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Electrical Installation – Level 3

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  • Is this course for you?

    If you enjoy practical work and have an eye for detail, electrical installations could be a great career for you. Electricians install and maintain the equipment needed for the safe and efficient use of electricity, including fitting and repairing electrical circuits and wiring.

    During this course, you will study various units surrounding electrical installations and be assessment is through a combination of online multiple-choice exams and practical assessments.

    Study in our purpose-built electrical workshops to gain an insight into working within the electrical trade.

  • Required qualifications

    To start at Level 3 you will need to have completed the Electrical Level 2 qualification

  • What skills will I develop?

    You will continue to develop fantastic problem-solving skills along with a vast understanding of how electrical systems are wired and how they operate, as well a an understanding of design and site management.

    This knowledge will be across multiple systems including lighting, power, and control systems. Skills also learnt are cable containment systems such as cable tray, trunking, PVC and metal conduit etc. Workshop sessions continue to be very hands on, and you will progress to working with motors and three phase power supplies.

    In theory sessions you will develop and expand on your knowledge on the mental aspect of electrical systems with many maths and science equations to calculate problems and learn the theory on how electronic components operate. You will also learn about the health and safety side to the trade and all the rules and regulations needed to work as a full-time electrician.

  • Careers

    Successful completion of the Level 3 Course qualifies you as an electrician, however, to become fully qualified you will need to undertake an apprenticeship standard with an electrical company.

    Becoming an electrician can be one of the most enjoyable and interesting jobs in the building and engineering industries.

    Once you have become qualified you can work all over the world. Electricians trained in the UK are some of the best in the world and often manage the electrical installation system build, managing teams of local electricians. For this role you can expect to be rewarded with a level of pay approaching 75k. Other roles within this industry are electrical engineer, domestic electrician, lighting technician, broadcast engineer, telecoms technician and maintenance electrician.

  • Work experience

    Our dedicated Work Experience team are here to help and support you in finding a meaningful work experience opportunity.
    Recent studies have shown that employers consider work experience to be extremely desirable. Whilst qualifications are hugely important, employers also require candidates to have skills and experience necessary for the workplace.

    Preparing you for the working world is very important to us, so that you may be successful in your next step.

    Work experience placements provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills; have a better understanding of the industry you want to work in and give you an insight into what it is like to be employed. They can also be great fun and very rewarding and you may even be offered a great reference, a part–time job, holiday working hours, apprenticeships, or full-time jobs.

    Once you start your course you will be provided with further information about work experience programmes, but it is never too early for you to start thinking about work experience placements and finding an employer who will offer you an opportunity.

    Work experience is an opportunity for you to gain experience in your chosen career path in order to develop relevant skills. Equally, it also helps you to acquire employability skills, attitudes and behaviours that are essential for future employment. There will be an opportunity for you to reflect on your performance during work experience and you will receive some form of reference/feedback from the employer.

  • English and maths

    Whilst at South Staffordshire college, you will be given the opportunity to improve your maths and English skills by continuing to study at GCSE or Functional Skill level. We have a great team working alongside your main course tutors with the skills and knowledge to improve your maths and English skills.

  • Other important information

    Buying tools and uniform are not required to take this course, however if you would like to build up on your own tools you are able to purchase these and bring them bring them with you.

  • Is this course for you?

    If you enjoy practical work and have an eye for detail, electrical installations could be a great career for you. Electricians install and maintain the equipment needed for the safe and efficient use of electricity, including fitting and repairing electrical circuits and wiring.

    During this course, you will study various units surrounding electrical installations and be assessment is through a combination of online multiple-choice exams and practical assessments.

    Study in our purpose-built electrical workshops to gain an insight into working within the electrical trade.

  • Required qualifications

    To start at Level 3 you will need to have completed the Electrical Level 2 qualification

  • What skills will I develop?

    You will continue to develop fantastic problem-solving skills along with a vast understanding of how electrical systems are wired and how they operate, as well a an understanding of design and site management.

    This knowledge will be across multiple systems including lighting, power, and control systems. Skills also learnt are cable containment systems such as cable tray, trunking, PVC and metal conduit etc. Workshop sessions continue to be very hands on, and you will progress to working with motors and three phase power supplies.

    In theory sessions you will develop and expand on your knowledge on the mental aspect of electrical systems with many maths and science equations to calculate problems and learn the theory on how electronic components operate. You will also learn about the health and safety side to the trade and all the rules and regulations needed to work as a full-time electrician.

  • Careers

    Successful completion of the Level 3 Course qualifies you as an electrician, however, to become fully qualified you will need to undertake an apprenticeship standard with an electrical company.

    Becoming an electrician can be one of the most enjoyable and interesting jobs in the building and engineering industries.

    Once you have become qualified you can work all over the world. Electricians trained in the UK are some of the best in the world and often manage the electrical installation system build, managing teams of local electricians. For this role you can expect to be rewarded with a level of pay approaching 75k. Other roles within this industry are electrical engineer, domestic electrician, lighting technician, broadcast engineer, telecoms technician and maintenance electrician.

  • Work experience

    Our dedicated Work Experience team are here to help and support you in finding a meaningful work experience opportunity.
    Recent studies have shown that employers consider work experience to be extremely desirable. Whilst qualifications are hugely important, employers also require candidates to have skills and experience necessary for the workplace.

    Preparing you for the working world is very important to us, so that you may be successful in your next step.

    Work experience placements provide you with the opportunity to develop your skills; have a better understanding of the industry you want to work in and give you an insight into what it is like to be employed. They can also be great fun and very rewarding and you may even be offered a great reference, a part–time job, holiday working hours, apprenticeships, or full-time jobs.

    Once you start your course you will be provided with further information about work experience programmes, but it is never too early for you to start thinking about work experience placements and finding an employer who will offer you an opportunity.

    Work experience is an opportunity for you to gain experience in your chosen career path in order to develop relevant skills. Equally, it also helps you to acquire employability skills, attitudes and behaviours that are essential for future employment. There will be an opportunity for you to reflect on your performance during work experience and you will receive some form of reference/feedback from the employer.

  • English and maths

    Whilst at South Staffordshire college, you will be given the opportunity to improve your maths and English skills by continuing to study at GCSE or Functional Skill level. We have a great team working alongside your main course tutors with the skills and knowledge to improve your maths and English skills.

  • Other important information

    Buying tools and uniform are not required to take this course, however if you would like to build up on your own tools you are able to purchase these and bring them bring them with you.

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  • Electrical Installation – Level 3 Diploma (FCFJ)

    Code: QCF3EL-Y1

    Start Date: September

    Full Time: 36 Week(s)

  • Electrical Installation – Level 3 Diploma (FCFJ)

    Code: QTF3EL-Y1

    Start Date: September

    Full Time: 36 Week(s)