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Electrical Installation Level 3 Apprenticeship at West Lancashire College

Course description

West Lancashire College has a thriving Department of Electrical Installations based at its purpose-designed Construction Academy.  Our qualified and experienced team of experts are now delivering the City and Guilds 2357, the industry recognised qualification for Electricians, which can be taken on a Day Release basis.


Any budding Electrical Apprentices, who are working in the industry and want to gain the required, recognised qualifications, and experience to become a competent Electrician.

Course content

The first part of the 2357 course is the 9 Practical & Theory training units for installation electricians


  • It’s both workshop and classroom learning, often called the Knowledge Units.
  • The course is the complete practical and theory skills training you will need to become a qualified electrician.
  • You will not need any further formal training. (Although you may of course need to update or upgrade some of your qualifications as you gain further experience.)


The NVQ, Part Two of the 2357 is often called ‘on site assessments’. Essentially it’s the part where we send a qualified assessor to your workplace in order to assess how you’re progressing, and identify your work and on-site knowledge as passing the 2357 criteria.


  • You do need to be employed or under supervision to take the NVQ Part Two of the 2357 Diploma.
  • It is compulsory that you take the NVQ AND the AM2 in order to become a fully qualified electrician, and able to gain JIB grading and recognition.
  • Typically you would be visited once per quarter year, or more frequently if necessary.


The Final AM2 Assessment, Part Three.

To finalise your full NVQ, you have to complete a practical ‘Achievement Measurement’ or AM2 assessment at a local City & Guilds approved AM2 centre.

Entry requirements

A minimum of 3 GCSE grades A to C, to be employed by an Electrical installation company, and interview with appropriate curriculum staff.


Throughout the course you will be assessed on the various units by online exams plus written and practical assessments

Future opportunities

  • 2382 17th Edition qualification.
  • 2394/2395 Testing and inspection.
  • 2377 Portable Appliance Testing.
  • HNC in building Services.
  • University degree.
  • Masters Degree
  • Charted Engineer

This course is designed to open up the world of Engineering to students either as a continuing student or as an employed electrician /engineer. Career Progression opportunities include:

  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electrician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Engineering Maintenance Technician
  • Engineering Operative

How to apply

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

Last updated date: 17 June 2016
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