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Electrical Installation Advanced (Level 3)

Electrical Installation student and tutor Tresham College


Electrical Installation Advanced (Level 3)

This qualification is intended for those who want to expand their knowledge and proficiencies within the Electrotechnical industry. It will further give rise to the appreciation and principles that underpin a professional approach that is essential for those looking to further their career choices and progression to higher levels of education and training. The full-time Level 3 qualification lasts one year and is aimed at those who have recently completed a full-time Level 2 qualification or those with relevant experience and knowledge of the industry.

Electrical Adults Part-time

*Important update

This course is full at our our Corby Campus. Please complete the application form as normal and you will be added to a waiting list and contacted if a space becomes available.

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Available Courses
Bedford College
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 4:30pm
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Tresham College Corby campus
Starts: 11/09/2023
Type: Full Time
Length: 1 year
Day(s): Monday, Tuesday, Wednesday, Thursday, Friday
Time(s): 9:00am - 5:00pm
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Whilst every effort is made to ensure the information on the Website is correct, some details may be subject to change. The Bedford College Group reserves the right to make amendments to the courses, dates, fees or other details, and to make cancellations or changes if numbers are insufficient. In the unfortunate situation that we have to cancel a course we will refund your fees in full, but we regret we are not able to offer any refund if you withdraw from your course or fail to start, and you will be liable to pay any outstanding fees that may be due.

Funding Information

All full-time Level 1 and Level 2 courses are now FREE for everyone, whatever their age. If you are looking to study a Level 3 qualification, courses are still free if you’re under 19 or 19 years and above, and studying your first full Level 3 qualification. If you’re over 19 or studying a second Level 3 qualification, you will need to pay a fee. Find out more on our financial support page at: or view the Full-time Fee Flow Chart below.

If you are unsure whether you need to pay or not then please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990.

Full-time Fee Flow Chart

If you are aged 19 or over and want to achieve your first full Level 3 qualification (equivalent to an advanced technical certificate, diploma or A-Levels) then this course is free.

If you are aged 19 or over you may qualify for an Advanced Learner Loan to help you pay the tuition fees for this course. You can also pay by instalments to help make the cost of this course more affordable.

Find out more

If you live in any of the following areas and wish to apply for or enrol onto one of our courses, please contact our Customer Contact team on 0345 658 8990 to check if your course is funded or not (Please note that if your course is not funded then you will pay a higher fee than what is listed, please contact our Customer Contact team for more information):

  • Cambridgeshire and Peterborough
  • Greater Manchester
  • Greater London
  • Liverpool City Region
  • Tees Valley
  • West of England
  • West Midlands
  • Sheffield
  • Newcastle Upon Tyne
  • Barnsley and Doncaster
  • West Yorkshire
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Bedford College Electrical Installation Level 2
Electrical Installation


I enjoy the practical side of the Electrical Installation. We’ve made cages for cables from metal trunking, which we had to cut and bend into shape. We also have to wire up a board; we’re given a photo to copy and have to take the measurements and wire it up to standard.

In the theory lessons we look at preparation for work sites – from the stages of jobs, to site plans and schematics – ready for use in the future.

My tutors are brilliant and good fun to be around. It’s everyone’s choice to be here so we all get the work done.  We’ve had speakers come in from local companies to talk to us about how to write a good CV and work experience opportunities.

I want to stay on and complete Level 2. I’m currently employed by Center Parcs as a Lifeguard so I plan to look at electrical opportunities within the company, such as electric maintenance or a service technician apprenticeship.

Entry requirements

To begin this study programme you will need…

Duration: 1 Year

  • 4 GCSEs at grades 9-4 ideally including English and maths


  • Electrical Installation at Level 2
Course content

This study programme will build on all areas of study covered in Level 2, looking at the theory behind all aspects of the Electrotechnical industry. The study programme is heavily theory based, and includes in-depth practical inspection and testing as a basis for several of the units covered.

Subject units:

  • Understanding the fundamental principles and requirements of environmental technology systems
  • Principles of electrical science
  • Electrical installations: fault diagnosis and rectification
  • Electrical installations: inspection, testing and commissioning
  • Electrical systems design
  • Career awareness in building services engineering

English and maths:

If you don’t already have GCSE English and maths grade A*-C, we will work with you to help you develop your maths and English skills.

Work experience

Personal development skills, study skills and employability skills

Additional vocational learning and qualifications

Assessment methods

There are mix of written and online exams, written assignments and practical assessments.


You will gain:

  • Electrical Installation (Buildings & Structures) City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma


  • English & maths if required
Further study and career options

During or on completion of the study programme you should be seeking work in the Electrotechnical sector. When in employment you could also progress to complete 2357 Level 3 NVQ. On completion of the study programme you could also progress to any of our CPD short courses.

Additional information

To take part in this study programme you will need to provide note-taking equipment, a scientific calculator, along with a current version of the BSEN 7671 Regulation book that costs approximately £85.

Additional Learning Support

If you have a specific learning difficulty or disability, are deaf or hearing impaired, our Additional Learning Support team are on hand to give you assistance whenever you need it.


Autism & Asperger’s Syndrome Support

We are committed to developing the provision for students on the autistic spectrum, including Asperger’s Syndrome.



We have access arrangements in place to help students with disabilities or any other particular needs. Call us on 01234 291000 or 01536 413123 for more information.


Additional formats

Course information sheets are also available in large print and audio formats. Call us on 01234 291000 to order your copy.