Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Electrical Installations - Level 3 Diploma

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Course Code: FE0016-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time), Open to international students Campus: East Brighton Campus Start Date: September 2019 Duration: 1 Year Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) Level 3 Awarding Body: City & Guilds

Course aims

The UK construction industry is a major employer and qualified electricians have exciting opportunities for work, varying from domestic environments to shop fitting, theatre electrics, fire alarms, CCTV and data networking.

This course provides the next step to becoming a qualified electrician and includes qualification knowledge, work experience, enrichment activities and project work.

The course will look at health and safety in building services engineering, different types of cables, different working environments (domestic, commercial, industrial) and inspection, testing and commissioning of electrical installations.

You will also learn electrical theory, electrical systems, design fault diagnosis in electrical installation and fault rectification.

In 2017, we opened a new £9 million Construction and Trades Centre, providing facilities for our students. The workshops are designed to simulate industry conditions and are equipped with industry-standard tools and materials. Expert lecturers with years of experience prepare our students to become the next generation of construction workers, tradespeople and motor vehicle technicians.


Entry requirements

In order to study this Level 3 course, you must have completed the Level 2 Diploma Electrical Installation course.

Entry requirements

Course Units

  • Health and safety in building services engineering 
  • Different types of cables
  • Different working environments (domestic, commercial, industrial)
  • Inspection, testing and commissioning of electrical Installations
  • Electrical theory
  • Electrical systems design
  • Fault diagnosis in electrical installation and fault rectification
  • Careers within building services

Why the MET?

You will work in the purpose-built Construction and Trades Centre in a real work environment with industry experience teachers. 

The course provides links with local employers. 

You will be taught by expert teachers who have years of collective knowledge and industry experience between them. Our teaching staff are passionate about their areas of expertise and are committed to helping you to attain your learning goals and meet your personal aims. 

Facilities

  • Purpose-built electrical centre at the new Construction and Trades Centre which provides a real work environment and industry standard facilities.
  • Online access to course documents, resources and study support through the MET’s virtual learning environment
  • Library and computing facilities
  • Access to the MET’s student services, including career advice and additional learning support
  • Cafés and coffee bars with a wide range of reasonably priced meals, snacks and drinks
Facilities
  • Assessment

    Practical assessments and online testing.

Work experience

Brighton MET is keen to offer our students work experience placements, particularly with the increasing importance for students to complete placements as part of their study programmes across all industry areas. 

You are expected to seek employment within the industry and you will be given support to achieve this.

This is an exciting opportunity for employers and students alike to gain something valuable with long term benefits for the business and for students.

What's next?

After Level 3 you can progress to an apprenticeship to gain the City & Guilds qualification required to be a fully-qualified electrician. 

Future careers include:  

  • Electrician  
  • Electrical engineer
  • Industrial installer
  • Project manager
  • Self-employment
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Potential
Careers

Potential Careers

Electrical or electronics technician

Typical Tasks:

  • Plans and prepares work and test schedules based on specifications and drawings.
  • Sets up equipment, undertakes tests, takes readings, performs calculations and records and interprets data.
  • Plans installation methods, checks completed installation for safety and controls or undertakes the initial running of the new electrical or electronic equipment or system.
  • Diagnoses and detects faults and implements procedures to maintain efficient operation of systems and equipment.
  • Visits and advises clients on the use and servicing of electrical and electronic systems and equipment.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -2.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £16,380

AVERAGE £25,721

POTENTIAL £37,830

Desired Skills:
  • Active Learning
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Critical Thinking
  • Mathematics
  • Active Listening
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Speaking
  • Writing
  • Science

Electrician or electrical fitter

Typical Tasks:

  • Examines drawings, specifications and wiring diagrams to determine the method and sequence of operations.
  • Selects, cuts and lays wires and connects to sockets, plugs or terminals by crimping, soldering, brazing or bolting.
  • Cuts, bends and installs electrical conduit.
  • Assembles parts and sub-assemblies using hand tools and by brazing, riveting or welding.
  • Installs electrical plant, machinery and other electrical fixtures and appliances such as fuse boxes, generators, light sockets etc.
  • Examines electrical plant or machinery, domestic appliances and other electrical assembly for faults using test equipment and replaces worn parts and faulty wiring.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities 4.6% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £17,901

AVERAGE £28,938

POTENTIAL £39,917

Desired Skills:
  • Critical Thinking
  • Reading Comprehension
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Monitoring
  • Active Listening
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Mathematics

Electrical or electronic trade n.e.c.

Typical Tasks:

  • Examines drawings, wiring diagrams and specifications to determine appropriate methods and sequence of operations.
  • Places prepared parts and sub-assemblies in position, checks their alignment and secures with hand tools to install x-ray and medical equipment, aircraft instruments and other electronic equipment.
  • Removes protective sheath from wires and cables and connects by brazing, soldering or crimping and applies conductor insulation and protective coverings.
  • Examines for defect and repairs electronic and related equipment.
  • Tests for correct functioning and makes any further necessary adjustments.
  • Performs routine servicing tasks, such as cleaning and insulation testing.
  • Assists with the erection of wood poles or steel towers to carry overhead lines.
  • Connects and installs transformers, fuse gear, lightning arrestors, aircraft warning lights, cable boxes and other equipment.
  • Connects cables to test equipment and tests for balance, resistance, insulation and any defects.
  • Locates and repairs faults to lines and ancillary equipment.
This data is from EMSI and applies to London and the South East, and it does not account for self-employment.

Industry Insights

Available opportunities -2% Rise in employment is expected by 2020 in the South East.
Salaries

ENTRY £19,305

AVERAGE £29,933

POTENTIAL £41,633

Desired Skills:
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