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Electrical Installations Level 3 Diploma at Blackburn College

Course description

This course allows you to gain a level 3 Technical Certificate, which forms part of the Electrical Installation Advanced Apprenticeship. Where possible we will attempt to arrange a work placement with employers, which could lead to possible employment in the construction industry. The Level 3 certificate will suit you if you have a good understanding of basic electrotechnical principles and want develop your skills. It is a practical, work related qualification suitable for those who have already completed the Level 2 qualification or with some relevant experience and knowledge of the industry, built to accommodate the needs of employers and which allows progression into industry. It provides a practical, real-world approach to learning alongside a key theoretical background.

Course content

The course is made up of units from a broad range of professional and subject-specific units, offering learners the chance to study particular areas in depth and an opportunity to follow a clear specialist pathway. Candidates will be assessed by on-demand multiple choice tests (available through the City & Guilds assessment platform e-volve) and practical assignments.

All students will study the following units:-

  • Health, Safety and Welfare in Building Services Engineering.
  • Understanding the principles and requirements of environmental technology systems.
  • Electrical Science Principles.
  • Electrical Installation.
  • Fault Diagnosis and Rectification.
  • Inspection Testing and Commissioning of Electrical Systems.
  • Electrical Systems Design and a career awareness in Building Services Engineering.

Entry requirements

Students should have a minimum of 4 GCSEs at Grades  A*- C. or equivalent qualifications will be considered, a preferred level 2 in Electrical is essential including Maths and English at Grade C or above.  All students will need to demonstrate an active interest in Electrical installation.


Candidates will be assessed by multiple choice tests and practical assignments.

Future opportunities

Once you have successfully completed your Level 3 Diploma, you will be at an Improver/Electrician’s Mate level, and you will be able to apply to a range of higher level courses or into full time employment.

These qualifications are intended for those who want to gain the underlying knowledge and abilities that will enable them to progress onto an Electrotechnical Apprenticeship Program.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 12 February 2016
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