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  • construction
  • electrical

Useful Information

Mode of Study: Full-time
Level:  3
Duration: 1 year
Awarding/validation body:  City & Guilds

Course Overview

This qualification is for anyone who wishes to work as an electrician in the building services industry. It has been designed to deliver a high level of occupational skills and provide a platform from which to progress through further learning or into industry employment. This vocational route at level 3 is a vital step towards becoming a competent electrician.

  • Provide own hard copy of current BS 7671 I.E.T. Wiring Regulations and On-site Guide to BS 7671
  • Applicants should be currently working/working towards entering the electrical industry (i.e. minimum experience as an electrical labourer)
  • Applicants should be able to externally revise a minimum of 8 hours a week.
  • To provide own pair of steel toe cap boots/footwear (workshop)
  • To provide own scientific calculator
  • Min A4 notepad and pens/highlighters/pencils etc… (theory notes and technical drawings)




* Additional discussion/assessment checks with vocational tutors apply to applicant’s L2 Electrical Installation Diploma (City & Guilds 2365-02 Diploma) achieved i.e. Unit 203 Electrical Technology and Unit 202 Principles of Electrical Science.

Course Highlights

The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the skills required within the electrotechnical sector. You will cover compulsory aspects such as:

  • working safely and effectively
  • design, construct, test and commission electrical systems
  • methods of supervision
  • electrical science and principles
  • regulations and law
  • diagnose and repair electrical faults

Centres and providers work with local employers who will contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training. Employers will provide demonstrations and talks on the industry and where possible work placements will also be provided by the employers. This practically based training is ideal preparation for gaining employment in the electrotechnical industry or specialist further study.

Career Opportunities & Further Study

This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and practical skills needed for working competently in the electrotechnical industry with the aim of eventually becoming a qualified registered electrician (upon successfully completion of additional industry qualifications/assessments – this will be discussed more in detail with your vocational tutors).

This qualification is supported by the JIB (Joint Industry Board). The JIB have been at the forefront of maintaining qualifications in electrotechnical industry for over 40 years. This industry qualification is acknowledged by the Electrotechnical Certification Scheme (ECS).


Written and practical assessments across content from seven units holistically:

To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments:

  • One externally set, externally moderated assignment
  • One externally set, externally marked exam, sat under examination conditions

Employer Involvement in the delivery and/or assessment of this qualification is essential for all candidates and will be externally quality assured.

Entry Requirements

Four GCSEs at grades 9-4/A*-C OR A related Level 2 vocational course at Merit or higher (if a pass grade is achieved GCSE grades and/or functional skills results may also be considered);

Including a GCSE at grade 9-4/A*-C (or equivalent) in English or Mathematics OR English and Mathematics assessed at Level 2 or above by College assessment.

And a L2 Electrical Installation Diploma.

Mature applicants may be considered on relevant experience without having the required entry requirements. However, an interview will always be required.

A satisfactory reference may also be requested.

How To Apply

Use the below link to apply for the above course.