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Advanced Certificate – Craft Electrical: Phase 4 (Apprenticeship)

Electrical apprenticeships are a great way to acquire the practical skills required by industry, whilst allowing you to earn while you learn.

Discipline: Electronic and Electrical Engineering

Location: Galway - Dublin Road

NFQ Level: 6

Why Study?

Apprenticeship programmes are demand driven, meaning the skills you acquire on an apprenticeship programme are relevant to the needs of the industry and labour market.

Many learners thrive using the hands-on, learn-by-doing approach of apprenticeship training. The class contact for the Electrical Phase 4 course is 35 hours per week. Approximately 50% of your time will be spent in a classroom environment, where you will build upon the electrical theory you learnt in Phase 2. The other 50% of your time will be spent in laboratories and workshops, where you will have the opportunity to re-enforce what you learn in the classroom environment by wiring electrical and electronics circuits, performing experiments, programming devices, and testing electrical installations.

Programme Modules

Electricity 2

  • Single Phase AC Circuits
  • Single Phase Induction Motors
  • 3 Phase AC Circuits
  • 3 Phase Induction Motors
  • Motor Power and Control Circuits
  • Motor Maintenance
  • Magnetic Circuit

Power Distribution 1

  • Cables
  • 3 Phase Distribution Boards and Protective Devices
  • Wiring Systems
  • Batteries and Emergency Lighting Systems
  • Discharge Lighting
  • Domestic, Industrial and Commercial Heating
  • Earthing and Testing

Electronics 1

  • RC Networks
  • The Oscilloscope
  • Diodes
  • Rectification
  • Transistors

Alternative Electrical Energy Sources

  • Solar PV Generation
  • Wind Generation
  • Alternative Energy Generation

Communications & Team Leadership

  • Research and Structured Report Writing
  • Legislation in the Workplace
  • Reflective Practice

Follow-on Studies: 

Successful completion of the Electrical Phase 4 course will allow you to progress onto the next phase (Phase 5) of the Advanced Certificate Craft – Electrical apprenticeship programme.

Essential Information: 

For further information on Electrical apprenticeships, contact your local Education and Training Board or visit the Generation Apprenticeship website (

Programme Duration

11 weeks.

Application Route

Follow the application process on the Generation Apprenticeship website.

Contact Us

James Boyle

Head of Department of Engineering Apprenticeships