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Advanced Technical Diploma, Level 3

Electrical Installation

Electricians work on both construction and maintenance schemes. On Construction schemes, Electricians follow architects plans to install new electrical equipment to domestic, commercial and industrial developments. On maintenance schemes, Electricians fix and upgrade existing electrical systems and repair equipment in both domestic and business property. This can include, installing/ re wiring lighting or power circuits; installing new consumer units installing new sockets and lights.

Electricians are currently the highest paid trade in Construction, with an average salary for a qualified electrician being above £30, 800. Many qualified electricians become self-employed, working at hourly rates £20 to £50 per hour. A self-employed electrician can expect an average salary in excess of £40,000 per year.

This is an ideal course for those who are looking to learn on a full-time basis and have identified that they want to enter the construction/maintenance sector and have a career as an electrician or electrical engineer

This qualification is the industry recognised route for Electrical Installation students looking to achieve that next level of electrical knowledge and skills, providing an in depth understanding of electrical science, electrical inspection & testing procedures, fault diagnosis and rectification and installation design.

On an electrical installation study programme, you will learn through classroom teaching and activity incorporating IT access. The college has designated electrical installation workshops and through practical activity, you will develop your installation skills.

This learning is supplemented with engagement with industry specialists. The extent of this depends on the level of the study programme and varies from guest speakers and site visits to carrying out practical activity in a live environment supervised and assessed in this environment. At level 3 a workplace engagement activity is compulsory.

All study programmes cover health, safety relevant to the electrical installation trade. They also aim to develop practical skills for this craft.

With this you will study:

• Electrical Principles

• Environmental impact of electrical installations

• How to install cables and equipment

• How to test and commission electrical installations

• How to design electrical installations (level 2/3)

Those successfully completing their year of study at level 2 typically progress to the full-time level 3 study programme. Some students gain employment and progress onto the Apprenticeship Standard Level 3.

Potential Careers

  • Electrician
  • Electrical Engineer

4 GCSE's at grades 9-4 to include Maths and English, with a level 2 qualification in Electrical installation/engineering.

Selby College has a dedicated Electrical workshop with all the tools and resources to support you on your qualification and your next step within the Construction industry

All study programme assessment is continuous throughout the academic year. Theory subjects are assessed through examination. Examinations are typically in April of the academic year. Practical assessment is continuous throughout the year with a synoptic assessment in the summer term.

Where can it lead?