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Having gained the Level 2 qualification the level 3 qualification is the next step towards becoming a qualified electrician.

What makes Electrical Installation at HRC special?

  • Industry-trained lecturers who are experts in their field will teach you.
  • Along with health and safety principles, you will learn about different types of cables and working environments, as well as inspection, testing and commissioning of electrical installations.
  • You will also gain experience working in our modern workshop that has had a recent £110,000 refurbishment, which simulates the work place.
  • When you have successfully completed this qualification, you will be at an Improver/ Electrician's Mate level.

What do our students say?

"I am now doing what I have always wanted to do, I could have never got to where I am now without this qualification"

"The tutors were friendly and really supportive, I would recommend this course to anyone thinking about it".

What can I do next?

After you have successfully completed this course, you can choose to:

  • Enter employment within the electrical industry
  • Complete the National Vocational Qualification in Electrical Installation
  • Related courses
    • City & Guilds 2382 -18 The requirements for electrical installions.
    • City & Guilds 2391- 52 Electrical inspection and testing.
  • Degree in building services.

On completion of the Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations our students go onto careers including:

  • Electrotechnical Apprenticeship Programme
  • Installation Electrician
  • Maintenance Electrician
  • Electrotechnical Panel Builder
  • Instrumentation Electrician
  • Electrical Machine Repairer
  • What will I be doing?

    We will help you learn a wide range of skills that will support you to work in the Electrical Industry, including:

    • Structure of the construction industry
    • Fundamental safe working practices
    • Environmental and sustainability measures in domestic dwellings
    • Site preparation for working in the construction industry
    • Electrical installation wiring and terminations
    • Fabrication techniques for electrical installation
    • Electrical science and technology

    Added Extras

    How will I be assessed?

    Throughout the induction period and during the remainder of the year you will be assessed and will be expected to show good, regular attendance, excellent behaviour, conduct and overall progression in all areas of study.

    The assessments will be a combination of various practical tasks, short answer written questions, multi-choice questions, producing circuit and wiring drawings and knowledge assignments.

    Entry requirements?

    To apply for this course you will need:

    • Have gained a 2365 Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) or equivalent qualification
    • A reasonable standard in English and maths
    • To show a keen interest in Electrical Installation work and a motivation and willingness to study and achieve.

    If you would like help understanding our entry requirements, give our Information Team a call on 01992 411411.

    What do I need to bring?

    When working in the practical workshops personal protective footwear and overalls will be required at all times.

    You will also need general classroom equipment to help you take notes.

    A copy of BS 7671 the requirements for electrical installations (18th Edition).

    A copy of the IET On-site guide (18th Edition).

    If you think you would benefit from financial support we have bursary options available for those who meet the criteria. Please note, this funding is not guaranteed and is subject to availability at the time of application.

    If you would like financial support, contact our Information Team on 01992 411411 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

    Fee Information

    Free to those under 19 on 31 August 2019.

    If you are 19 or over on 31 August 2019, have been a permanent resident in the EU for the last 3 years and are a fee paying new entrant you will pay approx. £2000 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approx. £5500 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2018/19 and could be subject to change for 2019/20).

    Fee paying students continuing on the same course for a second year will be charged £2000 tuition fee for a Level 2 qualification and approx. £8500 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2018/19 and could be subject to change for 2019/20).

    If you are aged 19-23 you may also be entitled to free training if the course you choose is your first full Level 2 or Level 3 qualification. You may also be required to pay an administration fee, exam fees, kit fee and an Awarding Body Registration fee if applicable.

    For these costs please contact our Information Centre on 01992 411411 This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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