Course Title City & Guilds Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installation
Level: 3
Code Y620

Overview of the Course

The Level 3 Diploma is aimed at those who have completed the Level 2 qualification who want to further to their knowledge and abilities to enable them to progress onto an Electrotechnical Apprenticeship programme. Completion of this course significantly reduces the time needed to complete an Electrotechnical Apprenticeship programme and is highly valued by employers.

What are the career opportunities?

On successful completion of your course you could progress to an Electrotechnical Apprenticeship studying the C&G NVQ Diploma. There are many exciting employment opportunities in this area including electrical design, installation and testing. There are also opportunities to move into Fire and Security or Engineering Apprenticeships. Other opportunities also exist within the wider area of the industry such as product development, supply and sales. Construction offers huge employment potential for learners interested in the sector. It contributes £90bn to the UK economy, 6.7% of the total, with over 2.9 million jobs in over 280,000 businesses. The global construction output is forecast to increase from around $8.5 trillion today to $12 trillion in 2025.

What are the entry requirements?

City & Guilds Level 2 Diploma in Electrical Installation.

How long is the course and when can I start?

A full-time one-year course starting in September.

How is the course structured and how will I be assessed?

The course is structured to reflect the wide range of activities that an Electrician would encounter and is broken down into six units. Assessment is by written assignments, written exams and practical assessments. You will study six units: • Understand 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. A core element is maths which underpins all that we do as engineers from completing calculations on current, voltage or resistance in simple circuits, to more complex calculations such as Star and Delta supply systems. Whatever level you are studying, maths will be an important part of your course.

What employability skills will I develop on this course?

To be successful in a construction career you will need to get on with people from all walks of life, enjoy being part of a team and like working outdoors for some of the time. You will also be good at solving problems, using computer software, understanding instructions, getting things done on time and making decisions. English and communication skills are particularly important; you need to be able to listen carefully to identify the needs of customers, respond effectively to questions in an open and friendly manner and maintain written records of work completed. Carrying out calculations and problem solving is a daily feature of working in the construction sector, you will need to be able to accurately calculate the quantity and cost of materials from drawings, measure and set out to precise requirements and work to critical project timelines. You will also need to apply rations and formulae to standard units of weight, length, time and cost to prepare estimates and final costings.

Work experience

Work experience is an essential element of your study programme and you will be supported to secure a five day work experience placement during term two. This will allow you to gain first hand exposure to the sector you wish to work in, start to develop key employability skills and most importantly confirm your career goals. Construction students have recently had successful work experience placements with the following employers: • Kaberry Building • Carefoot PLC • Six Town Housing • Seddon Construction • Travis Perkins • Cruden Construction

Study programme enrichment opportunities

Your Construction Study Programme will support personal development to ensure you make good progress and acquire the skills required for successful progression to employment, an apprenticeship or higher education. You will have the opportunity to take part in fundraising events, sport and fitness activities, course related study visits and career events.

Are there any additional costs or requirements?

You are required to purchase PPE (Personal Protective Equipment) that you must wear in all practical sessions; this will include a hi-visibility vest, a pair of gloves and safety goggles, all available to purchase from college at enrolment. In addition, you will also need to purchase a pair of steel toe capped boots.

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