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Your learning journey

Clarkson Evans has been rated as ‘Good’ by Ofsted after an inspection which praised the high quality of training provided. It was noted that former apprentices who are now qualified electricians are very good role models, using their personal understanding of the programme to support current apprentices.

Apprentices at Clarkson Evans are more likely to recommend their training to family and friends compared to other learners nationwide. The Department for Education’s annual learner satisfaction survey in 2017 saw 88% of apprentices studying to become an electrician state they were likely or very likely to recommend Clarkson Evans Training to family and friends, compared to 83% nationally.

If you embark upon an Advanced Apprenticeship with Clarkson Evans you’ll work towards gaining an Electrotechnical Advanced Apprenticeship. This consists of the NVQ3 Diploma plus functional skills in English, maths and IT. Subjects covered during the course include health and safety, installing wiring systems, inspecting and testing electrical installations and diagnosing and correcting electrical faults. You’ll also complete a first aid at work course.

It normally takes around four years to complete an Advanced Apprenticeship and during that time you’ll need to pass exams, undergo practical assessments, complete homework and collect a portfolio of evidence to demonstrate your ability. However if you’ve already completed some electrical training you won’t be expected to repeat this. We will need certificated evidence of what you have achieved so far and then we’ll be able to tailor your ongoing apprenticeship training to meet your specific needs.

With training centres in Gloucester and Birmingham and learning centre hubs in Bracknell and Exeter, we’ll do our best to organise your day release, college-based training at the training location closest to where you live. Lessons normally begin at 8.45am and finish at 4pm, one day a week. You should expect to complete your extra studies and NVQ evidence in your own time.

During your college training you’ll have regular reviews with our apprenticeship team to monitor your progress and receive praise where it’s due. The apprenticeship team will also visit you on site and be your first port of call should you have any issues with regards to your apprenticeship training that you'd like to discuss.