Engineering and Manufacturing

Advanced Diploma in Electrical Installation, Level 3

Course overview

Are you good at problem solving? Do you have a mechanical mind? Are you curious about how things work? You may have recently achieved a Level 2 qualification or already be working in the industry and looking to gain a qualification. Either way, you will have a good understanding of basic electrical principles and be ready to take your skills to the next level.

With a Diploma in Electrical Installation, Level 3, you will gain the advanced knowledge and training you need to work successfully and independently as an Electrician. You will learn about the underlying principles of electrotechnology and study a range of modules, such as Electrical Science, Installation, Inspection, Testing, Fault Diagnosis, Fault-Finding and Repair. During the course, you will have the opportunity to learn about health and safety requirements, develop your IT and functional skills and get involved in a range of teambuilding activities.

Please note that the full time option for this course is predominantly aimed at 16 to 19 year olds. However, if you’re an adult, why not consider our part-time option.

Entry requirements

You will have a Diploma in Electrical Installation, Level 2 or a relevant level 2 qualification in electrical engineering. We will invite you to attend an interview, where you will complete a selection test and demonstrate your passion for the industry.

Entry decisions will be discussed at interview. Students will be continually assessed through their probation period to ensure that they are on the correct level.

Course Modules

- Electrical Science
- Installation Technology
- Inspection Testing and Fault Finding
- Diagnosis and Repair

How will I be assessed?

You will complete practical assignments and written exams. You will be assessed on your theoretical knowledge and the practical projects that you complete in the workshop.

What can I do next

After successfully completing your course, you may want to progress to an apprenticeship, where you will gain the onsite experience to become a fully qualified electrician. Further courses would be Inspection and Testing or Wiring Regulations.

In addition you can progress to our HNC or HND in Electrical Engineering or, if you are employed, a Foundation Degree in Electrical Systems and Installation or Electronic Systems and Control.

Future careers include (but are not limited to):
- Installation or Maintenance
- Electrician
- Electrical Engineer
- Technical Sales
- Armed Forces Technical Officer
- Hardware Engineer
- Programme and Software Design Engineer
- Avionics Engineer
- IT Technician
- Studio Sound Engineer
- Simulation Engineer
- Instrumentation/Control Engineer