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Electrical Installation apprentice

Electrical Installation – Electro-Technical Installation (Buildings and Structures – EAL – Diploma – Level 3


Level 3



Type of study

School Leavers




1 Year

The Electrical Installation course is for those already holding the EAL or City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma or with relevant experience and knowledge of the Electrical industry who wish to enhance their career prospects. Building on prior knowledge the content is mainly theory based to enable progression to the NVQ Level 3 and employment, further professional qualifications or Higher Education. Units consist of Health and Safety, Environmental issues and re-usable energy, Inspection and Testing, Fault Diagnosis, Electrical Science, Electrical Systems Design and Career awareness in Building Services. 

Under 19’s: Must have minimum grade 4 in Maths and English (or equivalent)

All Students: Must also have Level 2 in electrical Installations (or equivalent)

Students will be interviewed and individually assessed. 


This course is designed to enhance and add to the knowledge and skills acquired at Level 2 

Based in our new technology centre, you will learn from experienced professionals within the trade, using the latest industry equipment. 

The Units covered are: 

  • Principles of Science 
  • Installing 3 phase lighting, Motor, and Heating Systems, and craft skills 
  • Circuit design, Inspection & Testing, Fault finding and Diagnosis. 
  • Environmental and Sustainable Technology Systems 
  • Planning, Overseeing, and organising the work environment 


You will be mainly assessed through ongoing coursework, assignment, and online exams. 


You could progress straight into employment. Alternatively a Level 3 NVQ, a Level 3 Award in Initial Verification and Certification of Electrical Installations, or a Level 4 Award in Design and Verification of Electrical Installations.  

There is also the option to progress to Higher Education HNC/HND or Degree. 


You will require Safety Boots, Workwear, On Site Guide, BS7671:2018 Wiring Regulations, A4 lined notebook and other stationery (listed separately). 


There are usually invites to open events with employers, and information regarding tool fairs, and external events. 


Our £3.9 million Technology & Future Skills Centre opened in September 2016. The modern two storey building provides the best teaching and workshop space for our Bricklaying, Motor Vehicle and Electrical and Carpentry courses. 


As part of our EAL Level 3 Advanced Diploma in Electrical Installation, all students will complete a work placement in the industry throughout the academic year. If you are already working in the industry, you could use your part-time job towards this module. Your weekly timetable will include one dedicated work placement day and there will be group tutorial sessions throughout the year, in order to complete time sheets and portfolios.