This qualification is designed for students progressing from the Level 2 qualification. The course provides students with the knowledge, skills and understanding required to gain employment within the industry. This course will suit students with a good understanding of basic electro-technical principles who want to develop their skills.
This is an advanced qualification that tests both practical and knowledge-based skills in a realistic working environment and covers topics which include:
- Understanding the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
- Principles of electrical science
- Electrical installations: fault diagnosis and rectification
- Electrial installations: inspection, testing and commissioning.
Upon successful completion of this course, students will be at an improver/electrician's mate level. Attendance of 100% is necessary to complete the course.
Students need five GCSE passes at grade 4 or above, preferably in Maths and English, or an equivalent vocational qualification at merit grade, and Functional Skills Maths and English preferably at Level 2.
Diploma in Electrical Installation Level 3
The course is continually assessed by both practical and written assignment tests.
Level 3 Diploma in Electro-technical Technology or employement (In order to fully qualify as an electrician, students will need to meet the performance criteria as laid down by the National Occupational Standards put together by Summit Skills, the Sector Skills Council. This is covered in the City and Guilds 2357 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electro-technical Technology.)