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Target audience 

This programme is aimed at learners who have completed the Level 2 Electrical Installation programme and wish to further develop their knowledge and practical skills, with a view to progressing to apprenticeships and employment.

Please note the main qualification is on the route to becoming, but does not make the holder, a qualified electrician.  Further study/assessment is required.

Entry requirements 

Prospective learners are required to have a City & Guilds Level 2 Technical Certificate in Electrical Installation (or equivalent).

Alternative entry qualifications will be considered on an individual basis.

Course content 

The Level 3 Electrical Installation programme consists of a City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma in Electrical Installation and a mandatory tutorial session.  Learners without a GCSE Grade 4 (or equivalent) in English and/or Maths will be required to complete a suitable qualification in these areas alongside their installation course.

The City & Guilds Level 3 Advanced Technical Diploma builds upon the topics covered in the Level 2 Technical Certificate and has been designed to further develop learners' knowledge, skills and behaviours to enable them to progress into apprenticeships, employment and further study within the building sector.

Learners will complete units covering:

  • work activity planning and supervision
  • further electrical science
  • system design
  • inspection  & testing
  • fault diagnosis & rectification
  • installation requirements

The mandatory tutorial session will allow learners to interact with their assigned tutor for progress and development, as well as engage with the Hartlepool College of Further Education tutorial programme.




Teaching & Learning 

A variety of teaching strategies will be employed in delivering this qualification, dependant upon the unit content.  This may include lectures, seminars, practical work, simulated work environments and group activities.

Teaching and learning activities will take place in a range of specialist facilities, laboratories and classrooms.

The programme is delivered on a full-time basis; classes will be taught Monday to Friday.

Assessment criteria 

Assessment is at course-level and consists of one synoptic assignment and one synoptic examination.  The assessments are designed to test learners' knowledge and understanding of all the unit content covered.

The overall qualification will be graded between a P (pass) and a D* (distinction star), based on the combination of the two assessment outcomes.


Upon successful completion of this programme of study, learners will hold qualifications that are recognised nationally by further and higher education establishments, as well as employers and other stakeholders.  This will enable them to progress to employment, apprenticeships and further study.

This could include the AM2 practical assessment as a mark of compentency for qualified electricians.

Other information 

Personal Protective Equipment (PPE) will be provided to learners for use in the workshop.


Whatever course you choose, you'll get the highest level of training from specialist tutors, benefiting from their knowledge and experience of working not just in education but also in industry.

Application & Enrolment

You are able to apply online for all courses, however to complete your course enrolment fully, you will need to have an interview and then be accepted onto a course. The only courses available to enrol online are Full Cost courses, if you wish to enrol on any other course please call into Student Services or call 01429 295000.

Full Cost course fees are inclusive of VAT.

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