Formerly City College Brighton and Hove and Northbrook College

Electrical | City & Guilds Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) - Level 3

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Course Type: Adult qualifications and professional Campus: East Brighton Campus Entry requirements: English and Maths at GCSE 9-1 (A*-G) or equivalent and interview. Completion of a Level 2 Electrical Installations qualification no longer than five years before starting this course. Qualification: Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) Awarding Body: C&G

Why this course?

The next step towards becoming a qualified electrician.

Along with health and safety principles, you will learn about different types of cables and working environments, as well as inspection, testing and commissioning of electrical installations.

You will also gain experience working in our workshops that simulate the workplace.

On successful completion, you will be at an Improver/ Electrician’s Mate level. This will not make you a fully qualified Electrician you will still be required to complete the onsite competency units and an AM2 practical assessment to be fully qualified.

We offer the AM2 NVQ test qualification - find out more.

Start dates

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Code Start Campus Times Duration Fees ?
CM0038-1C 16 Sep 2019 East Brighton 5.30pm – 8.30pm 36 weeks £3,345.50 Apply

Discounts may be available depending on your circumstances, please see our finance information.

Entry requirements

  • Completed a Level 2 Electrical Installations qualification within five years of starting the course
  • Two GCSEs at 9-1 (A*-G)
  • Interview required
Entry requirements
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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