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Level 3 Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) Yr 1

This 18 month course is designed for people who would like to gain employment in the electrical installation industry. The course combines both practical training along with electrical theory. The practical work is carried out in our own training workshop to the necessary industrial standards.
This course is a requirement of the Modern Apprenticeship and it provides the underpinning knowledge element of the NVQ3 Installing Electrotechnical Systems. Candidates therefore who successfully complete this course are in a strong position when seeking an apprenticeship.
The course covers the following;

Core Units - Working effectively and safely in an electrotechnical environment (stage 1), Principles of electrotechnology (stage 1), Application of Health and Safety and Electrical principles (stage 2).
Occupational Unit - Installation (Buildings and Structures).

Entry Requirements

Successful completion of centre-set aptitude tests in English and maths, as students will need to write reports and carry out calculations.
GCSE grade C and above in the above mentioned subjects would also be a deciding advantage in gaining an apprenticeship in the future. You will also require a tutor interview.

This course is only available for 19+ students.

What do I need to bring?

- Safety Boots and overalls.
- Notepad/paper.
- Pen.
- Clutch Pencil,
- USB Stick.
- Calculator (mobile phone is not acceptable for this).

Assessment/Exam information

Assessment is continuous throughout the year in both theory and practical.
- Successful completion of the year is through City & Guilds exams and assignments.

Other information

During this course you will receive expert tuition from highly qualified and experienced staff.

The staff are friendly and welcoming and will be pleased to give you advice or information on any aspects of your future education and training.

Within the College you will have access to an excellent range of facilities i.e. library, study centre, IT, refectory and outdoor pursuits.

What can I do next?

On successful completion of the BTEC Level 3 Extended Diploma in Engineering, you may consider continuing your studies at Swindon College on a degree course, or another institution offering HE Engineering courses. You could also gain employment as an engineering trainee in industry.

Qualification description

Diploma in Electrical Installations (Buildings and Structures) (QCF)

Course information & how to apply

Length Start Date End Date Course Fees Course Code
34 weeks 31 Jul 2018 30 Jul 2019 Tuition fee: £2,995.00
Award body exam fee: £174.00
Materials: £150.00
16-18 do not pay Tuition, Exams or Materials Fees
UCAS/UKPASS Code: Not Applicable
Study type: Part Time
Times: 18:00 - 21:00
Hours per week: 6.00
Study days: TUTH

Any extra costs

Not Applicable

How to apply

To enrol on this course, please contact Student Service: 01793 491591 or email