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Electrical Installation (Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma) — Full-time

This course is extremely popular and we are no longer accepting applications for this course. If you submit an application you will be invited in to enrol and you will be signposted to other available courses that suit your requirements. We have limited places on other courses, which you can find more information about on our enrolment page. — Enrolling on a course this September?

Course outline

This qualification is for you if you wish to work as an electrician in the building services industry.

It has been designed to deliver a high level of occupational skills and provide a platform from which to progress through further learning or into employment.

This vocational route at level 3 is a vital step towards becoming a competent electrician.

The qualification will help you gain an understanding of the skills required within the electro-technical sector. You will cover compulsory aspects such as:

  • working safely and effectively
  • design, construct, test and commission electrical systems
  • methods of supervision
  • electrical science and principles
  • regulations and law
  • diagnosis and repair of electrical faults.

Local employers will also contribute to the knowledge and delivery of training, demonstrations and talks on the industry.

This theory based course interspersed with small group practical sessions running over two to three days a week.

Aged 19 or over?

If you don't already hold a Level 3 qualification (equivalent to at least two A Levels, or a Level 3 vocational qualification), you can now study this course fully funded!

The Government’s new Free Courses for Jobs programme has created new opportunities for adults, aged 19 and over, to access fully funded full-time learning.

For more information, view our Free Courses for Jobs programme.

If you are aged 16-18 without having achieved a Level 3 qualification, you will also be eligible for full funding.

How to apply for this course

Apply online to start in 2023/24.

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Get in touch by hitting the button below and filling out our enquiry form.

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Location Date
Jesse Boot Avenue
Science Park
University Boulevard

Start: Monday 4th September 2023

Course code: C031858 / Q031857


Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation


1 year

Level Level 3
Entry requirements

You will need a full level 2 Electrical Installation qualification, successful completion of a progression assessment and GCSE English and Maths at Grade 4 or higher. You must also have achieved of a minimum of 90% attendance at your last place of work or study.

Adult learners who have relevant industry experience within this subject may be used instead of holding a Level 2 in Electrical Installation.

Teaching & assessment

To gain this qualification, candidates must successfully achieve the following assessments:

  • One externally set, externally moderated assignment (Practical)
  • One externally set, externally marked exams, sat under examination conditions
  • Portfolio of evidence to show your work experience and engaged with employers

This qualification is graded Pass/Merit/Distinction/Distinction.


This technical qualification focuses on the development of knowledge and practical skills needed for working in the electro-technical industry, which will prepare you to enter an electro-technical apprenticeship programme.

On completion of an Electrical Installation Apprenticeship, you will be recognised by the industry as competent as an installation or maintenance electrician.

Additional information

Students aged 16-18 don't have to pay tuition fees.

If you are an EU/EEA or Swiss National, please visit our EU Settled Status scheme page for more information.