This qualification has been designed to deliver a high level of occupational skills and provide a platform from which to progress through further learning or into employment. This vocational route at level 3 is a vital step towards becoming a competent electrician
Typical tasks of an Electrician include:
As part of the qualification you will cover the following areas:
You should have successfully completed the level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation.
All applicants must have an initial assessment and interview to confirm that the course is suitable for them.
You will also need stationary, overalls and safety boots.
You will sit the externally set and marked examination that will consist of short answer questions, multiple choice and detailed answer questions.
Your practical skills will also be assessed in a number of ways. During the course your practical skills will be assessed to ensure competency and prepare you for the final synoptic assessment.
If you will be aged 19 or older on 31 August in the year you begin your course, and have been resident in the UK/EU/EEA for the past 3 years, you may be eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan to cover the cost of your course. Some courses will have other costs associated, such as for materials and trips. Many of our students are eligible for financial support when studying at college – please click here for more information.
Following successful completion of this course, there are many further specific and specialised qualifications enhancing skills within the industry, such as electrical design, inspection and testing, appliance safety and environmental technology systems.
You may also wish to progress on to Level 4 programmes or look for a suitable apprenticeships.
Experienced electricians can expect to earn up to £50k a year.