11 Village Farm Road, Village Farm Industrial Estate, Pyle, Bridgend, CF33 6BL

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01656 74 66 88