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
How you'll learn and be assessed
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.
Further information and guidance can be found on the following link:
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