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The Electrical Industry is a buoyant industry in the South East of England.

What makes Electrical Installation at HRC special?

A large well equipped workshop facility with several dedicated practical and assessment test rigs and even an AM2 practice centre.

A close, established team who have vast experience in both teaching and industry.

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?

When you have completed this course you could:

  • Apply for an apprenticeship within the industry
  • Work as an Improver in the industry

And you could also complete the following 'bolt-on' courses including:

  • 2382 - BS 76761 2018 - Requirements for Electrical Installations (The IET Wiring Regulations 18th Edition)
  • 2391- Electrical Inspection and Testing
  • 2396 - Design, Erection and Verification - Level 4

What will I be doing?

All our courses are designed to cover the full range of topics and tasks as laid down by the awarding body in response to industry requirements. All practical activities are carried out within our state of the art workshops with theory work being a mix of classroom and assignment activities.
The course consists of assessment units which assess the competence of a candidate over a wide range of activities. There will be a high emphasis on Health and Safety and correct safe working practices and systems. The qualification covers the underpinning knowledge involved in electrical installation.
A level 3 in Electrical is an advanced qualification and will contain Maths to the equivalency of A-levels, and there is a high concentration on Design work which requires research
To achieve Level 3 you must achieve 49 credits from the mandatory units.

Mandatory Units Title Credits
Unit 301 Understand the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
Unit 302 Principles of electrical science 12
Unit 303 Electrical installations: fault diagnosis and rectification 9
Unit 304 Electrical Installations: inspection, testing and commissioning
Unit 305 Electrical systems design 12
Unit 308 Career awareness in building services engineering 2
Total 49

Added Extras

There are lots of perks to this course, including the opportunity to work with local employers, meeting guest speakers who are experts in their field, and working with students in other departments to support projects and activities. Electrical Students can have the opportunity to gain the ECS card and can take advantage of trips to CEF Live and Elexshow. The college run lots of external courses for industry, which can allow students to communicate and possibly seek work placement or work experience.

How will I be assessed?

You will be assessed by various methods testing your knowledge and understanding including:

  • Written exams
  • Online exams
  • Practical assessments
  • Completing a written project

Entry requirements

To apply for this course you will need:

  • A level 2 2365 Diploma or equivalent qualifications plus relevant industrial experience.

If you require any further information please call us on 01992 411411.

What do I need to bring?

You will need folders, notepads, pens, pencils, coloured pencils, a scientific calculator and an A3 size folder to hold your project in at the very minimum.
As part of your course you will be required to carry out initial verification and fault finding on installations, this means you will need to bring your PPE when you are in these sessions

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 31st August 2021.

If you are 19 or over on 31st August 2021, 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 2020/21 and could be subject to change for 2021/22).

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. £3500 for a Level 3 qualification (these were the fees for 2020/21 and could be subject to change for 2021/22).

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 or email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

These fees are indicative of the 2022-23 costs and may be subject to change


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