This course can help you gain the skills and knowledge you need to work in the electrical installation industry.
The skills and knowledge you learnt on the level 2 course will be developed to gain an advanced knowledge of the electro-technical industry. You will develop your knowledge of the underlying principles of electro-technology, health and safety and effective working practices. You will study inspection and testing, fault finding and design. This course helps you gain the underlying knowledge at a level 3 advanced pace, to progress onto an electro-technical NVQ.
This leads to the basic qualification required to an electrician but this course alone does not qualify you to work as an electrician. In order to work as an electrician, you need to gain practical work experience which is usually through a recognised apprenticeship programme.
Approximately 70% of the course is theory and contextual work and 30% practical.
You will be required to study functional skills or GCSE English or maths if you do not already hold a minimum of GCSE grade C. (Many universities and employers ask for a minimum of GCSE grade C in both maths and English).
Students are expected to work independently on project work away from the college.
Level 2 Electrical Installation Diploma and a minimum of Functional Skills at level.
The course is assessed by 4 multiple choice online exams and 2 practical assignments.
Where can it lead?
The next step could be onto an electrical apprenticeship or into employment.
Will this course suit me?
This course is suitable for students who are interested in a career as an Installation Electrician.