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. It will follow the format of 6 hours per week spent learning in college and 3 hours per week of self-study.

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.

Dates and applications

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Electrical Advanced Diploma Level 3 Evening Course Parkway Centre
Bristol
Course Code
LPE1835A01-1-24-25
Dates
06/01/2025 - 10/07/2025
Duration
1 years
Days
Mon & Thurs
Hours per week
6.50
Start Time
18:00
Location
Parkway Centre
Fee
You may be able to study for free, if you are aged 19+ and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. Even if you do, you may be eligible to be fully funded for a 2nd depending on your home postcode. If you aren't eligible for a free course - the cost is £3345. You can apply for a loan to cover your fees. Please contact us to discuss your payment options or visit our financial support page.
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Course Code Dates Duration Days Hours per week Start Time Location Fee
LPE1835A01-1-24-25 06/01/2025 - 10/07/2025 1 years Mon & Thurs 6.50 18:00 Parkway Centre
You may be able to study for free, if you are aged 19+ and do not hold a full Level 3 qualification. Even if you do, you may be eligible to be fully funded for a 2nd depending on your home postcode. If you aren't eligible for a free course - the cost is £3345. You can apply for a loan to cover your fees. Please contact us to discuss your payment options or visit our financial support page.
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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.

We will invite you to a course information meeting event where you will receive information, advice, and guidance about the course you have applied for. This will be an opportunity for you to gain valuable information about the course and give you the opportunity to ask any questions you may have. 

You will provide a copy of a reference from an employer or relevant professional other this will include attendance. This is to ensure we can support to be able to achieve well on the course. Applicants with 85% or below attendance will have been deemed not to have met this criteria. All applicants are given an opportunity to discuss any evidence-based mitigating circumstances that may have affected the reference/school report. 

We are firmly committed to finding the right course for you to ensure you can flourish. Talk to us today if you have any concerns about the application process; we are here to help take you to the next level. 

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.

This course will follow the format of 6 hours per week spent learning in college and 3 hours per week of self-study.

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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