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Electrical Installation: Level 3 at Suffolk New College

Course description

You will have the chance to improve and develop your skills in our fully equipped modern workshops and our dedicated, purpose built inspection and test facilities. You can even show off the skills you learn by taking part in demonstrations at local shows and exhibitions and participating in local and national competitions such as “World Skills” The study programme will also develop personal, social and employability skills, which includes opportunities to work on community projects and to explore the various career pathways within the electrical industry. You will have the chance to help yourself become more employable, with 60 hours work related experience involving community projects and work with local employers.

All students who have not achieved a grade C or grade 4, or above in GCSE English or Maths or both will need to study an English or/and Maths qualification alongside their chosen main qualification.nbsp;

Course content

The study programme provides training for students wishing to work as an Electrician. The programme offers the opportunity to carry out practical electrical installation tasks in the state of the art workshops led by highly experienced technical experts. Underpinning knowledge is gained through classroom based sessions led by qualified and competent lecturers. Subjects covered include working safely, installing and testing, maintenance and fault finding, and team working. You must pass all practical and theory elements of the programme to achieve this nationally recognised qualification.

Entry requirements

Students will need to have successfully completed the EAL level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures) or equivalent, and have GCSE Maths, English and Science at grade D, or grade 3, or equivalent.

Financial information

Tuition Costs

No tuition fees are payable for students aged 16 – 18 on 31 August 2017. For all students aged 19+ please visit our website Details regarding fee remission and Advanced Learning Loans can also be found at the above website.

Additional Costs

Trips and visits, safety boots and work trousers, tool kit, and textbooks BS7671, On Site Guide, IET Wiring Regulations 17th Edition, Organising & Managing the Work Environment (Doughton M & Hooper J) and Principles of Design, Installation & Maintenance (Doughton M & Hooper J)

Future opportunities

Students can work towards securing employment with the opportunity to continue studying under the apprenticeship scheme. Progress in their career with further training into job roles such as Technician, System Designer, Estimator, Project/Contracts Manager, Site/Workshop Supervisor/Manager, Chartered Engineer, Sales Engineer or Commercial Manager 


Further information

How Do I Apply

Come along to one of our open events and apply there or online at

Support For You

Student support contact or 01473 382 738 or email

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 14 February 2017
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Key information

  • Start date: Next January
  • Duration: 1 Year
  • Course code: EEI13F0
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