City and Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation

Entry Requirements

You will be need to have completed the Level 2 Diploma in electrical installation. There is no direct entry onto this programme through GCSEs.

You will be required to attend an interview at the college for the courses and we will request a school or college report.

If you have not achieved a C grade or above in English or maths, you will as part of your course be required to work towards this as part of your study programme.? You will be given the opportunity to go on work experience at certain times during your course.

What's Involved

This is one of the most in-demand construction jobs around because everyone needs an electrician at some time or other.

Working in construction as an electrician involves a high level of responsibility, because very strict safety regulations must be met. He or she must keep up to date with the different types of legislation covering electrical equipment.

As with many other construction careers, this role gives you the chance to get involved with all kinds of work on all kinds of projects. Electricians could be needed to bring power safely into people’s homes or be on the team of a major construction engineering project.

They are highly skilled in inspecting electrical systems, equipment and components so they can identify and repair anything that doesn’t work properly. They test every kind of electrical equipment and repair or replace wiring, equipment and fixtures, using hand tools and power tools.

This qualification is intended for those who want to gain the knowledge and abilities that will enable you to gain the underlying knowledge of electrical installation. The Level 3 qualification is aimed at those who have already completed the Level 2 qualification and therefore have some knowledge of the industry.

This qualification is for those who want to work as electricians in the building services engineering sector. This qualification does not make learners fully qualified electricians.

This is a practical and theory based course, where you will learn through underpinning theory sessions. Practical assignments are also carried out in the college site area where you will learn key principles. This course is supported by individual and group tutorial sessions.

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

• Planning and overseeing electrical work activities

• Principles of Electrical Science

• Electrical design and installation practices and procedures

• Principles of inspection, testing and commissioning electrical systems

• Inspecting, testing and commissioning electrical systems

• Electrical system fault diagnosis and rectification

• Requirements for electrical installations

* These units may be subject to change and are only representative at this point, however we keep these as up to date as possible. You will be provided with a finalised full course overview at Connecting to College.

*You will be required to participate in trips and visits which may incur costs which you be notified of in a timely manner.

Course Assessment Method

Most teaching and learning is workshop-based. Students will be assessed by short practical and related knowledge assessments on each related unit of the course.

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

> One externally set, externally moderated assignment

> One externally set, externally

What's Next

This qualification can lead to careers in Construction such as:

> Electrician

> Electrical industry careers

It may be possible to progress to an advanced Apprenticeship.

However, you will not be a fully qualified electrician with this level 3 qualification.

While the programme provides you with a level 3 electrical Technical qualification, this does not entitle you to work as a fully qualified electrician.

It does provide you with all the technical qualification to transfer to a City and Guilds Level 3 Electrical apprenticeship, leaving only the NVQ and End Point assessment to complete, and is therefore a highly technician and widely recognised qualification within the industry.

> An apprentice electrician starts on around £8,000 a year, depending on age and where they live.

> Newly trained electricians can earn in the region of £14,500 - £19,000

> Trained with experience electricians can earn in the region of £19,000 - £30,000

> Senior or master electricians can earn in the region of £30,000 - £36,000

Salaries depend on location, employer, level of responsibility, and any overtime you may do. Self-employed electricians set their own pay rates.

What if I Need Support

Here at the college we have outstanding support. Our support staff are dedicated to providing you with all the help and guidance you may need throughout your college journey.

You might need help and advice on a wide range of issues such as childcare, counselling and additional learning support. For more information on any aspect of student support contact the Course and Information Team, who will direct your call to the appropriate member of the college support team, call: 01325 503030.

Course Information
Qualification Type: Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation (450)
Level: Level 3
Awarding Body: City & Guilds
Academic Year: 22/23
Start Date: September 2022

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