Electrical Installation Level 3
Those who wish to work toward becoming a competent electrician and pursue a career in the electrotechnical/building services sector.
The certificate will suit students who want to learn the basics of electro-technical principles and practice. It allows students to learn, develop and practise the skills required for employment and/or career progression in the electro-technology sector. This is a qualification that tests both practical and knowledge-based skills in a realistic working environment.
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The qualification covers topics which include:
This qualification comprises of knowledge and performance units which between them cover: health, safety and environmental considerations, organising and overseeing, terminating and connecting, inspection, testing and commissioning; fault diagnosis and rectification, electrical scientific principles, BS 7671; electrical design; and electrical maintenance.
Students will need level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations. Four GCSE passes at grade 4 or above, preferably including Maths and English, or a vocational qualification at pass or above, and Functional Skills Maths and English at Level 2.
Ideally students would have completed a Level 2 electrical course and have undertaken a technical subject at school. Use of basic tools and some hand skills would be useful.
Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) Level 3
Students can progress to higher education on successful completion.
The course is continuously assessed by both practical and written assignments and tests.
Students are expected to carry out some self study, typically six hours per week, and are expected to complete any work that has not been completed during lesson times.
There is an element of work experience within this qualification. The expectation is that students will fulfil a work placement if suitable.
Fees and Additional Costs
Additional costs may be required for the industry specific text books. Details will be given at interview. Students are required to purchase safety boots to be worn during workshop based lessons. Additional Costs may also be incurred for exam resits.
14 - 18 year olds
In most cases students aged 14-18 years old on a substantial study programme will NOT be required to pay fees and most course-specific equipment and materials will be funded by the College. This excludes stationary, non-curriculum trips and a £15 enrichment fee.
19 years and over
Students aged 19 years and over may be required to pay fees. For details of fee remission and loans for students over the age of 19 click here. Please note that some courses may have additional registration, examination and/or materials fees. Where we have been unable to provide these additional costs in this information, they will be discussed with you prior to enrolment. If you think you may be entitled to financial support or fee remission, or you would like more information on the additional costs associated with your chosen course, please contact us.