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Electrical Installation Level 3 Advanced Apprenticeship at East Surrey College

Course description

This course is aimed at learners who are interested in becoming a qualified Electrician. The qualification is designed for candidates to learn, practice and demonstrate the skills and knowledge required for employment in the Electrotechnical Technology sector.
Candidates will be required to attend college on a day release basis for three years to receive the necessary underpinning knowledge units of the C&G 2357. The content of these units is similar to the
previous C&G 2356 Pt 1 and Pt 2 qualifications or the more recent C&G 2330 Levels 2 and Level 3. The current C&G 2365 Level 3 maps into the knowledge units of the 2357 with the exception of one element, sustainability, and a bridging unit will need to be studied. Candidates who have completed a C&G 2356 Level 2 will need to enter at the start of the Apprenticeship programme.

Course content

Units/topics covered:
• Health and Safety Legislation
• Environmental Legislation
• Practices and Procedures for Overseeing and Organising the work Environment
• Principles of Planning and Selection for the Installation of Electrotechnical Equipment and Systems
• Practices and Procedures for the Preparation and Installation of Wiring Systems and Electrotechnical Equipment
• Cable Termination
• Inspection and Testing
• Fault Finding
• Electrical Principles
Apprentices will automatically achieve the following qualifications through completing this programme.
• City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Requirements for Electrical Installations (C&G 2382-12)
• City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification of Electrical Installations (C&G 2394-01).

Entry requirements

Candidates must be employed with a suitable Electrical Installation company which provides the range of work experience necessary to complete a portfolio of evidence covering a range of electrical installation opportunities. Formal qualifications are required to join the course; it is recommended that learners should have already attained a minimum grade ‘C’ in GCSE (or equivalent) in Maths, English, ICT and Science as the theoretical aspect of this course is very demanding. Acceptance to this course will be subject to an interview and consultation with your employer.


The qualification consists of a total of 18 individual theory and practical units, which are assessed at college (knowledge units), in the work place (competency units) or at a test centre (AM2). The Knowledge elements are assessed through assignments, practical tasks, short answer question papers and online e-assessments.

Financial information

If you are under 19 when you start your apprenticeship then tuition is free. If you are 19 or over please call our Employer Services team for advice and guidance on funding and eligibility.

Future opportunities

Where can it lead?
On completion of this qualification candidates may progress into full-time employment or to the following City & Guilds qualifications [subject to suitable experience]:
• City & Guilds Level 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations (2395-01)
• Level 4 HNC in Electrical Engineering (may require to complete a BTEC Level 3 bridging year depending on experience).

Further information

Equipment needed:
The necessary materials that candidates must provide are:
• City and Guilds Text books (latest versions)
• BS7671: 2008 Requirements for Electrical Installations (latest version)
• IET On-Site Guide to BS7671: (latest version)
• Calculator (non-programmable)
• Stationary (pens, pencils, geometry set, A4 folder).
If you have an employer, please contact our Employer Services team on 01737 788316.

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact East Surrey College directly.

Last updated date: 14 April 2016
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Key information

  • Start date: Throughout the year
  • Duration: 4 Years
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