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These qualifications are intended for those who want to gain the knowledge and practical skills to progress onto an Electrotechnical Apprenticeship Programme.

All learners will complete the mandatory units within the qualification learners will need to undertake the following units;

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


This is a standalone qualification, and is suitable for anyone aged 16 and over. As there are no age restrictions for this qualification, it can be taken by any learner wishing to embark on a career within the electrical sector. The Level 3 diploma will suit you if you have a good understanding of basic electrotechnical principles and want develop your skills even further to start a career in the electrical industry. This qualification is aimed and designed for young or adult learners.


There may be materials you need to help with your studies. You'll either make a one-off payment for these when you enrol, or you'll buy them during the course. Your tutor will talk to you about this at interview or in your first class (if you don't need an interview).

Depending on your course and circumstances, you may be able to get funding to help with materials fees. Please check with us when you come in for interview or enrolment.


Continual assessment and you must pass all units.

Entry Requirements

English and maths A*-C/9-4 or equivalent AND relevant qualifications at an appropriate level and subject to interview and references.

Next Steps

These qualifications don't lead directly to a job, but they prepare you to start other qualifications, specific to the electrical sector. On successful completion learners will have a good understanding of electrical knowledge and skills.

Important information

All courses run subject to demand and the content listed here should be used as a guide only. Course content may vary according to a range of factors such as course duration, campus, teaching staff and requirements from awarding bodies. Check our course and fee guidelines for further details.

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