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Electrotechnical Technology (Buildings and Structures) Level 3 at City of Wolverhampton College

Course description

During this course you will study:

  • Health and safety in building services engineering
  • Understand the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
  • Principles of electrical science
  • Electrical installations: fault diagnosis and rectification
  • Electrical installations: inspection, testing and commissioning
  • Electrical systems design
  • Career awareness in building services engineering

Course content

Are you passionate about construction or interested in working in the construction industry?

Are you keen to further your theoretical studies and earn a living working in the electrotechnical industry?

Do you have a Level 2 electrotechnical qualification?

If you have answered yes to these three questions then this course is right for you!

Throughout this course you will gain an understanding of the regulations electricians are legally bound to comply with and the scientific principles on which electrical applications are based on. You will also learn how to verify electrical installations are safe to use and gain an understanding of how to complete relevant certificates required by law.

This is a one year course which can be studied full-time or part-time.

Entry requirements

To access this course you are required to have aLevel 2 qualification in electrotechnical or equivalent engineering diploma.


This is a combination of assignment based and online based exams. You will be continually assessed throughout the program.

Future opportunities

The skills you will learn from this course will enable you to:

  • Pursue a career in the electrotechnical industry
  • Progress on to the City & Guilds 2357 Level 3 (Logbook only), City & Guilds 2394 Initial Verification and City & Guilds 2395 Periodic inspection

How to apply

If you want to apply for this course, you will need to contact City of Wolverhampton College directly.

Last updated date: 02 October 2015
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    • The Paget Road campus, in Compton to the west of Wolverhampton, provides courses in art and design, business and management, computing and IT, education and teaching, engineering, English, health and social care, journalism, maths, media, motor vehicle, music technology, performing arts, photography and science.

      Also on offer at the site are Pathways programmes for people without any formal qualifications, ESOL courses for speakers of other languages, and short courses for job seekers.

      The campus is also home to CitySixth – the college's dedicated sixth form centre offering A Levels in a range of subjects - and a Higher Education Centre which offers HNCs, HNDs and Foundation Degrees, and also boasts an Engineering Learning Zone also equipped with industry-standard equipment, modern motor vehicle workshops, new performing and recording studios, and well equipped science labs.

      The site has a Student Hub, Study Hub, cafeteria and large free student car park and is on major bus routes.