Electrical Installations Level 3 Diploma

This qualification provides progression from City & Guilds 2365 Level 2.

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  • Duration

    1 Year

  • Location

    Guildford College

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The course is aimed at those employed in the electrical industry or those who intend to enter the industry.

Please note: You should have completed the Level 2 2365 Technical certificate before enrolling on this course.

The level 3 course underpins the theory from Level 2 and extends further to cover the following topics:

  • Science principles – including motor theory, three phase Star/Delta, power factor correction, space heating and lighting design
  • Renewable technology
  • Sustainable installations and energy efficiency
  • Design of electrotechnical installations
  • Career awareness and industry structure

Classes will be led by tutors from the industry with vast experience across the electrotechnical sectors.

The Level 3 qualification is theory based.

Examinations are a mixture of multiple choice and written papers.

There are three practical assessments:

  • Science (power factor measurement)
  • Inspection & testing
  • Fault finding

Candidates will be expected to undertake a minimum of twenty hours of self-directed research to complete the design assignment


The completed qualification can be transferred to the City & Guilds 5357 Advanced apprenticeship or City & Guilds 2357-44 Level 3 as Recognised prior learning (RPL).

On completion of this qualification candidates can progress to the following qualifications:

  • City & Guilds 5357 – 93 – Apprenticeship – Level 3 NVQ
  • City & Guilds 2357 – 44 – (Bridging unit)   – Level 3 NVQ
  • City & Guilds 2382 – 22 – 18th Edition Wiring Regulations
  • City & Guilds 2391 – 50 – Initial Verification of Electrical Installations
  • City & Guilds 2392 – 52 – Initial Verification and Periodic Inspection of Electrical Installations
  • City & Guilds 2396 – 01 – Level 4 Design, Erection & Verification

Please note: To be recognised as a fully qualified electrician a City & Guilds 5357 or 2357 NVQ must be achieved along with an appropriate AM2 in addition to the Level 3 2365 Diploma.

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This course is intended for those already employed in the electrical industry or operatives with an engineering background wishing to transfer their existing skills to the electro-technical sector.

Please note: Completion of the Level 2 2365 Diploma is desirable before enrolling on this course. (Candidates with a Building Services Engineering (BSE) background may already meet the requirements of the Level 2 Diploma).

Candidates will need to have a good understanding of English and maths, Grade 4 GCSE or equivalent to undertake the qualification.

Candidates will require a current copy of:

  • BS7671 IET Wiring Regulations (Amendment 2: 2022)
  • IET On Site Guide
  • IET Guidance Note 3 – Inspection and testing

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