Course overview

Electrical Advanced Diploma Level 3 Evening Course City of Bristol College

This part-time, six-hour-a-week course is for adults aged 19 and over looking for a career as an electrician.

The course will provide you with industry-standard skills that employers look for when recruiting electricians. This Level 3 advanced course will develop your confidence, knowledge and practical skills.

If you’re aged 19+ and this will be your first Level 3 course, it could be free for you under the government’s National Skills Fund (NSF) scheme. Get in touch to find out more.

Additional information

Who is this course for?

This course is for adult students who already have some experience in electrical installations and already have their Level 2 Electrical Diploma.

What you'll learn

The course is comprised of a mixture of both practical and theory-based learning and assessments.

Course entry requirements

To join this course, you must have achieved a Merit for the Level 2 Electrical Diploma, achieved GCSE Grade 4 (C) in Maths, English and Science, and be able to demonstrate a high degree of enthusiasm and a commitment to succeed and prepare effectively for employment.

How is the course delivered and assessed?

You will be assessed in a number of different ways and receive regular feedback in reviews to guide your progress.

Some of the ways in which your success will be measured are: professional discussions, assignments, exams and practical assessments.

Future career and study opportunities

On successful completion of the course, you may be able to apply for an apprenticeship in the electrical industry or obtain employment and complete the NVQ Level 3. If you complete the NVQ, you will be recognised as a fully qualified electrician.

The AM2 final test is part of the NVQ Level 3.

Additional costs

As a City of Bristol College student, you may incur additional costs to attend your course. For example, you may likely need to pay for travel and stationery.

You will need your own protective footwear for practical sessions. You may also need a high-visibility vest, protective goggles and gloves for some tasks. We offer some equipment which is free for you to use in college.

If you are on a limited income, you may be able to receive help from our Learner Support Funding Bursary.

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