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Installing Electrotechincal Systems and Equipment Level 3 NVQ Diploma (QCF) at Weymouth College

Course description

This course equips you with the skills and knowledge needed to carry out electrical installation and teaches you how to organise work and identify and prevent problems. NVQs are based on national occupational standards, which you must meet to be competent in a particular task. The achievement of NVQs will encourage you to value your contribution to the workplace, and it will develop your skills and potential. This NVQ provides the skills and knowledge required to install electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment. The qualification is made up of knowledge units and performance units. The units cover a wide range of topics including health and safety, environmental technology systems, overseeing and organising the work environment, planning, preparing and installing electrical systems and equipment, terminating and connecting conductors, cables and flexible cords, inspecting, testing, commissioning and fault diagnosis and correction. This qualification requires occupational evidence to be fully achieved. Weymouth College is offering this as a theory-only course covering the nine knowledge units of the qualification. In order to gain the full qualification and become a qualified electrician, you must also complete eight performance units. Seven of these are gained through real installation evidence completed in the workplace. An employer/work placement would be required to complete these units. Integral to this qualification is the Electrotechnical Occupational Competence Unit which is assessed by the AM2; this is the final performance unit required. You must complete all 17 mandatory units to achieve the Full Level 3 Diploma.

Course content

The course is built around nine units of study. These share similar outcomes and allow for multiple units to be undertaken at the same time: • Understanding health and safety legislation, practices and procedures (installing and maintaining electrotechnical systems and equipment) • Understanding environmental legislation, working practices and the principles of environmental technology systems • Understanding the practices and procedures for overseeing and organising the work environment (electrical installation) • Understanding the practices and procedures for the preparation and installation of wiring systems and electrotechnical equipment in buildings, structures and the environment • Understanding the principles of planning and selection for the installation of electrotechnical equipment and systems in buildings, structures and the environment • Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for the termination and connection of conductors, cables and cords in electrical systems • Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for the inspection, testing, commissioning and certification of electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment • Understanding the principles, practices and legislation for diagnosing and correcting electrical faults in electrotechnical systems and equipment in buildings, structures and the environment • Understanding the electrical principles associated with the design, building, installation and maintenance of electrical equipment and systems.

Entry requirements

• Selection is by interview. • You must complete a colour blindness and skills assessment test. • We welcome applications from mature students. Plus the following: • At least 4 GCSEs at minimum grade D, or equivalent, including maths, English and science. • You must have successfully completed the EAL Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations qualification or a suitable equivalent. • There is an expected level of knowledge required for the course and you will need a positive attitude and willingness to work hard.

Future opportunities

You can progress your learning with Weymouth College from Level 3. Those who successfully complete this Level 3 course may be able to progress to Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Installing Electrotechnical Systems & Equipment (Buildings, Structures & the Environment) performance units if a work placement can be gained by the student. The course should provide an enhanced understanding of principles and skills required for entry into the electrical engineering and installation industries, and allow progression to higher education.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 21 June 2016
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