Course overview

Electrical Installation Level 3 For Adults City of Bristol College

This part-time, six-hour-a-week course is for adults aged 19 and over seeking 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 suitable for learners who are progressing from the Level 2 Diploma course in Electrical.

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.

5 x GCSEs at C/4 or above, or a Level 2 Certificate / Extended Certificate or above (at merit or above) in a relevant subject. 

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. 

If you are applying for a creative practice-based course, you will be invited to bring a portfolio of work that demonstrates what you have done in your previous courses.  

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.

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, it is likely that you may 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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