Construction and the Built Environment

Awarding organisation

Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Qualifications on offer: Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) (2365-03)

Summary of course

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.

Building on your successful completion of City and Guilds 2365 Level 2 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 regulation s 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.

What will I study?

The units you will study are likely to include:

Core Units:

  • 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 Engineering

All units are subject to change and may be withdrawn.

For further information about the course and the units you will study, please read the awarding body specification by clicking on the link below:

Awarding Body specification.

How is the course assessed?

During the first five 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.

Your Study Programme

If you are aged 16-18, you will join a Study Programme. We will make sure you are working at the right level on your core qualification and are challenged to achieve the highest level of qualification you can. All students will continue to improve their maths and English and if you don't have a grade 4 (C) at GCSE, we will work with you towards achieving that goal (subject to specific entry requirements for particular courses). Work experience will be part of your study programme and complement your college study and prepare you for employment. You will also get involved in activities to help you develop life skills and to build your confidence so you can make progress in your career. Weekly timetables will include tutorial support which may comprise of full group activities or one to one sessions to discuss individual progress or support needs.

Who is this course for?

This course is ideal if you have an interest in gaining 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.

Progression and Career Opportunities

On successful completion of this study programme most students apply and are successful in getting an apprenticeship or employment in the Electrotechnical Industry.

Find about more career opportunities and expected starting salaries by clicking on the 'What Can I Earn?' section of our website.

Entry Requirements for new students

Level Entry Requirements
Entry and Foundation: GCSEs – mainly 2-1 (F/G) grades. Satisfactory school reference*
Level 1: Four GCSEs at grade 2 (E) or above
Level 2: Four GCSEs at grade 3 (D) or above
Level 3 BTEC Courses or equivalent: Four GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)
Level 3 A Levels: Five GCSEs at grade 9-4 (A*-C)
Level 4/5: A Level 3 qualification such as: A Levels, BTEC Level 3, Access to HE, Advanced Apprenticeship
Specific Course Requirements: GCSE English and Maths at grade 4 (C) and C&G Level 2 Electrical Installations (2365) or C&G Level 2 Electrotechnical Technology (2330) at Distinction or Merit grade.

*All applicants will be invited in for interview.

Equivalent qualifications will be considered except where English has been studied as a second language and is required at GCSE grade 9-4 (A*-C).

In exceptional circumstances, applications which do not meet the formal entry criteria may be considered on an individual basis.

Interview Requirements

You must bring your interview letter to your appointment and arrive 15 minutes before your interview is due to take place.

You would normally be expected to attend a short interview with the tutor of the course to discuss the details of the programme, answer any questions you may have and to ensure that this is the right course for you.

General Info (materials required for the course)

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 experience (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.

Course fee information

All Students will need to enter or register for their course qualification either by examination entry or Board Registration. The course tutor will advise you how to enter or register for your qualification and of the College deadline. All late entries are subject to a late entry fee.

The following fees will be payable in full:

16-18 year olds

  • All re-sits except first re-sit of GCSE Mathematics and English
  • Unauthorised absences from any examination entered
  • Any examination/registration unsupported by your subject tutor
  • Late examination/registration entries
  • Trip/materials/equipment/uniform fees

19 years or over

  • Level 1 course: Examination/registration fees^1
  • Level 2 course: Examination/registration fees^1
  • Second Full Level 3 course: You may be eligible to apply for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay for the course fees^2
  • Level 4 course: Loans may be available^2
  • All Levels: Trip/materials/equipment/uniform fees

Overseas Students

  • £6,750 tuition fees in Year 1 of a 2-year course
  • £6,750 tuition fees in Year 2 of a 2-year course
  • £350 non-refundable Examination/registration fee in Year 1
  • Trip/materials/equipment/uniform fees

^1 Fee remission may be available if you are in receipt of a state benefit. ^2 Contact the Enrolment Centre for more information on 0300 123 2344.

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We are planning to offer this programme from September 2016. The full details, including the fees for the 16/17 academic year will be available on the College website from the beginning of July 2016. In the meantime, if you would like to speak to a tutor about the course please call us or complete our easy online enquiry form.
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