Level 3

Electrical Installations Level 3 Advanced Diploma

Duration Age Group Study Start Available Locations
Luckyn Lane Campus
Duration Age Group Study Start Available Locations
Luckyn Lane Campus


This qualification allows learners to acquire advanced underpinning knowledge and related skills of electrical installation. It does not require occupational evidence from the workplace, so is suitable for learners who currently do not work within the electrical Industry (but may wish to do so). The qualification has been adapted from the Diploma within the apprenticeship framework; therefore successful completion of the qualification facilitates progression to an Industry recognised qualification.

It provides the learner an opportunity to practice and be assessed in a secure environment on the installation and testing of electrical equipment together with the relevant theory of electrical installation to the current edition of the wiring regulations. The learner has the opportunity to utilise BS 7671 within some of the units and also acquire the relevant understanding of electrical science and principles. 

This qualification will not automatically make you an electrician, but will facilitate progression to the Industry recognised qualification.

Entry Requirements

  • Level 2 in Electrical Installation plus GCSE’s at grade 4/C in MATHS and ENGLISH

  • Successful attendance at interview event

Course Structure

The qualification has mandatory and optional units. The mandatory units cover electrical installation design, environmental technology systems, electrical science and principles, electrical installation craft, inspection, testing, commissioning; and diagnosing and correcting electrical faults. The optional units cover overseeing and organising the work environment, requirements of BS 7671 and, small scale solar photovoltaic systems. The qualification also has integral health and safety in some of the units applicable to the topic being studied. The learner must complete 6 mandatory units in order to achieve the qualification.

Assessment & Feedback

The assessment involves:

  • On-screen examinations (Multiple Choice exam). Results provided by EAL
  • Practical assessments and theory assignments. Assessed and verified by IQA with feedback. 

Course Cost

School Leavers, full_time:

School leavers: FREE to UK under 19s not in employment.
Adults: Course fee based on 2021-22 for UK residents. Non-UK citizens will need to provide sufficient document/s confirming your right to live and study in the UK e.g. confirmation of settled status.

What Next...

After successfully completing this course you could progress to further electrotechnical professional development qualifications such as the Regulations for Electrical Installations (17th Edition) – Level 3 Award, Photovoltaic Cell Installation, or the City & Guilds Award in the Periodic Inspection, Testing and Certification of Electrical Installations.