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Electrical Installation Level 3 Diploma at Northampton College

Course description

This Level 3 progression course provides a solid grounding in the Electrotechnical industry and offers sound basic training for prospective electricians. The Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) (2365-03) will suit you if you have a good understanding of basic electrotechnical principles and want develop your skills. It aims to provide Level 3 knowledge and awareness of the techniques, craft skills, technology and related science required for electrical installation work, and also provides an understanding of the regulations and Health and Safety requirements governing electrical installation process, including knowledge of the organisation and structure of the industry within which these are carried out. This course allows candidates to learn, develop and practise skills required for employment and/or career progression in the electrotechnology sector.Units include: - Unit 201/501: Health and Safety in Building Services Engineering - Unit 301: Understand the Fundamental Principles and Requirements of Environmental Technology Systems - Unit 302: Principles of Electrical Science - Unit 303: Electrical Installations: Fault Diagnosis and Rectification - Unit 304: Electrical Installations: Inspection, Testing and Commissioning - Unit 305: Electrical Systems Design - Unit 308: Career Awareness in Building Services EngineeringShould you wish find out more about the course, the units and the assessments please take a look at the qualification handbook at the link below:

Course content

This course is designed for students who wish to gain a Level 3 qualification in Electrical Installation and have been successful at Level 2. This course is specifically aimed at 16-18 year olds, but places are available for students aged 19 and over. This can be discussed at interview.Demand for this course is extremely high and as such you are advised to arrange an interview at an early stage.You are advised that completion of the couse does not make candidates fully qualified electricians but does give them 90% credit for the knowledge units they need if they go on to do an apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

C&G Level 2 (2365) or C&G Level 2 (2330) at distinction or Merit Grade plus 2 GCSEs at Grade A* - D plus GCSE Mathematics and English Language at Grade A* - C or Functional Skills Level 2 in English and Mathematics.Entry requirements for applications aged 19 and over are subject to initial interview and mathematics assessment.


During the first 5 weeks initial assessments will take place to make sure both the student and the level of work are suitably matched. Throughout the duration of the course there will be written assignments and on-line exams for each of the units. Further assessment of the course is by completion of a number of major practical assignments in the College's Electrical Workshops as you progress and these are carried out under exam conditions.

Future opportunities

It allows candidates to progress into employment, although not as a fully qualified electrician, or to the following City and Guilds qualification for which credits are given relating to the underpinning knowledge studied whilst on this course:Level 3 NVQ in Electrotechnical Services (City and Guilds 2357)On successful completion of this course, candidates may also enrol on:Level 3 Award in the Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical InstallationsLevel 3 Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical InstallationsLevel 4 Award in Design and Verification of Electrical Installations

Further information

Students are expected to come to college everyday with a scientific calculator, ruler, pencils, coloured pencils, paper and a folder for the classroom.Students who are under 19 are expected to attend all aspect of their study programme including Enterprise sessions and work experaiance (inc H&S in construction and CSCS preparation sessions if not already held by the student). For the workshop there is a mandatory requirement that candidates bring and wear protective overalls and protective footwear at all times during workshop activities. Other protective clothing will be provided and must be worn, for example, safety goggles, and failure to follow this requirement will result in the student being excluded from the workshop until they comply.Students are also expected to purchase and bring with them every day the latest copy of the IET On-Site Guide.If you are aged 19 or over at the start of the course the Awarding Board registration fee payable at enrolment is approximately £80.

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 11 October 2016
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