Electrical Installation (Buildings and Structures) | Level 3

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Course Code: FE0016-1C Course Type: 16+ college (full-time) Campus: East Brighton Campus Qualification: City & Guilds Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) Level 3 Awarding Body: City & Guilds Funding: Eligible for an Advanced Learner Loan

Why this course?

Electrical Installation

If you are interested in a career in the electrical industry, then this course will provide the experience and knowledge required to progress to becoming a qualified electrician. Using a mix of taught sessions and project work, you will be trained to fabricate containment, install and terminate cables, inspect and test electrical installations, and diagnose and rectify electrical faults, along with learning about the underpinning industry regulations and electrical science.

  • Purpose-built Construction and Trades Centre
  • Industry-standard facilities and equipment
  • Expert lecturers with years of experience
  • Opportunities for work experience

Start dates

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Entry requirements

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

Entry requirements

About this course

You will work in the purpose built Construction and Trades Centre in a real work environment. 

You will be taught by highly-experienced teachers who have years of collective knowledge and industry experience between them. 

Our experienced 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. The course also provides links with local employers. 

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


  • 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
  • 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

Course fees and finance

Course is free if you meet the following criteria

If you will be aged 19-23 when your course begins and you have not already achieved a full Level 3 or higher, you may not have to pay any fees. For more information, please speak to our Admissions team: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk | 01273 667704

Lifetime Skills Guarantee

The Lifetime Skills Guarantee is part of the government's National Skills Fund, designed to help adults to gain the skills they need for employment and to improve their job prospects.

This course may be free for you if:

  • You are 19+
  • This is your first full Level 3 qualification OR
  • You achieved your full level 3 qualification before 1 April 2021 (and none since) and you are unemployed (or earn less than £345 per month) and are in receipt of benefits OR
  • You achieved your full level 3 qualification before 1 April 2021 (and none since) and you are employed and have an annual gross income less than £18,525

For more information, please visit the government website or speak to our Admissions team: admissions@gbmc.ac.uk | 01273 667704

Advanced Learner Loan

You may be eligible to apply for a loan to meet the course costs of your qualification fees. This is paid directly to the College on your behalf. For more information about Advanced Learner Loans, please click here.


Open events

Register your interest for our next open events taking place in 2023. It's an opportunity to explore our amazing facilities and hear from our expert teaching staff.


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Course costs

All 16+ (full-time) courses are free to UK citizens, those who hold EU Settlement Status or have a visa which could qualify them for home status, AND are under 19 years old on the 31 August of the year of entry. If you are 19+ and interested in studying this course, you can find out more about costs and financial support in the link below.

19+ fees

How to apply

We accept applications throughout the year, allowing you to apply up until the course starts.

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