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<P'>This qualification is the NVQ pathway only and is recognised by the Electrotechnical Industry and is therefore designed for those people who have completed in full, technical certificates such as City and Guilds 2365 Leel 2 and 3 and with this final qualification completed, learners will be able to claim the full status as fully qualified Electricians.

What can I do next?

It is expected for all eclectricians to complete their Continued Professional Development with the latest BS7671: Wiring Regulations (2382), also further progression in completing Inspection, Testing and Commissioning (2391).

Furthermore if you are looking at going into design engineering or management aspects you could progress by considering an appropriate degree at a University.

What will I be doing?

Bridging Unit: Candidates should have successfully compelted all of the City and Guilds 2365 qualification before attempting this assignment.

This assignment is intended for candidates who have demonstrated a suitable level of knowledge of electrical installation technology through successful completion of the City and Guilds 2365 Levels 2 and 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures), and wish to transfer this knowledge towards the City and Guilds 2357 Level 3 NVQ Diploma in Electrical Technology. Successful completion of this assignment, together with prior learning, will lead to successful competion of the City and Guilds 2357 units 301 to 309 (inclusive) knowledge units, and candidates will therefore be ready to achieve the performance unit (NVQ Level 3).

Added Extras

NVQ Induction; electronic portfolio induction; completion of the bridging unit.

Communicating with Site Assessor for site visits to be organised by you, the candidate.

Completion of performance units (NVQ), where one of the units is the AM2 - unit 399, which will be assessed at an independant assessment centre that is accredited by NET (National Electrotechnical Training Organisation) and the JIB (Joint Industry Board)

How will I be assessed?

The Bridging Unit will be assessed in two parts with a written question paper and professional discussion. This is where learning outcomes will be delivered to bring candidates in line with knowledge units of the City and Guilds 2357 Level 3, which is a requirement set by the Awarding Body.

Site observations by the site assessor, who will evidence the candidates competency against the learning outcome criteria and candidates evidence uploaded to the electronic portfolio.

Completion of performance units (NVQ), where one of the units is the AM2 - unit 399, which will be assessed at an independent assessment centre that is accredited by the NET (National Electrotechnical Training Organisation) and the JIB (Joint Industry Board).

The range of site activities to be assessed:

Containment 5 * from the range minimum

Cables 4 * from the range minimum

Equipment all the range

Complete a schedule of inspections in accordance with the IEE Wiring Regulations and IEE Guidance Note 3

Range of tests to be covered & Documentation Required

conduit (PVC and metallic)

trunking (PVC and metallic) *

cable tray

cable basket

ladder systems


modular wiring systems

Busbar systems and Power-track

thermosetting insulated cables including flexes

single and multicore thermoplastic (PVC) and thermosetting insulated cables

PVC/PVC flat profile cable

MICC (with and without PVC sheath)

SWA cables (PILC, XLPE, PVC) *

armoured/braided flexible cables and cords

data cables

fibre optic cable

fire resistant cable*

isolators and switches



consumer units.

earthing fault and over current protective devices


control equipment

data socket outlets

auxiliary equipment (e.g. heating/water system components)

the installation methods of wiring systems and equipment

the selection of conductors, cables and cords

the selection of protective and isolation devices

routing and identification/labelling of conductors, cables and flexible cords

presence of means of earthing

presence of protective conductors and bonding


type and rating of over current protective devices


insulation resistance


earth fault loop impedance

prospective fault current

RCD operation

phase sequence

functional testing

Electrical installation certificates

Minor electrical installation works certificates

Schedules of inspections

Schedules of test results

Entry requirements?

Completion and certification of the following qualification or equivalents:

  • City and Guilds 2365 Levels 2 and 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations
  • You should be working within the Electrical industry with the work opportunities that will allow you to collect evidence that will cover the full range of criteria required. (Evidence required listed below in the "How will I be assessed information".)

What do I need to bring?

Access to the internet via any device, such as Smartphone, Tablet or Computer (laptop). This will enable you to upload evidence directly into your electronic portfolio, covering a full range of work activities and opportunities to ensure that you cover the full criteria within the qualification.

Fee Information

This is a full cost recovery course costing £1950 and £665 for the AM2. A preparation day can also be purchased for £198, which needs to be booked at the same time as the AM2.

These fees are indicative of the 2019-20 costs and may be subject to change


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