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Construction - Level 3 - Electrical Installation Study Programme

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment

Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
Construction, Planning and the Built Environment
We are only accepting one application per candidate.

What will you be working towards?

Code DPL3ELT1F000
Qualification Type Other Regulated/Accredited Qualification
Qualification Level Level 3
Course type Full Time

Overview

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 £30, 800. A large number of qualified electricians become self-employed, working at hourly rates £20 to £50 per hour. A self-employed electrician can expect an average salary near to £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.

Electrical installation study programmes start with a level 1 certificate /level 1 diploma or level 2 diploma. Learners progress to level 3 study either as a full time learner or as an apprentice.

Details

What you will study

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 work safely in a construction environment
• How to install cables and equipment
• How to test and commission electrical installations
• How to design electrical installations ( level 2/3)

How you will learn

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.

How will it be delivered?

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.

At level 2 and level 3 a work place engagement activity is compulsory.

Entry requirements

All learners will be required to complete a BKSB assessment.

All learners will be required to complete a BKSB assessment.

Level 1
3 GCSEs at 9-1 or A*-G
 
Level 2 
4 GCSEs 9-3 or A*-C
OR
Level 1 qualification in Electrical Installation including GCSE English and Maths 9-4.

Level 3 
4 GCSEs 9-4 or A*-C, including English or Maths
AND
L2 Diploma in Electrical Installation

Your next steps...

Further study

On completion, you can progress as a full-time learner to the Level 2 or 3 Diploma in Bricklaying. Alternatively, if you have gained employment in the sector you may return as an apprentice on a day release basis to achieve Level 3 NVQ and Diploma.

On completion of the level 3 Diploma, you can progress to an Access to HE course for Construction.

Career Opportunities

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

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